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Name Category Location
 
Alexander Garden
Laid out in the 19th century by the Russian architect Osip Bove...
Gardens / Arboretums Kremlin/Red Square
 
Amusement Palace
Behind the State Kremlin Palace stands this smaller palace used...
Castles / Palaces Kremlin/Red Square
 
Andrei Bely Apartment Museum
On display are artifacts from the life of the writer Andrei Bely...
Museums / Galleries Arbat
 
Annunciation Cathedral
This remarkable monument of Russian architecture, linking three...
Religious Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
Armory Chamber
The oldest and richest museum in the Kremlin was founded in 1806...
Castles / Palaces Kremlin/Red Square
 
Arsenal
Commissioned in 1701 by Peter the Great, the weapons arsenal...
Architectural Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
Assumption Cathedral
This dominating structure is one of the oldest edifices of the...
Religious Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
Bely Dom
This large, white, modern building perched along the riverbank...
Government Buildings Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
Bolshoi Theatre
Moscow's biggest (bolshoi means "big") and oldest theater, formerly...
Arts / Performance Venues Kitai Gorod
 
Borovitskaya Tower
The main entrance to the Kremlin rises to more than 150 feet...
Architectural Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
Cathedral of Christ Our Savior
Moscow's largest Orthodox cathedral has a colorful past of destruction...
Religious Sites Kropotkinsky District
 
Cathedral of Christ's Ascension in Storozhakh
Like Moscow State University, this classical church was designed...
Religious Sites Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan
Built between 1633 and 1636 to commemorate Russia's liberation...
Religious Sites Kitai Gorod
 
Cathedral of the Archangel
This five-dome cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Great (1440–1505)...
Religious Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
Cathedral of the Epiphany
This church is all that remains of the monastery that was founded...
Religious Sites Kitai Gorod
 
Cathedral of the Sign
This solid redbrick church, topped with one gold and four green...
Religious Sites Kitai Gorod
 
Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles
Built in 1655–56 by Patriarch Nikon, this was his private church...
Religious Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
Cathedral Square
The ancient center of the Kremlin complex is framed by three...
Squares Kremlin/Red Square
 
CDL: Central House of Writers
It's believed that Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) used this large mansion...
Houses / Mansions Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
Central House of Artists
The street entrance of this huge, modern building leads to the...
Museums / Galleries Zamoskvoreche
 
Central Telegraph
Once the place where foreigners had to go to phone home, Central...
Architectural Sites Ulitsa Tverskaya
 
Chaliapin House Museum
Fyodor Chaliapin (1873–1938), one of the world's greatest opera...
Museums / Galleries Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
Chekhov House Museum
The sign "Dr. Chekhov" still hangs from the door of this home...
Museums / Galleries Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
Church of All-Saints in Kulishki
This fine example of 17th-century religious architecture was...
Religious Sites Kitai Gorod
 
Church of St. George on Pskov Hill
This majestic five-dome church with blue cupolas studded by gold...
Religious Sites Kitai Gorod
 
Church of St. Maxim the Blessed
In 1698 this white-stone church was built on the site where the...
Religious Sites Kitai Gorod
 
Church of St. Nicholas in Khamovniki
Built between 1679 and 1682 and remaining open throughout the...
Religious Sites Kropotkinsky District
 
Church of St. Simon the Stylite
This bright white 17th-century church stands out in stark contrast...
Religious Sites Arbat
 
Church of the Deposition of the Virgin's Robe
This single-dome church was built in 1484–86 by masters from...
Religious Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
Church of the Resurrection
Built in 1629, this is one of the few lucky churches to have...
Religious Sites Ulitsa Tverskaya
 
Church of the Resurrection in Kadosh
Because a high fence surrounds it, this colorful church is best...
Religious Sites Zamoskvoreche
 
Church of the Transfiguration on the Sands
Built in the 17th century, this elegant church was closed after...
Religious Sites Arbat
 
Church of the Trinity in Nikitniki
Painted with white trim and topped by five green cupolas, this...
Religious Sites Kitai Gorod
 
Cook Street
This street is where the tsars' cooks lived, and hence the Russian...
Neighborhoods / Streets Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
Diamond Fund
In 1922 the fledgling Soviet government established this amazing...
Museums / Galleries Kremlin/Red Square
 
Dom Druzhby Narodov
One of Moscow's most interesting buildings—it looks like a Moorish...
Houses / Mansions Arbat
 
Dom Knigi
One of the country's largest bookstores has an English-language...
Stores / Malls Arbat
 
Dostoyevsky Memorial Apartment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–81) lived here until he was 16, on the...
Museums / Galleries Northern Outskirts
 
English Court
Built in the mid-16th century, this white-stone building with...
Museums / Galleries Kitai Gorod
 
Gogol statue
This statue of a melancholy Nikolai Gogol (1809–52) originally...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Arbat
 
Gorky House Museum
This marvelous and wonderfully preserved example of Moscow art...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
Gorky Literary Museum
Letters, manuscripts, and pictures of the great proletarian writer...
Museums / Galleries Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
Gorky Park
The official name of this park laid out in 1928 and covering...
Parks Zamoskvoreche
 
Great Kremlin Palace
The palace actually consists of a group of buildings. The main...
Castles / Palaces Kremlin/Red Square
 
Gulag Museum
After being yanked from their beds in the middle of the night...
Museums / Galleries Kitai Gorod
 
GUM
Pronounced "goom," the initials are short for Gosudarstvenny...
Stores / Malls Kremlin/Red Square
 
Historical Museum
You may recognize these twin towers if you've ever caught clips...
Museums / Galleries Kremlin/Red Square
 
Hotel National
The ornate art nouveau splendor of the National, built in 1903...
Hotels Ulitsa Tverskaya
 
Ivan the Great Bell Tower
The octagonal main tower of the tallest structure in the Kremlin...
Architectural Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
Kutafya Tower
This white bastion, erected in 1516, once defended the approach...
Architectural Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
Lenin Mausoleum
Except for a brief interval during World War II, when his body...
Memorials / Monuments Kremlin/Red Square
 
Lobnoye Mesto
The name of the strange, round, white-stone dais in front of...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Kremlin/Red Square
 
Maly Theater
Writer Maxim Gorky (1868–1936), known as the father of Soviet...
Arts / Performance Venues Kitai Gorod
 
Mayakovsky Museum
This collection honoring one of Russia's great revolutionary...
Museums / Galleries Kitai Gorod
 
Melnikov House
This cylindrical concrete building was designed by the famous...
Houses / Mansions Arbat
 
Merchants' Arcade
This former market, which takes up an entire block between ulitsas...
Stores / Malls Kitai Gorod
 
Metropol
Built at the turn of the 20th century in preparation for the...
Hotels Kitai Gorod
 
Minin and Pozharsky statue
In 1818 sculptor Ivan Martos built this statue honoring Kuzma...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Kremlin/Red Square
 
Monastery of the Conception
Though this working monastery was founded in the 16th century...
Religious Sites Kropotkinsky District
 
Monastery of the Savior Behind the Icons
The monastery was founded at the beginning of the 17th century...
Religious Sites Kitai Gorod
 
Moscow Art Theater
One of Moscow's most historically important theaters, this performance...
Arts / Performance Venues Ulitsa Tverskaya
 
Moscow City Council
This impressive structure was built at the end of the 18th century...
Government Buildings Ulitsa Tverskaya
 
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
A collection founded in 1999 by controversial sculptor Zurab...
Museums / Galleries Ulitsa Tverskaya
 
Moscow State University
Russia's oldest university was founded in 1755 by the father...
Educational Institutions Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
Museum of Oriental Art
Glass cases filled to capacity with artwork and clothing from...
Museums / Galleries Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
Museum of the Contemporary History of Russia
This is a good place to start if you want a refresher course...
Museums / Galleries Ulitsa Tverskaya
 
Museum of the History of Moscow
In a former 19th-century warehouse, exhibits explore Moscow's...
Museums / Galleries Kitai Gorod
 
Nikitskiye Vorota
This square was named after the vorota (gates) of the white-stone...
Squares Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
Pashkov House
Designed by Vasily Bazhenov, one of Russia's greatest architects...
Houses / Mansions Kropotkinsky District
 
Patriarch's Palace
Adjoining the Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles, the Patriarch's...
Museums / Galleries Kremlin/Red Square
 
Patriarch's Ponds
The beginning of Russian satirist and novelist Mikhail Bulgakov's...
Parks Ulitsa Tverskaya
 
Pertsov House
One of the finest examples of Moscow art nouveau was built in...
Houses / Mansions Kropotkinsky District
 
Peter the Great statue
An enormous figure of the tsar stands at the helm of a ship...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Zamoskvoreche
 
Ploshchad Kudrinskaya
Along one side of this square, cars race along the Garden Ring...
Squares Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
Ploshchad Lubyanskaya
Now called by its prerevolutionary name, this circular "square"...
Museums / Galleries, Squares Kitai Gorod
 
Polytechnical Museum
The achievements of science and technology, including an awesome...
Museums / Galleries Kitai Gorod
 
Pushkin Apartment Museum
The poet Alexander Pushkin lived here with his bride, Natalya...
Museums / Galleries Arbat
 
Pushkin Memorial Museum
Aleksandr Pushkin (1799–1837) never lived here and probably never...
Museums / Galleries Kropotkinsky District
 
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
One of the finest art museums in Russia, the Pushkin is famous...
Museums / Galleries Kropotkinsky District
 
Pushkin Square
The most popular meeting place in town is located at the intersection...
Squares Ulitsa Tverskaya
 
Red Square
Famous for the grand military parades staged here during the...
Squares Kremlin/Red Square
 
Resurrection Gates
These gates, which formed part of the Kitai Gorod defensive wall...
Architectural Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
Romanov Palace Chambers in Zaryadye
It's believed that Mikhail Romanov (1596–1645), the first tsar...
Museums / Galleries Kitai Gorod
 
Russian State Library
Once called Biblioteka Imeni Lenina, or the Lenin Library, this...
Libraries Kropotkinsky District
 
Sandunovskiye Bani
This impeccably clean banya, known also simply as "Sanduny,"...
Architectural Sites Kitai Gorod
 
Scriabin Museum
This charming apartment was the last home of composer Alexander...
Museums / Galleries Arbat
 
Shchusev Architecture Museum
The rooms of an 18th-century neoclassical mansion display works...
Museums / Galleries Arbat
 
Sobakina Tower
More than 180 feet high, the Sobakina (formerly Arsenal) Tower...
Military Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
Spaso House
The yellow neoclassical mansion behind the iron gate is the residence...
Houses / Mansions Arbat
 
St. Andrew's Anglican Church
Moscow's only Anglican church, built in 1884, served the British-expatriate...
Religious Sites Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
St. Basil's Cathedral
The proper name of this whimsical structure is Church of the...
Religious Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
St. John's Convent
Among the noblewomen who were forced to take the veil here were...
Religious Sites Kitai Gorod
 
Stanislavsky Museum
Konstantin Stanislavsky (1863–1938) was a Russian actor, director...
Museums / Galleries Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
State Kremlin Palace
In 1961 this rectangular structure of glass and aluminum was...
Castles / Palaces Kremlin/Red Square
 
Tchaikovsky Conservatory
The famous Tchaikovsky Music Competition takes place every four...
Arts / Performance Venues Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
Tolstoy House Estate Museum
Tolstoy bought this house in 1882, at the age of 54, and spent...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions Kropotkinsky District
 
Tolstoy Memorial Museum
Architect Afanasy Grigoriev designed this mansion, a fine example...
Museums / Galleries Kropotkinsky District
 
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Dedicated on May 9, 1967, the 22nd anniversary of the Russian...
Memorials / Monuments Kremlin/Red Square
 
Tower of the Savior
Until Boris Yeltsin's presidency (1991–99) this 1491 tower served...
Architectural Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
Tretyakov Gallery
On view are some of the world's greatest masterpieces of Russian...
Museums / Galleries Zamoskvoreche
 
Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val
This branch of the Tretyakov Gallery shares a building with the...
Museums / Galleries Zamoskvoreche
 
Triumphal Square
This major intersection is where the grand boulevard of Moscow...
Squares Ulitsa Tverskaya
 
Troitskaya Tower
Rising 240 feet, this is the tallest bashnya (tower) in the Kremlin...
Architectural Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
Tropinin Museum
The museum collection contains miniatures and portraits by serf...
Museums / Galleries Zamoskvoreche
 
Tsar Bell
The world's largest bell is also the world's most silent: it...
Memorials / Monuments Kremlin/Red Square
 
Tsar Cannon
This huge piece of artillery (pushka) has the largest caliber...
Military Sites Kremlin/Red Square
 
Tsvetaeva House Museum
Marina Tsvetaeva (1892–1941), the renowned poet, lived in an...
Museums / Galleries Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
 
Ulitsa Tverskaya-Yamskaya
This last section of ulitsa Tverskaya leads to Belorussky railway...
Neighborhoods / Streets Ulitsa Tverskaya
 
Vakhtangov Theater
An excellent traditional theater is housed within this impressive...
Arts / Performance Venues Arbat
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