You will walk along the historical Kirov Avenue and learn how, by the beginning of the 20th century, Saratov managed to become one of the largest cities of the Russian Empire and the capital of the Volga region. I will tell you how tenement houses and city estates were built here and what happened to them in Soviet times. I will also show you some architectural treasures from the inside! Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 2 hours Children Possible with children How it goes On foot RUB 2500 per excursion Price for 1-10 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
History of the city through architecture You will visit the House of Books, built in the Art Deco style, and see the columns with capitals decorating it, oak showcases and a staircase with Soviet symbols. In Bestuzhev's tenement house, you will walk along a chic cast-iron staircase with the Chirikhina plant's nameplate. And in the former building of the St. Petersburg pawnshop, you will discover how the lighting of stairwells was previously designed and how customers' valuables were stored
The main thing on Kirov Avenue There are many interesting buildings on Kirov Avenue. You will see the Gothic Saratov Conservatory, the home of the owner of the first Russian circus, Pyotr Nikitin, the Astoria, Russia and Europe hotels, and the Novy Byt residential building. In addition, I will show the Grand Michel Cinematography, the former Catholic Cathedral of St. Clement and the house where the author of Kalinka-Malinka worked
Secret Courtyards and Covered Market You will visit not only the front part of the avenue, but also several secret courtyards. And also look into the Indoor Market and see an engineering miracle - a giant roof that has no support point except for the outer walls. View authentic pre-revolutionary doorknobs, oak and wrought-iron staircases, a fountain and murals, and hear how and why urban commerce changed.
The excursion is pedestrian and does not involve additional costs.
The excursion starts at the Covered Market. You will know the exact meeting point immediately after booking.