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“Street of Little Churches”

Kitai-Gorod and Ulitsa Varvarka
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Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour
Ranked #116 of 2,538 things to do in Moscow
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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.
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 a couple of years time.

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"red square"
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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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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.

1  Thank Kirochka
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

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

Thank Relbiby
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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 the Trinity in Nikitniki hidden between other buildings. It has been beautifully restored and we actually got to attend a short part of a service when we went for a look inside.

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