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Moscow Sights

Merchants' Arcade (Gostinny Dvor)

Updated 06/24/2013

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This former market, which takes up an entire block between ulitsas Ilinka and Varvarka, just east of Red Square, is made up of two imposing buildings. Running the length of pereulok Khrustalny is the Old Merchant Arcade, erected by the Italian architect Quarenghi between 1791 and 1805; on the other side of the block, bordering pereulok Rybny, is the New Merchant Arcade, built between 1838 and 1840 on the site of the old fish market. The complex now houses a number of restaurants,

art galleries, and shops, though none of them are worth making a special trip to visit. Besides the facade, the only parts of the building of historical interest are the capacious glass-topped arcade inside and a small exhibition of the structure's old molding and other features, displayed simply in a set of rooms on the western side of the complex.

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Sight Information

Address:

4 ul. Ilinka, Moscow, 109012, Russia

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Phone:

495-698–1202

Website: www.mosgd.ru/en

Sight Details:

  • Daily 10–10

Updated 06/24/2013

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