As the Golden Ring is such a heavily touristed area, souvenirs aren't hard to find here – if anything, you may find yourself tiring of passing street stalls with the same wooden spoons and carbon-copy nesting dolls as the last one. If you're after something to bring home, look for actual shops – often selling speciality crafts of that region – where you can find higher-quality goods, locally made.

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Arts & Crafts

  • Gorod Masterov Hand-painted matryoshka nesting dolls with a difference.
  • Maria Frolova A master practitioner of traditional filigree embroidery.
  • Dymov Ceramics Housewares from a renowned pottery workshop.
  • Dom Remyosel Buy or make your own souvenirs at this house of crafts.
  • Art Polka Dozens of local artisans sell their pieces through this small shop.