Visiting one of the many lively markets in St Petersburg is a great way to experience some of the local culture, which can sometimes seem almost frozen in time here. We list the best places to buy local goods and authentic souvenirs in the city.
Polyustrovskiy market has been located on the corner of Kondratieff and Polyustrovskiy avenues for more than half a century. It has grown from a small agricultural market, suited for the working areas, into a real shopping center. The premises host the unique bird market, the only fur market, and a whole kingdom of fishing boats, nets, tackles and bait.
Polyustrovskiy Avenue, 45, Saint Petersburg, +7 812 540 30 39
Maltsevskiy market is a single market where you can purchase of all the necessary goods for your house. You are welcome to fill your empty baskets with gourmet products, such as fresh fish and local meat, milk and homemade sour cream, luscious fruits and aromatic herbs.
Nekrasova Street, 52, Saint Petersburg, +7 812 275 10 81
Yunona is one of the biggest markets in Saint Petersburg. It specializes in selling a wide range of goods, including household appliances, audio and video products, computer equipment and software, and cheap clothing. Yunona appeared as a sort of black market, but over time the trade became civilized, with neat rows of pavilions, popular international brands and street stalls.
Ulitsa Marshala Kazakova, 35, Saint Petersburg, +7 812 385-49-82