Ivan's Hill and Russian culture

Mini group
2 hrs
Group size up to 8 persons
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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English, Русский язык
Children allowed, up to 10 years old free

We shall visit one of the most historic Moscow districts where there are numerous monuments of Slavic history, religion, and culture; some Lutheran churches; and a synagogue. The streets here saw Pushkin, Tchaikovsky, Gilyarovsky, and in one of the lanes the Russian singer and musician Alexander Gradsky had his studio. Ivan's Hill represent Russia and Moscow in miniature.

We will meet by the monument to sts. Cyril and Methodius, walk up Ilyinsky Square to Plevna Chapel, briefly study Maroseyka St, then turn into Bolshoy Spasoglinishchevsky Lane — and plunge into history of Ivan's Hill, where the music printing plant of Pyotr Jurgenson and the manor house of the Morozov family bordered on Khitrovka dens. There is no straight route to wander around Ivan's Hill. This district fully reflects the history of Moscow and Russia: here the temples of several religions were erected, and many nationalities and social classes lived here.

You will hear the extracts from memoirs and short biographies, and see the paintings that depict some key figures of the history of Ivan's Hill. Printed city guides either omit this information altogether or do not provide it in full. Your guide spent many of her years in this district. As a student, I often came to the Historical Library, then I got baptised at one of the churches, and today I support those who live in the district and defend it from the attempts to ruin its historical character. You will also know about some social actions in Ivan's Hill.

in a mini-group
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There will be a maximum of 10 members in the group with you
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It will cost less than an individual one, but will pass in the same comfort
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In a small group, you will get more attention from the guide
1000 ₽
per person
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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Tour program

Slavyanskaya Sq - Ilyinsky Sq - Maroseyka St - Bolshoy Spasoglinishchevsky Ln - Zabelin St - St John's Convent and the church of St Vladimir - Mandelshtam Sq - Petroverigsky Ln - Starosadsky Ln - Kolpachny Ln - Khokhlovsky Ln - Morozov Garden - Maly Tryokhsvyatitelskiy Ln - Khitrovka - Podkolokolny Ln - church of St Nicholas the Wonderworker in Podkopay

500 ₽
per person
Full child
400 ₽
per person
Full adult
1000 ₽
per person
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What is included in activity

The guide's services

What is not included

Food is not included

Activity schedule

Monday, Thursday, Friday 11:00-14:00, 14:30-16:30, 17:30-19:30

What places will you see

Russian Palestinian Society
The Choral synagogue
Lutheran church of sts Peter and Paul
State public historical library
St John the Baptist Convent
Kolpachny Lane
Khokholvsky Lane
Jurgenson's Music Printing Plant and the chambers of dyak Ukraintsev
church of Trinity in Khokhly
Embassy of Republic of Belarus
church of sts Cosma and Damian
Morozov Garden
Church of sts Peter and Paul
Church of St Nicholas the Wonderworker in Podkopay

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 48 hours in advance.
Nearest subway
Languages in what activity is performed
English, Russian
Directions to meet your guide

Slavyansky Sq., monument to St Cyril and Methodius

How long your tour will be
2 hrs
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Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
Preferential tickets
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