Serbian 101; pijaca – market, kod – at. Kod Cvetka is a geographical location, as Cvetkova pijaca is a local green market that hosts a myriad of other things as well. Even though the market is known as Cvetkova pijaca, its official name is Pijaca Zvezdara (Zvezdrara being part of the city in which it is located). But the most interesting part of this place is the small fleamarket part that is located in the left corner of the complex and that goes around the building structure that hosts a big supermarket. So it’s quite fitting that it is encircled by a bunch of random items that are sold on the floor on blankets and even the big sign with the name of the supermarket is used for hangers to showcase clothes. It’s a great visual representation of the different layers of society that coexist in Serbia.
But now for the fun part – all the stuff you can find here! And you can really find some gems. From a map of a random place in the Netherlands, old passports from the 1930s, music cassettes, books, and vintage ashtrays to expired medicine, and pots and cutlery. I really love this flea market because it’s not too big, I always find something interesting to buy and the prices are very reasonable. Saturday and Sunday mornings are the best times to visit. If you like flea markets, make sure to check out its bigger unruly cousin on the other side of the city – Zemun Flea Market!