Flea Market, Britanski trg (British Square), Zagreb
Britanski trg (British Square), Zagreb
See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia
Flea Market can be described as a special type of bazar that rents it space to people who want to sell or batter old merchandise.
Although not a very common concept in India, its an integral part pf every European city. Zagreb the capital of newly formed state of Croatia is no exception.
Zagreb has two flea markets, the first one takes place every Wednesday and Sunday at the Hrelić on Sajmišna Cesta, south of the River Sava, in Neo Zagreb (New Zagreb) on Wednesdays and Sundays.
The second one happens every Sunday at the Britanski trg (British Square), alongside Zagreb main street Ilica and is stones throw away from Zagreb’s most famous square Ban Jelačić Square.
Held on an open square, Zagreb’s Flea Market at Britanski trg (British Square) gives the impression of a open air super market. This flea market is famous for its antique items, however old used items are also up for sale.
Every Sunday, rain or sunshine, Zagreb’s flea market sets off at sunrise and continues till noon and sells about anything under the sun.
The flea market in Zagreb, with it red garden umbrellas, attracts both locals and tourist alike and is considered as the largest flea market in Eastern Europe.
From second hand light shades to antique porcelain artifacts, everything is available in Zagreb’s Flea market.
Prices are subjected to heavy bargaining and word of mouth is the only authenticity certificate for the genuineness of the antiques.
Car and other mechanical spare parts are on of the sort after items in the flea market, so are antique cameras and optical instruments. One can sport a large consignment of film cameras and even box cameras, where images were recorded in glass plates, can also be purchased.
Old books, mostly in Croatian language, are also in demand and so are old maps, some of them old enough to show Yugoslavia as a single country!!!!
Gramophones and long playing records are also in great demand so are antique wooden shoes.
Photo frames, crucifix, decorative mirrors, lamp shades and any thing else, that is hung on the wall, is available in Zagreb’s Flea Market.
In fact you name it and you get it! Thats the true essence of Zagreb’s Flea Market.
No flea market is with out food and a small cafe, located at the corner of the flea market, carters to both buyers and sellers of the flea market.
As for most countries these flea markets holds the heart of the nation and provides the tourist with an easy way to know about the destination.