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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 #58 of 1,382 attractions in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Moscow, Russia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Worth a visit, definitely. The architectural motif is carried throughout, from massive staircase, window casings, ceilings, floors, doors, and woodwork. True 1901 artful luxury. Faded glory - but glorious to behold.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Impresive architecture and stairs, very dirty windows:(, furniture from Gorky times. Could be cleaner but anyway it is an opportunity to see secession style in Moscow.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Our guide took us here and we really wouldn't have visited it on our own. It is in its original state, original furniture, carpets etc. It is unlike any other museum as nothing has been restored. Our guide explained that it is run by supporters and they don't receive any money from the government so rely on donations. I was... More

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Waterloo, Belgium
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

You have to go around the back to find the entrance and then sign in. The whole house is in serious need of TLC,but it has an attraction. I suppose it is in the same state as when Gorky died. With all these smaller buildings off the main tourist route there is a simplicity plus a desire of the women... More

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asbury park, new jersey
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110 reviews 110 reviews
16 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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44 helpful votes 44 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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