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Sandunovskiye Bani

  • 14 ul. Neglinnaya Map It
  • Kitai Gorod
  • Building/Architectural Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 12/17/2015

Fodor's Review

This impeccably clean banya, known also simply as "Sanduny," is probably the city's most elegant bathhouse, with a lavish blue-and-gold-painted interior dating to the early 1800s. The entrance is marked by wrought-iron lamps and a circular marble staircase. The VIP section has a pool surrounded by marble columns and a lounge with leather booths. Note that the banya essentials of a towel and a sheet to sit on in the steam room cost extra; you can also bring your own. You can also purchase birch branches, which you may be able to convince a fellow bather to beat you with (or you can hire a trained masseuse there to do it). This is a classic Russian banya procedure that's supposedly good for the skin. There is a thorough list of rules and recommendations printed in English at the ticket booth. On-site facilities include a beauty parlor and, of course, more traditional massage.

Sight Information

Address:

14 ul. Neglinnaya, Moscow, Moscow, 107031, Russia

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Phone:

495-625–4631

Website: www.sanduny.ru

Sight Details:

  • 1,700R–2,100R
  • Daily 8 am–11 pm

Published 12/17/2015

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