Ready to discover the real hustle and bustle of the city? This square has cheap shopping, markets and big crowds at any time of the day.

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Sennaya Square

Central and popular.

In days gone by, this was a very busy market square where people would come to buy firewood, hay or livestock. Some things change over time but others always stay the same and this is certainly the case with this central square near the Sadovaya metro. It is still a very popular shopping area with various shopping centres, street-side shops and kiosks selling traditional Russian sweets and a food and clothes market. If you’re looking for luxury goods then this isn't the place for you; in fact, it is a whole world away from the shops and boutiques on Nevsky Prospekt. This is a chaotic and crowded celebration of cheap clothes and food with its own special charm, making it a must when visiting the city.

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