Tverskaya Street is probably one of the busiest streets in Moscow. It begins from Red Square north to Leningrad Prospect. Where we stayed, hotel Marriot Moscow Grand is located on this busy road. From our hotel only takes 15 minutes casual walking along Tverskaya Street to Red Square.
We didn’t notice pedestrian crossing on the busy road, to across you have to go underneath the street. I found the street is interesting as on both side of the streets they are old buildings with beautiful architecture, fashionable boutiques, disco bars, restaurants, hotel, café, and arcade. Also you will stumble on to Moscow mayor home, museum and famous monument Pushkin himself at Pushkin Square.
While looking for something to eat we found charming grocery store near our hotel, wow this is the most decorated grocery store I’ve seen, it had crystal chandeliers with high arches (pity I didn’t take photos). It was a former Katherine the Great Secretary Palace converted to grocery store by millionaire, Grigiry Eliseev, thus grocery name is Elissev.
At night the street come to life illuminated by advertising lights, the Muscovites as well tourist in search for entertainment, it is the centre of nightlife entertainment.
Yes , this was my impression about Tverskaya Ulitsa.
At the same time , Stalin let his fingerprints in Moscow at a so strong way , he could also create so beautiful places. This avenue was part of his project of reconstruction in 1930´s, becoming wide and brightful.
Even knowing that the 90´s glamour of New York has justfaded away , I insist in this comparation.
Coming from Teatralnaya metro station I turned right on Tverskaya and walked lots of blocks further up until Pushkin square , in order to visit the Museum of Revolution(actually museum of Modern history)
First of all, I could admire the Hotel National , Yermolova Theatre , the Central telegraph office. Following the route , a huge granite arch requested my attention: it was the entrance of a quite side street ,named Byusov Pereulok , and I decided to deviate my route. So , I visited the 17th century Church of Ressurection ,one of the few to remain opened during the Soviet era.
Returning to Tverskaya , I reached a small square with a statue of the Moscow´s founder. More blocks away , i saw Pushkin square and after this , on the left side , the Museum of the Revolution.
Crossing this avenue is so hard because of the huge traffic.
It really worths a visit! I could capture the atmosphere of Moscow.
Yuriy Dolgorukiy (Longarms) or George I was a Grand Prince of Kiev during the early part of the 12th century, and he was instrumental in the passage of power in the Rus' (the nucleus around which Russia was created) from families who favoured Novgorod over Kiev to their rivals. He is a pretty popular figure in Russian history, and this monument, which stands in Tverskaya square across from the Moscow Civil Administration, was erected in 1957 in his honour. Unlike many other monuments in Moscow, this one seems to be fairly free of the surly teenager crowd, which allows you to contemplate Yuriy in his mediaeval armour in peace.
Tverskaya is an incredible street. It is massive - I think something like 6 lanes or 8 lanes across - and the buildings on either side augment the feeling of being overwhelmed by the sheer size of the place. More than that, however, it is a street that helps add to the Imperial grandeur of Moscow. On the one hand the street is lined with Western shops and brands, a tribute to the commercialism of the New Russians (i.e. the people with more money than common sense). On the other, there are still a number of grand old buildings, including the residence of the Moscow Mayor (currently Yuriy Luzhkov), with their pink façades, gold gilding and elegant cornices. It is as if Tverskaya is a response to the low-key and low to the ground buildings of Kitay Gorod, a reminder that this is not only a city of nearly 15 million (according to unofficial estimates) but that it is one of the most important places on earth, a centre of geo-politics, economy and fashion.
Philosophizing aside, Tverskaya is the place to go when you've had enough of the touristy clichés of Red and Revolution Squares and you want to experience the way (upper-class) Muscovites live. It is also informative, as this is the image Russians seek to present to the world, and it helps you to understand Russia so much better if you can breathe the atmosphere for an hour or two. Plus, it has one of the greatest bookstores ever, about 15 minutes north of Oxotny Ryad.
A lovely square on Tverskaya Street. The bronze statue of poet Alexander Pushkin in the centre seemed to be a place for people to meet during the day & evening. An ideal place to sit & watch Muscovites.
The City Administration (Meriya) is headquartered in a striking red Mossovet building on Tverskaya street. Across the street is the monument to the city founder, Yuri Dolgorukiy, the Prince of Vladimir. Moscow was founded in 1047 as his hunting castle. Each year in September the Day of the City is celebrated to commemorate the occasion.
That particular section of Tverskaya is built by striking Stalin-era apartment buildings.
This is a very special place for Muscovites. Pushkin was the most famous poet in Russian history who had unparalleled influence on development of Russian language, who put into beautiful poetry Russian fables, fairy tales, and history.
This is the favorite place for young people to meet on dates, for political dissidents to demonstrate, and generally to pass time in the nearby park with fountains. The central cinema was built conveniently at the opposite end of the square.
This is a must see museum if you are at all interested in Russian and Soviet history. Unfortunately all the signs are in Russian, so if you don't speak you will need to hire a guide or come with a friend.
This building has had an eventful history. It started as the "English Club", a prestigious and exclusive private club. Then it became Museum of Stalin, then Museum of Revolution, now it is called Museum of Modern History. It has retained tidbits of its incarnations.
There is a collection of gifts to Stalin, from a cinema projector to an American Indian headdress. Exhibits include artifacts from WW I, Revolutionary period, NEP era, Stalin's purges, WW II, post-war period, difficult times of democratization of the 1990s. The museum is excellent in its focus on telling a story rather than passing a judgment and taking sides.
These robots made from scrap-iron details are Andrey's favourites.
From time to time new funny characters are added to this small exhibition so it never bores.
The robots are displayed at the corner of Tverskaya street and Pushkinskaya square, just behind the trolley-bus stop: quite dangereous location - we've missed no end of trolley-buses here.
This is a must in Moscow and Saint Petersburg (and in Kiev).
It is a luxurious shop like a palace, with enormous lamps and statues. They belonged to the family Eliseevky, and after the October Revolution were confiscated by the soviets.
In Saint Petersburg it is located in Nevsky Prospekt 56.
All the goods inside the shop are of first quality (but also “first prices”). You will find food from the five continents.
Tverskaya street is the main street of Moscow. The building of mayor is situated there.
In front of it we can see Jury Dolgoruky - the great prince who founded Moscow in 1147.
Now on the 1th of January moscow authorities dressed up the monument as it is!
A New Year joke!
Tverskaya Ulitsa is one of the most busy streets of Moscow. Along the street there are many shops, restaurants and cafés. It's a street that leads to Red Square. See the picture for the view at the Historical Museum from Tverskaya Ulitsa
Tverskaya Street ascends from Moscow's first-ever underground shopping center, Okhotnyi Ryad, towards Pushkin Square and further on towards Mayakovsky Square. Hundreds of boutiques, restaurants, jewelers and multi-brand shoes and clothing stores are situated along the bustling thoroughfare. The volume of their daily receipts — if analysts ever took the trouble to calculate them — would easily compare to the proceeds of street retailers of the largest world cities.
An ancient road from the Kremlin to Russia's major cities - first Tver and St. Petersburg - Tverskaya has always been one of Russia's thoroughfares. It originated as a trade route and from the 18th century came to be used for the conduct of royal processions from the new northern capital.
Andrey likes to walk along Tverskaya. I – don’t. I believe the reason is the same – too many cars, too much crowd and noise.
It’s the place with a lot of shops, restaurants, theatres and nightclubs.
Anyway you can’t miss it. But neither can the others…