In recent years, in our country, as well as throughout the world, there has been a trend towards vintage and second-hand goods. As a result of this, flea markets have become more popular places than before. Flea markets filled with obsolete coins, gas lamps, encyclopedias that have lost their importance with the advent of the Internet, vintage clothes, records and more take you back to the past. Whether you are a collector or just going for a walk, you will definitely feel like you are here years ago! Here are the flea markets in Turkey…
1. Ferikoy Flea Market
The Feriköy Flea Market, also known as the Bomonti Antique Market, draws attention with its elaborate and orderly stalls. The market, which began to take shape on Saturday evening and is open until Sunday evening, is quite successful in terms of product range. Candlesticks, accessories, vintage TVs, clothing, toys, old coins and much more… You can easily get to the Feriköy Flea Market, where you can find a lot of interesting things, by getting off at the Osmanbey metro station and using the Rumeli exit. In this market, where tourists also like to shop, prices can be a bit higher than other flea markets. Therefore, do not neglect bargaining!
2. Flea Market Kadikoy
The Kadikoy Flea Market is one of the first places that comes to mind when it comes to flea markets in Turkey. The Kadikoy Flea Market, which opens on Sundays in the place of the Hasanpasa Tuesday Market, closes around 6:00 pm. In the market, you can find products from old electronics, used clothes, bags, shoes, antique tableware and many other categories. It is within walking distance of Kadikoy Flea Market, Ünalan Metro Station and Uzunçayır Metro Bus Stop which is also very easy to reach. Since it gets quite crowded in the afternoon, we recommend that those planning to visit it go in the morning.
3. Flea market Horkhor
Horhor Antiques Bazaar, also known as Horhor Flea Market, is located in Fatih, one of the most historical districts of Istanbul. Unlike other markets, the bazaar, which provides services in a huge 7-story building, is open 6 days a week, except Sunday. In Khorkhor, where you will see mostly decorative items, there are countless antique furniture, tables, lighting fixtures, gramophones and sculptures. As there are some very unusual items in the bazaar, you may notice that the prices here are slightly higher than in other antique shops. However, there are also inexpensive parts. Even if you don’t buy anything, the atmosphere is definitely worth a visit! If you are planning to come, you can get off at Aksaray metro station and walk 5 minutes walk to Khorkhor flea market.
4. Dolapdere Flea Market
Dolapdere Flea Market, which is one of the oldest flea markets in Istanbul, is a place frequented by those looking for second hand clothes, shoes and bags. In addition, the market, where you can find old cassettes, radios, phones and more, is known for affordable prices. It starts to install on Saturday evening and runs until Sunday evening. You can easily get to the market by Dolapdere buses from Taksim.
5. Tuzla Flea Market
The Tuzla Flea Market, located between the Tuzla and Icmeler Marmaray stops, is very close to the Tuzla State Hospital. The market, which operates on Saturdays and Sundays, has the distinction of being one of the most crowded flea markets, although it has been around for about 4-5 years. So much so that it is very difficult to find a place to park a car in the weekend market area. For this reason, we recommend those who are planning to go visit early in the morning. However, we remind you that the Tuzla flea market has not been operating for the past few months, but will soon be restored. So before you go, be sure to research whether the market is open or not.
6. Ankara Flea Market (Ulus)
Many things, from clothing to home accessories, from antiques to electronics, can be found at the Ankara Flea Market, which has been set up in the Umut Parking Lot in the Ulus Fire Fighting Square. So much so that you can see brand new stuff being sold at very reasonable prices at the Ankara Flea Market. While the irregularly spaced stalls are eye-catching at first, when you take a close look at them, you will realize that they are very beautiful pieces. You can visit the Ankara Flea Market on Saturdays and Sundays where there are many different products.
7. New Bornov Market
Yeni Bornova Market, also known as Ozkanlar Flea Market, is one of the largest flea markets in Izmir. Here you can find vintage clothes, electronics, antiques and more. The market is located on a very large area and is open only on Sundays. If you are traveling by public transport, you can get off at the Bornova metro station and walk 10-15 minutes to the Novaya Bornova market.
8. Bursa Flea Market
Bursa Eskici Pazarı, or Bursa Flea Market as it is also called, is a place worth visiting for those who are interested in nostalgia. Almost everything can be found in the market, where mainly electronic goods are displayed. The market, established in the area of the victims’ market in the Osmangazi district, begins to work with the first rays of the sun on Sundays. If you are planning to visit try to go early in the morning. Because in the afternoon it gets quite crowded and it becomes hard to find something.
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