Moscow Gostiny Dvor

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English Moscow Gostiny Dvor

The Old Merchant Court (Russian: Старый гостиный двор) in Moscow occupies a substantial portion of Kitai-gorod, as the old merchant district is known. It located near the famous Red Square about few hundred metres. Formerly accommodating both shops and warehouses, it was constructed of brick in the 1590s and underwent significant modifications from 1638–41. As the Russian capital expanded and the old structure became overcrowded, a new indoor market was completed nearby in 1665.

Giacomo Quarenghi, the favored architect of Catherine the Great, in 1789 replaced those medieval buildings with a new shopping mall designed in a sober Neoclassical style with innumerable Corinthian columns and arcades. Several local Moscow architects including S. Karin, I. Egotov and P. Selihov supervised the actual construction. The first phase was delayed because of the death of Catherine the Great and was not completed until 1805. Osip Bove made some modifications to adapt to the slope in the area and to finish following Quarenghi's original plans in 1830.Subsequently, Quarenghi's structure went through many reconstructions. After the Revolution in 1923, the space was subdivided into offices altering the original design significantly. Recently a modern glass roof in 1995 was installed, when Gostiny Dvor was being converted into a fashionable exhibition ground. Nowadays, the edifice is used as the setting for fashion shows, business parties, and even Viennese balls. Montserrat Caballé and José Carreras were among those who performed at the New Year parties in Gostiny Dvor.During the 1995 renovations, lots of archeological work was done on the site. A small museum was established to exhibit some of the numerous finds which include the contents of a pantry from a 17th-century merchant home that had been destroyed by fire. The exhibit hall is open daily, Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Source: Moscow Gostiny Dvor

Russian Старый Гостиный двор

Ста́рый Гости́ный двор — старейший гостиный двор Москвы. Занимает квартал Китай-города между улицами Варваркой и Ильинкой и Хрустальным и Рыбным переулками. В 1990-е годы перестроен под торгово-выставочный комплекс.

Source: Старый Гостиный двор

German translation from Russian

Der alte Gostiny Yard ist der älteste Sitzplatz in Moskau. Es befindet sich im China-Stadtblock zwischen den Straßen Varvarka und Ilyinka sowie Crystal and Fish Lane. In den 1990er Jahren wurde es für ein Messegelände umgebaut.

Source: Старый Гостиный двор


Russian Старый Гостиный двор

Территория по северной стороне Варварки всегда использовалась для торговли. Торговые ряды тут стояли чуть ли не с XIV века. Современное здание Старого Гостиного Двора было построено с 1790-х годов по 1805 год по проекту Джиакомо Кваренги — который, впрочем, в Москву не приехал и за строительством не следил, а московские архитекторы обошлись с проектом достаточно вольно. Получилось двухэтажное здание в стиле классицизма с колоннами и прочими атрибутами. В 1990-е годы здание изуродовали лужковской реконструкцией, но сторона, выходящая на Варварку, не очень пострадала.

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