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Museum of Architecture

Walking Tours around Moscow

WALKING TOURS AROUND MOSCOW

You can book an Individual Guided Exhibition Tour in English or German for an organized group under 25 people by calling +7-(495)-690-05-51 or writing at  6900551@muar.ru.
The price of the Individual Guided Exhibition Tour for a group under 25 people in English or German is 10.000 rub.

THE BEGINNING OF MOSCOW. ALEXANDER GARDEN AND RED SQUARE.

Our walking tour will start at the Borovtzky hill. Here, at the confluence of Neglinka and Moscow rivers, Moscow was born. Walking down the lanes of the Alexander Garden we will imagine how did the medieval Moscow look, what were its citizens doing, which urban planning problems did the Moscow architects face, and how did the fire of 1812 help them to solve these said problems. We will visit the Red Square, where we will see the representations and symbols of medieval, Imperial, Soviet and contemporary Russia. By looking at them, we will understand what does the main square of the country want to tell us.

THE SOUL OF MOSCOW. STREETS OF IVANOV HILL

If Kremlin and the Red Square are the heart of Moscow, then its soul is here, on quiet cozy alleys of the Ivanov hill. During this riveting tour you will see Ioanno-Predtechenskiy Cathedral built in the XIX century under the impression of the Santa Maria del Fiore, churches of St. Vladimir, St. Nicola v Podkopyah, Troitsy v Khokhlakh, as well as learn the interesting stories of palaces of Dolgorukov, Ukraintsev and Hitrovo. You will take a walk down the legendary Hitrovka, hailed by Gilyarovsky and Akunin. The old Moscow is still alive on these streets, with its gold-domed churches, shadowy gardens, ancient mansions and curved streets where the time has stopped, it seems.

KITAY-GOROD

Many centuries before the Moscow-City was built, here, in Kitay-Gorod, was the center of the business world. Merchants, bankers, fabricants weren’t frugal and hired the best architects of their time: Kvarengy, Kaminsky, Shehtel, Sherwood. During the excursion we will see the Moscow Gostiny Dvor, stock exchange, hotels and business chambers, which will tell us about the business world of Moscow’s past in details. Moreover, we will find the remains of the Kitaygorodskaya wall – a medieval fortress built by Italians, which used to guard this neighborhood from the enemies.

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