If you want to feel the spirit of genuine Russian culture, you should definitely visit beautiful street of Zamoskvorechye area. The name of this area literally means “behind the Moskva-river”. Zamoskvorechye is situated on the other bank of Moskva river, the opposite side from Kremlin.
The most famous landmarks of Zamoskvorechye district are its splendid churches: Saint Catherine's Church, Church of live-giving Trinity in Vishnyaki, Church of Saint Clement, Church of Saint Nicholas in Pyzhi, The Church of Icon of Theotokos the Mother of Joy in Sorrow, Church of Resurrection in Kadashi, Church of Saints Mikhail and Fyodor, Martyrs of Chernigov, Church of Beheading of John the Baptist, Church of Archangel Michael in Ovchinnik, Church of Saint Nicholas in Zayaitskoye, Church of St. George in Yendova and others.
Saint Catherine's Church
This church was built in honor of holy patroness empress Catherine II and became one of the best example of barocco styled architecture in Moscow.
Church of live-giving Trinity in Vishnyaki
One of the churches the constriction of which was financed by regiments of shooters positioned here. Being elite divisions of Russian army in the second half of the 17th century, they could afford building new stone churches instead of wooden. This church was completely rebuilt later.
Church of Saint Clement
One of the grandest and the biggest churches of Zamoskvorechye district – sometimes it's even called “a cathedral” because of its size and magnificence. This is unique church for it has excellently preserved interiors, including gilded iconostasis with icons dated from the 18th century.
Church of Saint Nicholas in Pyzhi
Another example of shooter's church in Zamoskvorechye district. But it differs from Trinity church in Vishnyaki, because its exterior has been saved since the 17th centuries – nowadays the Church of Saint Nicholas in Pizhi looks almost like at the moment it was built.
Church of Beheading of John the Baptist
Church with bell tower of Beheading of John the Baptist was once center of Ivanovsky Monastery, now it's famous for one of the highest belfries in the city.
Excursions with The churches of Zamoskvorechye district
We invite you to a private guided walking tour of Zamoskvorechye - one of the oldest and most interesting districts of Moscow. This famous Moscow district is located on the right side of the Moskva River, south of the Kremlin. During the excursion yo