A hive of activity
Izmailovsky Flea Market17
Why locals love it
Izmailovsky is a bustling market where hawkers and stall owners vie for the attention of shoppers with rapidly rising decibel levels. It’s a major tourist attraction so you’ll find people from all over the world strolling about the stalls.
Why you should visit it
You can easily spend a whole day wandering the festive streets browsing quirky memorabilia and buying gifts for loved ones. You’ll find everything from knick-knacks to ancient Russian artifacts. The shopkeepers here are becoming increasingly tourist-friendly and don’t mind accepting US dollars should you run out of rubles.
Apart from shopping, you can sit and relax at one of the flea market joints and enjoy a Georgian meat kebab and a swig of Russian Vodka or cognac.