Besarabsky Market

Coordinates: 50°26′33″N 30°31′18″E / 50.44250°N 30.52167°E / 50.44250; 30.52167

The Besarabsky Market (Ukrainian: Бесарабський ринок, Besarabs'kyi rynok), also referred to as the Besarabka (Ukrainian: Бесарабка), is an indoor market located in the center of Kyiv on the Bessarabska Square at the southwest end of the city's main thoroughfare, the Khreshchatyk. Constructed in 1910-1912 to a design of Polish architect Henryk Julian Gay, the market features 896 square metres (9,640 sq ft) of market space.

Exterior view of the Besarabsky Market and the surrounding square.
The market offers a wide variety of grocery products.

Its name originates from Bessarabia,[1] a region conquered by the Russian Empire during the Russo-Turkish Wars and now partially located in southwestern Ukraine on the territory of the Odessa Oblast (province).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Besarabsky Market - Indoor Food Market - Kiev, Ukraine".

External linksEdit

  • Vokrug sveta magazine - section in the article on Khreshchatyk. (in Russian)
  • Бессарабський ринок in Wiki-Encyclopedia Kyiv (in Ukrainian)