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  • 1. Bolshoi Theatre

    Kitai Gorod | Arts/Performance Venue

    Moscow's biggest ( bolshoi means "big") and oldest theater, formerly known as the Great Imperial Theater, was completely rebuilt after a fire...Read More

  • 2. Sandunovskiye Bani

    Kitai Gorod | Notable Building

    This impeccably clean banya, known also simply as "Sanduny," is probably the city's most elegant bathhouse, with a lavish blue-and-gold-painted...Read More

  • 3. Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan

    Kitai Gorod | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built between 1633 and 1636 to commemorate Russia's liberation from Polish occupation during the Time of Troubles, this church was purposely...Read More

  • 4. Cathedral of the Epiphany

    Kitai Gorod | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This church is all that remains of the monastery that was founded on this site in the 13th century by Prince Daniil of Moscow. A good example...Read More

  • 5. Cathedral of the Sign

    Kitai Gorod | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This solid redbrick church, topped with one gold and four green onion domes, was part of the monastery of the same name, built on the estate...Read More

  • 6. Church of All-Saints in Kulishki

    Kitai Gorod | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This fine example of 17th-century religious architecture was built in honor of the Russian forces who won the decisive Battle of Kulikovo three...Read More

  • 7. Church of St. George on Pskov Hill

    Kitai Gorod | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This majestic five-dome church with blue cupolas studded by gold stars, built in 1657 by merchants from Pskov, stands right next to the Romanov...Read More

  • 8. Church of St. Maxim the Blessed

    Kitai Gorod | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In 1698 this white-stone church was built on the site where the Holy Fool Maxim was buried. It's between St. Barbara's and the Cathedral of...Read More

  • 9. Church of the Trinity in Nikitniki

    Kitai Gorod | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Painted with white trim and topped by five green cupolas, this lovely redbrick creation—one of the most striking churches in the city—mixes...Read More

  • 10. English Court

    Kitai Gorod | Museum/Gallery

    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...Read More

  • 11. Gulag Museum

    Kitai Gorod | Museum/Gallery

    After being yanked from their beds in the middle of the night and loaded onto cattle cars, many of those purged by Stalin were shipped off to...Read More

  • 12. Maly Theater

    Kitai Gorod | Arts/Performance Venue

    Writer Maxim Gorky (1868–1936), known as the father of Soviet socialist realism, once called this theater famous for its productions of Russian...Read More

  • 13. Mayakovsky Museum

    Kitai Gorod | Museum/Gallery

    This collection honoring one of Russia's great revolutionary poets (1893–1930) is suitably among the most imaginative and revolutionary installations...Read More

  • 14. Merchants' Arcade

    Kitai Gorod | Store/Mall

    This former market, which takes up an entire block between ulitsas Ilinka and Varvarka, just east of Red Square, is made up of two imposing...Read More

  • 15. Metropol

    Kitai Gorod | Hotel

    Built at the turn of the 20th century in preparation for the celebrations commemorating 300 years of the Romanov dynasty, the Metropol underwent...Read More

  • 16. Monastery of the Savior Behind the Icons

    Kitai Gorod | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The monastery was founded at the beginning of the 17th century by Boris Godunov. Russia's first institution of higher learning, the Slavonic...Read More

  • 17. Museum of Russian Icons

    Kitai Gorod | Museum/Gallery

    One of the largest private collections of Eastern Christian art in the world displays icons and other Christian pieces dating back to the first...Read More

  • 18. Museum of the History of Moscow

    Krasnaya Presnya | Museum/Gallery

    In a former 19th-century warehouse, exhibits explore Moscow's architectural and cultural history through paintings, artifacts, and amusing life...Read More

  • 19. Ploshchad Lubyanskaya

    Kitai Gorod | Museum/Gallery

    Now called by its prerevolutionary name, this circular "square" had been renamed Dzerzhinsky Square in 1926 in honor of Felix Dzerzhinsky, a...Read More

  • 20. Polytechnical Museum

    Kitai Gorod | Museum/Gallery

    The achievements of science and technology, including an awesome collection of early-20th-century Russian cars, fill an entire Moscow block...Read More

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