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Izmailovsky Market, Moscow

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Flea Market
Bargain for good deals on traditional Russian souvenirs at Izmailovsky Market. The vendors sell all kinds of Russian knick-knacks, including the popular "matryoshki," or nesting dolls. Negotiate to get the best prices on lacquer boxes, used books, and Soviet porcelain dolls. Hunt for authentic Soviet memorabilia, such as army belts and gas masks. Even if you're not in the market for souvenirs, take time to wander the aisles of stalls--it's a cultural experience. For Izmailovsky Market and beyond, use our Moscow itinerary planner to get the most from your Moscow vacation.
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  • The market was interesting and with numerous little stalls where simple people try to sell their goods. This is THE place in Moscow to buy Matryoshka Dolls. Considering its remote location I would not...  more »
  • If you are in Moscow you should definitely go there. The nearest subway station is Partizanskaya. When you arrive don't go immediately to the market but from the entrance go to the left: the entrance to the Kremlin, a beautiful, colourful and original, almost fairytale. Get off then the flea market, which is divided into two parts: the flea market and the souvenir market (prices but you have to haggle!).
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  • We were there an early cold morning in April on a week day, not all shops/attractions were open. It was so much fun and strange in a nice way. The souvenirs are much cheaper that in Moscow, but you ha...  more »
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  • One of the biggest Flea markets bustling with amazing wares.. Fur caps, paintings, china, collections of old stamps n coins and what not. Couple it with some intriguing museums like the one on vodka & it's history, it's a forenoon well spent on a weekend in Moscow
  • Vast area, mostly empty in October, and in the afternoons. Go early to see the market trader stalls open. Work was going on to repair and rebuild in isolated areas, and attached to the flea market was an area of cultural interest such as the musuem of bread and the muesum of chocolate [oh and vodka]. Many weddings take place here, and so you will see many wedding parties if you stay any length of time.
  • This market has everything. I found many Christmas presents for friends as well as a few things for myself. Sunday was not crowded.
  • Amazing infrastructure where we saw many locals taking wedding photos too! Flea market was also very interesting, many locals and prices were much cheaper than arbat street
  • It's a market, but I since I wasn't interested in shopping, I considered it more a museum. There's a lot of stuff! All kinds: from kitschy touristy things (like Matryoshka dolls galore) to clothes to old maps and posters to Soviet-era coins and pins and so so so much more. You can easily spend hours looking at the interesting wares of the many vendors. People here are kind, as they should be because, of course, they want your money. Enjoy!