As I mentioned once before, I’m not really a fan of the usual shopping malls. I prefer something different, and this is why I just love Otvoreni Trzni Centar!
When translated, “Otvoreni Trzni Centar” means “the mall in the open.” It’s like a weird crossover between a shopping mall and a market, and I just love buying stuff there.
First of all, there’s probably no item you can’t find there. Looking for cosmetics, small home appliances, clothes or tools? No problem, Otvoreni Trzni Centar has it all. When I moved to Belgrade, I spent my first month going back and forth to this lovely market, buying stuff for the home. I ended up furnishing the entire bathroom with the items I bought here, including the toilet and the sink. Not to mention that this is where I found tons of tools, screws, nuts and bolts. All in one place!
Then, the prices are lower than in the regular mall or stores. The quality is pretty much the same, so no need to worry about that. The atmosphere of the place is awesome, so I don’t even mind wandering around this place when it’s crowded (and I don’t really like large crowds).
So, no matter what you’re looking to buy – you’ll most likely find it here. And exit the market with a few extra bags of stuff you don’t actually need – just like a real mall.