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Old English Court (Stary Anglisky Dvor)

  • 4a Ulitsa Varvarka Map It
  • Kitai Gorod

Published 04/11/2018

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Built in the mid-16th century, this white-stone building with a steep shingled roof and narrow windows became known as the English Court because Ivan the Terrible—wanting to encourage foreign trade—presented it to English merchants trading in Moscow. It then took on the role of England's first embassy. In 1994 Queen Elizabeth II presided over the opening of the building as a branch of the Museum of the History of Moscow. Displays about Russian–British trade relations over the centuries are probably most interesting to visitors from the United Kingdom.

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4a Ulitsa Varvarka, Moscow, Moscow, 109012, Russia

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Sight Details:

  • 200 R
  • Closed Mon. and last Wed. of the month

Published 04/11/2018


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