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Izmailovsky Market

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Address: Izmaylovskoye Shosse, Moscow, Russia
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Save some weekend hours for this street market where you can bargain for a...
Save some weekend hours for this street market where you can bargain for a wide variety of already reasonably priced souvenirs, crafts, used books, Russian memorabilia and various types of nesting dolls.
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Best place to buy souvenirs

I really wish I had bought more souvenirs here as the prices are about 50% cheaper than you would find at Old Arbat shops, for example. There's a huge variety of traditional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I really wish I had bought more souvenirs here as the prices are about 50% cheaper than you would find at Old Arbat shops, for example. There's a huge variety of traditional Russian souvenirs. Worth a visit!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Half of the market is in very poor condition, the boat in the center is completely rusted through. They are working on restoring some of it, but given the size of this place, that might take some time. Some of the market stall do still sell stuff and at pretty good prices so for shopping it is still worth to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

What a place It looks derelict and it is falling to bits. However, during the week (Tuesday) there are some stalls there for furs, badges, dolls and some military stuff. The place is like a Disneyland from the 50s and is totally dilapidated and you have to really look to find the corner with the stalls are on weekdays for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Located around 20 minutes out of Central Moscow, Izmailovsky Market its a traditional weekend faire that used to be very popular within the tourist community. In the past, in this place you were lucky to see even bear fights but now a days tends to be a simple souvenirs market with lots of cheap matrioskas and fur hats. The place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I looked up flea-markets on Google and saw that Izmailovsky Market was the easiest of the 4 markets to get to, using the metro, closest to our Hotel. Next problem was to use the Metro. No plan of the Metro except on the back of a tourist map, so tiny I could not read it, especially with the Russian alphabet.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great variety of items; perfect for souvenir shopping. Had a great meal there as well. Definitely recommend if you are in the area.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you go to Moscow, then you should try and go to this market place for all the souveniers you want to buy. The prices are the lowest in all of Moscow and they have every type of souvenier that you could want to buy. The best days are of course Saturday and Sunday, some days during the week, only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The market os hidden behind the big hotels in front of Partizanskaya metro station. It is small and seems quite abandoned just like the Izmailovo Park but it's still working. It was open on Monday afternoon but I think there are more open stalls on the weekend. There you can find a lot of Matrioskas, fur hats, soviet posters, playing... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here on the recommendation by Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor & our tour guide and we felt that this place has become an empty shell of its former glory days. We arrived around 4pm and assumed that we arrived too late and missed out on a lot. To make sure we weren't wrong, we went back... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The market offers large variety of souvenirs as well as handmade Russian products. At this place, I've got a glimpse at lives of the Russian people: what they eat, what they wear, what they cherish in life. And so, not only I got great souvenirs that came along with the fun bargaining experience, I have also brought back with me... More 

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Address: Izmaylovskoye Shosse, Moscow, Russia
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow

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