Bloshiny Rynok is one of the best and largest vintage & antique markets in Moscow. Big flea markets are always fun as they come with a lively atmosphere and so many shopping opportunities, but they are not always the best place for those with a honed interest in antiques and history. Bloshiny Rynok delivers in terms of size and also with the quality of the antiques and collectibles available here. This market has gained a reputation among collectors due to the fascinating and rare merchandise that is displayed here and the chance to snag a real bargain is high indeed!
One of the main things that Bloshiny Rynok has become known for over the years is pre-revolutionary items. It helps to have a basic understanding of the Russian language when visiting this market, as the vendors have so much knowledge to impart that non-Russian speakers miss out on a great deal of the magic of the experience at this market. However, all transactions can be carried out with plenty of hand gestures and a smile, so it is certainly not a necessity. All the items for sale can be admired by anyone with an interest in Russian history, and collectors from any country will be hard pushed to leave this market empty-handed.
The goods in Bloshiny Rynok can be a bit jumbled together, but this just adds to the thrill of searching through and never knowing what you may find. Visitors will find teapots, hair clips, jewelry, jewelry boxes, cameras, binoculars, fans, furniture, tools, chinaware, and more. Many items are museum quality, and vintage music plays from old gramophones to further set the scene. Being at this market is a one of a kind experience, and the fact that there are so many quality antiques to see is just the icing on the cake.