I’ll be honest, up until my first visit to Izmaylovo I never really understood why other people got so excited about going to a market. I couldn’t understand why you’d want to risk getting wet in the rain when you could go to a nice indoor shop with clearly labelled prices? But Izmaylovo had me hooked from the beginning. There is something incredibly charming about its towers, turrets and the narrow lanes of stalls – I always feel a little bit like I’ve stepped into a movie set. It is definitely the place to go for Russian souvenirs, from cold-war memorabilia to amber necklaces and lacquered boxes, you can find it all here.
If you want to know more about our visit to Izmaylovo Market just click.