Udelka and other Must-Visit Flea Markets in St. Pete

Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Udelka and other Must-Visit Flea Markets in St. Pete

Yulya Kalanchëva

A huge flea in the outskirts is a great weekend option. Grannies and old folks have dressed generations of fashionistas. They sell not only shoes and clothes, but dishes, furniture and even spare parts.

This is an Oriental bazaar the northern way. Recommend it only to those who want to get closer to simple people, mostly of Azeri origin (the predominant nationality of vendors). Here, in the very center of the city, you can find anything, from resistors to home slippers. Locals call it Aprashka and the market saw its best times in the mid 1990s, when there was no H&M or Zara. Overseas tourists also loved the place for cheap bling bling, fake Chinese watches and other stuff. Market folks on their part welcomed foreigners for their carelessness and expensive cell phones easily picked from their pockets.

Endless food stalls of Sennaya Market offer great prices every day from 8 am to 8 pm. But watch out, what you get is often not what you see. And, unfortunately, this market is not about bargaining.

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