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Kitai-Gorod and Ulitsa Varvarka

Ulitsa Varvarka , Kitai-Gorod , east the kremlin, Moscow, Russia
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The area to the east of the Kremlin was a traditional trading quarter. The oldest streets of Kitai-Gorod - Nikolskaya, Ilyinka, Varvarka - were known as early as the 14th century.
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Ulitsa Varvarka , Kitai-Gorod , east the kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

I am glad I had this opportunity to walk arround guided by a charming person, who knows all the secret artistic places

Thank ssv469
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Ulitsa Varvarka is named after St. Barbara (Varvara) The Martyr and is one of the oldest streets in Moscow. It is located at the southeast corner of the Red Square and runs through the Kitay Gorod area of the city. There are a handful of...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I always advise this place to the forein guest: "After the official view of Red Square come here to see the ancient history of Moscow". Just walk along and see. Tip: at the end of the steet step down to the subway (Metro) and look...More

Thank IK-RUS
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is very short tour but you can observe there part of Moscow history and after the Kremlin and the big churches it us quite different experience. Ulitsa Varvarka named after the neoclassical Church of St. Barbara, which stand at the beginning of the street...More

Thank shkomit
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest parts of the city. Very interesting architecture. Lot of great historical monuments, my favourite being Romanov boyars house. Worth taking a stroll.

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This place is located behind the Red Square, that separates it from Kremlin. Before, the Kitai - Gorod, for instance in XVIth and XVIIth centuries was with the fortifications, narrow streets and multitudes of the stores of merchants, craftsmen etc.. Nowadays it is turned in...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Walking around Kitay Gorod in the evening to sunset its very peaceful. Blend with local people make me feel acceptable. People of Moscow very adorable. A lot of beautiful church around here to see

Thank maya sari t
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I was there together with Free Moscow Tour guide Darya and she had a very interesting story about this place. During winter it seems a bit grey, but historically it is a very important place.

1  Thank Jolanta_Sh
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This area are downtown Moscow, i was go there with Marina the tour leader from Moscow free tour, but with another tour, Mystery Tour. Marina told us there are a lot of church around this have a lot ghost. you can see tower with bell...More

1  Thank maya sari t
Reviewed 29 August 2013

This street is a little bit hidden behind the red square, but it has a lof of great museums there and you can nicely walr through it to Kitai-Gorod part. There is an absolutely great old-old Russian church in the perpendicular street with an apple...More

4  Thank Alexander D
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
This small yet important neighbourhood is full of
state institutions and offices. To understand where
modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State
Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your
historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at
GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of
shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as
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