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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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Perfect place if you looking for souvenirs from Russia.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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