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Hongdae Art Market Free Market: Tours & Tickets

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HongdaeAp Artmarket FREEMARKET has been an art market since 2002.It is a cultural event where you can experience accessories for me, Living props for decorating my space, and creative performances to fatten your taste. From March to November, every...more
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19-3, Wausan-ro 21-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04041, South Korea
+82 2-325-8553
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The market was smaller than we expected with only around 20 -25 stalls on the day we visited. It’s in a very lively area with lots of shops and drinking places. Probably not worth a special trip but if you’re in the area...

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank pytheen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here on a Chuseok holidays, I thought will be quiet but surprisingly NOT! The place is hip and happening with street performance about 5 different type to watch and support and you may tip them for some cash :) walk along the streets...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DarlinD03
Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

I came to the location after 1 PM that’s when the information said that it “opened” - but found ... a regular street of shops and stalls, and a few “buskers,” but certainly nothing that wasn’t open an hour before. I wandered pretty extensively, so...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank amylondon222
artfreemarket, 매니저 at Hongdae Art Market Free Market, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, from the picture you uploaded, you are not visiting the HongdaeAp Artmarket FREEMARKET. The place you visited is Hongdae Street. You have to visit Hongik Culture Park. It's a shame that you couldn't meet us, even though you were willing to come.Thank you :)

Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

Lots of things happening here - plenty of atmosphere- buskers, great shops food stalls and even nicer cafes (where you can actually sit!) Good prices here as it is in a university area and caters for kids with not a lot of money.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 16 May 2019 via mobile

Another gem provided by our driver. We met an artist who did wonderful oil paint reproductions of actual photographs for an very low cost. We visited the market in the afternoon and paintings of our three grandkids and two of my favorite airplanes were delivered...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MarineAir10
Reviewed 6 May 2019

Every time we visit Seoul, we always schedule a weekend to go to Hongdae Art Free Market. It is an open area where artists get the chance to showcase their talents thru stuff like jewelries, potteries, leather goods, clothes, postcards, paintings, etc. All designs are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lizayam
Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

A place for youngsters and teens. Lots of apparel shops, cafes etc. There were teens performing K pop dance and songs. We went on a Monday so it was not really crowded. A must go place for the young and young at heart.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank angeliaw271
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Lots of food and apparels store. The place is livelier with the younger generations vibes. It is a must not miss place to go visit when in seoul.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yazid2021
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Is totally different with Myeong Dong walking street. Selling different range of stuff and food. Must pay a visit when in Seoul.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

You can find anything here and at reasonable prices! This area it's always packed! Been here so many times

Date of experience: November 2017
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Carefree enthusiasm is everywhere in this energetic
neighborhood centered on Hongik University, Korea’s
top art school. From its assortment of murals to the
occasional amateur street performances, creativity and
expression make up the wild and beating heart of
vibrant Hongdae. At the Free and Hope Market (weekends
at the Hongdae Children’s Playground) you'll find one
of Seoul’s most popular handmade and creative markets
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6 October 2019|
Response from DarlinD03 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I went during Chuseok holiday on a Friday. Not sure for Sunday.
2 November 2018|
Response from gimikkk |
Hi, it is open everyday and every month, so it is likely to open too in December. If you want to visit Seoul again (If you already came last year) I recommend you to book a customized tour by Korina Tour since they will... More
12 March 2018|
Response from gimikkk |
Hi, this market is located in Hongik University area. I suggest you to book a Hypelife Tour by Korina Tour since it will bring you to the trendiest places in Seoul at the moment, includes this market. Have fun!