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Besarabsky Market
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Official name: Besarabsky Market
Adress: Kiev, Bessarabska square, 2
Built: 1912
Main information:

     The Besarabsky Market (Besarabskyi rynok, or simply Besarabka) - famous Kiev indoor market and also a great architectural building in the center of Kiev in the beginning of the central Khreschatyk street on Bessarabska square.

History:

     The square on the modern area appeared in Kiev in the end of 18-th century and first time served as a horse station. Then hear began to rise a market with the first merchants originated form Bessarabia (modern Moldova).

Bessarabsky market on the postcard - beginning of the 20-th century

Bessarabsky market on the postcard - beginning of the 20-th century

 

     The market building was constructed in 1910-1912, features 896 square metres (9,640 sq ft) of market space.

     Nowadays Kiev citizens and guests can find anything they want to hear - fresh strawberry in winter, black caviar and Ukrainian salo and many more. Bessarabsky market is one of the main Kiev's sight and a part of many Kiev tours

Interesting facts:

Bessarabian market was the first covered market in Kiev
Bessarabian market was originally equipped with a powerful refrigeration system of the time that was a great technological innovation. This installation was placed under and is there to this day

Sight on map:
Kiev sights