Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS
russian visa

Danilovsky - the Oldest Moscow Market
August 9, 2018 10:10


People engaged in the development of the Danilovsky market call it a “European market”. You can even call it a fashionable market, and due to this feature, Danilovsky will be of interest to tourists: it not only has neat and clean shopping arcades, but also is a pleasant place for communication and even for cultural events.

In addition, the market is considered to be the oldest in Moscow, it is adjacent to the Danilov Monastery and may well become an additional excursion point. It would be more accurate to call not the modern market, but the shopping arcades on the square near the Danilov Monastery the oldest constructions.

The shopping arcades have existed on this place for many centuries - at least since XIV century. The official collective farm market working on the principle of full cost accounting was organized here in 1963. Four years before an unexpected guest visited the market – it was the American President Richard Nixon who came to the famous American exhibition held at the Sokolniki Park.

Nixon liked the market very much, and he mentioned this in his article about the visit to Russia (which was translated by Nikolai Morozov): “I woke up early and went to the Danilovsky market with one of my employees and an interpreter. This is a charming place, mostly in the open air, with hundreds of small trading outlets selling fruits and vegetables, flowers and herbs, in fact everything - from plastic toys to fresh milk.”

In 1970s, the market was covered with a roof: a rounded building with a dome was constructed for the market, we can see it today. The building was renovated and reconstructed in late 2000s.

The updated Danilovsky market is more like a hypermarket with private sellers than a traditional bazaar. It can boast of perfect navigation and pleasant cleanliness, all kinds of products; the consultants are available, everything can be tasted.

There is a large food court with cuisines of different countries of the world; and in the future there will be a culinary area and a kitchen area where consumers will be able to cook the purchased products independently or with the help of professional cooks.  The market has an online store for its laziest customers.

The market is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.



Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Russian markets Moscow shopping eating out Russian Cuisine Moscow 

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Kamchatka: The Cities Hiking Trails and Sightseeing Routes of the Shushensky Bor National Park Guryevsk Abaza Kalmykia: Lagan Legends

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share


search on the map
Russian football  Exhibitions in Moscow  Sculpture  Unusual Monuments  Russian tourism  Restrictions  Ecotourism  Evgeny Chichvarkin  Russian law  Zaryadye  Russian Arctic  Gennady Zyuganov  Lada  Film Festival  Evgeny Plushenko  Business Center  buy Russian designers  former USSR,  Novgorod Region  Active Travel  Russian history  Leonard Cohen  Vladivostok  Bolshoe Toko  Space Science  environment  Soviet brands  Sots Art  Petroleum  Banya  Russian Literature  Russian business  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Red Square  Saint Petersburg   Classical Music  Pavel Filonov  Moscow  Visa   Diana Arbenina  Folk Arts  Armavir  Crimea  Russian train  St. Petersburg  Archeology  Russian International  Russian Cinema  Boris Nemtsov  Yakutia 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites