Bessarabsky Rynok

Top choice market in Kyiv

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Kyiv's beautiful, light-filled, central market, built in 1910–12 for traders coming to Kyiv from Bessarabia, is not to be missed. The arrangements of colourful fruit, vegetables and flowers are nothing less than works of art. This is a great place to buy caviar and Ukraine trademark salo (cured lard), among other culinary souvenirs.