Dry Bridge Flea Market, Tbilisi
Dry Bridge is an extraordinary flea market in the center of Tbilisi, perfect for lovers of old and antique things. There is a huge assortment of antiques, jewelry, old books, maps, pins, badges, kitchenware, and other small items on sale. Some items are local, some are Soviet, and some are from further abroad. The name of the market comes from the fact that the bridge that it is held on used to run over the river, but now is over a road.
When Dry Bridge (Sukhoi Most in Russian) first started, it was a place for locals to sell extra possessions to make some extra cash. Today, for some people, this is their main business. Items are laid out on the ground, often carefully arranged on sheets. Since Dry Bridge is the biggest flea market in Tbilisi, one can expect to find a lot of odd objects. One person might be selling a forty-year-old camera from Germany, or an old typewriter, while the vendor next to him will have a display of antique amber and silver jewelry.
Dry Bridge Flea Market is open daily, from 10:00-17:00 if the weather is good. On the weekends there tend to be more vendors, as well as more tourists. Prices are open for negotiation, but be careful of especially high prices for tourists.