Khamovniki Moscow

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Khamovniki – Echo of old epoch

There are many routes in Moscow which I feel are mysterious, penetrated with an old epoch, something special.

The two-storey white building dating back to the XVII century is the only original building in Khamovniki from pre-Peter I times! I was so impressed when I found out. Amazing! Remains of old Moscow! I like the old spirit of that house. Though I cannot enter it I feel its antiquity – the hairs on the back of my neck bristle. As I mentioned unfortunately it isn’t accessible for visitors, you can only observe it from the street. Historically weavers lived and worked for Kremlin in this building. Many artifacts were found in the yard of the building – old tools and machines.

The street is also famous because of Church of St. Nicholas in Khamovniki (Lev Tolstoy Street, 2) and of course Lev Tolstoy’s (he wrote “War and Peace”) settlement. The writer bought a house (№21) where he lived for 19 years. Now his house is turned into a museum.

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Lev Tolstoy Street, 10/2, Moscow

Opening Times

24 hours daily
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)