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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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Lots of interesting things

The market has a huge array of souvenirs, antiques & curiosities. There is so much to interest everyone. And yes, if you need souvenirs, this is the place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The market looks very well worn and unloved. There only seemed to be a handful of shops open and that was at the entrance. Although the place is huge it looks like many of the stalls had not been occupied for years. Come for a look but don't get your hopes up, worth having look the Kremlin next door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Well worth the trip on the Metro to the market which looks like Disney on steroids as you approach it on the footpath from the Metro. There are stores and stalls throughout the market and also a food area. The prices for souvenirs are so much better than there are in the city. The stall holders are willing to bargain... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The market has a huge array of souvenirs, antiques & curiosities. There is so much to interest everyone. And yes, if you need souvenirs, this is the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is the absolute best place to buy all kinds of stuff. History items, posters, matrioskas, etc. All is selled here. You can try to bargain with the sellers for better prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

After 1 year living in Moscow, I decided to visit this market and I have to say it has been a very nice surprise. You can purchase many things starting from matrioshkas to handmade jewels to paintings. Myself i bought an Amazing painting at a quite cheap price directly from the painter. I do think that this market is to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went to the market on the Wednesday as that is meant to be the cheap day. Bought lots of nesting dolls for friends and workmates. Most items are Russian made so at least your trinkets are authentic. Prices ranged considerably as did the level of detail particulary on the dolls. Went back again on Saturday as the place is packed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is where you need to go for souvenirs. I have stopped by here on both of my visits to Moscow and they have an enormous number of souvenir stalls (I would say that there are easily 100.) Depending on what days you go, there is a giant market of antiques, art work, etc.. that spans along the back side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My whole family toured this market on our recent visit to Moscow. It is an absolute must to visit with something of interest for every member of the family. There is a fantastic selection of military memorabilia including medals from different campaigns. The choice of souvenirs and Russian crafts is superb at extremely reasonable prices. The art of haggling comes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I went there on a snowy Tuesday morning and all stalls were open. Lots of interesting objects including matryoshkas, russian fur hats and magnets. This is the place to be if youre looking for cheap souvenirs. I got a 5 piece matryoshka for 70 rubles and 2 fridge magnets 30 RUB each. Avoid buying souvenirs from Arbat ulitsa where prices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The most recent review prior to mine with the patronising opening line of - "My Dear Tourist" should be ignored entirely. This place is amazing, a real feast for the eyes with plenty of diverse things to buy. If you're visiting Moscow as part of your travel itinerary or holiday, then this proves you are already equipped with the adventurous... More 

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