Moscow Sights

Hotel National

  • 15/1 ul. Mokhovaya Map It
  • Ulitsa Tverskaya
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Published 12/17/2015

Fodor's Review

The ornate art nouveau splendor of the National, built in 1903, belies its revolutionary function as the pre-Kremlin residence for Lenin and subsequent home for Communist Party operatives and fellow travelers, such as author John Reed. Beautiful mosaics adorn the hotel facade; inside, the luxurious rooms and restaurants conjure up the National's prerevolutionary elegance. A plaque on the outside of the hotel commemorates the five killed in December 2003, when a female suicide bomber blew herself up just outside the hotel's entrance. The bombing was attributed to Chechnya's separatist war.

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15/1 ul. Mokhovaya, Moscow, Moscow, 125009, Russia

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Published 12/17/2015


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