25 min.
1600 m.

The street is located on the bank of the Moscow river. Hay and haystacks used to be part of its landscape, hence the name Ostozh'e (stog is the Russian for haystack). The street managed to retain its historical name from the XVII century until 1935, when it was changed to Metrostroevskaya (Metro Builders street), as under the street the first line of the Moscow metro was paved. And in 1986, it was the first of the streets, to get back its historical name.

Route points

  • 1
    Diplomatic Academy
    Ostozhenka, 53/2
    The Diplomatic Academy was created in 1934, and since that time more than 7 thousands of professional diplomats have graduated from it. More than 500 of them received the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Previously, the building housed the Katkovsky Lyceum – a privileged closed institution for children of the nobility.
  • 2
    The Turgenev Museum
    Ostozhenka, NO. 37\7
    The Turgenev Museum, also known as Mumu house. It was built after the fire of 1812. The writer's mother lived here and he often visited her. It was just here, that all the main events of his sentimental novel "Mumu" were taking place. The Turgenev Museum was opened in 2007.
  • 3
    The MSLU
    Ostozhenka, 38

    Eropkin's house, built by architect Matvey Kazakov. In 1806 the building was purchased for the Moscow Commercial College. And now it is the Moscow State Linguistic University, the former Institute of Foreign Languages, named after Maurice Thorez. In the Soviet times it was considered to be the forge of brides for the future diplomats from MGIMO.

  • 4
    Sechenovskiy lane, NO. 2
    One of the modern buildings of Ostozhenka, the most expensive street in Moscow. And this building with a pool, an underground garage and a security system is also extremely expensive. Few people know, that built in the 90-s, the house did not pass all due construction expertise, and therefore the floors and ceilings are constantly "walking and dancing" in the incredibly expensive apartments of its inhabitants.
  • 5
    The Center of Opera Singing of Galina Vishnevskaya
    Ostozhenka, NO. 25
    The building was built in 2002 for the Center of Opera Singing of the famous singer. This educational institution is famous for its graduates. Concerts and performances are held here. The center is headed by Olga, the daughter of Galina Vishnevskaya and her husband, the brilliant cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
  • 6
    House №21
    The mansion was built in 1901-1903. It was designed by the architect Lev Kekushev for his own family. In the Bulgakov's novel "Master and Margarita" the main heroine lived here with her husband, and from its window she, naked, started the flight to meet her destiny.
  • 7
    Multimedia Art Museum
    Ostozhenka, 16
    In 1996 the first in Russia Museum of Photography was opened in this building. Later, in 2003, it was transformed into the Multimedia Art Museum. Now 80 million images are stored in its collection. There is a training school for photographers here. Exhibitions are held regularly.
  • 8
    House of merchant Filatov
    Ostozhenka, 3/14
    House of merchant Filatov has a cute name the "House under a wine glass". The reason for it is, that a small angular tower on the top of the building looks like an upturned wine glass. According to the legend, the owner of the house was drinking heavily. He was drinking to the point that he squandered his family wealth. But one day he pulled himself together, gave up his addiction and soon again succeeded in business. As a reminder of this, he installed a big upturned wine glass on the top of his house, as a symbol of his victory over the "green snake".
  • 9
    The Square of the Prechistensky Gate
    From the square of the Prechistensky Gate starts the Boulevard Ring of Moscow. Here stands the monument to Friedrich Engels and the Red Chambers, built in 1680 by boyar Yushkov. The building owners changed, many times it was rebuilt, almost collapsed, but was saved when assigned to the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow.
  • 10
    The main house of the Rimsky-Korsakovs' manor
    Ostozhenka, 4
    The main house of the Rimsky-Korsakovs' manor. Peter Tchaikovsky lived in it. Now the house is surrounded by scaffolding, and there is no information on its future. The building adjoins the White Chambers, which, as well as the Red ones, are considered the ancient monuments of Ostozhenka.
  • 11
    House № 7
    The house was built by the architect Ivanov at the turn of the XIX and XX centuries. It is interesting, that another famous architect, a "father" of many buildings in the capital - Shukhov, was among the star residents of this house. Mikhail Bulgakov often visited this building as a guest. For a long time the actor Vitaly Solomin lived here.
  • 12
    Ruarts Contemporary Art Gallery
    1-st Zachatuevsky lane, NO. 10
    The building was designed in 2004, specifically for the Gallery of Art, and therefore has a very unusual design for the center of Moscow. Exhibitions are constantly held here.
  • 13
    Metro Station «Park Kultury»
    "Park Kultury" was the final station of the first section of the Moscow metro. From here in 1935 it was possible to get to Sokolniki. Preserved from that time, the northern vestibule was decorated with a mosaic panel with an image of proletarian writer Gorky.
  • 14
    The Museum of Moscow
    Zubovsky boulevard, NO. 2
    This is the main entrance to the Museum, one of the oldest museums in the city - it is already more than 120 years. In 1896 the exposition was based on the materials from the pavilion of Moscow from the All-Russia Art and Industrial Exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod. Now this is an incredibly cozy space with patios, concerts, exhibitions.
  • 15
    House №1
    The building is called the dwelling house of the Ostozhenka worker. But, it is clear that now you can meet workers here only in case of some reconstruction. There are only 16 apartments in this spacious 4- storey house, built in 1926, plus very pricey restaurants overlooking the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
  • 16
    House № 28
    Three-storey office building of modern construction. The street is expensive, that is why in the 90 -s it was actively built up with modern houses. Well, at least not very high ones. This allowed to save the look of the old Moscow, while making the space comfortable to live and work.
  • 17
    Holy Conception Convent
    2-nd Zachatevsky lane, NO. 2
    The monastery was founded in 1360 on the banks of the Moscow river with the blessing of Metropolitan Alexius. The first nuns were his sisters. The monastery was famous for its strict charter and was an example for other women's monasteries in Russia. The monastery is considered the place where God hears especially well the prayers about childbearing. Therefore, from century to century women (including princesses and queens), dreaming to become pregnant and their husbands were coming here.
  • 18
    House №48
    Provision warehouses – a sample of a few almost entirely preserved buildings, dating from the beginning of the XIX century. It was built in the place of vegetable gardens by the order of the Provision Department. The initial storage capacity of three buildings was declared as 35 thousand sacks. Today, these buildings are included in the complex of the Museum of Moscow.
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