Bessarabian market
location icon Address
Baseina Street, 2, Kiev, Kyiv city, Ukraine
world icon Working time
Monday - Sunday: 06:00 - 04:00
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The Bessarabian indoor market, which Kievans call simply Bessarabka, is the central and most expensive market in Kiev. The name is due to traders from Bessarabia (the region at the border of the present Odessa region and Moldova). According to another version, this area began to be called Bessarabka before the appearance of the bazaar (supposedly, "bessarabians" in Kiev called bosot). The idea to perfect an unsightly Bessarabian market, building the first indoor market in Kiev, was founded as early as 1873, but the construction began only in 1910 with the funds allocated on the will of a sugar-grower, patron and benefactor L. Brodsky.

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