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Izmailovsky Market

Izmaylovskoye Shosse, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #8 of 107 Shopping in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very touristic place. A lot of period pieces of 20 century, including quire good furniture, samovars, are on the top floure. Handicraft and hand-made souvenirs ( paloposki shawls, wood carving..), Red Army souvenirs ( helmets, uniform). Good place for looking and time-spending. Wood Kremlin is a great decoration for taking photo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I went here on a Sunday where it's fairly busy it is split into three types of market souvenirs, military items and the flea market, this market is unusual and huge I bought a Russian doll for 200 rubles with five pieces very good quality stuff

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was a great spot to stock up on traditional Russian souvenirs at great prices (be ready to bargain). What was really special was exploring the antique market at the back of the section that was filled with original soviet tat. Eg icons, fabrics, pins, Jewelry, dolls, military bits. We got a taxi to save effort and time and it... More

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We went to this market after reading rave reviews and once we reached, we though we have landed up somewhere else, because it was a shady market, absolutely dead, hardly any shops, and whatever shops were open were selling bad quality souvenirs. Also the prices were the same as any other souvenir shop in Moscow. Its really far off from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

I love this interesting market .Diversity of goods ,antique ,and beautiful puppets are so attraction .Cheap price ! You can bargain and duty-free .😜

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Excellent. You'll find all the souvenirs you need, lots of different food to try, fun stuff in between...The whole place is a sight for itself; it's made out of houses built in different architectual Russian styles, so you feel like you're traveling through centuries. Worth a visit for sure, but note that on Mondays, the majority is closed. You will... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went in a Saturday. Dolls, cups, hats, key rings really is all that's there. They have the kebab meat Crikey that is expensive 500rub for chicken and salad! Glad I went as I needed souvenirs but wouldn't go otherwise

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Izmailovsy Market is a wonderland of souveniers and flea market wonders. Everything from old cameras, bric a brac, clothes, buttons and heaps of local bits and pieces. Some of it is rubbish, but it is all worth a look. If you are after souveniers, don't waste your money on bits and pieces in the city. These markets are the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Went to this market during the week, half the shops were closed. Didn't enjoy it much. Yes, lots of Russian made dolls, expected more artifacts, may be some crystals. Did not seem to have what I wanted. Old Russian antiques.

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

At weekends this market has a flea market as well as the usual souvenir market. We spend hours checking out the flea market. Great for collectors of war relics - medals, guns, photos, pieces of uniforms etc. You could spend the best part of a day here. The metro is about a 5 minute walk away. Plenty of local craft... More

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