This attraction is worth a trip if you have an extra little bit of time in Moscow. Even if you have never heard of Maxim Gorky, and even if you have never heard of Art Nouveau, this house is worth seeing what both of these things are about. This house was built between 1900 and 1902 for someone else (Rabushinsky); however, the famour writer Maxim Gorky lived here for 5 years and that has helped make it famous and surely kept it open now.
This house oozes art nouveau - floors, staircase, stained glass windows, door handles, door casings, column capitals... make sure to walk up to the very top floor too where there is a small room that is decorated to be, and was used as, a secret chapel.
Almost each room has sheets with descriptions in different languages (english, spanish, german, french. maybe italian?) so you can get an idea for the importance or description of certain items.Luckily, the older gentleman security guard actually speaks quite a bit of english and tells you where to hand your coat and how much for shoe covers and how much for a booklet.
Beware that the address will show the front of the house - Malaya Nikitskaya - but the entrance now is around the back. The front entrance is padlocked and you will think you've come all this way and it is closed, but no. Go around the other side of the house and there will be a larger gate and you will find the door.
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