This is not a museum public convenience. This toilet is a museum in its own right!
Located in the renown GUM store in the Red Square, it will take your breath away – well, literally – with exquisite Eau de Cologne.
Italian marbles will catch your eye; turn-of-the-century (previous, of course) lanterns, water-taps and toilet-tissue holders will send your hands trembling with awe - gold-plated in ladies’ room and silver-plated in men’s.
With all your physiology thus disrupted, you may need to rely on helpful chamber-maids; they promptly appear on call.
Hygiene fanatics will be happy to accomplish the treat with a nice shower, type Roman baths, with bathrobe and slippers provided.
Meanwhile your coat and purchases will be safely kept in the cloak-room at the entrance.
(All photos - GUM client service)
Open daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Toilet – 100 rbls
Shower room – 500 rbls
- Just fancy:
Two toilet visits + one shower = two tickets to the Kremlin!
Opposite the Pushkin Museum of Fine Art there is a vividly painted turquoise and white house - you can't miss it. Once a wealthy merchant's house, and now restored to its original opulent grandeur, it houses an huge collection of the works of Ilya Glazunov, Russian best known and much-loved, if controversial, modern artist.
The collection is wide-ranging, from student works to his latest output. Portraits of friends and family, politicians, the Kings of Sweden and Spain, western film stars, notable Russians, saints and sinners hang next to landscapes, illustrations of fairy stories and enormous allegorical paintings about Russia. Works in every medium from oil and chalks to collage and etchings are on show. In a career that has lasted 50 years and continues still, Glazunov has produced more than 3000 works and still found time to work on such projects as the restoration of the Kremlin palaces. The gallery is always thronged with visitors and any new exhibition draws huge numbers. As well as the honours heaped on him by the Russian government and people, Glazunov has been honoured by UNESCO for his contribution to Russian art.
Whatever your feelings about the art on display here, and the jury is out on that, the galley is worth a visit for the light it shines on modern Russia.
Cheriomushki is the south-west region of Moscow. Now it is one of elite and as clear as it possible in modern Moscow ecological spot. Garibaldi street was founded in 1961.
Giuseppe Garibaldi is the hero of italian people. Me... I am Russian man ... so why all of my life as the fates decree is connected with this stranger ?
This oldest Moscow theatre was built in 1825 to refuge the troupe of a burnt opera theatre in Arbat street. The world famous operas of Russian composers started there. Anton Rubinshtein, Pyotr Chaykovsky, Serghey Rakhmaninov conducted at the premieres of their operas there. Fyodor Shaliapin, Antonina Nezhdanova, Ivan Kozlovsky, Serghey Lemeshev song on its stage. Galina Ulanova, Maya Plisetskaya danced. Nowadays the theatre suffers bad times: it's famous not for its repertoire novelties, but for squabbles and scandalous dismissals. But the building is still the most theatre building in the world. In the theatre the Beethoven hall opens this season for the public.
"Bolshoi" means "grand" or "big" in English and so the Bolshoi Theatre is the grand theatre. It was built in 1824 after plans of Beauvais and Michailow. After a fire in 1856 it was reconstructed by Cavos. The Bolshoi is a masterpiece of classicim. It is a wonderful building, but I couldn´t see it, because it was under restauration and so I had to take this black and white print from a newspaper. Therefore I have to apologize for the bad quality.
If you want to go to the famous Bolshoi theatre, be careful where you buy your tickets. Yu can get them usually through your hotel concierge, but they will be very very expensive. You can buy tickets from ticket booths (if any tickets are left over), and if you are buying last minute, you can try buying from one of the scalpers in front of the Bolshoi itself. It is important if you buy your tickets from a scalper to make sure that the tickets are valid, as some scalper's sell tickets for PAST performances.
I suggest you to visit the Puskin Museum. It's in Ul. Volhonka near the Cremlin (about 3-400 meter). It's the Russian Finearts Museum, it has two floors full of paints. When you finish with the Puskin I can suggest you to walk ahead for about 600/700 meters until you'll arrive at the Bolsoj Teatr (it'll be on your left hand).
Khamovniki is old moscow region where weavers lived and worked . This is the weavers` living house , the end of 17th century.
In Moscow are many theaters. No it is very difficult to get tickets. The most important theatre is the Bolshoi Theater.