City tours

Moscow Metro. Subterranean Monument.

by Olga on April 2, 2016

Highly recommend to visit an excellent exhibition “Moscow Metro. Subterranean Monument” at Schusev museum of architecture (Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 5/25, 17 March – 17 July 2016). It represents the Moscow metro as a unique achievement of architecture and art in the variety of projects embodied and unrealized.

Metro station project "Novoslobodskaya", 1950
Metro station project “Novoslobodskaya”, 1950

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Moscow Kremlin. The view from Moskvoretsky bridge.

One more picture to the old post Moskvoretsky bridge

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The view from Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills)

The view from Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills)

The same place in 1820 (A.Kadol, lithograph)
A.Kadol View of Moscow 1820

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New Year in Moscow

by Olga on January 3, 2016

Moscow welcomes 2016.

Pushkin square.
Moscow Pushkin square

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Observation platforms in Moscow

by Olga on June 9, 2015

I was asked by Judith:

      Olga, I have searched online about the observation platform and Vorobyovy Gory and      I  am quite confused . Are these two the same one, the one near MSU? And may I know will there be any entry fee? Which one of two will you recommend if they are different?
Thanks a lot.
P.S. Your information provided are really really useful, especially the one about Kremlin^.^

Hi, Judith.
Yes, the observation platform near MSU and that one on Vorobyovy Gory are the same place.
http://askmoscow.com/2010/12/viewpoint-1/ Here I gave an instruction how to get there:
http://askmoscow.com/2013/02/from-the-metro-to-the-observation-platform/ There is no any entry fee! Recently there was opened a new Moscow viewing desk at the top of Central Children’s store “Detsky mir” on Lubyanka square: http://opposto.livejournal.com/357751.html No entry fee as well! Thanks for your P.S. 🙂

 

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Moscow Kremlin ticket office

by Olga on June 7, 2015

Moscow Kremlin ticket office

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I was asked by Sophie:

Olga, the Viking cruise will be docked at the Moscow Northern River Boat Station, Leningradsky Prospekt, Khimki. Do you know how long will it take to get to the Armory if we take the subway? We heard there is a subway, but not sure where it is.  Will appreciate any help you can give us.

 

It will take you about 20 minutes walk from the pier to the metro station Rechnoy vokzal and 25 minutes by the green metro line to the station Teatralnaya, which is located in the city centre.

 

Your route from the river boat terminal to the metro station Rechnoy vokzal:

RechnoyVokzal

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State Department Store (GUM)

by Olga on July 22, 2013

GUM celebrates its 120th anniversary.
Red square in front of it turns into a patchwork flower carpet.

GUM

GUM

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Kremlin helicopter landing pad

by Olga on May 19, 2013

 Kremlin helicopter landing pad

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Maxim Vorobiev «View of Manege, Kutafya tower and St. Nicholas church in Sapozhki in Moscow», 1817.
M.N.Vorobiev1817 View of Manege, Kutafya tower, and the church of St. Nickolas in Moscow

Most tourists visiting the Kremlin enter it trough the Trinity (Troitskaya) tower. This is the tower with a bridge and outer barbican, known as Kutafya tower (a white one with a “crown” on its top). Left of it the watercolor by M.Vorobiev shows us just recently completed Manege building (1817). For its long history it was used for riding horses, as a government garage, and the main state exhibition hall. The church of St. Nicholas (1648) was demolished in 1838. A modern building behind the Kremlin wall, which obstructed the view of the Kremlin ensemble, was erected in 1961, under Nikita Khruschev, for Communist Party congresses.

The square in 2013.
10 years ago the monument to Alexander II flanked by two lions (standing today beside the cathedral of Christ the Savior) was planned to put up here. The idea did not come true.

Manege, Kutafya tower, Moscow

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