Nikolskaya Street, Moscow

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Nikolskaya Street is a pedestrian street in the Kitay-Gorod of Moscow. It connects Red Square and Lubyanka Square. It was known as the Street of the 25th of October between 1935 and 1990.The north side of the street is lined with historic buildings, such as the Kazan Cathedral, the Old Mint, Monastery of the Holy Saviour, Greek Monastery of St. Nicholas, and the former Holy Synod Printing Offices, Russia's first publishing house. The south side contains the GUM and the Dormition Church, an example of the Naryshkin Baroque underwritten by the Saltykov boyar family in 1691.Before Stalin's reconstruction of downtown Moscow, the street led to the Vladimir Gates of the Kitay-Gorod wall which used to dominate the Lubyanka Square. Another Naryshkin Baroque church, dating from 1694, adjoined the gate, as did the more recent chapel of St. Pantaleon with a large cupola. All these buildings were razed in 1934.
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  • It is good to go there before or after visiting the red square but it has expensive foods. However, you may find cheap food like subway there. If you are seeking a place to hang on, I recommend Arbat ...  more »
  • Nikolsyka Ulitsa is a pedestrian street that links the Red Square to Lubyanka Square that has a history that dates back to at least the 12th century. A merchant street for centuries, Nikolshkya is now...  more »
  • The street is a stone's throw from red square, and is a unique and elegant place to shop or stroll to find souvenirs or business to do. Worth a visit.
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