By Hillary Gilbert
Get pleasure from a while in Moscow the great way, with this complete color advisor jam-packed with special curiosity excursions, bulleted maps and big name scores for all motels, eating places and attractions. Includes precise curiosity excursions exploring the towns heritage, distinct structure and literary tradition. information interesting neighbourhood excursions together with walks round Bolshaya Nikitskaya, the Patriarch's Ponds and the Arbat. the place to discover the easiest professional retailers, the simplest eating places, dwell tune venues and leisure from Russian ballet to musical theatre. Includes excursions to Stalin's mystery bunker and big name urban. Foldout entrance covers with maps and quick-reference details Tear-resistant map in a convenient, reclosable plastic pockets
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The Church of the Twelve Apostles now houses a Museum of 17th Century Art and Culture. Harvest Chandelier, stolen during looting by Napoleon’s soldiers in 1812 but later reinstated. The original iconostasis (which had included work by the leading 15th–16th century icon artist Dionysius and others) was replaced in 1653, but three murals on the south wall are attributed to him. Don’t miss the frescoes above the southern portal, previously used for royal processions. 5 The Cathedral of the Dormition (the Assumption Cathedral).
Frommer's Moscow Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day) by Hillary Gilbert