Souvenir Shopping Part 1, Moscow

It would be a pity to leave Moscow without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Moscow, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Souvenir Shopping Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 1
Guide Location: Russia » Moscow (See other walking tours in Moscow)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Author: Daniel
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Novaya Zarya

1) Novaya Zarya

What to buy here: Krasnaya Moskva Perfume.

"Krasnaya Moskva" ("Red Moscow") is a Russian perfume with a history. As well as the red flag and the portrait of Gagarin, it is a symbol of the Soviet époque, especially for ladies. Created in 1913 by Henri Brocard, an outstanding Moscow perfumer, French by origin, it was known under the name "The Empresses' Bouquet" and was dedicated to Maria Fyodorovna (Danish princess Dagmar), mother of Nikolay II, the last...   view more
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Raritet

2) Raritet

What to buy here: Enamel and Amber Artisan Jewelry.

Vintage-looking finifty jewelry is made of painted porcelain elements clad in the pieces of silver lace; one can imagine an elven princess wearing such decorations. Rings and bracelets, hairpins and lockets, there are a lot of beautiful pieces to the most exquisite taste, and this is something you will surely not find in other countries. Real finifty is only produced in the city of Rostov; it is always handcrafted and hand-painted; the...   view more
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Russki Promysel (Russian Handicraft)

3) Russki Promysel (Russian Handicraft)

What to buy here: Matryoshka (Russian nested doll) | Samovar.

Though modern Russians don't always follow their old traditions, everybody still remembers "the hero" of the old Russian tea party - the famous samovar, a far relative of today's electric kettle. Designed to keep the water hot for a long time and thus contributing to a long tea-talk, this curvaceous metal water boiler is considered as a symbol of a family unity and comfortable home. Russian samovar appeared in...   view more
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Yeliseevsky food store

4) Yeliseevsky food store

What to buy here: Caviar | Kvass | Vodka.

Red caviar - salmon caviar, brought to Moscow from the Far East of Russia - has become world’s symbol of prosperity. Tiny and shiny semi-transparent balls in different shades of red resemble precious stones: they look beautiful on canapés and taste good. Besides, caviar is a very nutritious product. It is considered wholesome to one's brain, bones and eyes and helps to reinforce immune system. Caviar contains nearly all known vitamins and...   view more
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GUM

5) GUM

What to buy here: Russian fur.

"Soft gold" - this is how Russians poetically call furs. No wonder: for many centuries furs were historically used as currency along with golden and silver coins and made up a premium export item. Hunt used to be one of the most important sources of income in this country, rich in dense forests, and when Siberia joined the Moscow kingdom in the 16th century, Russia has received, along with the mines of ordinary gold, vast quantities of the soft one....   view more

Walking Tours in Moscow, Russia

Create Your Own Walk in Moscow

Create Your Own Walk in Moscow

Creating your own self-guided walk in Moscow is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Moscow is the capital and the largest city in Russia. It is also a major political, cultural, economic and religious center. The city has a big number of places that worth being visited. Take this orientation walk to explore the best attractions Moscow has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Most Popular Garden Ring Attractions in Moscow

Most Popular Garden Ring Attractions in Moscow

The Garden Ring is the major circular avenue around downtown of Moscow. Originally, the Garden Ring was built as a defensive fortification for Moscow. Today, the circumference of sixteen kilometers of the avenue is rich in architectural beauties, monuments, museums etc. The tour suggested below will help you get more familiar with Moscow's Garden Ring and its fascinating sights.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
A Walking Tour in Kitai-Gorod, Moscow

A Walking Tour in Kitai-Gorod, Moscow

Kitai-Gorod means China town in the Russian language. This is one of the oldest historical sites in the center of Moscow. In the past, Kitai-Gorod's territory was occupied by traders and craftsmen. Today the famous district is a preserved zone, due Gostiny Dvor, Moscow's first Print Yard, and other meaningful attractions that are presented in the guide below.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Popular Sights of All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow

Popular Sights of All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow

Also known as VDNKh, the All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow is a large complex that occupies a territory of 3 square kilometers and has 400 buildings. The complex provides commercial space for major exhibits, and houses Russia's most important monuments, such as Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, the Friendship of Nations fountain, monument to the Conquerors of Space etc. Don't miss the chance to visit some of the most popular sights at VDNKh. There is a list of attractions suggested below.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km
Moscow's Red Square Fascinating Sights

Moscow's Red Square Fascinating Sights

Located in the heart of Moscow, the Red Square is regarded to be the central square of the whole Russia. It is also one of the most famous squares in the whole world. Spend 3 hours to this self guided tour and enjoy the sights of the heart of Moscow.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Moscow without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Moscow, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.8 km

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16 Best Russian Things to Buy as Souvenirs in Moscow

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