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Izmailovsky Market

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Address: Parkovaya St., 3-ya, 24, Moscow, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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We vistited Izmailovsky Market on a thursday. By far not all booths were open, but we found a vast variety of things from typical tourist souvenirs to decent handmade russian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We vistited Izmailovsky Market on a thursday. By far not all booths were open, but we found a vast variety of things from typical tourist souvenirs to decent handmade russian crafts. Most of the vendors speak English, but it's better to ho with a local person to have even more succesful negotiations. Prices sre way lower than in the shops... More 

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Yorktown, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want Russian souvenirs: hats, martrusca dolls, mugs, pins, t-shirts, wooden toys, fur hats, magnets, trinkets and more this is the place to go. There are rows and rows and rows. The vendors are willing to barter a little, but not too much. It's a bit out of the way and most of the trinkets can be found at... More 

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Panchkula, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

THE place for russian souvenoir shopping . Went on a weekday , only abt 30 % market was open but sufficient for shopping . Was not crowded at all . Few shops in the outer lane parallel to the central two lanes carry good stuff , especially one on the right in the begining for pottery

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Canggu, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tourist trap market. Loads of matryoska dolls, and fur hats. Lots of other cheap rubbish. Being a guy, the only things I was interested in were: a couple of cheap vintage watches - I found a genuine 60s Shturmanskie Poljot watch, the same model worn by Yuri Gagarin asking 300 bux, and a wooden dial 70s Raketa... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Monday (Russia Day). Was hoping it would be full scale, as it was a holiday. The majority of stalls behind the Kremlin were not open. Luckily, around the corner we found two long rows of stalls open. I am assuming these are the stalls that are open 7 days a week. If you take the metro... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you can speak Russian, do speak Russian to the shops (even when they speak perfect English to you) because they tend to hike the price if they think you're a tourist and don't know any better. The place is kind of dirty and not well maintained. You can negotiate the price and they are much much cheaper compare to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge range of souvenirs of every possible type. My wife loved exploring all of the different stalls to find the perfect souvenirs for our family & friends at home. The prices were also lower compared to those in souvenir shops in Moscow generally.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We went there during lunch and it was raining heavily. We enjoyed having shashlik (kebabs) and flat bread from one of the stalls (they seemed to be all the same). The price was very reasonably and tasted quite good. The other thing to check out is the Russian doll. You will first find that many stores sell the same things,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The range of merchandise is limited...fur hats, painted boxes/dolls/bracelets/brouches. Some military surplus. But the setting in very comfortable. Paved aisles and they may be covered for a little shade. No market map in English so look for three areas: 1) street-level aisles of booths (mostly new merchandise and some military surplus, 2) upper level booths inside the buildings (mostly interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Make sure you have at least a whole morning for this market. Indeed the best prices you can find in memorabilia and souvenirs. It can be overwelming, you might get lost so make sure you note where are the things you want, cause you might never come back the same way. Definitivelly worth the visit, and dont be afraid of... More 

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