Great tour along the Great Nikitskaya

Language English, Russian
Price 3 500,00 RUB for excursion
Capacity Group of up to 10 people
Duration 2 hours

Nikitskaya street – one of the oldest streets in Moscow. The street got its name in the XVI century from Nikitskij nunnery which had been located here long before. In Ivan the Terrible time Muscovites tried to avoid this district of Moscow, because they knew that there was the darkest institution, Oprichny Yard. Loyal king servants oprichniki terrified all Russian people not only with their brutal deeds, but with their appearance. They were dressed in black clothes and everyone was carrying a broom and a dog’s head. The broom was to sweep out treason, and the dog’s head was to sniff out and gnaw out betrayal.

But times changed and since the 17-18 centuries G. Nikitskaya st. have been chosen by aristocrats, Orlovs, Menshikovs, Bruces, Glebova-Streshnevas, etc. who have been building magnificent palaces for themselves. The street became the most respectable place in the city. Theatres, music salons, Moscow University appeared here. The building of Moscow Conservatory was constructed on the Nikitskaya st. in the second half of 19th century.

On our tour you will find out:

Where was the theater, which was visited by Napoleon Bonaparte?

In what house did the “Friend of Children” pediatrician Neal Filatov live and what happened to his nose?

Why was Alexander Pushkin forced to marry in the unfinished church?

What did the admirer of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky talent do to persuade the great composer to marry her?

Where was Oprichny Yard of Ivan the Terrible?

The price is approximate. Contact us to find out the current price.


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