Place of Skulls
The 13m circular stone platform in front of St Basil's Cathedral is known as the Place of Skulls. Legend has it that it was the site of...
Old English Court
This reconstructed 16th-century house, white with wooden roofs, was the residence of England’s first emissaries to Russia (sent by...
St Barbara’s Church
The pink-and-white St Barbara’s Church dates from the years 1795 to 1804 and is now given over to government offices. The reconstructed...
Newly minted, this old-style cafeteria offers a nostalgic recreation of dining in post-Stalinist Russia. The food is good – and cheap...
Gostiny Dvor, ul Ilynka 4 · interesting places nearby
Capital Tours information
This spin-off of Patriarshy Dom offers a daily Kremlin tour, as well as regularly scheduled tours of the metro and Moscow by night. The guides are well-informed but not super engaging.
Also on offer: a daily four-hour tour of Jewish Moscow, which goes by vehicle to two synagogues and other sites of note.