Povarskaya - Bolshaya Nikitskaia Architecture (Self Guided), Moscow

Discover the exciting diversity and rich detailing of some of Moscow’s magnificent architecture when you go for a walk along Povarskaya and Bolshaya Nikitskaia Streets. They are lined with many historical and outstandingly beautiful mansions. Both streets rival each other for the title of Embassy Row.

Visit the western part of Bolshaya beyond the Boulevard Ring to look over the many Neoclassical mansions. These are old survivors, having made it through the wars and revolutions of previous decades and centuries. They are impressive reminders of the skills and talents of their architects and designers. The highlight of this street is the Grand Ascension Church, which was built during the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century.

Povarskaya Street is equally bestowed with grand buildings, including some of the finest mansions to be built in the late 19th century. See the Dolgorukov estate at number 52. The 18th-century manor was the model for the Rostov estate in “War and Peace.” At number 44 is the Art Nouveau Mindovsky Mansion, which is now the Embassy of New Zealand. During your time in the locale, amble down the side streets between Novy Arbat and the Garden Ring. This is where servants of the imperial kitchens used to live.
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Povarskaya - Bolshaya Nikitskaia Architecture Map

Guide Name: Povarskaya - Bolshaya Nikitskaia Architecture
Guide Location: Russia » Moscow
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: naomi
Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street corner with Merzlyakovsky Lane

1) Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street corner with Merzlyakovsky Lane

Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street

2) Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street

Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, Embassy of Morocco

3) Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, Embassy of Morocco

Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, Embassy of Brasil

4) Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, Embassy of Brasil

Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street

5) Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street

Povarskaya Street, Schlossberg House

8) Povarskaya Street, Schlossberg House

Povarskaya Street, World Literature Institute

11) Povarskaya Street, World Literature Institute

Povarskaya Street, Embassy of Cyprus

14) Povarskaya Street, Embassy of Cyprus

Povarskaya Street, Embassy of Norway

15) Povarskaya Street, Embassy of Norway

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