5 famous Moscow mansions, where to go on an excursion

It is getting warmer on the street, and you already want to break away from your favorite TV shows and go for a walk. Where should I go first? We remembered five Moscow mansions, impressive both inside and out.

Pashkov House

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In the house, most likely built by architect Vasily Bazhenov, the Russian State Library is now located. One of the most beautiful Moscow buildings in classical style was built in 1784–1786. The first owner was the son of the orderly Peter I Peter Pashkov. Then the building belonged to the Moscow University, the Moscow Noble Institute, the Rumyantsev Museum, in particular its library.

There, Leo Tolstoy was considering the "War and Peace", where the heroine of Irina Muravieva from the movie "Moscow does not believe in tears" was looking for intelligent bridegrooms,there, the heroes of Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel “The Master and Margarita”, standing on a belvedere, were saying goodbye to Moscow: “At sunset, high above the city, on a stone terrace of one of the most beautiful buildings in Moscow, there were two buildings about a hundred and fifty years ago: Voland and Azazello. They were not visible from below, from the street, as they were covered from the unwanted eyes by a balustrade with plaster vases and plaster flowers. But they could see the city almost to the very edge. ”

Address:st. Vozdvizhenka, 3/5, p. 1

How to get:as part of the excursion, which are held daily, except Monday.

Melnikov House

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A unique building built in 1929 by the architect Konstantin Melnikov as a residential building for a family and a workshop.

A masterpiece of avant-garde consists of two cylinders embedded into each other. Inside there are thirteen rooms, and the entire third floor, where you can climb the spiral staircase, is occupied by a workshop. In this house the great Soviet architect lived until the last days, then his family lived there. Now Melnikov's house is completely under the auspices of the Museum of Architecture. A. V.Schuseva and works as a museum.

Address:per. Krivoarbatsky, 10

How to get:on the site of the Museum of Architecture. A. V. Shchusev in the section “Museum of Melnikovs” there is a telephone that is used to record excursions. Tickets then need to be redeemed in advance at the Museum of Architecture. On the day, only one tour of five people can get to Melnikov’s house. Visit the museum is not easy, but the house and the tour are worth it.

Ryabushinsky's Mansion

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The modernist pearl of Moscow is a house built by Fyodor Shekhtel in 1903 for Russian businessman and philanthropist Stepan Ryabushinsky. The house is unique, the interiors were also created by Shekhtel. It is necessary to pay attention to the contrast of bends and flowing lines, the famous floating marble staircase in the form of a wave, a jellyfish lamp, natural motifs peculiar to modernity, in everything from door handles to stained glass windows and a fence. From 1931 to 1936, Maxim Gorky lived in this house, returning from Italy. Now there is a memorial house-museum of Gorky.

Address:st. Malaya Nikitskaya, 6/2

How to get:You can get into the mansion without recording. The working hours of the museum: Wednesday - Sunday, from 11.00 to 17.30.To listen to the tour, you need to call the museum in advance.

Tea house in Myasnitskaya

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This house, which is located near the Chistye Prudy metro station, is called the “Chinese Box”. The mansion was built for the tea merchant Sergey Perlov in 1890–1893 by the architect Roman Klein. Three years later, on the orders of Perlov, architect Karl Gippius redesigned the facade in a colorful Chinese style. The fact is that in connection with the coronation of Nicholas II, the arrival of the influential Chinese Ambassador Li Hongzhang was scheduled for Moscow. The visit of the dignitary guaranteed a lot of lucrative contracts. They hung a Chinese flag at the entrance, bought Chinese silk pillows, put dressed Chinese people at the entrance ... However, Li Hongzhang stopped at another place, in the house of a competitor and his brother Sergei Perlov. However, the new bright facade began to attract the clientele.

Now inside the Tea House there is still the aroma of tea and coffee, which can be bought in a shop on the first floor.

Address:st. Myasnitskaya, 19

How to get:just enter the tea shop and enjoy the "Chinese box" from the inside.

Mansion Morozova on Spiridonovka

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The mansion, similar to a medieval castle, was built by Fyodor Shekhtel for the family of Savva Morozov. The construction was completed in full (including the finishing of the interiors that Shekhtel created) in 1898. Morozov settled in this house with his young wife Zinaida, who became a full-fledged mistress of the "palazzo". Now there is the House of Receptions MFA.

Address:st. Spiridonovka 17/1

How to get:You can get into the mansion on the days of cultural heritage, when the doors of many architectural monuments that are closed for free visits at other times are opened. Cultural heritage days in 2017 very soon: 16 April and 20 May.

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