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Izmailovsky Market, Moscow
(3.9/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Large, partially covered market with a lot of odds and ends, souvenirs and authentic (hand-made) products.
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  • They told us to go to that market on the last day, the truth that we had it next to the hotel and not missed anything in go. It is worth. They do very well mounted, and the prices are much better than in any Moscow store! That if never tarry with the initial price, always look for the discount! We went during the week and there were not many since, also could influence that we are a - 10grados and snowing... but could buy what we were looking for. If you have time go, it is worth
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  • Usually a day go wrong go wrong and I do not know anything but quiet. Like amusement park was closed down and seen from a distance while they did so. Cheap souvenir stores were mostly made in China.
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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!