Children s World Department Store

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The entire quarter on the odd-numbered side of the street is given to the Children's World Department Store – an outstanding example of soviet architecture. The light-coloured exterior of the building plays an essential role in the overall appearance of Lubyanka Square and Teatralny road. The store has a double-storeyed frontage facing onto the square.

Europe's largest shop for kids, Children's World, opened its doors in 1957. The breathtaking scale of the building – encompassing 54,000 square meters of floorspace – was built in just three years. Children's World was the last major project of architect Alexei Dushkin, who had previously built “Mayakovskaya”, “Ploschad’ Revolutsii” and “Kropotkinskaya” metro stations in Moscow, and gone into the annals of C20th architecture. The location of Children's World wasn't coincidental – in the late-C19th there'd been a main shopping passage here.

Children's World remained Europe's largest store for kids throughout the postwar period. Its shelves have always been packed with exclusive products and a wide range of new items. Parents from all over the USSR came here for kid's clothes and toys. At present the entire Children's World store is closed for a massive rebuild and refit, and sits behind construction hoardings. But anyone who has ever been there will remember the astounding luxury of the Toy Hall – modeled on the Banqueting Hall of the Metropole Hotel, and laid-out in an Art-Deco style – a thing rarely seen in Moscow.

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Информация по экскурсии "Attractions around the Kremlin"

Moscow is the capital of the ancient and modern Russian state. It has been playing crucial role for centuries. Here you can face all episodes of rich and gorgeous Russian history.

The city is full of historical buildings, monuments, cathedrals, museums and parks. It started many centuries ago from the Kremlin – medieval city-fortress overlooking the Moskva River. Now it is not only the government seat but open air museum. Behind the tall red brick walls palaces, cathedrals and museums are hidden. You can get there through one of the gates and walk along the streets that saw Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, Peter the Great and all other Romanovs, and the Soviet leaders.

You can visit all the cathedrals on Sobornaya (Cathedral) Square, climb Ivan the Great Bell Tower, take photos of the Tzar Bell and Tzar Cannon, see state regalia, ceremonial vestments and gold and silver relics in the world-known treasury-house – the Armoury Chamber. To say more, the Kremlin and its vicinities are on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

We would like to advise you not to concentrate on the Kremlin only. Now you can get out of the Kremlin through the Spasskiye Gate and find yourself on Red Square – the main square of the country where Victory Day parades take place. In winter there is a skating rink with some kind of souvenir bazar. Red Square is famous for being the part of so called Kitai-Gorod – the second ring of fortified walls. Here you will see the beautiful fairy-tale St. Basil’s Cathedral. It is open for tourists and it’s worth visiting. Other places that pay tourists’ attention are GUM (the main center for shopaholics), Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State History Museum and the small Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of Our Lady. If you go along Nikolskaya Street, you will get to Lubyanka Square with the imposing buildings of former KGB and the biggest in Russia Children's World Department Store.

If you decide to go through the Resurrection Gate you will find yourself on Manezhnaya (Manege) Square at the entrance to the Alexander Garden. It’s a large pedestrian open space and a nice place to walk and relax near the fountains. Underground Trade Centre ”Okhotny Ryad” or “the Hunter’s Row” is a paradise for shopping. You can continue your walk towards Arbat or Tverskaya Street. There are also fine buildings to visit and to take pictures of: The Shilov Art Gallery, hotels “Moskva”, “Nationale”, Pashkov's House, The Former House of the Moscow State Duma etc.

If you decide to turn round Georgy Zhukov’s horse monument you’ll occur on Revolution Square where you can visit the Museum of Patriotic War of 1812. From there it’s very easy to get to Teatralnaya or “Theatre” Square limited by the Metropol Hotel, The Bolshoi and the Maly Theatres. In the center you will find a beautiful fountain by Vitali.

All these sites and even more you will be able to visit and explore with knowledgeable audio excursion with offline map from Your Audio Guide “Attractions around the Kremlin”. You will find Moscow very pleasant for spending holidays.


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