Market shopping in Moldova
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The Central Market has since 1825 been the place where Moldovans haggle over prices for fresh produce. It's well worth a visit for its choice of fresh food and lively ambience. The market spreads out across a huge area along Str Mitropolit Varlaam, around the bus station. The constant activity of the bustling crowds and tradespeople is reminiscent of Istanbul.
Porters scurry around with trolleys to carry goods away, cars honk like crazy as they madly try to squeeze through the bustling crowds, women spit out sunflower seeds and old men huddle in groups haggling for the best bargain. There's always something going on here at all times of the day or night.
Opposite the Chişinău Prison is the Pitii Market.