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B Powers
07-09-2014, 11:52
Is the market located outside and inside the beautiful buildings? If not, what is inside the buildings?

vossy7
07-09-2014, 12:26
Is the market located outside and inside the beautiful buildings? If not, what is inside the buildings?

First of all most of the buildings are new built during the last 5-10 years.
Inside them are some stalls , restaurants , vodka museum et al.....
Through the main entrance you will find all the usual souvenirs and pirate DVDs. As you move deeper into the market you will find fur hats for sale and then to your left on the upper level a host of "antique" merchants ......many years ago you could find some amazing bargains , ceramics , paintings etc.
Sadly it is extremely hard to find any real bargains today and there are lot of fakes also. Between the two levels you will find older people selling all sorts of bric a brac from their homes. To be honest we enjoy rummaging through here and I have found some genuine bargains there........enjoy your visit :11158:

ais
03-10-2014, 23:29
there is no market inside the beautiful buildings. the buildings are sometimes used for the restaurants of traditional food or or creperies.

Benedikt
04-10-2014, 07:27
there is no market inside the beautiful buildings. the buildings are sometimes used for the restaurants of traditional food or or creperies.



inside the buildings there are SHOPS, though the flog basically the same things they do at the Vernissage. though the quality is better and with prices to match. and while the Vernissage is open only on weekends, the shops are (theoretically) open every day. though they seem to have their own opening and closing times....
one of the buildings has a -wedding palace-. seems to be quite popular with people. and if one wants (and pays) one also can get married in the wooden church there.
in the pottery shop one can also get lessons on how to do traditional Russian pottery. and there are other -art- classes there as well.
I think the should close the entrance, where we all walk in now, and funnel all the people through the main entrance through the -Kremlin-.That is apparently the -genplan- but from the looks of it, it will still take a few years until all the constructions are done. and no one is burning down( again/once more) a building or two...and they start all over again.