Flea Market, Ljubljana
Someone said no museum collects like a flea market and that is certainly true of Ljubljana's Sunday Flea Market. It is set up on the west (castle) side of the river and stretches hundreds of yards along the passage way. It features an incredible collection of pottery and china, furniture, postcards, buttons, military memorabila, household goods, etc. We did not buy anything (we are not shoppers) but it was an interesting and pleasant stroll through an amazing collection of stuff.
On the other side of the Triple Bridge but still on the same side of the river, under the colonnades is an artists market featuring local crafts like candle holders, dragons, painted eggs, etc.
Like most european cities Ljubljana has its own flea market. One of the things that are worth visiting if you are in Ljubljana on a Sunday. The flea market begins early in the morning and attracts many slovene and foreign visitors. For my mother this market is like a sunday ritual. If you like antiques this is a good place to find something for you - old coins, laces, paintings, war objects, old slovene crafts, .....
Every weekend Cankarjevo nabrežje bank of Ljubljanica river gets pretty cowded. On Saturday art fair takes place there while Antique fair is there on Sunday. Atmosphere is easigoing at it is fun to check what's going on.
When end of the year is approaching, small wooden houses are built there that host Christmas market. May be fun to scan it, feel scents and get warm with mulled wine (gluhwein).
Flea Market is an event in Ljubljana every Sunday morning. From triple bridge to Shoemaker's bridge there are side by side market stalls, full of "antiques". Among them, you can always find something you need, or just something for your soul
Flea Market is always well visited, by tourist and by other people as well. This place became a point where friends meet, on Sundays chat, have a drink in some of the numerous caffes in the bank of Ljubljanica river...
If you're in Ljubljana on a Sunday morning then I certainly recommend taking a walk through the Flea Market. The market can be found on Cankarjevo nabrežje which runs between the Triple Bridge and Cobbler Bridge on the Old Town side of the river and starts at 8am until 2pm. You can find all sorts of items such as antiques, art pieces, furniture, kitchenware and general bric-a-brac but what the most interesting items for me were items and memorabilia from the former Yugoslav republic such as coins, banknotes, stamps, medals, uniforms and such like. It was like walking through an open-air museum and is well worth a stroll through on a sunny Sunday morning.
Arriving in the citycentre in Sunday we immediately were confronted with loitering, watching, seeking, thinking, pondering, strolling to , after long deliberation, decide to buy something long sought after..
Here I saw collections, completely different from those in e.g. Paris, Amsterdam or London.....
It was great fun to have a walk and have a good look at it all but no, no purchases here; welcome was a drink on one of the terraces and after High Mass had ended there was no empty seat to be found!
This flea-market is along the banks of the river Ljubljanica in the city centre.
And yes, paying with Euros was also possible.
The flea market is located along the river and has lots of local crafts and things that are well worth spending some time brousing through.
This must have been the prettiest market place I have ever seen, it streches along both sides of River Ljubljanica, on both sides of Triple Bridges, for around 200 m.