The most unusual sights of Moscow
On our website we regularly post interesting articles about Russian cities, so we have already posted interesting facts about: Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Sochi, St. Petersburg and others, but with horror I discovered that on a trip to the capital of our Motherland – to Moscow – together with you set off. I decided to correct this shortcoming and publish the article not just interesting facts about Moscow, but an article about the most unusual sights of Moscow. I would like to note at the beginning of the article, of course, it is great to travel around Moscow on my own, but this is quite laborious for an inexperienced traveler – only one metro can easily get lost or looking at the map of Moscow completely lost. Therefore, we are for quite competently prepared excursions in Moscow, when you do not need to “bathe” about the choice of transport and travel on a comfortable bus, when you search on the Internet for the most necessary places to visit and as a result do not visit what you actually had to visit . You will definitely get acquainted with some of the sights on excursions, and some of them are not there, so read the article and ask the guide to have an additional excursion to these places. Enjoy your review.
If the capital’s capital sight in the list of must see is the Kremlin, then the Izmailovo Kremlin rightfully occupies the first place in our rating of obligatory visiting unusual places in the city. This cultural and entertainment center, built in the late 90s – early zero, includes all kinds of entertainment in Russian national style, designed for the widest possible audience. Here and pseudo-Russian architecture with turrets, painted platbands and tiles to the delight of foreigners, and informative exhibitions in museums, and fascinating master classes, and noisy folk festivals.
Name trains in the subway
In the Moscow subway and down before, as in a museum. But if until now the “excursionists” were attracted only by the metro stations themselves, but now museum cars also ply here. The Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line runs the Aquarelle gallery train with reproductions of paintings by the great Russian and European artists of the 18th-19th centuries, selected for this project by the members of the Museum of Pushkin. On the Ring and Filevskoy ride “bookshelves” – trains “Reading Moscow” and “Poetry in the subway” with excerpts from the ancient Russian epics and fairy tales, children’s books and masterpieces of world classic prose and poetry. Several trains with a patriotic and military theme were launched on the Sokolnicheskaya Line: “Red Arrow”, “People’s Militiaman”, “Kursk Bulge” and “Retro-Train”, stylized as the first part of the Moscow metro.
The place of pilgrimage for all lovers of Russian classical literature and mysticism is the former apartment of Mikhail Bulgakov on Bolshaya Sadovaya, turned into a writer’s museum. And it is also one of the supposed prototypes of the “bad apartment” in the cult novel Master and Margarita. The house, built in Art Nouveau style, is marked with a sign indicating its “literary” address, and passing through the arch, visitors can see a monument to Koroviev and a Behemoth cat in the courtyard, with a Primus clutching in its paws. On the walls of the staircases adorn the work of fans of the work – paintings depicting a talking cat, Margarita on a broomstick and other heroes of the novel. In the apartment itself you can see the recreated interiors of the early twentieth century: typical communal kitchen, corridor, living rooms, as well as Bulgakov’s office with some of his personal belongings.
In this first Moscow grocery store, opened in 1901 with a solemn prayer service, and bearing the name of its owner, from the very beginning it was possible to walk like a museum. Then he hit the townspeople plenty of food on the shelves and the presence of a wine cellar. Provencal butter, truffles, sturgeon, oysters, caviar – Muscovites have not yet seen such an assortment. Not surprising, because Grigory Eliseev, who bought the colonial goods and wine in Europe, was a millionaire. In addition, the interior of the store was in itself remarkable: crystal chandeliers, stone and wood carvings, stucco moldings, wall and ceiling murals, solid wooden counters … The fact is that the house was originally built for the wife of secretary Catherine II in the late XVIII century famous Moscow architect Matvey Kazakov, and later there were literary and musical meetings of the Moscow creative elite, including Pushkin. At the beginning of the XXI century Eliseevsky was restored.