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Old Market Hall (Vanha Kauppahalli)

Etelaranta | along the South Harbor, Helsinki, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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Ranked #3 of 53 shopping in Helsinki
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Lots of options for souvenirs and food, just pay attention to what you're paying for. Some of it is quite cheap, bit hey! That's to be expected. Was here on a Thursday so I'm sure I missed out on some vendors but the ones there had a decent amount of merchandise. Bought a beautiful silver spectralite necklace from a very... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Although not as cheap as the outdoor markets, the indoor shops are very good indeed - we spent a couple of lunchtimes here assembling an assortment of items to try.

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208 reviews 208 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This market is more for the locals, but there is plenty for visitors as well. Compared to the outdoor market, this was more permanent merchants looking to establish a business. It was nice and worth a quick visit.

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Almere, Nederland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were lucky as the old market hall just reopened when we where there. It's been completely redone, so I have no idea how it looked before, but when we were there it all looked very new and fresh. It's not cheap by any means and the market that is outside is considerably cheaper. Still the market hall is fun... More

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

On a big square just on the harbour front there are a lot of stalls every day selling food and typical Finnish handicrafts. The place worth a visit, and if you are hungry a small bite can be taken. The handicraft stalls are expensive, but there is some fine things to buy as well. We were there on a windy... More

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Houston, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had seafood lunch at the market, very tasty and interesting, watched boat departing right in front of us while we ate. Also bought some very fresh cherries and blue berries. There are many local souvenirs being sold there as well.

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Windsor, ON
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This place combines the best of indoor markets and outdoor atmospheres. Located in the heart of downtown, there are many vendors to please every appetite. Whether you want a smaller bite to eat, a full meal, or any kind of souvenir you can think of, this is the place to go. I went here multiple times during my week-long vacation... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is a fantastic place to visit - lots of knick-knacks and traditional things to buy - fresh food and delicious glogi. Well worth a visit to see this hustle and bustle!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The market was closed due to renovation It's been moved to another location 20 mins walk away. We didn't go as there were no maps and had no idea how to get there.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This place is a gem - a veritable Mecca for the foodie. We breezed through, although I did stop us for a kahvi kermalla ja sokeri (coffee w/cream and sugar), which was delish! They truly had the most gorgeous assortment of food - the sights and smells were artful! There is a lovely uppper level, where you can stop and... More

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