Synod Printing House
This monastery was founded by Boris Godunov in 1600, although the church was built in 1660. The name means ‘Behind the Icon Stall’, a...
Monastery of the Epiphany
This monastery is the second-oldest in Moscow; it was founded in 1296 by Prince Daniil, son of Alexander Nevsky. Stefan, one of the...
Along Teatralny proezd, archaeologists uncovered the 16th-century fortified wall that used to surround Kitay Gorod, as well as the...
The revolution lives on at this popular, divey bar. The walls are covered with revolutionary graffiti and photos of the iconic namesake...
Sushi is all the rage in Moscow these days. To get in on it, head to this hip Japanese café in the basement of the Nautilus shopping...
Lonely Planet review
This is where Ivan Fyodorov reputedly produced Russia’s first printed book, The Apostle, in 1563. (You can see a statue of the man himself at nearby Starye Polya.) In 1703 the first Russian newspaper, Vedomosti, was also printed here. Up until the early 19th century, Kitay Gorod was something of a printing centre, home at the time to 26 of Moscow’s 31 bookshops.