Moscow Basmanny district self-guided audio tour in Russian
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Moscow Basmanny district self-guided audio tour in Russian

Language: Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the Basmanny district, the most influenced by foreigners since the 16th century
  • Pass by the German settlement, where the general Europeanization of Russia began
  • Learn how the Germans, Dutch, English, and French lived here and what they did
What to expect

The Basmanny district, perhaps more than all other parts of Moscow, has been associated with foreigners for several centuries. Foreigners have settled here since the XVI century.

The walking route passes through the German settlement, the Baumanskaya metro area. It was here that the young Peter I was insanely inspired by European culture. And it was from here that the general Europeanization of Russia began. Here the tsar found his love Anna Mons and his best friend Franz Lefort.

The tour will start at the Baumanskaya metro station, where you'll learn about the history of the German settlement. Then, you'll walk to Aptekarsky Lane, where the first private pharmacy in Moscow once opened. Next, you'll turn off the main street — Baumanskaya Street and walk along the old alleys of the district. Learn how the Germans, Dutch, English, and French lived here and what they did.

At the end of the walk, you'll walk along the buildings of the former imperial school (now Bauman University), several buildings of which were built by the genius of Art Nouveau — Lev Kekushev, mixing all the multinational past of the district in architecture. Here you'll also see the main building of the university, the former Sloboda palace, and the palace built by Peter I for his friend Franz Lefort.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Self-guided in-app audio tour in Russian
    Where
    Baumanskaya Station, Moscow, Russia
    Meeting point:
    You can start this experience at Baumanskaya Metro station.
    What to remember
    • This activity requires an app download. The use of the app is subject to the T&Cs of the application provider and the app store it is featured in
    • After booking, you will receive an SMS with a direct download link for the app and audio-guide
    • Remember to bring your headphones and a charged smartphone
    • This is a self-guided tour, there is no tour guide that meets you at the start location
    • This tour runs only in Russian
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    Provider
    WeGoTrip
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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