Zagreb is home to two major flea markets, each with its own atmosphere and clientele: one is the Britanski trg Flea Market with its rather fancy antiques and collectibles, and the other is a huge bric-a-brac that takes place south of the Sava River, at Hrelić on Sajmišna cesta.
The flea market at Hrelić on Sajmišna cesta is an exhibition of Croatian reality: Everyone sells everything and it is the place where you can make incredible bargains and finds.
Hrelić flea market is located on the outskirts of the city along the Sava river and is held twice a week throughout the year. Flea market lovers with a gypsy soul, or those looking for antiques or unusual souvenirs, should not miss it.
The Hrelić flea market is full of the strangest things, from military equipment and memorabilia from the Red Army to old Yugoslav passports, broken TVs, furniture, Playboy magazines from the 70s, used car parts, bicycles, old wedding dresses, second-hand clothes and thousands of other useful items.
Even though the prices are really low - there are many interesting items for as little as 5 kn ($0.77) or 10 kn ($1.50) - it is recommended to bargain, as this is part of the experience of the Hrelić flea market. And after a good bargain, many shoppers and vendors gather for a lunch break to enjoy some of the authentic local food and meat dishes offered at the market.
All in all, Hrelić is a noisy, dirty, and fun outing in Zagreb.
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