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Tverskaya Ulitsa

Tverskaya Ulitsa

Tverskaya Ulitsa.
This street could be called the “main” street of Moscow. It stretches out for 2.5 km. It begins at Metro Okhotnyi Riad and ends at the Belorussian Train Station, or Belorussky Vokzal.
You can begin a small tour of Tverskaya at Manezh Square. Just across the street from here you will find one of Moscow’s listed architectural treasures, the Hotel Nationale. Right behind the Nationale, the Intourist stands in stark contrast. About a bloc further you will find the Central Telegraph, where you can place international phone calls or send postcards. This street has long been considered prestigious for living (less so now because of the traffic congestion) and office space. You can find many internationally famous brand name stores along Tverskaya.
13 Tverskaya is also the address of Moscow’s City Hall, across from which stands the memorial to Moscow’s founder, Yurii Dolgoruky. Two of Moscow’s most famous theatres are here: the MKhAT im Gorkovo and the Ermoleva Theatre.
And finally for those who like a bit of 19th Century luxury take a look at the Eleseevsky Gastronom (Emporium), which was opened more than a century ago by one of the major Moscow merchant families, Eleseevsky. During the Soviet era it was just simply called Gastronom No. 1. It is located on the corner of Tverskaya and Kozetsky Pereulok in a building, which retains many details of bygone eras. The building was purchased by the wine merchant Eleseevsky, because it had quite a history before it: It was here that in the luxurious salons of the private apartment of Zinaida Volkonsky, mother of the famous Decembrist, that many poets would gather and Pushkin would read his new work.

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