A Walking Tour in Kitai-Gorod, Moscow, Moscow

Kitai-Gorod means China town in the Russian language. This is one of the oldest historical sites in the center of Moscow. In the past, Kitai-Gorod's territory was occupied by traders and craftsmen. Today the famous district is a preserved zone, due Gostiny Dvor, Moscow's first Print Yard, and other meaningful attractions that are presented in the guide below.
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A Walking Tour in Kitai-Gorod, Moscow Map

Guide Name: A Walking Tour in Kitai-Gorod, Moscow
Guide Location: Russia » Moscow (See other walking tours in Moscow)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Author: audrey
Church of All Saints

1) Church of All Saints

The Church of All Saints is one of the oldest churches in Moscow. Located in the Slavic area near Solyanka, the building is a five minute walk from the Kremlin. This remarkable place of worship was built by Dmitry Donskoy, in the 14th century, to celebrate the memory of soldiers who died in the Battle of Kulikov.

Some say the church site appeared long before the initial construction in 1380. That, in fact, a much earlier battle in 1367 is the basis for the existence of the church. The church...   view more
Church of Saint George

2) Church of Saint George

Church of Saint George is an important representative of Russian architecture of the 17th century. The cathedral and its five chapels were built in 1657. Later, a bell tower was added, which contrasts with the church building because of its vivid...   view more
Old English Court

3) Old English Court

Old English Court is a 16th century museum that was home to Russia's first emissaries to England. It is one of the oldest secular buildings in Russia. The court was also a site where English merchants were allowed to trade duty free in return for providing military provisions to Ivan the Terrible. Opened in 1994 during the visit of Queen Elizabeth II, the museum is host to an exhibit that displays its medieval roots.

Ivan the Terrible presented the home to English merchants who were...   view more
Gostiny Dvor Arcade

4) Gostiny Dvor Arcade

Gostiny Dvor, also known as Old Merchant Court, is a shopping center located in Kitai-Gorod. It is also a stunning piece of Russian architecture and frequently the setting for concerts, fashion shows, exhibitions, parties, et cetera. Montserrat Caballé and José Carreras are two of the many famous artists who have performed concerts at the center.

Gostiny Dvor, as we now know it, came to be in the 18th century when Catherine the Great asked Italian architect Jacomo Kvarnegi to rebuild the...   view more
Revolution Square

5) Revolution Square (must see)

Revolution Square ('Ploshchad Revolyutsii') is located in the center of Moscow, in Tverskoy District, northwest of Red Square. The square has the shape of an arc running from the southwest to the north. There are three Moscow Metro stations located under the square, all of them having at least one exit at the square: Ploshchad Revolyutsii, named after the square, Teatralnaya, and Okhotny Ryad. All these stations are transfer stations, with Teatralnaya being connected with the other...   view more
Print Yard

6) Print Yard

Originally built in 1553, the Moscow Print Yard was one of the first state-owned printing houses. It is currently one of the biggest publishing houses in Russia and an important part of Russian literary history.

Located in the Kitai-Gorod business district, the print house is also known as the Anonymous Printing House due to many of the books they published having no printer’s imprint. The industry-standard print-ready shop prints all standard documents: catalogues, letter-head, magazines,...   view more
Tretyakov Drive

7) Tretyakov Drive (must see)

One of the most expensive shopping centers in the world, Tretyakovsky Proyezd is located in the renowned Kitay-Gorod business district in Moscow. Located just minutes from the Kremlin, this hub is home to upscale stores Ferrari, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, Prada, and Bentley Motors Limited, and many more boutiques, restaurants, and offices. Tretyakovsky Proyezd is also famous for being located on one of the shortest roads in the world.

Local folklore is that the Tretyakov...   view more

Walking Tours in Moscow, Russia

Create Your Own Walk in Moscow

Create Your Own Walk in Moscow

Creating your own self-guided walk in Moscow is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Popular Sights of All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow

Popular Sights of All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow

Also known as VDNKh, the All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow is a large complex that occupies a territory of 3 square kilometers and has 400 buildings. The complex provides commercial space for major exhibits, and houses Russia's most important monuments, such as Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, the Friendship of Nations fountain, monument to the Conquerors of Space etc. Don't miss the chance to visit some of the most popular sights at VDNKh. There is a list of attractions suggested below.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km
Zamoskvorechie Nightlife

Zamoskvorechie Nightlife

An international hub that sees a fair number of tourists through its city throughout the year, Moscow features its share of hot nightlife establishments where the party never ends. Many Moscow nightclubs include restaurants on the premises where guests can enjoy fine dining, great cocktails, and a hot night of clubbing all under one roof. Take this Nightlife Tour in Moscow to see the very best the city has to offer when the sun goes down.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Moscow without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Moscow, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Most Popular Garden Ring Attractions in Moscow

Most Popular Garden Ring Attractions in Moscow

The Garden Ring is the major circular avenue around downtown of Moscow. Originally, the Garden Ring was built as a defensive fortification for Moscow. Today, the circumference of sixteen kilometers of the avenue is rich in architectural beauties, monuments, museums etc. The tour suggested below will help you get more familiar with Moscow's Garden Ring and its fascinating sights.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Moscow Nightlife

Moscow Nightlife

Moscow boasts with a large number of good nightclubs. The city's nightlife scene features designed venues crowded with stylish guests. The Russian capital has some very popular clubs downtown, such as Solyanka, Propaganda, Art Garbage etc. Take this tour to visit the most popular clubs in the center of Moscow.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Moscow is the capital and the largest city in Russia. It is also a major political, cultural, economic and religious center. The city has a big number of places that worth being visited. Take this orientation walk to explore the best attractions Moscow has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km

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