Zamoskvorechye Walk, Moscow

Zamoskvorechye Walk (Self Guided), Moscow

Visit Zamoskvorechye and see why such authors, playwrights and poets as Sergey Esenin and Anna Akhmatova fell in love with the neighborhood. This "Old Charming Moscow" is a beautiful ancient district close to Red Square and the Kremlin. While many other parts of the Russian capital have witnessed major upheavals, Zamoskvorechye is a proud survivor of prerevolutionary Moscow. The bulldozers and wrecking balls may well have transformed other parts of the city, but Zamoskvorechye remained relatively untouched, with some areas looking as they would’ve done more than 100 years ago.

Wander past museums and old churches such as the 17th-century Church of St. Nikolay. As you will see, the area is bursting with historic character and an old-fashioned atmosphere, and a tour will also take you by grand estates, structures with imposing façades, mansions and wooden architecture. You can sense the might and the power of old Russia as you marvel at some of the imposing edifices of the magnificent buildings. Although close to the center of Moscow, the area is a quiet haven with a tranquil ambience and numerous welcoming piazzas. There are some lovely places to stop by to be alone with your thoughts.
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Zamoskvorechye Walk Map

Guide Name: Zamoskvorechye Walk
Guide Location: Russia » Moscow
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Author: Xena
Pyatnitskaya Street

1) Pyatnitskaya Street

Pyatnitskaya Street, St Clement's Church

2) Pyatnitskaya Street, St Clement's Church

Pyatnitskaya Street, Trinity Church

3) Pyatnitskaya Street, Trinity Church

Pyatnitskaya Street

4) Pyatnitskaya Street

Pyatnitskaya Street

5) Pyatnitskaya Street

Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Embassy of Kyrgyzstan

6) Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Embassy of Kyrgyzstan

Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Church of the Theotokos of Iviron on Vspolye

7) Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Church of the Theotokos of Iviron on Vspolye

Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Church of St Nicholas of Pyzhi

8) Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Church of St Nicholas of Pyzhi

Bolshaya Ordynka Street, 20

9) Bolshaya Ordynka Street, 20

Bolshaya Polyanka Street

10) Bolshaya Polyanka Street

Bolshaya Polyanka Street

11) Bolshaya Polyanka Street

Bolshaya Polyanka Street, Church of St Gregory of Neocaesarea

12) Bolshaya Polyanka Street, Church of St Gregory of Neocaesarea

Bolshaya Polyanka Street

13) Bolshaya Polyanka Street

Bolshaya Polyanka Street

14) Bolshaya Polyanka Street

Bolshaya Polyanka Street

15) Bolshaya Polyanka Street

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