Besarabsky MarketEdit profile
Coordinates: 50°26′33″N 30°31′18″E / 50.4425°N 30.52167°E / 50.4425; 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 Kiev on the Bessarabska Square at the southwest end of the city's main thoroughfare, the Khreshchatyk. Constructed in 1910-1912 to a design of architect H. Hai, the market features 896 square metres (9,640 sq ft) of market space.
Its name originates from Bessarabia, 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).