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Flea Markets: Europe’s Best Summer Destinations 2014

Flea Markets in Zagreb, CROATIA

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The impressions of many foreigners who live in Zagreb, business people and tourists can be summed up in a single sentence : a large city which managed to stay romantic and safe.

There are two open air flea markets in Zagreb, which both take place on the weekend: the Britanski trg Flea Market and the Hrelić (Jakuševac) flea market.

Britanski trg Flea Market

Britanski trg (British Square), Sunday 8am – 2pm

The Saturday/Sunday morning fancy flea market on Britanski trg (British Square) is a five-minute walk from the centre, where smart looking people show off their knowledge and interest for antiquities. Here you can rummage through socialist stamps and coins, books and bibelots. It’s as if Balkan history has been given a good shake and this is what fell out.

Then put some fresh air in your lungs with a walk up the hill to Rokov Perivoj park behind the square. Zagreb’s biggest flea market, though, is a bus ride away on the 295 to Hrelic/Jakusevac, where you’ll be swamped by clothes, bikes, cars and curiosities, superintended by hardcore flea marketeers.

Britanski trg Flea Market / (c) 50yearsinitaly.blogspot.com

Hrelić (Jakuševac) flea market

Sajmišna cesta 8, Jakuševac, every Wednesday and Sunday of the year

The Hrelić on Sajmišna cesta Flea Market (alongside Sava river) is an exibition of the Croatian reality: Everybody sells everything and it is the place where unbelievable bargains and findings can be made. Located on the outskirts of the city every wednesday and Sunday of the year (Sunday market is much larger then the Wednesday market), the Hrelić flea market is jam packed with goodies from cars, motor-cycles, clothes, to thousands of other handy items.

Prices are really low – you can get quite an interesting object for 5kn (55p) or 10 kn (1.10 pounds), and bargaining will be fun. And do take the time to relish some of the authentic local food and meat dishes on offer! Try and get early at the Hrelić flea market as merchants leave by noon. The quickest way to get to the Fair is to catch the bus number 295 at the Glavni kolodvor Station.flea markets Zagreb 2 / (c) travelcroatia.com


  1. Lora De Allesio

    having Paris,
    Clignancourt market on this list is a grave error, which makes the authority of
    this list highly questionable.

    • Hi Lora, thanks for your comment! Paris Clignancourt is indeed one flea market that always makes it top of our “Best Flea Markets” listings; it has been thoroughly featured year on year in other of our reviews like “20 Best Flea Markets in France” (https://www.fleamarketinsiders.com/best-flea-markets-in-france/) or “Flea Markets you must visit in Europe in 2014″ (https://www.fleamarketinsiders.com/top-15-mega-flea-markets-you-must-visit-in-2013/).

      However, the review “Europe’s Best Summer Destinations 2014″ is specifically dedicated to the 20 selected towns that competed for the prestigious title of Best European Destination 2014. And Paris was unfortunately not part of the winning cities this year :( The 20 winning cities were elected by hundreds of major tourism offices in Europe and thousands of community managers of social networks and voters. But we hope it will be part of this ranking in 2015!

  2. Maxine

    Hi Lora, I congratulate you on this site, I am planning on visiting Zagreb so I will let you know what I found at the Flea Markets. Any tips? Thank you!

  3. Judy

    We just wasted hours this last Saturday looking for the Flea Market on Via Fiori Chiari in Milan, only to discover that for the last TWO YEARS it has been held on the 3rd Sunday, not Saturday. It is now almost entirely vintage clothes and jewelry. Some interesting old decorative items from India and Africa for the home, some old posters and ads, but mainly clothing, purses, jewelry.

  4. eloise

    Hello can you please give me an address for the fleamarket Cormano close to Milan, i checked the web site … i dont see an address.

  5. Blessing Adeeko

    Hey, can you give me more details on the Vandoma flea market in Porto? I went near the cathedral this morning but there was no flea market to be found. does it still happen every Saturday?

    • Hi Sabrina, which city/cities are you planning to visit in January/February? In Europe, most weekend flea markets operate year round (they sometimes close the week between Christmas and New Year’s eve); so they should be running in January and February.
      Remember to check the opening days, as while some flea markets operate every weekend, others only operate twice a month or only once a month.

      • Sabrina Huang

        Thank you for the responses. I am going to Milan and Venice from 1/21-2/2. I am interested in flea market, antique market, open farmer’s market or old furniture market, etc. I have two weekends (1/23-24, 30-31) so hopefully I will be lucky enough to go to one of the market.

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