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Tverskaya

This vibrant district takes its name from Ulitsa Tverskaya, the historic street used by royal processions travelling from the Kremlin to the once-powerful city of Tver. It has long been both a thriving commercial centre and fashionable residential district. Although it was one of the few quarters to escape significant damage during the Fire of Moscow in 1812, its original wooden architecture was replaced in the late 19th century by elegant apartment blocks and mansions, which now stand side-by-side with anonymous concrete housing and office blocks erected during the Soviet era.

1. Bolshoi Theatre

The Bolshoi, one of the city’s most famous ...

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