The Fountain of Arts Moscow

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The Fountain of Arts – Oasis of inspiration

Right in Moscow city center, close to the famous Tretyakov Gallery, which is really crowded usually, there is a little gem. It might be not noticed at first, but when you pass it by every day, you finally get that it captures you, and you want to go there more often, to sit by it and relax.

That’s exactly what happened to me. I totally love Zamoskvorechye district in Moscow, and go there for strolling, to have coffee, meet my friends. But at first, I didn’t notice a nice little fountain located in a little park where Lavrushinsky and Bolshoy Tolmachevsky lanes meet.

This fountain called ‘The Fountain of Arts’ or just ‘Inspiration’ was inaugurated back in 2006, when Tretyakov Gallery celebrated its 150th anniversary. It consists of the base, some massive plates of brown color, and a little blue tree washed by the fountain water. The most interesting thing is the tree is surrounded by three paintings which are also made of bronze – paintings by well-known Russian artists Victor Vasnetsov, Arkhip Kuindzhi, and Ilya Mashkov are in the Tretyakov gallery. Try to guess their titles after you’ve visited Tretyakov Gallery, OK? Because it definitely should be visited while you’re in Moscow.

It’s so nice to sit by this fountain and, of course, take some photos. This cute, tiny fountain is extremely inspiring – you want to sit there again, and again, and again, and get some real inspiration in this oasis of peace while surrounded by city buildings.

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Details about this spot



Bol'shoy Tolmachevskiy Pereulok, 3с4, Moscow

Opening Times

24 hours daily


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