Dry Bridge Flea Market, Tbilisi
Dry Bridge is an extraordinary flea market in the capital of Georgia that would keep your attention for hours, especially if you are into old and antique things. There is a huge assortment of all sorts of antiques, jewellery, old soviet time and Georgian books, maps, pins and badges, kitchenware, and bric-a-brac on sale. Before, Suhoy Most market was a place for locals to sell their possessions in order to make a little cash. Today for some people this is their main business. Mostly, things are laid out on the ground, sometimes carefully arranged on sheets. At the biggest Tbilisi flea market a person might be selling you forty-year-old camera made in Germany, or an old typewriter, while the one next to him will be touting antique amber and silver jewelry. And of course the flea market is a place open for bargaining. Prices may be inflated, especially for tourists. Open daily, if the weather is good, from 10:00 - 17:00. At weekends there are usually more sellers as well as tourists.
The name of the market means “dry bridge” because of the bridge that leads to it. The bridge lays over the road not the river, as it is used to be.