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Flea Market

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Address: Alexander Nevski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Don't come specially for it, yet it's in the middle of other important sights, so spare 10 minutes and come take a look. I am not an expert on old coins and antiques, yet it... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Ghent, Belgium
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is where you buy overpriced tourist souvenirs and commie/nazi memorabilia. If you're looking for a real flea market and an actual authentic experience, try to visit Bitaka (aka Malashevtsi market) on Saturday morning - you might even find the same things (identical, be it slightly less maintained Bulgarian communist medal from the '80s, found at Bitaka for 2 leva,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Don't come specially for it, yet it's in the middle of other important sights, so spare 10 minutes and come take a look. I am not an expert on old coins and antiques, yet it seemed a few stand had some interesting items for the avid collector.

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1 Thank HaDi78
Galway, Ireland
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It's definitely worth taking a stroll through the market. Sellers are friendly - which is not always the case in Bulgaria - and the stalls specialise in local art; a lot of which is not great to be honest. I have to admit to being a little disturbed by the amount of Nazi memorabilia on sale and for that reason... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Stumbled upon this little time capsule and was fascinated, in amongst the reproduction stuff was original Russian silver, ex-service paraphernalia (most of it not allowed on planes!) But really interesting relics of a byegone era. Worth finding!

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Thank Karen A
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

The Antique Flea Market is located near the Alexander Nevski Cathedral and is rather aimed at the tourists visiting the cathedral...There can be found lots of antique goods as old cameras, coins and medals, hand knitted socks, Russian lacquered dolls, jewelry boxes and more. The prices vary but I'd say haggling is essential here!

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1 Thank KarolaRS
Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Close to the Nevski church you will find this small flea market. Stalls selling lots of old 'tatt' and dome good stuff to from icons to badges and old soviet militaria If your on the way to the cathedral on foot then you'll probably pass by anyway. I managed to but a couple of things.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

This market is small but I liked that about it. The sellers generally speak English well and are willing to bargain. It is a great spot to pick up some vintage silver jewellery (much cheaper than the airport). Beware that some places are not selling authentic WW2 and Berlin Olympics products though.

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1 Thank Heidy B
Tonsberg, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This could be the Mekka of all the handy women and men that makes goods that could be sold to visitors and others. This big open space should invite for much more than a few stands with people selling a pair of socks and some lace table cloth. But what they sell is impressive, it is handicraft of first class.... More 

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greece
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Small and indifferent flea market. Communist era items, but almost nothing is worth buying. Definitely, you’ll find similar and better flea markets elsewhere in Europe.

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1 Thank olympus h
Israel
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very small flea market with few booths and not much of a variety. It's a nice quick stop if you're into some old memorabilia, mostly communist era. There are bigger and more interesting flea markets in other places on the world.

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