For users of the digital travel service Russpass, we have compiled a one-day route through the historical center of Moscow – from Vozdvizhenka to Kolymazhny lane and Volkhonka. It is called “Culture and Art around Vagankovsky Hill” and includes 10 attractions. The route was prepared jointly with the #MoskvaStoby media platform.
During the walk, you can learn how unique art collections and museum associations were created, as well as where famous artists and literary heroes lived. The route starts from the Russian State Library. It is one of the largest national libraries in the world. Its holdings contain about 47 million documents and books. Before entering the building, you should pay attention to the monument to Fyodor Dostoevsky, erected in 1997 in honor of the 175th anniversary of the birth of the writer and the 850th anniversary of Moscow.
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Then the participants of the walk can walk to the Pashkov House. It was in this building, one of the architectural gems of Moscow, that the history of the collections of the Russian State Library began. Now there are three library departments, and events are held in the ceremonial hall.
The excursion route also includes the buildings of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A.S. Pushkin and the art gallery of Ilya Glazunov, the house in which the artist V.A. Serov, the estate of the Golitsyn princes, the Church of St. Nicholas in Stary Vagankovo, as well as other significant places of the capital.
Russpass is a digital travel service that helps you plan an individual travel itinerary in Russia. Here you can buy plane tickets, train tickets, various excursions, museums and theaters, as well as learn about interesting places and useful services. The service has more than 1.5 thousand offers for travelers, including tours and author’s routes. All regions of Russia have signed cooperation agreements with Russpass.
The service was developed at the initiative of the Moscow Government. The implementation of the project is supervised by the Moscow Committee for Tourism in conjunction with the Department of Information Technology.