There is a lot to do and see in Moscow, which is why it’s important to stay at centrally-located
Red Square and the Kremlin is nearby, and Tverskaya Street is one of the most famous and
interesting streets in the city.
Tverskaya Street dates back to the 12th century as the center of an important medieval city.
It crossed the Neglinnaya River with the first stone bridge in 1595.
The street was the social center of Moscow in the 17th and 18th centuries and there are Palladian
mansions that date from the reign of Catherine the Great that are still standing.
Two of these are the English Club c. 1780 and the mayor’s house rebuilt in c. 1782.
A statue of the founder of Moscow, Yuri Dolgonruky, was erected in front of the mayor’s house on
the 800th anniversary of the city.
Some other notable buildings that are worth seeing date before the beginning of the Stalin
architectural style in 1935.
They are the central Telegraph Building, the ‘black cube’ of the Lenin Institute and the
The Bolshoi Theatre, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Pushkin Square are also nearby.
Considered the third most expensive street in the world, Tverskaya Street is a great place
to window shop in some of the most expensive stores in Russia.
It’s also the center of Moscow’s entertainment and nightlife district.
The Top Cultural Events in Moscow
The Electrotheatre Stanislavsky on Tverskaya Street dates back to pre-revolutionary
days, and today, has some of the best shows in Moscow.
It combines avant-garde theatre with classical Russian Theatre art and focuses on innovation
while carefully following the traditions of Russia’s dramatic theatre culture.
The Kostroma Show allows visitors and locals alike a chance to enjoy history through
brilliant stage performances of the National Show of Russia. It’s a spectacle not to be missed.
It covers the beginning of Christianity in Russia, the Tsarist era, the first man into space and
the Russian Ballet.
With beautiful set design from the mountains to the sea, this show thrills people of all ages.
The Afisha Picnic is a one-day music festival held at Kolomenskoye Park, a UNESCO
World Heritage Site.
Visitors enjoy delicious food, live music from international performers, and there are small
tents where visitors can attend workshops, lectures and see street performances.
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts always has a world-class exhibition.
The paintings are displayed in chronological order to give visitors a sense of the evolution
of the art of the era.
The museum also has concerts, lectures and Science at the Museum.
Visitors should plan on spending a whole day in the museum to experience all there is on offer.
During the summer months, Tsaritsyno Park offers an area of peace in the great city.
With a vast network of water jets and a wide variety of colorful foliage and flowers,
visitors also get an outdoor show. At night, the water show is accompanied by brilliant
lights and music including chart-toppers as well as classical items.
Moscow is one of the great cities of the world and offers a huge selection of cultural exhibits
and artistic shows.
Your hotel on Tverskaya Street will be the perfect base from which to visit all the attractions.
What are your favorite cultural events to see in Moscow?
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