Moscow is always full of surprises! Anyone who knows me, knows there’s nothing I like more than a market. This market was amazing – even if it did take me two days to find it. Izmailovo market is not at Izmailovskaya metro like you’d expect..but if you do go to the wrong place there is another quite cool market all indoors selling food, clothes etc where I still managed to buy more than I could carry.
So if you want the outdoor market with all the souvenirs, get off one stop earlier and follow the path from this sign:
You then start to see all of the pointy towers where the market is.
And quite a few people speaking English. Tourist alert!
Russian dolls, Christmas decorations, fur hats, soviet posters.. I kept saying I’d buy on the way back when I’d seen everything but there was so much more to see..a vintage sale, trolley lady selling tea and vodka..
And lots more pointy buildings, some looked quite like the temples I saw in China.
I’ll just have to go back next weekend!