Moscow Artists and Patrons of Art + Tretyakov Gallery (walking tour)

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Duration: Half day
Dates: Everyday, 09:30, 14:00
Difficulty: Medium
Children: Yes, over 10 years old

Walking tour of the amazingly beautiful streets of Zamoskvorechye, where the typical Moscow building was preserved by 2-storey merchant houses, ancient temples, cozy and quiet monasteries.
In the house on Malaya Ordynka the famous Russian playwright Alexander Ostrovsky was born. In the house on Pyatnitskaya Street in the mid-1850s he rented an apartment for Leo Tolstoy. On Bolshaya Ordynka there is the so-called Kumaninsky Compound – here lived the aunt of the writer F.M. Dostoyevsky, from whom he often stayed. The family of the poet-satirist V. Ardov lived in the same house, A. Akhmatova stayed here during her visits to Moscow.
The famous French poet Theophile Gautier wrote about the Zamoskvorechie XIX century:
“The embankment on the other side of the Moskva River, along which the mansions and magnificent houses of modern architecture go, with their straight lines creates, as it were, the foundation of the vast ocean of houses and roofs that stretch beyond it endlessly. You can not imagine anything more beautiful, rich, luxurious, fabulous than these domes with golden crosses … I stood there for a long time in an ecstatic numbness, immersed in silent contemplation.”

After a pleasant walk and a story about the residents of Zamoskvorechye, you together with the guide will visit the famous Tretyakov Gallery. It is there that one of the largest collections of Russian fine art in the world is located.

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