THE RITZ-CARLTON, MOSCOW

Tverskaya Street 3, Moscow 125009 Russia
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From The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, a luxury hotel near the Kremlin, explore a modern city with a storied past and where a new vibrant cultural, dining and entertainment scene has taken hold. Here, famous landmarks promise delightful discoveries. From the artistry of the Bolshoi Theatre to the vibrancy of Red Square, from palaces within The Kremlin to boutiques in the world-famous GUM department store, The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow lets you experience all that Moscow has to offer from a relaxing retreat of pure luxury.


Art Galleries

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Moscow Museum of Modern Art
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Moscow Museum of Modern Art is the first state museum in Russia that concentrates its activities exclusively on the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inauguration, the Museum has expanded its strategies and achieved a high level of public acknowledgement. Today the Museum is an energetic institution that plays an important part on the Moscow art scene.
Winzavod
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WINZAVOD Centre for contemporary art is one-of-a-kind venue representing the diversity of contemporary culture. First of all, WINZAVOD infrastructure is focused on support and development of Russian contemporary art, which is at the height of popularity.
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture
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Garage is a major non-profit international arts space based in Moscow, dedicated to exploring and developing contemporary culture. We present a programme of exhibitions by international and Russian artists and serves as a catalyst and meeting point for Moscow’s emerging arts scene. We are housed in the masterpiece of 20th century Russian architecture – the former Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage – designed in 1926 by the Constructivist architect Konstantin Melnikov.
Baibakov Art
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BAIBAKOV art projects offers the Moscow public a chance to experience cutting-edge contemporary art projects, with a program that includes both international and local artists.
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
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Multimedia Art Museum collection is proud to include works of the classics of Russian photography such as Maxim Dmitriev, Pyotr Pavlov, Carl and Victor Bull, Moisey Nappelbaum, Alexander Grinberg, Max Penson, Alexander Rodchenko, Arkady Shaikhet, Boris Ignatovich, Ivan Shagin, Yevgeny Khaldei, Vsevolod Tarasevich, Dmitry Baltermants and many others. MAMM also supports a number of contemporary Russian photographers and artists who include photography into their art.
Center for Photography The Lumiere Brothers
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Is located in the former confectionery factory "Red October". Three spacious exhibition hall can expose more than 400 photographs.
The center operates an open library, whose mission - to collect all the best photography books over the past 80 years. Bookstore Center of Photography Lumiere brothers offers a wide range of constantly updated assortment of books on art and history of photography.

Attractions

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Alexandrov Garden
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200 meters/2 minutes
Laid out in the beginning of the 19th century and a popular resting place for Muscovites and visitors.
Red Square
Red Square
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300 meters/3 minutes
Red Square, an inspiring site to visit, is surrounded on one side by the Kremlin walls and Lenin's tomb and on the other by GUM, a world-famous collection of shops and boutiques.
The Lenin Mausoleum
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300 meters/3 minutes
The resting place of the founder of the Soviet State, located directly on the Red Square.
Tverskoy Boulevard
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500 meters/5 minutes
One of the oldest and most beautiful city avenues with ancient trees and wooden benches, as well as an informal tournament location for world-champion chess players.
Sparrow Hills
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11 km/30 minutes
Called in Russian “Vorobyovy Gory” are located on the right bank of the Moscow river. Being one of the highest points of the capital here you can enjoy fabulous panoramic view over the city.
The Kremlin
The Kremlin
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300 meters/3 minutes
7 (495) 202-37-76 / Website
Moscow's most famous historical and political landmark, the Kremlin is a complex of cathedrals and palaces. Several buildings are open to the public, including the Armory, Patriarch's Palace and the State Kremlin Palace.
The Moscow Zoo
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Explore the first Zoo in Russia that was opened in 1864.
The Moscow Zoological Park has come a long way from a small zoological garden to the large scientific, educational and conservation institution of today. At this time, it maintains over 8,000 of animals belonging to more than 1,000 species of world fauna.

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Ensemble Kuskovo
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Originally owned by the Sheremetev family, as a specimen of a typical 18th century Moscow region residence. The estate was designed as a site for receptions, celebration and other festivities. More than 20 unique monuments of architecture with genuine interiors have been presented including a Dutch Palace, an Italian museum, a Grotto, a Greenhouse, others. Another point of interest in Kuskovo Estate is the only regular French park to have survived in Moscow. There are ponds, canals and Russian and Italian sculptures in it.
The Moscow State Integrated Art and Historical Architectural and Natural Landscape Museum-Reserve
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The Moscow State Integrated Museum-Reserve was created in 2005 as a cessionary the “Kolomenskoye” Museum-Reserve, one of the best-known Moscow museums. Today, the museum-reserve comprises four historical sites, namely: former village of Kolomenskoye with the Tsar’s Courtyard complex, Museum of Wooden Architecture, ancient gardens and parks

Community Events

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Butter Week (Maslenitsa)
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Maslenitsa (Butter Week) is the only ancient pagan celebration still included in the calendar of festivals of the Orthodox Church. In the pre-Christian age, at this time of year when the days were getting longer, tribes all over Europe celebrated the revival of nature, with pagan rituals for seeing off the winter and greeting the spring.  More
Great Lent and Easter
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What do Russians do during Great Lent and at Easter? Nonbelievers go on living the way they always lived, and this period does not mean an awful lot to them. There are also different types of believers. There are those who believe in a higher reality, in Angels and retribution, but they are not members of the Church. They do not fast, do not confess their sins, receive communion, attend the liturgy or observe any other ecclesiastic rites and rituals. More
Victory Day (9th of May)
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The Soviet Victory Day or May 9 marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War (also known as the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet Union and some post-Soviet states). It was first inaugurated in the fifteen republics of the Soviet Union, following the signing of the surrender document late in the evening on 8 May 1945 (9 May by Moscow Time). More

Cultural

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Bolshoi Theater
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400 meters/4 minutes
7-800-333-1-333 (toll-free from Russia) / Website
Bolshoi Theatre is the national theatre of Russia, the quintessence of the Russian musical tradition and the international center of the music culture. Its goal is to place the classical heritage into the context of changing cultural demand of the Russian society, and to advance and develop the music theatre in Russia.
Helikon-Opera
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The repertoire of Helikon-Opera consists of more than 50 performances, each of which is unique. The theatre has always been trying to depart the convenient, outworn scenic embodiments, to surprise the audience not only with novelty and impudence, but with bright vocal and drama performance, at the same time carefully treating a composer’s idea. The hall which has 250 seats is always full of spectators, despite quite expensive tickets.
The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre
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Every theatre season is a journey into the unknown. No matter how well we plan it the outcome is always unpredictable because theatre means creativity, it is an endless road where each turn opens something new and unexpected.

Historic Architecture

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Ryabushinsky House
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200 meters/3 minutes
This famous house is on Malaya Nikitskaya Str.6 – a classic example of early Art Nouveau mansion by the famous architect Fyodor Shekhtel.
Kekushev House
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5 km/10 minutes
Located on Ostozhenka Str. 21 and resembles a medieval knight’s castle.
Igumnov House
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8 km/20 minutes
Located on Bolshaya Yakimanka Str. 43 is a great example of the Russian Revival Style.
Palace of the Facets
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Located in the Kremlin
A personal tour of the stunning Palace of the Facets in the Kremlin is one of the most exquisite experiences you can get in Moscow.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral
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The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, or St.Basil's Cathedral, was built in 1555 - 1561 to commemorate the victory of the Russians over Kazan Khannate on 1st October 1552. The Russian tzar Ivan the Terrible ordered two Russian architects (Barma and Postnik) to build a monument in honour of the victory, and it is said he had their eyes poked out so that they could never design anything to rival its beauty.
Novodevichiy Convent
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The Novodevichy Convent is one of the most beautiful and harmonious architectural ensembles in Moscow. It was founded in 1525 by Grand Duke Vassily 111- such was the way for the ruler of Russia to celebrate the re-integration of the old city of Smolensk to the Russian State. In the subsejuent centuries the Convent was a witness to and stage of various important historic events associated with the names of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, Peter the Great.
Historic Museum
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The State Historical Museum of Russia is a museum of Russian history wedged between Red Square and Manege Square in Moscow. Its exhibitions range from relics of the prehistoric tribes inhabiting present-day Russia, through priceless artworks acquired by members of the Romanov dynasty. The total number of objects in the museum's collection numbers in the millions.
Gum
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GUM always was and remains the greatest country's store. The building's planning represents three lengthway three-floor passages with deep basements. The glass roof designed by the engineer V. Shukhov imparts uniqueness to the building's architecture. Stretching on a quarter of a kilometer along the Kremlin's wall, the GUM's building encloses the Red Square from the East with its facades' architecture (decorated with facet rustics), and calls up with Kremlin and the Historical museum.
Kolomenskoe
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Kolomenskoye - the residence of Moscow Grand Princes and Russian Tsars became known in the XIV century. Its unique architectural ensemble is of great art and historical value. Here is the church of the Ascension built in 1532. In 1994 it was inscribed in the list of the World heritage of UNESCO.

Museum

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Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
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1 km/10 minutes
7 (495) 203-95-78 / Website
The exposition of the Museum includes today a vast collection of tinted plaster casts of famous ancient, medieval and Renaissance sculptures and a collection of original works of foreign artists, sculptors and graphics together with objects of decorative arts. The rooms of the ground floor present mainly the original works: works of art of Ancient Egypt, antiquities, European paintings of the VII-XVIII centuries; two halls — Italian and Greek courtyards are housing casts. On the first floor there are rooms with casts of Ancient Greece, Rome, Middle Ages and Renaissance. The rooms of painting acquaint the public with the art of the XIXth and XXth centuries.
Tretyakov Gallery
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The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. The collection contains more than 150 000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by successive generations of Russian artists. Russian art works, ranging in date from the 11th to the early 20th century, are on the show in Gallery's historic building on Lavrushinskiy Pereulok. New building of the Tretyakov Gallery at Krymskiy Val houses a unique museum exhibition of national 20th century art.
Armory
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The Armory Chamber, a treasure-house, is a part of the Grand Kremlin Palace’s complex. The museum collections were based on the precious items that had been preserved for centuries in the tsars’ treasury and the Patriarch’s vestry. Some of the exhibits were made in the Kremlin’s workshops, others were accepted as ambassadorial gifts. The museum was named after one of the oldest Kremlin’s treasury stores.
Art4.Ru
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Contemporary Art museum Art4.Ru – the first Russian museum of modern domestic art, founded by Igor Markin.
State Historical Museum
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The State Historical Museum presents a great collection of nearly 4.5 million museum objects and over 15 million sheets of documental materials. Take some time to vist the museum located just few steps from the hotel directly on Red Square to admire not only the exhibitions but also the architecture.

Park

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Gorky Park
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Gorky Park is the central Moscow park, located in the heart of the city. Inaugurated in 1928, stretches along the banks of the Moscow River, it is divided into two main parts – the Neskuchny Garden, which dates back to 1753, and the ‘Parterre’, which dates back to the All Russia Handicraft and Agricultural Exhibition held in 1923. With free Wifi, contemporary public art projects, design fairs and a new cafe lineup, Gorky Park is now one of the most popular places in Moscow.
Sokolniki Park
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"Sokolniki" - a unique complex of the park, the natural and national cultural monument of landscape art - as in the past is the property of Moscow. Over the past years, the park has grown significantly and updated. It features provided by the concert stage, the library - reading room, four amusement of the town, a billiards room, a veranda dancing, sports alley with rental skates, bikes, scooters and other sports equipment, swimming pool, go-cart track, numerous cafes.
Park Fili
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Park of culture and rest «Fili» is located in Moscow along the Bank of the Moscow river on the area to 266.6 hectares, and is one of the largest in the city. Park picturesquely down the steep slopes towards the Bank of the Moscow river. Before it was the palace of Naryshkin, was left the Palace of the 18th century. The name of the Park gave the river Filka. Take a promenade or a bicycle tour.
Park Muzeon
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Park of arts MUZEON is a sculpture park in the center of Moscow. MUZEON is unique place – instead of enclosed rooms its exposition is shown right in the open air. MUZEON begins its history in 1992, when area around the Central House of Artists was used to store monumental sculptures from the Soviet epoch. The park has been collecting monuments for 20 years; now its collection comprises more than 700 sculptures, including some notable pieces by Vera Mukhina, Ivan Shadr, Yevgeny Vuchetich, Yevgeny Chubarov and various contemporary sculptors

Address: Krimsky Val, 2
Hours: 08.00 - 22.00
Phone: 8985382 27 32
infobox.muzeon@gmail.com

Shopping

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ESPA
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Onsite, floor -1
The spa retail shop at The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow offers ESPA Product range rich in essential oils, plant extracts and marine elements that are used throughout ESPA treatments.

Choose from a wide range luxury spa products - skincare, body and hair retreats, special men line, bath essentials and candles infused with fragrant essential oils.

We will be pleased to create a special gift package with ESPA products or arrange a gift voucher certificate for any ESPA treatment.
Helen Yarmak
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Onsite
Helen Yarmak has gained worldwide recognition representing Russian fashion and Russian national pride - furs and fine jewelry. The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow hotel guests are welcome to the boutique on the ground floor of the hotel.
Louvre
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Explore one of the biggest multibrand stores of jewelry and watches in Europe. A variety of luxury brands is widely presented in the two-level store located on the ground floor of the hotel.
Carerra y Carerra
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Its jewelry tradition and exceptional craftsmanship have made Carrera y Carrera one of the international references among jewelry brands and has become an icon of luxury due to its unique style, imaginative designs, and magnificent jewelry pieces where gold and precious stones come to life.
GUM
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300 meters/3 minutes
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World- famous collection of shops and boutiques inside a 19th century arcade. Located directly on the Red Square.
TSUM
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500 meters/5 minutes
A newly renovated modern shopping mall representing shops and boutiques of renowed designers.
Tetyakovski Proyezd
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700 meters/8 minutes
The address for exclusive designer collections, boutiques and fine jewelry shops.
Tsvetnoy
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3 km/15 minutes
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Visit Tsvetnoy Central Market for a truly unique shopping experience.