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Izmailovsky Market, Moscow

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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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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  • I compared prices in many places and found out that this market serve the cheapest price. Do not hesitate to buy things here. The drawback is that there are limited type of product. 
  • Matrioskas, souvenirs, clothes, skins ... all with much lower prices than in the vicinity of the Center. But look and don't be ashamed to ask for discount, you can always save some more.
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  • A great flea market, stay not possible! The best pastime, interesting discoveries and most delicious shashlik at bearded nice guy!
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  • 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!
  • A quirky Disney-esque type of park, but without the rides. It has a couple of places where you can purchase food, and has some exhibits, but the real draw is the market. Tip: It is absolutely the best place to purchase souvenirs of any sort here: military memorabilia, fur hats, t-shirts, matrioshka dolls, local artwork, handicrafts - you name it. Be sure to bargain too. Prices are excellent because there are so many vendors here.
  • Great kremlin, really interesting buildings and very colorful. Great market full of traditional and typical soveniours and other handicrafts. I would allocate at least a few hours for both. It is a short walk from the metro, about 10mins.
  • A very good place for shopping!!! At least much better and cheaper than Arbat Street! Still a good place to learn about Russian culture even if not interested in shopping!
  • This place is huge, and you should not expect to see everything in only 1 trip. Plan for 2-3 visits to take it all in if you enjoy walking around and seeing everything they have. First off I believe this is only open on the weekends. Also a lot of it is outdoors. They do put out tarps to block some of the weather, but if it is raining expect to get a little wet. It can be extremely cold in the winter so dress warm. If you enter at what looks like the main entrance you will see all the metal crafts & blacksmith displays. They have many unique things that I've never seen before. Further along they have a flea market where people are selling just about anything you can think of. Really you have no idea what you will find when you walk through, its like a big garage sale. Other areas they have are an outdoor art show. Lots of nice looking art. Don't be afraid to try and talk them down as many will be insanely over priced. They also have another section where they sell the nesting dolls, flags, shot glasses, music boxes, t-shirts and those fuzzy hats the Russians are known for.
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