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Balti Jaam Market

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Why locals love it?

In the context of the bygone Soviet times, the market could be considered an entrepreneurial experiment of sorts. A far cry from the modern city centre, it's still very alive today and frequented by locals seeking better deals on food or clothes. Pork chops, fresh apples, second-hand clothes, bullet cases or Soviet medals – you name it.

Why you should visit it

If you're looking for a spicy experience in Tallinn but are too lazy to wander far from the Old Town then this flea market right by the central train station is for you. What makes visiting it even more worthwhile is that you'll be visiting something truly historical. Rumors are that the place might be demolished soon.

Special tip

Soviet toys and other funky memorabilia could be an alternative to wooden souvenirs!

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If you want to buy Vladimir Putin's driving licence or just some soviet badges or cheap second hand clothes or freshly picked berries from old babushkas or ... then you are in right place. Although you can get pretty much anything, we couldn't find a soccer ball for my finnish friends once.
Kalev Local Expert April 6, 2012

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    Balti Jaam (behind the railway station)
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