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Nikolskaya Street

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Address: Nikol'skaya ulitsa, Moscow, Russia
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This is a beautiful pedestrian street that runs from the Red Square to Lubyanka square. Full of shops and cafes, it's the perfect place to buy souvenirs, chocolates (great... read more

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful pedestrian street that runs from the Red Square to Lubyanka square. Full of shops and cafes, it's the perfect place to buy souvenirs, chocolates (great chocolate store on this street), or just to take a stroll. Don't miss it!!

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nikolskaya Street (Никольская улица) is a very popular pedestrian street due that it connects Red Square and Lubyanka Square (Лубянская площадь). It has a lot of notable and historic buildings with beautiful facades, a Cathedral, Monasteries, the shopping mall GUM (ГУМ), and churches. This touristic street is distinguished by its rich history and interesting structures. Although, It belongs to Moscow's... More 

Thank Ana C
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This pedestrian street starts in the red square and it has shops, churches, cafes and restaurants. A good and relaxing place to stroll and have a drink

Thank Ricardo B
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Nice pedestrian street to walk. However, if you're planning to visit the Red Square, I strongly recommend using either the main gate near the State Historical Museum or the walkway near the St. Basil's cathedral as your entry point, else you'll risk a bit of a disappointment in regards to your first view of the Red Square (not as monumental... More 

Thank Tinde_K
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Always something is going on. Ice cream stands, street art, live shows (not the best ones though...). Restaurants and coffee shops, and shopping. It is a beautiful street that leads to the Red square, so if you're planning a visit to the red square, walk there from Nikolskaya Street.

Thank Alex G
Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Nice pedestrian street which connects Red square and Kitay gorod part of the city. Home of many shops, aswell as restaurants and cafes. True city centre.

Thank Aleksandar S
Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

The Nikolskaya street (ulitsa) is located between the Red Square and Lubyanka Square. You can walk here totally freely without any consideration of the vehicles, since it is a pedestrian zone. A lot of branded stores, small cafes and restaurants, always freshly painted the facades of very nice buildings that range from the Kazan Cathedral over the Monastery of the... More 

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Daugavpils, Latvia
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Well, it is beautiful, it is full of life and it is worth to see. And it is for free :) But can be also very crowded.

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Manama, Bahrain
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Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

walking the Nikolskaya, which is a pedstrian only street, was an entertaining experience. you can access this street after you finish from the kremlin. at night it is even more beautiful. and it in it you explore the historic city's beautiful buildings.

1 Thank drjsaleh
Ramat Gan, Israel
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

One of Moscow's oldest streets (actually it's older than city walls), starting right from Red Square, is finally from vehicles. It's short but worth a slow walk - there are some buildings of amazing beauty. Part of Nikolskaya's historical environment is gone forever but the street itself is alive and kicking. When in Moscow - don't miss it.

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This small yet important neighbourhood is full of state institutions and offices. To understand where modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as well.
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