Those of you who are looking for a bit of Soviet nostalgia or just some remains from the Soviet Era can go and collect it piece by piece at the Baltic Station Market. It’s a fantastic mix of God’s gifts from various ages and continents, blending the Soviet military memorabilia, dishes, jewellery and lots of other stuff (shops at left building), contemporary big second hand clothes market (at the back entrance of the market), fruits from Australia as well as those sold by grandmas from local gardens, cheap Chinese products and hand knitted socks.
If you have a bit of a treasure hunter in you, it is a place that keeps your mind busy and entertained. If you just want to see Tallinn as it is, then BRM, with its somehow different target group, is a fresh contrast to the pimped up old town.
Besides you, it also attracts other kinds of treasure and pleasure hunters; though it is not half as dodgy as it might look at first glance. It’s okay and it’s recommended. Sometimes this market is called “Russian Market”, it is located at the beginning of Kalamaja, the most hip and, perhaps, already centralized habitation area with excellent bars and great walks between wooden houses.
Btw – the market is under constant threat of being closed, as it does not fit into the “image” of Tallinn. So do hurry.
Less busy during the cold season, but still the cheapest place to get mittens in the Tallinn center.
Station Market Virksal | Shopping | Mittens € 5
09:00 – 16:00 daily