Let's step back a couple of steps from the elegant and formerly high-profile Tverskoy Boulevard - to plunge into the mystical scenes of quiet alleys. Against the backdrop of elegant Moscow mansions, you will hear the mysterious and unknown stories of their owners, study the symbols on the facades and learn about the names of local streets. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 2 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 per 1 review RUB 3900 per excursion Price for 1-20 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Chronicles and facades of mysterious alleys From Arbat to Spiridonovka Street, winding through this beautiful metropolitan "labyrinth", you will see palace buildings and hear sometimes mystical stories connected with them. On the facades we will find lions, panthers, owls, bats, rams and other symbolic animals - I will tell you how they appeared here. We will also admire the Art Nouveau mansion, on the ceiling of which snails crawl, and talk about its architect and residents
Place names and people A separate topic will be the names of the surrounding streets and lanes - unusual, historical and contrasting. They say, “it would be a swamp, but there will be devils”: in a couple of hours you will understand how this proverb fits to the outskirts of Tverskoy Boulevard. Of course, there will be many names on the walk. For example, you will find out who was the first to found an automobile plant in Russia and was one of the first to apply the method of scientific restoration of icons, who built a castle in the "Gothic style" and whose wife had a longer train and a richer bouquet than queens.
- This is a walking tour at no additional cost
- We see all the sights from the outside
The excursion starts at Arbat Square. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.