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Gorky's House (Ryabushinsky Mansion)

6/2 Mal. Nikitskaya Ulitsa | Metro: Pushkinskaya or Arbatskaya, Moscow 121069, Russia
(495) 690-51-30
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As featured in 3 days in Moscow
Ranked #30 of 1,381 attractions in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Writer Maxim Gorky's residence from 1931 to 1936, this remarkable home is a stunning example of art nouveau architecture, highlighted by a twisting... more » Owner description: Writer Maxim Gorky's residence from 1931 to 1936, this remarkable home is a stunning example of art nouveau architecture, highlighted by a twisting marble staircase, stained glass roof and flowery mosaic and stucco decorations. « less
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asbury park, new jersey
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108 reviews 108 reviews
16 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We walked in the Gorky House Museum not really knowing what to expect. We were both taken aback by the history just sitting before us. Knowing that Gorky sat in that chair and slept in that bed and walked up that UNBELIEVABLE staircase was just overwhelming. Seeing the staircase, alone, is a MUST. We've traveled the entire world and have... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Must see if you fond of art nouveao style or if you like russian writer M.Peshkov (known in Russia as Gorky). The house belonged to russian noble Ryabushinsky, after kommunist revolution in 1917 gorky lived in it. Very impressing interiors. It is better to visit with the guide, because all information is in Russian.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We visited this mansion thanks to our guide, who advised us to go there. From outside it was just nice building, but when we entered it impressed us with its interiors. We saw all rooms and library, also went upstairs to visit hidden church. It was amazing experience and very nice house!

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Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We never heard about this house before and unfortunately we were not familiar with writer Gorky. But our guide offered to visit this mansion, and toured us inside. That was an awesome experience. You don't expected anything impressive from outside, but if you get inside of the house you will be amazed with architecture and design of the interiors. The... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Gorky House is probably the best example of Russian Art Nouveau, and it reminds me a bit of Gaudi's style and a lot of the Horta House in Brussels. There are guided tours in Moscow to visit several Art Nouveau houses (outside only), which I discovered recently by surprise. They last about 2-1/2 hours and start near Arbat.

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Sarasota, Florida
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I love this place... it is calm, not crowded, amazing architecture and decor. It's a pity that not a lot of people know about it. The museum is free, but you can give some money for charity there.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I found Gorky House pretty amazing. There's no fee, only if you want to take photos. The rooms are pretty cool, very vintage with dark brown massive furniture and what's really awesome are the windows. They are so cool. In two rooms the window takes the whole wall and the room looks really bright and sunny. There are also some... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Go to visit for the staircase alone! If you have any interest in architecture or art go and visit this house. Entrance is free but if would like to take photos it costs 100r. There are information leaflets in each room in various languages. The house is open from 11am - 5pm.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

There is really only one part,of this,house that is truly amazing and that is the staircase. The rest is more ordinary and really can't compare to Gaudi in Barcelona. Stop in if you are in the neighborhood.

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Moscow, Russia
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299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Gorky's House is inside a magnificent Art Nouveau building and is worth visiting if only for the amazing architecture of the house. The exhibition seems like it had experienced better days, everything seemed a bit dusty. There are descriptions of each room available in the rooms in various languages, quite detailed and informative. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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