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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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Definitely visit if you love shopping, souvenirs, and have a few spare hours

I thought this is to touristy and that I wouldn't visit but once I got there, I couldn't get out. There are so many stalls, much of it repeated but if you walk around and around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

My Dear tourist, you shouldn't visit this area! It is not real Russia! Moscow has a lot of interesting place! Don't waste your time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I thought this is to touristy and that I wouldn't visit but once I got there, I couldn't get out. There are so many stalls, much of it repeated but if you walk around and around you can find some thing you like that isn't stock standard. The process here for matryoshka dolls are definitely cheaper than any on Arbat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Tons of cool souvenirs, t-shirts, and the like for a great price. This is definitely a must if you are looking for Soviet era chochkes and gifts to bring home. It's an easy ride on the metro and worth visiting. I went on a rainy Sunday and was happy I made the effort. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went on a Monday and about 20 stalls and some shops were opened. We saw the exact same Russian doll set my friend bought for 5000 rubles in city centre but it was only 2000 in this market. Also there were many camera stalls, we ended up buying 6 cameras in total because they were cheap and in good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This place was slight hard to fine. You have to take the blue line (arbatsko-pokrovskaya) to the 4th stop which is PARTIZANSKAYA get out of the station and walk toward the Archway red with white letters , its written in Russian but it starts with BEPHHCA* follow that road and when you get into the parking lot its right on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We went on a Friday and only found 3 shops open, all selling the same usual souvenirs. It does seem a popular location for weddings and wedding photography, plus there are a few restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My family and I went to Izmailovsky Market on our trip to Moscow in December of 2014. Would we go again? Yes - definitely. Would we recommend it to friends? Yes - definitely. Izmailovsky Market is the place to go to by souvenirs in Moscow. The market is huge. However, if you don’t go on the weekend, you will most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This market is a good place for getting some cheap souvenirs. It's in a cool complex with a mini Kremlin, which all looks like an old Soviet theme park, a cool thing to see! There was not that many stalls selling stuff when I was there but perhaps this was just because I was there on New Years eve which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great market. you can see some not so ordinary things they sell everything Russian ( also weapons) and you can get it for cheap price. It is also big. If they saw you speeak russab they give you sometimes a cheaper price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place was so great. I have expected it to be really touristy which a lot of the ground level is . But it's tourist mixed with bear pelts ,taxidermy deers,military weapons modern fine art, brass 100 year old clocks for the equivalent of about 4 pound and everything you can think of. It's in an old Kremlin and almost... More 

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