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Kitai-Gorod and Ulitsa Varvarka

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Address: Ulitsa Varvarka , Kitai-Gorod , east the kremlin, Moscow, Russia
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The area to the east of the Kremlin was a traditional trading quarter. The...

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.

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Sub Urban Area with Loveable Atmosphere

This area are downtown Moscow, i was go there with Marina the tour leader from Moscow free tour, but with another tour, Mystery Tour. Marina told us there are a lot of church... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This area are downtown Moscow, i was go there with Marina the tour leader from Moscow free tour, but with another tour, Mystery Tour. Marina told us there are a lot of church around this have a lot ghost. you can see tower with bell one that marina show us. But also in this area you can find a small... More 

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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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

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

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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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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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This small yet important neighbourhood is full of state institutions and offices. To understand where modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as well.