You will walk along the ancient capital streets of the Reitarsky quarter from the Golden Gate to Lviv Square and learn interesting facts about famous people who once lived here. I will show you the houses where Pasternak, Bulgakov, Vrubel and Tchaikovsky spent their time. You will see a "hedgehog in the fog" and three almost tame ravens in one of the courtyards. Imagine how poetry and music evenings were held in legendary mansions, and feel the extraordinary interweaving of the history of the city and the destinies of its distinguished guests. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 2.5 hours Children Without children How it goes On foot € 32 per excursion Price for 1-20 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Reitarsky quarter and its legendary inhabitants You will walk along Georgievsky Lane, Reitarskaya and Streletskaya streets and find out where they originated in the distant 17th century. I will show you the house of the landowner Yakov Tarnovsky, where young Vrubel often visited and sometimes lived. You will look at the remains of the estate in which Taras Shevchenko sat for several days under house arrest, and you will find out why there is no memorial plaque dedicated to the poet on it. You will also see the building of the hospital of the "Society of Specialized Doctors" - the house in which Bulgakov and his young wife spent their honeymoon
Secrets of famous courtyards and houses We will go through the courtyards, the inhabitants of which could see Pasternak hurrying to his beloved. I will show you the "musical house", from the windows of which Chopin's music sounded: Tchaikovsky's nephew, Yuri Davydov, the owner of a private opera studio, lived there. You will definitely see another legendary house on Reitarskaya, where Tchaikovsky himself visited. Ancient buildings that have survived to our times will tell about the friendship of the neighboring families of Lysenko and Kosach and how young Lesya Ukrainka played in home performances with the children of the composer Lysenko. Finally, you will see a replica of the Emergency Hospital in Madrid, with its preserved entrance doors reminiscent of the gateway to the Doge's Palace in Venice.
The beginning of the excursion Monument to Yaroslav the Wise near the Golden Gate. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.