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Moscow - Meschansky & Basmanny (PDF Chapter)
This is the Meshchansky & Basmanny chapter from Lonely Planet’s Moscow guidebook.
Covering a large swathe of central Moscow, Meshchansky is markedly laid-back compared with its neighbouring districts. Beyond the Garden Ring, Basmanny is an area of 19th-century red-brick factories, now taken over by innovative postmodern galleries, cool cafes and digital startups.
- contemplate Moscow’s hot contemporary art scene at one of the gentrified old factories, such as Winzavod
- descend 60m underground to explore the Cold War communications centre at Bun-ker-42
- stock up on junk souvenirs and Soviet paraphernalia at Izmaylovsky Market
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.
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