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Besarabsky Market, Kiev

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The Besarabsky Market, also referred to as the Besarabka, is an indoor market located in the center of Kiev on the Bessarabska Square at the southwest end of the city's main thoroughfare, the Khreshchatyk. Constructed in 1910-1912 to a design of Polish architect Henryk Julian Gay, the market features 896m2 of market space.Its name originates from Bessarabia, a region conquered by the Russian Empire during the Russo-Turkish Wars and now partially located in southwestern Ukraine on the territory of the Odessa Oblast .
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  • Was with his family on the market 7 March, some 1:00 pm, expected after reading some good reviews, vibrance, a beautiful display of goods and food courts with goodies ... But it's the usual small "rynochik", the usual giperzavyshennym products prices and weary sellers ...
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  • I came here with high expectations (maybe too much). So, where I expected a very characteristic covered market, maybe small corners where you can taste typical products, saw a market quite messy, with many things the same as other markets. And also the structure was dilapidated enough. Large prevalence of meat, few things really special. Though a ride, if you're in the area, you can do it, so admission is free!
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  • We went in the afternoon and it was quiet which was great. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish available. We walked away with quite a few things to eat! It’s worth visiting even if prices a...  more »
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  • I love smelling the fresh produce of the day once ypu enter the market, so clean and very friendly people all around. Bargaining is not a problem.
  • Historic, old marketplace, still for locals - not long ago made more interesting however with the addition of a few bohemian cafes
  • Have to visit. Real market with organic products and tasty street food. Also really interesting architecture.
  • The market is at the centre of the town and has all sort of street food stand. Most freshly made. Very diverse items but not quite different to outdoor market I visited.
  • Nice market to check out local groceries. But higher priced. I recommend the little Vietnamese restaurant inside of the market.
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