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

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.5 (Based on 185 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Hongdae Art Market Free Market

  • 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
  • More Great Shopping.
    Another gem provided by our driver. We met an artist who did wonderful oil paint reproductions of actual photographs for an very low cost. We visited the market in the afternoon and paintings of...
    Rating:5 MarineAir102019-05-16
  • Artsy Stuff All-Around
    Every time we visit Seoul, we always schedule a weekend to go to Hongdae Art Free Market. It is an open area where artists get the chance to showcase their talents thru stuff like jewelries...
    Rating:4 Lizayam2019-05-05
  • Hip and Youthful ambience
    A place for youngsters and teens. Lots of apparel shops, cafes etc. There were teens performing K pop dance and songs. We went on a Monday so it was not really crowded. A must go place for the young...
    Rating:3 angeliaw2712019-04-15
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