Stara Rzeźnia Antique Market

Once a meat factory and slaughterhouse, Stara Rzeźnia has been re-purposed into a mix-use complex that hosts a weekly flea market and one of the largest monthly antique market in the country

Venue's contact details (premium feature)

Home » Markets » Europe » Poland » Stara Rzeźnia Antique Market

If Poznan is known for its universities, its Old Market Square, and its Renaissance-style buildings, the fifth-largest city in Poland is also a heaven for shoppers. From modern malls, shopping centres, and boutiques to the many market squares which offer thousands of collectibles, Poznan entices the shoppers to part with their hard-earned cash.

However, one venue in particular seems to be unanimously favored by locals and tourists alike with a keen eye for all things antiques and vintage.

Stara Rzeźnia, a former meat factory and slaughterhouse which was closed in 1990s, has been re-purposed into a mix-use complex with coherent functional layout and people-friendly public spaces, that regularly hosts cultural events. Two of these events include a weekly flea market (Pchli Targ), and a monthly antique market (Giełda Antyków) that is considered one of Poland’s largest Antiques Markets. Because Stara Rzeźnia Antique Market is attended by collectors and buyers from all over the country, proves this is no overstatement. The old slaughterhouse also hosts 5 days a week an antique furniture store.

The antique market at Stara Rzeźnia (Giełda Stara Rzeźnia) is a real gold mine for flea market enthusiasts and bargain hunters. The venue hosts approximately 80 stalls overflowing with Art Nouveau and Art Déco antiques, design from the 50s, 60s and 70s, vintage clothes and accessories, antique books, vinyl records, stamps, watches, clocks, furniture, pottery, toys, silverware, glassware, prewar bathroom fixtures, sculpture, wonderful trinkets, and a lot of knick-knacks. Most vendors just set their goods upon blankets on the ground around the factory building, or use small tables and chairs to make a makeshift display. Some sell their merchandise directly from the back of their truck.

Travelers who do not speak Polish shouldn’t get discouraged by the prices asked by the vendors, as these are usually opening bids. Some sellers might try their luck at cheating tourists with ridiculously exaggerated prices, but that’s part of the flea market experience when you’re traveling abroad in a foreign country.

Despite that, the antique market at Stara Rzeźnia can be a gold mine to shoppers who show determination, persistence, and who play the early bird! It is generally advised to arrive on site at around 8 am, when the merchandise hasn’t been yet unpacked. This is when real bargains are made.

type of items sold here (premium feature)

Rate and write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Bummer, you’re seeing only 25% of this website’s content

Your time is too valuable to be spent traveling to second-tier flea markets and antique shows. If you’re serious about scoring valuable finds, our premium membership is the missing piece that will turn your next antiquing trip into a success story!

See what you are missing

Kelly Vittengl
"I managed to hit a few smaller markets around France, thanks to this website which has seriously changed my rug hunting life!!"
Suzanne Coppola
"I source for my business on buying trips frequently throughout the year, so I find fleamapket hugely helpful in uncovering those markets and local events while planning itineraries. It’s become a tremendous resource to gain insight on new areas to target!"
Alain Maurepuy
Alain MaurepuyPrivate Collector and Assets Manager
"Regardless of whether you are a professional antique dealer or just a flea market enthusiast, fleamapket is certainly the most helpful and comprehensive resource you will find to guide you on your antique sourcing ventures."
Dr. Marc Ludwig
Dr. Marc LudwigFounder - FotoTV.
"Searching for flea markets worth visiting, beyond the ones surrounding me, used to be a challenge. Thanks to fleamapket and its search & reviews features, I have visited markets in the States, France, Germany and Belgium that otherwise I would not have found."
Alex Wijnen
Alex WijnenFounder - Attic Antics
"When I sell at markets and shows here in the US, customers with upcoming travel plans to Europe always ask me where they should go to find brocante treasures. And I always happily point them to fleamapket since it's the best, most comprehensive resource out there."
Pauline Cappelen
Pauline CappelenFounder & Creative Director - Adornment
"Fleamapket has been the ultimate tool for us in order to find the best vintage and markets in every city we visit. We use it frequently and highly recommend it to all vintage and antique lovers out there!"
Aurélie Lefeuvre
"Finding new places to source for vintage fabrics for my clients is a time consuming but necessary activity. Fleamapket has dramatically improved my work life and travel time by helping me shop only the most valuable markets."
Katy Olson
"Treasure hunting just got easier. Targeting antique shop owners, interior designers, stylists and artists, Fleamapket has been helping antique lovers source wares since last year. This app will change the way you shop antiques shows."
Nic Royal
"I had a fabulous Europe, UK and US journey last year for which the subscription was fantastic!"
Michael Peeler
"Reserving flights 8 to 9 months in advance helps me manage my airfare expenses. Even in the best of times, many of the markets I follow in France don't publish their plans that far in advance. Fleamapket provides the newest information, well before I can find it online."
Nicolas Martin
"Letting luck be your only guide in your search for antiques means taking the risk of missing out on great opportunities. Come prepared with a sense of direction and stop wasting your time. Let Fleamapket guide you."