Located 30 km north east of Bratislava, the grounds of the Červený Kameň castle and museum regularly host all kinds of cultural celebrations during the year. They also offer a unique setting for an eagerly awaited event: the Červený Kameň flea market.
Held every now and then, the Červený Kameň flea market attracts local shoppers in the majority, but the historical and beautiful area does also bring in tourists and a visit on market day is definitely recommended.
This large flea market spreads out over three main areas, so fully exploring each and every booth at this flea market, can require a bit of time. Also, it is not quite right to describe ‘stall-holders’ at the Červený Kameň flea market, as most of the sellers are operating out of their car boots. But this does not make the shopping experience any less enjoyable!
Taking advantage of the medieval backdrop of the castle, some vendors at the Červený Kameň flea market sell antique swords, modern replicas of antique swords, and other types of medieval weaponry and body armors. Along side these items the Červený Kameň flea market also features antique furniture pieces, pottery, crockery, kitchenware, textiles, toys and other vintage household items. As it should be expected from a car-boot-sale style flea market, the Červený Kameň flea market also showcases a great many random bits and bobs for sale – some call things like this ‘rubbish’, to others they represent must-have treasures!
The atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed at the Červený Kameň flea market. Even when the doors are first opened and the more urgent shoppers are around, vendors are enjoying a coffee, a cigarette, and are always ready to spend a few moments to discuss about their finds. By lunchtime, trading is generally over at this flea market, and there is plenty to do in this area to make a day of the trip to Červený Kameň.
Červený Kameň flea market seems to get busier each time it operates and it is always great to see flea markets gaining popularity. This is a market enjoyed hugely by shoppers and vendors alike.