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Flea Markets in Hungary

Punk fashion, vintage watches, and 18th-century​ cups are waiting for their new owners

Best time: all year round

Flea Markets
Flea Markets
Flea Markets
Flea Markets
Flea Markets

Wandering along the streets of Budapest may bring you to some unexpected places and surprise you with the variety of weird things you can buy. Flea markets and thrift shopping are a prominent part of local Hungarian culture. If you don't like second-hand ​clothes, you may still find some great vintage souvenirs.

Some popular shops may be hidden from tourists in backyards, and you may need a local person to show them to you, but you will never miss the biggest flea market PecSa located in the middle of City Park. Usually, there is a symbolic 1-Euro entrance fee, but on special occasions, the ticket may cost more. T​his market is open only on weekends from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m.

If you have a desire to do some "flea" shopping on a working day, then head to Ecseri market on Nagykőrösi street open daily. But keep in mind that new arrivals come there on Saturday morning. Also hunting for good antique stuff can be joined with some sightseeing along Danube Promenade, where every Saturday vendors line up on Újpesti Piac-Placc market.

Practical info

When is the best time to visit PecSa Flea Market in City Park?

PecSa Flea Market in City Park is only open during weekends and operates from 8am up to 2 pm. You should make your way to the market early if you prefer fewer people around. On the other hand, you can arrive later if you want to explore vendor offerings, strike a good deal, or find everything the market has to offer. Show more

Where can I find the best punk fashion clothing in Budapest?

To find the best punk fashion clothing hidden from tourists, you will need the help of a local guide. Although there are various shops with punk fashion clothing, they are hidden in the backyards of Budapest. Besides, you can stumble upon some of these clothes at the PecSa Flea Market. To save money and enjoy Hungarian culture, take advantage of the numerous unique items sold at flea markets. Show more

What kind of vintage souvenirs can I find at flea markets in Hungary?

Different flea markets in Hungary offer various vintage souvenirs ranging from antique books, pocket watches, vintage cameras to vinyl records, and one-of-a-kind clothing pieces. You can also get your hands on unique decorative items and accessories alongside other curiosities. You need to have an eye for hidden gems and take your time rummaging through the goods to snag the best bargains. Show more

Where is the Ecseri market located and what is the best day to visit it?

You can find the Ecseri market is at Nagykőrösi street, opening every day. Saturdays have new items rolling in, so it's the perfect day to visit the market if you're a fan of fresh selections. When you visit, you can expect to find offerings ranging from vintage furniture, clothing to porcelain, and military items. Be prepared to wander around for hours to spot the perfect find. Show more

Can I find antique items in the Újpesti Piac-Placc market on Danube Promenade?

The Újpesti Piac-Placc market in Budapest, located on the Danube Promenade, offers antique items alongside its various offerings. You can browse through numerous items, including antiques on Saturdays when the vendors set up their stalls. Moreover, while shopping, you can catch a scenic view of the city and take in the lovely sights as the market's popularity continues to grow during summer, so ensure not to miss the fun. Show more

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