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Kitai-Gorod and Ulitsa Varvarka

Ulitsa Varvarka , Kitai-Gorod , east the kremlin, Moscow, Russia (Kitai - Gorod)
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Ranked #207 of 1,525 Attractions in Moscow
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: The area to the east of the Kremlin was a traditional trading quarter. The oldest streets of Kitai-Gorod - Nikolskaya, Ilyinka, Varvarka - were known... more » Owner description: The area to the east of the Kremlin was a traditional trading quarter. The oldest streets of Kitai-Gorod - Nikolskaya, Ilyinka, Varvarka - were known as early as the 14th century. « less
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Sarasota, Florida
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163 reviews 163 reviews
69 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This street is a little bit hidden behind the red square, but it has a lof of great museums there and you can nicely walr through it to Kitai-Gorod part. There is an absolutely great old-old Russian church in the perpendicular street with an apple tree near it! it is right before the turn to Kitai-Gorod.

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

An interesting area of historic churches and buildings inculding the Old English Court, Palace of the Romanov Boyars, Church of the Trinity in Nikitniki and a number of others. Unforunately all of the ones mentioned above were closed for renovation when we visited and the only one open was the small Church of St George. Probably woth a visit in... More

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Port St Lucie, FL
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66 reviews 66 reviews
63 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This is a convenient, close-in area to stay in, if you can find a local hostel. Many inexpensive restaurants and cafes. Kitai-Gorod means "Chinatown", but no one ever was able to tell me why it's called that.

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Halifax, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

There are beautiful buildings -- each one with its unique past. I lived in Moscow as a foreigner for more than 15 years and this is one of my favourite neighbourhoods.

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Moscow, Russia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Crowded with newly-built or plaguely-restored/rebuilt houses...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

The street is close to the Red Square. Although short, it also boasts the most churches of any street in the city that beautifully evoke the more personal side of life in medieval Moscow. Around every corner there is an old church, although most are still busy being restored. Close to Kitay Gorod station you will find the Church of... More

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Moscow, Russia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

It isn't far from Kremlin. Walk it. It is somewhat modernized but still has it's charm.

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