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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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One of the oldest parts of the city. Very interesting architecture. Lot of great historical monuments, my favourite being Romanov boyars house. Worth taking a stroll.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 29, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest parts of the city. Very interesting architecture. Lot of great historical monuments, my favourite being Romanov boyars house. Worth taking a stroll.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

This place is located behind the Red Square, that separates it from Kremlin. Before, the Kitai - Gorod, for instance in XVIth and XVIIth centuries was with the fortifications, narrow streets and multitudes of the stores of merchants, craftsmen etc.. Nowadays it is turned in cultural and touristic area with very nice, old streets , attractive window glasses of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

Walking around Kitay Gorod in the evening to sunset its very peaceful. Blend with local people make me feel acceptable. People of Moscow very adorable. A lot of beautiful church around here to see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

I was there together with Free Moscow Tour guide Darya and she had a very interesting story about this place. During winter it seems a bit grey, but historically it is a very important place.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

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

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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.
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