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, blending the Soviet military memorabilia, dishes, jewelry and lots of other stuff, contemporary big second hand clothes 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 this market, 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. 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, studios and great walks between wooden houses.
In summer-winter 2016 the market is under partial renovation, but the area around is still worth a visit.