in Pushkin is a smaller version of its namesake in St Petersburg. It is a short walk from the Alexander Palace, on Moskovskaya and Oranzhereinaya Streets. It is the Russian version of a strip mall, where individual stores occupy separate sections of the building, and an outdoor farmerís market inside its large courtyard. Gostiny Dvor as it looked at the turn of the 20th century and as it appears today:
At first glance, Gostiny Dvor looks sort of abandoned - with a strong need of renovation, but turns out that even the shabbiest storefronts are occupied and open for business. Electronics, clothing, toys, gifts are available at individual stores at Gostiny Dvor. There is even a box office, where one can buy tickets to shows in St Petersburg. Entrance to the Tsarskoe Selo Market (in the courtyard of Gostiny Dvor), and inside the market:
The market is open 7 days a week, until 9pm. It is very popular among the locals. There, one can buy everything from watermelons to shoes...