Besarabsky Market, Kyiv (Kiev)

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The Besarabsky Market (Ukrainian: Бесарабський ринок, Besarabs'kyi rynok), also referred to as the Besarabka (Ukrainian: Бесарабка), is an indoor market located in the center of Kyiv 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 896 square metres (9,640 sq ft) 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 (province).
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  • Without a shade of a doubt the most famous market in Kiev is Besarabsky Market,famous for it local fresh produce and with plenty of retail options within it's a popular destination for both locals...  more »
  • PROS There was a beautiful selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, and seasonings. CONS There was constant heckling from caviar sales ladies to stop and try caviar. They had spoons full of caviar.....  more »
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  • Lots of caviar! Nice market, difficult to find the entry. A very nice woman washed my tomato before giving it to me, and she added salt, because she imagined I wanted to eat it straight away.
  • There’s some nice non Ukrainian food outlets here but it’s mostly local produce on sale. Great place to purchase some caviar. #BeatTheGrind
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