Souvenir Shopping Part 2, 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 2 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 2
Guide Location: Russia » Moscow (See other walking tours in Moscow)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.8 km
Author: Daniel
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Gostiny Dvor

1) Gostiny Dvor

What to buy here: Zhostovo tray.

As well as a samovar, a Zhostovo hammered tray will make an outstanding decoration to any tea party, for it is not just a tray but firstly an artwork. The trays are hammered at the Zhostovo Manufactory which has been successfully working since 1825. The most popular motive is live-looking, slightly radiant fruit and flowers on a pitch-black background. The legend says that in the early 19th century Zhostovo painters used to travel about the country making...   view more
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Rumela

2) Rumela

What to buy here: Russian Honey.

Russia is proud of its innumerable sorts of honey, for apiculture has always been popular here. For many centuries honey has been an important item of Russian export. It is not only a tasty dessert, but also a wonderful wholesome product which helps people to confront many diseases. It is very nutritious and contains numerous vitamins and minerals. Various kinds of honey have their own healing qualities. In Russia honey is used to heal flu, wounds and burns,...   view more
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Tretyakov Gallery Shop

3) Tretyakov Gallery Shop

What to buy here: Tretyakov Gallery Photo Album.

Founded in 1856 by a wealthy patron of art Pavel Tretyakov, State Tretyakov Gallery is famous for its unique collection of Russian fine art – from medieval icons to futurism and constructivism. The quality of exhibited works make it comparable to the French Orsay and the Italian Uffizi. It goes without saying that everyone wants to keep a small part of this beauty for themselves. Though you cannot buy an artwork from the gallery, you can...   view more
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Pushinka

4) Pushinka

What to buy here: Orenburg shawls.

Tender and as thin as cobweb, Orenburg shawls slightly remind us of the epoque of Tolstoi and Dostoevsky. They are highly appreciated throughout Russia for their romantic beauty, softness and warmth that helps Russian ladies to survive severe winters; for this important quality hand-knitted Orenburg shawl became the main character of a folk song yet widely known among the elder generation. Any woman will be pleased if wrapped in this fine piece of woolen...   view more
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Museum of Valenki store

5) Museum of Valenki store

What to buy here: Valenki (felted boots).

No footwear will warm you so well in severe winter than the famous "valenki", specially made of felted wool to be worn in thirty and forty degrees below zero, when ordinary boots fail to protect you. The first felted boots in history are supposed to be worn by the nomads of the Great Steppe more than one thousand years ago. The peak of their popularity in Russia was the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. Moreover, valenki still...   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.
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

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: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 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
Zamoskvorechie Nightlife

Zamoskvorechie Nightlife

An international hub that sees a fair number of tourists through its city throughout the year, Moscow features its share of hot nightlife establishments where the party never ends. Many Moscow nightclubs include restaurants on the premises where guests can enjoy fine dining, great cocktails, and a hot night of clubbing all under one roof. Take this Nightlife Tour in Moscow to see the very best the city has to offer when the sun goes down.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
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
Museums of All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow

Museums of All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow

The All-Russian Exhibition Center is a complex of buildings which are called pavilions. The center serves as house to some of the most important Russia's monuments. The pavilions are used as commercial space for exhibitions for different companies. The center has its museums, which are important representatives of the Russian culture. You may follow the list offered below to learn what museums you can visit if you decide to go to the All-Russian Exhibition Center.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 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

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