Moscow - Meshchansky & Basmanny (PDF Chapter)


This is the Meshchansky & Basmanny chapter from Lonely Planet's Moscow guidebook.

The Meshchansky and Basmanny districts flank the little Yauza River in the eastern part of the city. The former is a bustling neighbourhood that retains its quaint 19th-century outlook. The latter is largely comprised of old factories, housing innovative postmodern galleries and clubs.

  • contemplating Moscow’s hot contemporary art scene at any one of the city’s post-industrial art complexes, such as Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art, ArtPlay and Proekt_Fabrika
  • maps
  • descending 60m underground to explore the Cold War communications centre at Bunker-42
  • transport
  • putting on a Soviet child’s hat at the Soviet Arcade Games Museum
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment and Shopping

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