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Balti jaama turg - any advice?

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Balti jaama turg - any advice?

Hi all,

We are interested to visit Balti jaama turg, which sounds like an interesting market not to be missed!

However, we are concern if it is a safe place to venture for tourists? We would be careful with our belongings but is there any risk of like scams or robberies even?

Also, how should we navigate the market and what are they selling or good to buy?

Lastly, is it hard to find from the train station?

Thx!

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1. Re: Balti jaama turg - any advice?

I think it would be a disappointment - the market is mostly food and cheap clothing that would be of little interest to a tourist. If you want to go there then it is easy to find as the entrance is by the tram stop for the station, and should be safe. If you are going to Boheme or F-hoone then it could be worth walking through, but I wouldn't make a special trip to see it.

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I would highly recommend you go to Nomme Turg or Keskturg instead. Especially Nomme Turg is a great place to find some authentic Estonian souvenirs. Keskturg is a real Soviet market with cheap food and some clothes, but in general very gray and depressing. Same goes for Balti Jaama Turg.

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4. Re: Balti jaama turg - any advice?

I think what you are looking for is the central market. The one by the train station is ok (and safe) but you will find more interesting things to see and buy at the Keskturg. This is the one near the bus station. If you want to go to the Baltijaam market though, it is as safe as any other market in a European city. Not sure what kind of scams you are talking about.

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5. Re: Balti jaama turg - any advice?

Thanks for the replies! Went to google some Balti jaama turg images and seems like it's a place to get some 2nd hand clothings, used knicks knacks and fresh produce.

Nomme Turg or Keskturg seems fine too but a little further out for us. Will probably move it from top of list to drop by Balti jaama turg if we have the time.

Last question, how far a walk is it from say Tallinn Town Square or Cruise Terminal?

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6. Re: Balti jaama turg - any advice?

20 minutes or so, depending on how often you stop to take photos.

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7. Re: Balti jaama turg - any advice?

From main square take Nunne street and it will lead straight to train station.

And tunnel underground and behind the train station is market.

You will see probably some homeless or drunk people and some beggers or drug addicts but it is safe. Some booth also sell some Soviet souvenirs and some tools and metal widgets. In summer can get some fresh strawberries or other fruits

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8. Re: Balti jaama turg - any advice?

^^ Hehe best marketing ever !

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9. Re: Balti jaama turg - any advice?

Balti jaamma market is "interesting," I would suggest the other markets in Tallinn hold little interest for a tourist. Add a visit to the surrounding Kalamaja as well, which is a part of town that is transforming very quickly. There are an increasing number of really nice bars/cafes/restaurants in the area. Boheem, F-Hoone, Kukeke and a new hipster beer bar called Pudel.

The market is perfectly safe as long as you take sensible precautions, as you would most places.

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10. Re: Balti jaama turg - any advice?

Kopli is nowhere near Balti jaam. Kalamaja is.