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Address: 156 Nagykorosi ut 1194, Budapest, Hungary
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: A great place for treasure hunters. According to locals, you can find...
A great place for treasure hunters. According to locals, you can find everything at this market.
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Esceri Piac

The Lonely Planet book gave great directions for public bus routes out to Esceri. I went on my own at about 2.30 pm on a Wednesday the first time, -and the stalls were mostly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We really had fun here. Got a cheap vintage car for my son (£1.50) a print for me (£10) a vintage Russian chess clock for my other half (£6) and a turtle lamp (£30 and unique) top tips; go to the non regular stalls first for bargains and definitely try a langon (sp?) potato pancake - delicious and about 50p.... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Lonely Planet book gave great directions for public bus routes out to Esceri. I went on my own at about 2.30 pm on a Wednesday the first time, -and the stalls were mostly closed or closing. It was still an incredible insight into a massive open-air-disorganised museum of Hungarian "stuff". There were only two other shoppers there, but the... More 

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Denmark
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24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A long way to travel from the centre and a massive disapponitment. I went on a Friday morning and I was one of about five visiting the market. I was expecting a market with at least some bric-a-brac, rather like a car boot sale. Instead there was hardly anything outside these tiny indoor units. They then had something like maybe... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This flea market is situated a way out from the city centre so the best way to get there is by taxi. We were recommended to book our taxis there and back in advance which we did. (Watch out for the beautifully crafted eagle statue en route.) We arrived shortly after opening time only to discover that hardly anyone was... More 

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Newbridge, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It's a bit of a trek from the city centre but well worth a visit if you love browsing at flea markets. It's a large market with a mixture of open air stalls, shops and lock-ups. I found the sellers were open to haggling. Very few speak English so take a pen and paper to scribble down your offers... I... More 

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Chania Town, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Its a nice experience,there are hundrends of items, but suyre a 10% only worth something.there are hundrends of copies so if you want to buy something in value pay attention. Dont harry up

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband and I were able to visit this huge flea market with my Hungarian cousin, and we realized that having someone with us who spoke fluent Hungarian was a bonus. I’m not sure that we would have had such a great time without my cousin’s ability to know if we were getting good deals, and without his ability to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Plenty of Communist era items, brass knuckles, knives, guns. Vintage/antique furniture, watches, porcelain, interesting vintage dolls (my husband says they're 'weird', jewelry, etc. Fun way to spend the early morning on Saturday when the rest of the city is just waking up.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Visited market on a Friday, half of the shops were closed and almost we were the only visitors in the entire market. We walked around, started with the covered area. Vendors can smell from a distance if you are a cheap fellow or you are going to buy something. Everything cost HUF 5000, 10000, 25000, they don't really use figures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If your a treasure hunter and you love to find those special items... then this is the place for you! The market is filled with unique items and interesting sights. I can highly recommend this market to any tourist who is willing to take an adventure and mingle with the locals. Be ready to barter and haggle the prices and... More 

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