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Architectural bike route

The embankments

Новодевичий монастырь

A bicycle ride enables you to check out the most landmarks and tourist hotspots within the shortest time possible. We built a 90-minute slow-paced route through central Moscow that will take you around the Seven Sisters, the Kremlin, and the city's major parks and bridges.

The high-rise on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment is a luxurious apartment building that houses Illusion, a historic movie theater. It is one of the so-called seven sisters that were constructed shortly after the end of WWII.

This place used to be home to Hotel Rossiya. Today it is a modern park with a "floating" bridge, a birch grove, and a philharmonic hall with a glass roof and a unique facade.

One of the most recognizable architectural ensembles in the world, and one associated with all the most important events in the history of Russia. From the embankment, the Kremlin Palace is clearly visible. It is currently the residence of the President of Russia.

The brick terem house close to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior is a vivid illustration pseudo-Russian architecture of the late 19th century. Its facade features a Sirin bird, numerous dragons, and a battle between a bear and a bull. All this is the work of the artist Sergei Malyutin.

If you go from the Kremlin along the Krymskaya and Frunzenskaya Embankments, you will see the longest greenbelt in the heart of Moscow. It comprises four parks: Muzeon, an art space with the State Tretyakov Gallery; Gorky Park, Neskuchny Garden, the main park in the Russian capital, and Vorobyovy Gory, a nature reserve, over which the Stalinist-style main building of Moscow State University rises.

Drive through the Luzhniki Olympic Complex and look to the left when you pass Berezhkovsky Bridge. There is a picturesque park with Novodevichy Convent in the middle. The convent has survived to this day almost unchanged.

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