Nikolaevs manor

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Right opposite the Babanin’s house the former city manor of the Nikolaev family stands. The main building is best admired from the square laid out on the odd side of the street. You can see that one of the floors is all 18th century chambers. The manor has seen both state officials and merchants as its owners. In the late 19th century the house was bought by factory owner Lissner.

Actually, the chambers of the Nikolaevs manor were two-levelled: the main premises occupied the ground floor that is now 1.5 meters below ground level. These were typical buildings designed for Moscow owners. In the late 19th century, during Lissner’s ownership, the chambers were expanded by means of a three-storey topside structure; the doorstep that led straight to the first floor of the old building was taken apart, too.

In the left wing of the Nikolaevs manor there is a store called “Purpurnyi Legion” (or Purple Legion) that is very popular with Moscow’s music lovers. It has to be noted that the signboard is lilac, not purple. This store opened in the 1990s and is still considered one of the best in Moscow. It has a second-hand section and a vinyl section, too. Besides, some Hi-End technological devices are also sold here.

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Информация по экскурсии "Zamoskvorechye"

The territories of historical district Zamoskvorechye lie on the right (southern) bank of the Moskva River. They joined Moscow in the 14th century when Russian lands used to suffer from the Golden Horde raids. The settlers mainly were soldiers, handicraftsmen and merchants. Their life was organized in a patchwork sloboda system. In 1591-1592 during the reign of Feodor I the fortified wall on the site of the present-day Garden Ring was built. Even now, one can easily understand from the street names what occupation the residents had centuries ago. For example, royal garden attendants (садовники, sadovniki) settled in the beginning of present-day Sadovnicheskaya Street from 1495 until the fire of 1701; tanners specializing in sheepskin (oвчинники, ovchinniki) gave their name to Ovchinnikovsky Lanes; royal mint workers (монетчики, monetchiki) – to Monetchikovsky Lanes, Court translators (толмачи, tolmachi) to Tolmachevsky Lanes. Bolshaya Ordynka Street was named after Orda, was the road to the Golden Horde, and was initially home to the Tatar community.

During our tour we are going to tell you about famous historic buildings in Pyatnitskaya Street, the main walking street of the district. We will walk around the State Tretyakov Gallery and listen to the story about the Tretyakovs, famous Russian businessmen, collectors and patrons of art, and the history of their collection and Gallery building.

There is also the house and museum of another famous Russian businessman and patron of art - Bakhrushin museum of theater, built in 1896.

Famous Russian writer Alexander Ostrovsky also lived in Zamoskvorechye, in Malaya Ordynka street. If you like his works you can visit his house-museum.

Zamoskvorechye is famous for its churches: Church of St. Sophia Of God's Wisdom on Gardener's Island and its belfry, Church of St. George the Victorious in Endova, The Church of the Ikon “the Joy of All Who Suffer”, The Church of St Nicholas at Pyzhakh, etc. Each of them has its own history and mystery.

With Your Audio Guide you will go through all the streets and lanes, get familiar with some interesting yards, explore the legends and myths and find out the truth. You will relax on the benches of Bolotnaya square; take pictures of the Kremlin domes, Giant Peter the Great statue, river embankments, learn about the former Mamontov Hotel and super deluxe Balchug-Kempinsky.


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