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Prague Flea Market
Prague Flea Market
#About Prague's Flea Market

Prague's flea market is one of the largest and most diverse flea markets in Europe. It is far from the city center and is not really defined as a tourist market. That, if you will, is part of its magic.

In this flea market you will often find opportunities to buy very interesting things, from Communist products, collectibles that in Western Europe would cost a lot of money, to parts of cars and even airplane parts, for anyone who works in the field ...

Because the market is not full of tourists, the prices here can be really cheap. On the other hand, in this wonderful market, you should also be careful, especially from pickpockets and thieves, who often make a profit at the expense of your wallet.



#Tips

The business hours are on Saturdays and Sundays between 6:00 am -1:30 pm.

The entrance price is 20 crowns.

Children and youth up to the age of 15 are free to enter, as are those with a senior citizen's certificate.
Brooklyn Flea Market
Brooklyn Flea Market
#About Brooklyn's Flea Market

If you are a flea market fan, on Sundays you can arrive at the Brooklyn Flea Market that takes place under the Brooklyn Bridge. The market is full of great finds, with many 'hipster' products.

The Brooklyn Flea Market is not the only flea market in the borough. But it is one of the largest and most varied. There are over 150 stalls that offer records and record players, jewelry, furniture, antiquities, hand made art, vintage clothing, old toys, license plates, stamps, and more.

For those who are hungry, there are dozens of food stalls as well, ranging from not bad to excellent. The nice background music completes the wonderful market atmosphere.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/svqi9OsjX9Q


A Tour:

https://youtu.be/CT4owELSFuQ?t=53


Blogger:

https://youtu.be/ekbVziEO4EU
Flea Market of Belgrade
Buvljak
#About the Big Flea Market in Belgrade

As in every big city in Eastern Europe, Belgrade also has a representation of the vibrant flea markets, with their Eastern European, post-communist, and Gypsy reality.

The Buvljak market, the largest flea market in Belgrade, is only one of several in the city. This is one of the colorful flea markets you canvisit, a place where you sometimes ask "Who the hell will buy it?" And other times, "How is this not sold everywhere?"

In the improvised stalls of the Boblak market you will find a variety of second-hand souvenirs and bargains, from remnants and souvenirs from World Wars and Yugoslavia's wars to antique furniture, clocks, agricultural produce, toys, household goods, used clothes, vintage products, jewelry, folk items and many useful and used products.

This market is an open market, with dozens of real booths. Next to them, you'll see quite a few blankets lying on the ground with items for sale. It is a market of simple people who sell unnecessary things, along with professionals who market new and wanted products, old people who sell items from old collections and heirs who sell their inheiritence from older times.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/Z_OBObG5BHk
Mercat dels Encants
Mercat dels Encants
#About the Fun Flea Market of Barcelona

Love to rummage? - You've come to the right place. If you brought another suitcase for what you purchase here, there is a chance that a few hours of digging and digging at the stalls will give you an excellent supply of clothes and bargains at equal prices!

The flea market, officially known as "Alas Encantas Weiss," is a large and inviting complex, where there is a huge variety of fashionable bargains, cheap prices and worth every penny. There are about 300 stalls lined up in rows, displayed by peddlers displaying their old wares and things pulled out of Grandma's closet. Next to them will be quite a few young designers, who come here and sell items of clothing they designed, or other interesting objects they created. The truth is, you can find everything here, old or new, new or modern.

In the market you will find furniture, appliances, clothes, books and antiques. You can definitely bargain over the various prices, but try to do it gently, because there are stalls where it is received with a less beautiful eye. As a rule, the more the stand is neat and clean, the more likely the seller will not be quick to give discounts and negotiate.


#Tips

Saturdays are of course the busiest. If you arrive here in the middle of the week, try to arrive before 3:00 pm, as the sellers are going to the Spanish Siesta, the famous Spanish afternoon nap.

If you can get up at 7:00 am, there are antique auctions. At 12:00 pm there was another round, when all the unsold items were offered at lower prices. Next to the market there is also a large hall, where many types of furniture are offered for sale. Worth a look!



A Closer Look at the Market:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2BkIsXa_Yg

Flea markets

Monastiraki Flea Market
Monastiraki
#About the Flea Market of Athens

The flea market of Monastiraki is the most well-known flea market of Athens. It operates on Sundays since 1910 in Avissinias Square in the center of Monastiraki. Once this was the center of Ottoman Athens, and today is the area of the flea market.

Here you can try and hunt for antiques and finds. Many items and clothes are here on stalls along the sidewalks. Likewise, you can find here almost anything imaginable - antiques, jewelry, clothes, kitchen utensils, presents, vinyl records, old books, souvenirs, and more.

The ruins that can be found here can surprise even educated enthusiasts. From surprising souvenirs from World War II, and old watches, vintage items and design, old style toys and weapons, some are real antiques and some fake.

What is nice here is that it is not visited only by tourists. Also the locals of Athens love to shop in this flea market, located at the edge of the Plaka area, at the foot of the Acropolis.

In the streets of the flea market of Athens there are many tavernas, shops, restaurants and cafes.



#Tips

Though it is open all week long, the market is especially popular on Sunday.

The entrance to the market is from Ermou Street, or Ifaistou Street, and it spreads along Ermou and Pandrossou Streets.

It is permitted and even encouraged to bargain with the vendors.

Beware of pickpockets around this market.

Don't touch the archeology - it is either fake or take out of Greece illegally.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/oIhyhUKhqMw
Monastiraki Square
Monastiraki Square
#About the Square of the Flea Market

Monastiraki Square is a busy square, full of people, movement, and the honking of cars.

This square is familiar to tourists thanks to the flea market that spreads over the area. But some miss the square for its own interest. Between the smells of souvlaki and kebabs coming out of restaurants, the crowds of tourists and street performers, this square is full of action and stimulation.

In Monastiraki Square there is a small church with the same name as the square, not far, there is also a handsome fountain that is made of marble. During the past decades, renovations in the square added a metro station underneath the street. This, by the way, is considered one of the most impressive metro stations in the world.



#Tips

Beware pickpockets in the area.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/oZBQB8_v7ig


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/oIhyhUKhqMw
Flea Market
Flea Market
#About Tel Aviv Jaffa's Flea Market

The picturesque flea market in Jaffa is a well-known and loved Tel Aviv establishment, by residents and visitors. Like all of Israel and especially Tel Aviv Jaffa, many interesting people can be see here: buyers of old furniture who buy one day, and the next sell at exorbitant prices, French immigrants who live nearby and come to meet the people in the market, tourists who come to see locals haggle and sunbathe in the winter sun and collectors looking for bargains with sophisticated sellers, as if there is no tomorrow ... and by the way, if you are looking for a good deal, you should arrive early in the morning, because later all the good items disappear.

This flea market has operated for many years, from the 19th century, at the time when Jaffa was the entryway to the country. Here you can find second-hand products, sometimes their prices are ridiculous, but often prices are reasonable, which show how popular the market is today. Business here is centralized in different areas, by categories. There is an area for jewelry and clothing, there are many furniture stalls on the main road of the market, the inner market alleyways are full of Middle Eastern items, like rugs, nickel lamps and more, there are also rather expensive stores for ancient art pieces from around the world. There are no tours here - you should just wander, discover whatever you can!

The Jaffa flea market is open six days a week, Sundays to Fridays, from early in the morning until the evening. The charm and magic of the Middle East market melt the hearts of visitors, and is also pleasant for Israeli and Tel Avivians, many who come here on a weekly basis.

There are nearby culinary establishments, such as Abulafia and Dr. Shakshuka, these are pleasant to the palate and the belly. Go enjoy!



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/8-TkY9HI2Oo
Marche aux Puces de Montreuil
Montreuil Flea Market
#About Paris's Flea Market

The Montreuil Flea Market (Marche aux Puces de Montreuil) is a flea market in Montreuil and contains endless amounts of junk and second hand items. It is only one among three big flea markets in Paris, and here you can find cheaper products than are sold at the other two.

There are shoes, bags, books, videos, lamps, and furniture from all time periods. However this market is not for tourists, but for Paris's low-income residents. The prices are low here, and usually the product quality is low as well. It is sometimes hard to believe that someone will buy the majority of the products that are for sale here.



#Tips

The market is open from Saturday to Monday between 7 am and 7 pm.

The best finds are found in the morning on Saturdays, on the market's first open day of the week. The cheapest prices however, you will find on Mondays, when the market is near closing.

As in every flea market, if you arrive at an early hour, you will be able to find real rare finds. Bonne chance!


Mercatone dell' Antiquariato
Mercatone dell' Antiquariato
#The Sunday Monthly Antiques Market

Mercatone dell'Antiquariato, or the antique market of Naviglio Grande, is a popular antiques market and flea market, where all the lovers of vintage and second-hand bargain hunters will be happy to visit.

The market is held on the last Sunday of every month, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, except for July. It operates in Naviglio Grande, in the Navilli district, in the southwestern part of the city.

If you are an antique or vintage enthusiast and you are in town on this day, this is the place to go.



#The Antiquities Market at the End of the Month

The antiques market of Naviglio Grande is a huge, vibrant and colorful antiques market spread over two kilometers (1.25 miles). With about 400 stalls and a true carnival atmosphere, it seems you can find everything there.

There are plenty of bargains here, including posters, clocks, books, records, antiques, furniture, coins, porcelains, toys, clothes from the past and many more.

Take the time and rummage through thousands of items. On the tables of the peddlers and between them you will also find quite a few wonderful street food booths. The atmosphere here is pleasant and inviting, especially in the morning and afternoon.

Also, in the surrounding area, we will mention that it is one of the most fashionable areas in Milan. You will find a wide range of cafes, restaurants and ice cream parlors. Alongside them will be clubs, art galleries, fashion shops, design and cheap second-hand shops. Enjoy!



#Tips

Try to arrive early in the morning, before it gets crowded and before the good finds will be gone.

Park in a legitimate parking lot, because cars that park on the street get towed or get very big fines.



A Closer Look:
https://youtu.be/Y3JlS57EPd4



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/mnNOvUetNes
Viale Papiniano Market
#The Wonderful Flea Market of Milan

The Viale Papiniano Market is Milan's most popular flea market. It is one of the oldest and most well-known markets in the city.

As the world's design capital, in the local flea market you will also find many vintage items that are incredibly beautiful at more affordable prices.

Along with used designer clothes and manufacturers surpluses, fashion items are also sold here at cheap prices. Of course, as in any European street market, there will also be handicrafts, housewares and artifacts from the past, and a bunch of junk that is not clear who would buy.

If you are focused and have haggling skills, you can find some great thing. Alongside the different items, there are also vegetables, fruits, cheeses and more. You can have a pleasant picnic here.

The food stands in the market offer street delicacies of Italian food and the pleasure is enormous.

After the market, take a tour of the nearby canal area. There is a wide variety of shops, galleries and cozy cafes here.



#Tips

Come early in the morning to find quality bargains. The good things are sold here fast.
Sunny Beach Flea Market
#About the Small Flea Market Near the Beach

The Sunny Beach Flea Market is a charming and sweet flea market, with many stalls, both organized and makeshift, with many products and many local products, from food to unique and cultural hand made products, antiquities, and second-hand things.

This is not a large market, but it is authentic, and many of the vendors are nice locals.


A Closer Look at the Market and Around:

https://youtu.be/z7NyhdHAWo8
El Rastro Market
#About Madrid's Nice Flea Market

If you are a flea market fan, Madrid also has a successful market. The El Rastro Market in the La Latine neighborhood is open on Sundays, throughout the whole year. With the years it has gained popularity, and is considered a really good flea market.

The name Rastro means street, and the market received its name for its past as a slaughterhouse from the 16th century. The streets were paved with blood, as butchers carried the animals from the hills where they were slaughtered to the square below.

Actually, many locals come here for a classic Sunday - visit the market in the morning, and from there go to lunch and entertainment in the squares of Santa Ana or the La Latina area, a concentration of recommended tapas bars, for an outing that mostly ends in the small hours of the night.

Vendors of antiquities come to the Madrid flea market from around the world to buy and sell their products. You can find here more or less everything - starting from shoelaces, working tools, furniture from past centuries, ancient and luxurious design items.

Don't forget to haggle, vendors here will ask high prices for their products. Be sure to protect your personal items from pickpocketers.



#Tips

The market spreads around the narrow streets around the Plaza de Cascorro and Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores.

Arrive early - especially in summer. There are more finds and fewer crowds.

Feel free to haggle! It is allowed and accepted here.

Beware of pickpocketers - bring only what you absolutely need here. Don't leave your phone and wallet in your back pocket, and place your backpack in front of your body.

Hungry? Next to the market there is the best concentration of tapas bars that are nice and delicious, with great beers.

A Visit:

https://youtu.be/J1a8JU3ouAA



A Day at the El Rastro Market:

https://youtu.be/3bsSTtIJ8zY
Chatuchak Market
#About the Huge Weekend Market of Bangkok

Chatuchak Market, or the Chatuchak Weekend Market, is considered one of Thailand's largest markets, or even the largest market. With 27 different areas, which offer 15,000 booths to about 200,000 visitors each weekend, most of them locals, it is no wonder that this market is so cheap. This is an amazing flea market.

From clothes and household products to pets and exotic foods - you can find everything here. There is a huge supply of objects and products - from clothes, bags and shoes to kitchen utensils, jeans, wood sculptures, furniture, kitchen equipment, flower pots, plants and gardening supplies. This is a paradise for those looking for bargains and a perfect place to buy gifts for family and friends at home.

Add the habit of haggling here and you'll have great opportunities, to find the stunning things that will be a real find.

The areas in this very large market are numbered. Among them are many who love Zone 1, where Vintage and second-hand products, like old cameras and radios, Siam ancient posters and more. Zones 2-6 and 10-26 sell clothes and accessories and in Zones 8-11 there are ceramics, handicrafts, housewares, furniture and gardening products, food, drinks, books, art and used clothes.

Bangkok's flea market has a variety of food stands, fresh tropical drinks and good restaurants, such as the one between the Zones 1 and 26, which offers excellent fried chicken and papaya salad.



#Tips

Spend at least half a day on the giant market.

The market operates only on Saturdays and Sundays. Try arriving in the morning hours, because in the afternoon there are always crowd of visitors.

At the information booth at the entrance to the market you can get a map of the various areas.

Bargaining and price comparisons are acceptable here, but with a smile please.

It's hot and humid here and very crowded! - Wear light, comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of drinking water and a convenient bag for new shopping.

Beware of pickpockets!

Please note that removing antiques and even good imitations requires a special permit in Thailand.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/Wx2ANAoMkKI
Flohmarkt
#About the Flea Market that Operates Only on Saturdays

Flohmarkt is the market of Vienna. It is not certain that you will find the selection of similar flea markets in other European capitals, especially those of Eastern European cities, but Flohmarkt certainly honors its visitors with its products: household items, souvenirs, old electrical appliances, books, and old nostalgia.

The market opens only on Saturdays. Although the prices are not cheap, thousands of tourists come here every week. The market is already open by 6:00 am, and if you want to grab good merchandise, you should arrive early. Either way, the market begins to close around 4:00 pm.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/EetSm9rLa_I
Bazar na Kole
#About Warsaw's Weekend Flea Market

Bazar na Kole opens only on weekends, and is a sort of heaven combined with a market for great antique findings.

In this market you will be able to buy almost everything that comes to mind. There are second-hand clothing, antiques, souvenirs, Communist-era items, vintage photos, chandeliers, dolls, silverware, kitchenware and furniture.

Here you can find many reminders of World War II and the Soviet era. Judaica lovers can find Menorahs around the market, Shabbath candlesticks and such, that only God knows how they came here from the rich Jewish world that existed here before the Holocaust and World War II.


#Tips
During the rest of the week there are some traders operating in the market, on a small and insignificant scale.

At the Kole flea market it's a must to haggle!


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/tTPJe6KK1v0
Portobello Road Market
#About Notting Hill’s Antique Market

With the winning combination of a fresh and stimulating food market, along with vintage stores and picturesque boutique shops, Portobello Road Market is considered one of the best markets in Europe.
The Portobello Market is the famous market of Notting Hill, which also appears in the movie featuring its name. The market is named after Portobello Street on which it operates.

Antique shops are open all week long. Saturdays feature many stands and a more festive environment in the market made up of bands and street artists, who perform in every corner. They play magic tricks, mime, play music, and put on amusing street performances.

#A fun detective mission: Here’s a challenge-

Look out for the famous blue door from Notting Hill.
Have you found it? - Great.
Now is the time to look for the bookstore from the movie!
Have fun!



A Closer Look at the Market:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmoIlrENwig
Çukurcuma
#About One of a Few Flea Markets in Istanbul

In various corners of the city, you can visit the bustling Bit Pazarlari markets, spread across the city. If you have to choose only one, it's worth going to the Çukurcuma Bit Pazarı, close to the new city center, near Istiklal Street, on one of the streets behind Galata Sarai High School.

As in any market in the world, you will find the best antiquities and nonsense one can sell. Of course, here the emphasis will be on things unique to Turkey and objects of an oriental and Balkan character. Featured here for sale are feathers, jewelry, lamps, old weapons, small furniture and more. Just note that trading antiques is forbidden, meaning that what you are buying at best is fake, and at worst a real, which can land you in a Turkish jail, because it is forbidden by country law.



#Tips

Bargain!

Notice - there are heavy fines for taking antiques outside of Turkey, and smugglers can expect harsh punishments.

There are other flea markets, such as the flea market Horhor in the Aksaray district and the flea market Kadıköy on the Asian side of the Bosphorus.




#A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/JZnQ6BATTs8



#Visiting the Place:

https://youtu.be/RENXDu711Zc


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