Hongdae Free Market

04041  19-3, Wausan-ro 21-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul  

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Hongdae (Hongik University) Free Market is a marketplace for young artists. The market is run in a flea market format, but while a typical flea market sells second-hand goods, the Free Market sells only genuinely creative artwork. Since 2002, the market has been held every Saturday and has since become the prime cultural hotspot on Hongdae street, and a venue for performances by indie bands and different cultural events. 

The Free Market also introduces organizations who work for public good, hosts tours and workshops, and hosts the Afternoon Stage for local artists and musicians to perform at.


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04041  19-3, Wausan-ro 21-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul  
Hongik Univ. Station (subway line 2) exit 9, 15 min. walk in the direction of Hongik Univeristy's main gate

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Traveler RatingRating:4.5 (Based on 190 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Hongdae Art Market Free Market

  • Worth a side trip... Maybe.
    It is a really small flea market selling crafts and other knick-knacks. Luckily, it is located in an area which is waaaaaay more interesting. I really do not have much to talk about this place...
    Rating:3 walktheparth2019-10-27
  • Smaller than expected
    The market was smaller than we expected with only around 20 -25 stalls on the day we visited. It’s in a very lively area with lots of shops and drinking places. Probably not worth a special trip but...
    Rating:3 pytheen2019-10-05
  • Hip and Happening street and shops
    First time here on a Chuseok holidays, I thought will be quiet but surprisingly NOT! The place is hip and happening with street performance about 5 different type to watch and support and you may tip...
    Rating:5 DarlinD032019-09-26
  • Not sure what I was looking for ...
    I came to the location after 1 PM that’s when the information said that it “opened” - but found ... a regular street of shops and stalls, and a few “buskers,” but certainly nothing that wasn’t open...
    Rating:3 amylondon2222019-06-28
  • Worth visiting
    Lots of things happening here - plenty of atmosphere- buskers, great shops food stalls and even nicer cafes (where you can actually sit!) Good prices here as it is in a university area and caters...
    Rating:4 Jennifer D2019-06-08
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