Ecseri Flea Market (Ecseri bolhapiac)

Ecseri Flea Market (Ecseri bolhapiac)

Ecseri Flea Market (Ecseri bolhapiac)
3.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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A great place for treasure hunters. According to locals, you can find everything at this market.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Duane F
Bedale, UK113 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Absolute garbage, lots of people sitting around guarding useless little rooms full of absolute junk. Most of the stuff covered in dirt, not many antiques just everyday household rubbish, if you’re a pottery fan great place to go otherwise don’t waste your time.
Prices ridiculously stupid also small silver plated card case 100 Euro!
Written April 21, 2024
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Antique22
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
A really nice place to explore especially when you know what you’re looking for. Lots of stuff and high possibility to find some real antiques.
Would highly recommend going there on Saturday because pretty much all the stores are open + people are selling outside on the open area.
Been there many times, always managed to score nice stuff for my antique store and home.
Written January 19, 2024
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skink
Falls Church, VA656 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I have visited the Ecseri flea market twice in recent weeks, once on a Saturday and once on a Sunday. The place is pretty much dead with many vendors not open and very few buyers. It is a ways out of town by public transport and frankly, not worth the trip anymore. It’s too bad as there are some interesting items in the shops that are open.
Written July 4, 2022
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Ondrej D
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Everything dirty, dusty. Cracked furniture, dirty upholstery, glass products by the dozen, textiles and clothes are better to avoid for a hundred meters. Worthless junk unable to engage the visitor. As much as I was looking forward to it, I left disgusted upon arrival.
Written May 28, 2023
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Eugene
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Visited the market on Monday, in January. It was rather a depressed place with almost empty stalls and several sleeping sellers. The assortment of ‘antiques’ majorly revolves around soviet dishes and utensils, pins, furniture. Nothing interesting.
Written January 10, 2022
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CKY281
1,048 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I are flea market junkies for many years and have been to flea markets on many countries. We visited Ecseri market on a Friday morning with a view to visiting it the following day as well.Sad to. report that less than 10% of the stalls were open despite its official notice that the market is open daily.Having made the trip from Budapest on public transport, we tried to make the best of our time there.The asking prices were far too high compared to other markets.It would be better to close the market on weekdays like most other countries instead of misleading visitors into wasting precious time and effort.
Written March 28, 2014
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Rio
Vancouver36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
Ecseri is about 40-45 mins away from the city centre. You take the metro and then a bus. We used the Google Maps app to direct us there, so it was without much anxiety that we found the market.
We went on a Saturday and although reviews said to be there at 8am (on vacation?! no chance!) we didn't arrive until after 11am. There was still enough stuff to rummage though for a lifetime! Most vendors don't speak English, so they show you the price on a calculator and then you haggle by entering your offer on the calculator.
We bought a beautifully intricate embroidered linen pillow case for $7CDN (5 euro). We saw similar quality of work in the city for over $30. A real deal! We also found pretty old clock hands which we will turn into jewelry, linen napkins and some artist fashion drawings from the '60's which look super cool when framed!

There are clean bathrooms (a small charge like elsewhere in Budapest) and a little kiosk that sells food, with just a few chairs scattered about. That was my only complaint....it can be tiring looking through so much stuff, would have been nice if there was a decent seating area to buy a water and take a break.
My advice is to bring your own calculator......some tourists didn't seem to know the exchange rate so they had no idea if they were getting a good deal or not.
The bus to take you back to the city is right outside the entrance, you can't miss it. We had bus tickets purchased in advance, so it made that less stressful too.

It's a great way to get a little ways out of the city and see some real people, not just tourists, although there were clearly many visitors there. It was a fun adventure and a wonderful flea market.
Written October 25, 2012
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FreesiaPetal
Rome, Italy9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
I went there today, which is a Saturday. It is supposed the most busy day among a week there, which means all stores are open and most amount of goods you can see. While, my problem is I arrived a bit late. Saturday schedule is 8:00 to 13:00. I arrived there at noon. So I only have one hour to look around and a few stores already closed. However, one hour is already long enough to go through all the four main streets there, especially when you know clearly what you are going for. Also, I took a bus to reach there. It's totally fine to go with public transportation. I would say if you are looking for antiques, it definitely deserves you a go, although you do need to pay effort to search and dig. I did see some nice traditional Hungarian table cover, cup mat and clothing. Also there are nice ancient cameras. If you are a stamp collector, it is for sure a good place.
Anyway, I have several tips for you guys if you were interested to give it a try.
1. Check the schedule before you go. It changes from day to day. (Just go on Saturday and be early.)
2. Figure out your target before you go.
3. Be patient to take more looks. Good items can be very hidden sometimes.
4. Don't forget to bargain.
5. Take cash.
Alright if you wanna know how does it exactly look like. Go check out my video of it. I introduced more in detail there.(I cannot provide the link here. If you want, you can go to my Youtube channel. Search: Freesia Petal)---->this is not for promotion or anything. If you have no interest, just forget it.
Written May 30, 2015
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Bora B
London69 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
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 below 10000.
As my husband is not Hungarian, we spoke in English that made sellers think we were both foreigners. So I had the chance to hear some (not Hungarian origin) sellers private chats behind our back. Did you know that high amount of those goods was coming from very sick, old people who didn't have money for treatment so they had to sell their goods?
Anyway, the top three incident was when I found a Hummel figurine priced of HUF 22.000 (£60) which face was completely repainted and as such was actually worthless for a collector. The second was a rusty "baroque" clock supposed to be 300-400 years old for a bargain of £250?
The golden medal goes to the elder, chubby (not Hungarian origin) seller on the left side from the covered area, (a quite large shops full with china) who actually kicked out us from the shop because he didn't think we were serious buyers. Or we just asked too much...I don't know (nothing were priced, when we asked for the price, he asked back "how much would you pay for it") I think he was pissed off that we offered him low prices, I really didn't understand.
Anyway if you have 2-3 hours in Budapest and you are looking for antique shops, I would rather send you to the shops on Falk Miksa Street and to the large BAV Antiques on Szt Istvan Korut and you will not be cheated and disappointed.
Written October 11, 2014
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ryan123421
Budapest, Hungary1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ecseri is the place to go to get good souvenirs. Yes it's a little trip out of town, about 40 minutes by metro and then bus from the city center. But it is totally worth it, IF YOU go on the weekend! Weekdays many vendors close up shop. and you can get quite a bargain if you are willing to haggle and at least pretend to sound like you know what your doing. If you come off too "touristy" don't expect to get a good deal. But the treasures you can find here are worth far more than anything you will overpay for on Vaci Utca;)
Written September 17, 2010
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