There are two major flea markets in Zagreb, each with its own atmosphere and clientele. One of them is a huge bric-a-brac market held on Wednesdays and Sundays at Hrelić on Sajmišna Cesta, south of the Sava River. The other one looks more like an antiques and collectibles fair than a flea market, considering its relative fanciness and the quality of the goods sold there.
Located in an open space, a stone's throw from the city's most famous square - Ban Jelačić Square - the Britanski trg flea market is one of Zagreb's living symbols, always busy and full of people looking for a nice antique or a thoughtful gift with a unique charm.
Every Sunday, the fruit and vegetable stalls of the Britanski market are cleared and an attractive antiques and bric-a-brac market is set up, with over 100 stallholders trading their wares from early morning.
From second-hand lampshades to antique porcelain artifacts, everything is available at the Britanski Flea Market. A non-exhaustive list of items sold on the wooden tables of the Britanski trg flea market include Paintings, jewelry, old currency, badges, glass bottles, antique furniture, antique cameras and optical instruments, mechanical spare parts, old pictures on glass plates, antique books and maps, gramophones with their own LPs, picture frames, religious icons, decorative mirrors, posters, crockery, silver, old agricultural tools, lamp shades and much more. And as usual at flea markets, the prices are subject to hard bargaining.
The Britanski trg flea market is a lively local gathering and a perfect way to experience Zagreb's local culture and traditions. A visit to such a place immerses the visitor in a world of color, antiques, kitsch, dusty books, shiny porcelain and scratched tin cups. Every object has a story, and it's hard not to be imaginative in such an environment.