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August 22, 2021 11:09 am

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Since the beginning of summer, the “Routes” section on the portal and in the mobile application has been viewed more than 60 thousand times.

Since the beginning of summer, the “Routes” section on the portal and in the mobile application “Get to know Moscow”viewed over 60 thousand times. Users of the online guide walked along Chistye Prudy, Myasnitskaya Street and the Hermitage Garden, rode a bicycle from Prechistenka to Arbat, and also studied Moscow Art Nouveau.

“In total, more than 160 different routes are available in the Discover Moscow online guide, including the author’s ones. They help residents get to know their city better, get to know the history of iconic buildings, interesting facts about the capital’s streets and even entire districts, ”she said. Natalia Sergunina, Deputy Mayor of Moscow.

Since the beginning of June, several thematic walks have appeared on the site. Among them are routes along Ostankino district and Lublin, route “Where did Gilyarovsky take Stanislavsky: five main buildings of the Basmanny District” and audio guide “Dostoevsky in Moscow: childhood on Bozhedomka”.

The three most popular summer routes on the site include a walk in the city center “Show Moscow”, the author’s childhood route around Moscow with Philip Smirnov, published in July, and an audio guide around the Hermitage garden.

“Show Moscow”: acquaintance with the city

“Show Moscow”– one of the most popular routes on the portal for those who are in the capital for the first time, or those who want to look at Moscow from a new perspective. In addition to the main attractions, such as the Kremlin or the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the walk includes several places that can surprise even some of the indigenous people, such as the Savvinskoe courtyard or the Khovansky chambers. The route from Bolshaya Lubyanka to Red Square will take just over an hour.

Moscow childhood. Walk with Philip Smirnov

While walking around author’s routeYou can find out where the most delicious coffee was sold in Moscow, which store on Myasnitskaya Street was built by the architect Fyodor Shekhtel, and why Chistye Prudy got that name. As an addition – a video tour, where Philip Smirnov tells users about various locations of the capital: from famous landmarks to inconspicuous passages and courtyards, which are associated with many amazing stories. The guide will show you interesting buildings and monuments, tell you how Moscow has changed – from tsarist times to the present.

Hermitage Garden

The Hermitage Garden is a monument of gardening art, located in the center of the city, on Karetny Ryad. It was founded in 1894 by the famous Moscow theater entrepreneur and philanthropist Yakov Shchukin. It was here that the first public Moscow film screening of the Lumiere brothers took place. Thanks to audio guidethose who wish can get acquainted with the history of the garden and the objects located on its territory.

The choice of users of the Discover Moscow mobile application differs from that which Muscovites made on the website. Thus, the three most popular are walks within the Garden Ring: walking through ancient Russian chambers, cycling “The World of Prechistenka and Arbat” and architectural “Moscow Art Nouveau”. It is much more convenient to go through them offline: the description of each object is accompanied by an audio guide.

Moscow XVII-XVIII centuries

Unusual route in historical Moscow, those wishing to see the preserved stone chambers of the 17th – 18th centuries will be liked. The walk starts from the corner of Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street and Bryusov Lane and leads to Bolshaya Lubyanka. On the way, you can see the chambers of the Araslanovs, Yankovs and Troekurovs. And thanks to the guide, you can learn a lot about unobtrusive buildings, for example, about the chambers of the Khovansky or the courtyard of the Makaryevsky Zheltovodsky monastery.

“World of Prechistenka and Arbat”

Since the end of the 17th century, Prechistenka, Arbat and the lanes between them have formed one of the most aristocratic districts of Moscow. At the end of the 19th century, the bourgeoisie settled here, the rich merchants – the Morozovs, Yakunchikovs, Berg, Vtorov, Porokhovshchikov. The new owners are shaping the current look of the area: Empire mansions are being rebuilt in the eclectic style, and real masterpieces of the Art Nouveau style appear in the side streets. The bourgeoisie of the 20th century is also actively involved in patronage: it opens schools, hospitals, galleries. More and more centers of attraction for the intelligentsia are appearing on Prechistenka and Arbat. The very “world of Prechistenka and Arbat”, mentioned by Boris Pasternak, is taking shape. This bike ride.

Moscow modern

While walking “Moscow modern”users will learn more about Art Nouveau that emerged at the turn of the 20th century. A distinctive feature of this style is the rejection of straight lines and angles in favor of the natural smooth movement of curved natural lines. Art Nouveau architects boldly went to the use of asymmetric solutions in the grouping of volumes and the location of window and door openings. The shapes of windows, doors, stairs became varied almost to infinity, and the decoration of facades and interiors reached incredible sophistication. The route includes the brightest examples of this style in Moscow – from the restrained northern Art Nouveau to the exuberant southern secession.

“Get to know Moscow” – an interactive city guide, a joint project of the metropolitan departments of information technology, culture, cultural heritage, education and science. It contains photographs and descriptions of more than two thousand buildings, 670 monuments, 336 museums, as well as 21 virtual tours, 84 quests and over 160 thematic routes in various districts of the capital, available both on the website and in the mobile application.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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