Old Stock Exchange
From the 16th century Kitay Gorod was exclusively the home of merchants and craftsmen, as evidenced by the present-day names of its...
Occupying the entire block of Novaya pl, this giant museum showcases the history of Russian science, technology and industry. Indeed, it...
Memorial to the Victims of Totalitarianism
A humble Memorial to the Victims of Totalitarianism stands in the little garden southeast of the notorious Lubyanka Prison. This single...
This newish place does not have as much atmosphere as some places, but it’s a good option for a business lunch (R210), midday coffee...
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Kitay Gorod information
This 13th-century neighbourhood was the first in Moscow to grow up outside the Kremlin walls. While its name means 'China Town' in modern Russian, do not expect anything Chinese - the name derives from an old Russian word meaning 'wattle', for the supports used for the walls that protected the suburb. This is the heart of medieval Moscow and parts of the suburb's walls are visible.
The main places of interest are the collection of churches in the neighbourhood.