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Izmailovsky Market

Izmaylovskoye Shosse, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #7 of 115 shopping in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Vernisage at Izmailovo is a large, outdoor shopping market, full of all sorts of Russian souvenirs, crafts and other interesting things to buy... more »
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Athol, Idaho, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The best selection of souvenirs with best deals, all sellers communicate in English, interesting finding. Weekends only!

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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have visited many markets in many places and this one of the best. They sell everything. I loved looking at all the old glassware, silverware, crockery, books and military memorabilia. But there's lots more to see Great place to buy your Russian souvenirs. Good prices and the traders are fun not demanding.

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Lilburn, Georgia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We bought many of our gifts for people back home here. Fortunately, we had a translator with us. We bought things that we later saw in the shops downtown for twice what we paid. Do not be afraid to haggle, especially with the "locals" in the very rear. You can often get the prices down if you buy several items... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Be aware not to be robbed on the little stalls selling art craft outside the Kremlin square. I bought a Mariosca Russian doll supposed to have 10 pieces and when I got to the hotel it had 5 pieces. They are dishonest and if you are buying there, open the doll and count the pieces, because they lie to you... More

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New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
49 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went on a Sunday morning (11a-1p). It was packed full of vendors. A lot were selling similar things, but there was also some variety. It goes on forever! Make sure to go 'upstairs'. The vendors are friendly and fair. I didn't feel like I was being cheated or swindled. One even suggested I not look at certain items because... More

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Victoria, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I'm not sure whether there are officially better days to go, but we wenton a Monday and it was largely empty. Only two rows of stalls all selling the same stuff.

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Ankara, Turkey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
49 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I was here on Tuesday. Absolutely nothing to do. Only couples taking pictures before wedding. But comments are nice for weekends. It maybe interestting to go in weekends.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We went there on a Wednesday afternoon and it was extremely quiet. No stalls and only some shops that does not allow bargaining. Maybe it's different on a weekend.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Worth half a day visit to get your Russian souvenirs. Easy to get to with metro. While there, have some shashlik and salad for lunch. We also visited the museum of vodka and looked at artwork by local artists.

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Burton upon trent
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Best place for Russian souvenirs at a sensible price. We were there a few hours and I cannot recommend the shishlaks highly enough. The bread was really good, try the lamb and pork. It felt like a great introduction to Moscow and Russian life, we saw plenty of characters.

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