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Sightseeing tours

Kuznetsky Most and Surroundings
Construction of the Tverskoy district's pedestrian zone began in 2012, and covers Stoleshnikov Lane, Kamergersky Lane, Kuznetsky Most Street and Rozhdestvenka Street. The area's border includes Tverskaya Square and adjacent to it, part of Tverskoy Proezd until Tverskaya Street. In December of 2012, the part of Kuznetsky Most Street from Bolshaya Dmitrovka to Rozhdestvenka Street became a pedestrian zone.
In detail

Construction of the Tverskoy district's pedestrian zone began in 2012, and covers Stoleshnikov Lane, Kamergersky Lane, Kuznetsky Most Street and Rozhdestvenka Street. The area's border includes Tverskaya Square and adjacent to it, part of Tverskoy Proezd until Tverskaya Street. In December of 2012, the part of Kuznetsky Most Street from Bolshaya Dmitrovka to Rozhdestvenka Street became a pedestrian zone. 

You may start your route from metro station "Okhotny Ryad", looking at the famous Bolshoi Theatre which has been freshly rennovated, turn right and along Bolshaya Dmitrovka, exit onto the pedestrian zone of Kuznetsky Most Street. Now you can go in the direction of Lubyanka, crossing Petrovka Street, Neglinnaya and Rozhdestvenka, and take your time to look at the historical and architectural monuments that Kuznetsky Most has quite a lot of. On your way, its also worth having a look at TsUM (Central Universal Department Store). 

Another option is to start your walk from metro station “Kuznetsky Most” and go in the direction of Tverskaya Ulitsa by walking through Kamergersky Lane and then exiting onto Stoleshnikov Lane, covering a large part of Tversky district's pedestrian zone. 

The most important part of the pedestrian area is Kuznetsky Most, which is among the oldest streets in Moscow. Its appearance was due to the construction of Pushechny Dvor in the area, and has kept the name Kuznetsky Most over the Neglinnaya River. For centuries the street has been one of Moscow's main “arteries”, constantly covered with pedestrians. In fact, it has housed many of the city's best shops. It wasn't by accident that Famusov complained in Griboedov's play: “And all of Kuznetsky Most, and the French! With all their fashion shops and streets, their books and writers and artists. They break our hearts, they make our money fly.” Writer M. Pylyaev wrote about this street in the middle of the XIX century: Kuznetsky Most is now the most aristocratic place in Moscow; from dawn till dusk pedestrians and carriages scurry, and the best foreign shops and book stores can be found here”. In the end of 1865, Kuznetsky Most became the first street in Moscow where they tested gas lamp lighting, which became common throughout the city shortly thereafter. In 1886, electric lighting appeared on the street. 

Route sights

Bolshoi Theatre
Bolshoi Theatre
The gala concert has begun a new stage in life of ancient and eternally young Bolshoi theatre on 28th of October, 2011.

TsUM – Central Universal Department Store
TsUM – Central Universal Department Store
Continuing the centuries-old tradition, the Central Universal Department Store in Moscow (TsUM) even today is the first and only department store of the country, offering the products of the highest quality.

Temple of Cosmas and Damian in the Shubin
Temple of Cosmas and Damian in the Shubin
This small church is located near the statue of Yuri Dolgoruky. It was built at the beginning of the 18th century, but in the middle of the 19th century the church enjoyed the addition a bell tower that has not survived to our day. It is a miracle that the church has remained intact - it had housed a library and later a printing shop. Today the church has been given back to believers, restored, and currently holds religious services. M: Pushkinskaya.

Profitable House M. Sokol
Profitable House M. Sokol

Moscow Art Theatre. Anton Chekhov
Moscow Art Theatre. Anton Chekhov
Established by K.S. Stanislavsky and V.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko in 1898 under the name Moscow Art Theatre (MXT). The Theatre received the status of “Academic Theater” in 1919 (MXAT).
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