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Gostiny Dvor Arcade, Moscow

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Historic Walking Area
The Old Merchant Court (Russian: Старый гостиный двор) in Moscow occupies a substantial portion of Kitai-gorod, as the old merchant district is known. Formerly accommodating both shops and warehouses, it was constructed of brick in the 1590s and underwent significant modifications from 1638–41. As the Russian capital expanded and the old structure became overcrowded, a new indoor market was completed nearby in 1665.Giacomo Quarenghi, the favored architect of Catherine the Great, in 1789 replaced those medieval buildings with a new shopping mall designed in a sober Neoclassical style with innumerable Corinthian columns and arcades. Several local Moscow architects including S. Karin, I. Egotov and P. Selihov supervised the actual construction. The first phase was delayed because of the death of Catherine the Great and was not completed until 1805. Osip Bove made some modifications to adapt to the slope in the area and to finish following Quarenghi's original plans in 1830.Subsequently, Quarenghi's structure went through many reconstructions. After the Revolution in 1923, the space was subdivided into offices altering the original design significantly. Recently a modern glass roof in 1995 was installed, when Gostiny Dvor was being converted into a fashionable exhibition ground. Nowadays, the edifice is used as the setting for fashion shows, business parties, and even Viennese balls. Montserrat Caballé and José Carreras were among those who performed at the New Year parties in Gostiny Dvor.
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  • Is one of the oldest in Moscow trading platforms. In the construction and upgrading of the building involved such prominent architects as J. Quarenghi (author of the project), M.f. Kazakov, acting as Beauvais, etc. In the 1990-s was sovershennejshem abandoned and on the verge of destruction. Teenagers making their way inside and scampered, echoing, for its domestic oblupivshimsja enfilades. Now an architectural monument is lined with shops, boutiques, cafes, and even Fashion Museum. It all looks a little ridiculous so impressive arches creation masters.
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  • Sometimes you can find thematic exhibitions interesting stuff))) but for the most part all boring) is essentially a lot of outlets that are acquainted with their goods)))) in other words market!
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  • A place where often undergo various exhibitions and events, the area most often something interesting. This time here runs fashion week in Moscow. Many islands are fashion designers, a convenient podium, and several cafés.
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  • Great exhibition place. Polite security, clean toilets. Lots of space.
  • good place
  • Beautifully restored historical venue just off the Red Square
  • beautiful
  • Great