Patriarch Ponds Architecture Walk - Moscow Art Nouveau Tour

Patriarch Ponds Architecture Walk - Moscow Art Nouveau Tour
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$58
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Take a walk around the Patriarch Ponds where you will be able to see a range of architectural styles including Russian Medieval, Russian classicism, Baroque, Modern style, and Constructivism.

See the “collection” of masterpieces of one of the most renowned modern architects of Moscow Fyodor Shekhtel. Learn about the influence of modern style on the works of the famous Russian writers and poets, such as Mayakovsky, Bulgakov, Block and etc. View one of the most famous Art Nouveau buildings in Moscow - the Ryabushinsky Mansion.

Tour includes:

  • 3 hours of professional guide service 
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel 
  • Subway tickets

Over time the logic by which Moscow expanded changed. Previously it was
based on the system of fortification and keeping homes and places of trading
at a convenient distance from one another. As a result the city was grouped
into small settlements interspersed by open green spaces.  The XX century
brought new rules and ideas into architectural thought. Moscow was growing
fast and there was no place for greenery in the city anymore. Buildings were
sprouting up wherever there was space. Architects who worked in the
Modern style decided to reconcile nature and the city by using irregular
shapes and disproportional forms, like you find in nature. This architectural
style combined architecture with fine arts, which was a very innovative idea.
A new solution was found for those who wanted an unusual house and did
not want a palace in the classical style anymore. On this tour you will see
masterpieces of the famous architects who worked in Russia during
this period. 

Tour guide will take you to the following places:

  • “cauldron” of the apartment house of Michael Bulgakov;
  • Modern buildings around the Patriarchs’ Ponds;
  • Levinson Printing House;
  • Gothic Morozov Mansion;
  • Alexander Block Monument;
  • Tolstoy’s Residence;
  • Ryabushinsky Mansion;

Take a walk around the Patriarch Ponds where you will be able to see a range of architectural styles including Russian Medieval, Russian classicism, Baroque, Modern style, and Constructivism.

See the “collection” of masterpieces of one of the most renowned modern architects of Moscow Fyodor Shekhtel. Learn about the influence of modern style on the works of the famous Russian writers and poets, such as Mayakovsky, Bulgakov, Block and etc. View one of the most famous Art Nouveau buildings in Moscow - the Ryabushinsky Mansion.

Tour includes:

  • 3 hours of professional guide service 
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel 
  • Subway tickets