ARBAT DISTRICT
SOCIAL LIFE

RESTAURANTS AND CAFES

1Restaurant “White Rabbit”
2Restaurant “OVO by Carlo Cracco”
3MEGUmi restaurant
4Restaurant “Proliv"
5“Coffeemania” in New Arbat
6Fish restaurant “La Maree”
7Restaurant “Nedalniy Vostok” (Not Far East)
8Wine boutique “Caudal”
9Skuratov Coffee

BEAUTY TREATMENT SALONS

10Naioli beauty lounge
11Aldo Coppola
12Toni & Guy

SPORT

13Fitness club “The U.S.S.R”
14Fitness club “World class”
15Fitness club “Dr.Loder”

CULTURE

16The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
17The MMOMA - Moscow Museum of Modern Art on Gogolevsky Boulevard
18The Shchusev Museum of Architecture
19Aleksandr Burganov’s Studio
20The Multimedia Art Museum
21The Moscow Perfume Museum
22The Vakhtangov Theatre
23The Oktyabr’ Cinema

SHOPPING

24Shopping Centre “Vesna” in New Arbat
25Lotte Plazа
26Smolenskiy Passage
27Concept-store SVMOSCOW
28Project “LEFORM”
29Showroom INDEXflat

EDUCATION

30The Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute
31Educational Centre Lancman School
32English Kindergarten Kidsberry
33School 1231, named after Vasily Polenov
34Foreign Language School “Stankevich House"

ALEKSANDR BURGANOV’S STUDIO

In 2001, Aleksandr Burganov’s studio on Bolshoy Afanasevsky Pereulok was converted into a museum exhibiting the master’s sculptures, one of which - the fountain «Turandot» - can be seen on the Arbat in front of the Vakhtangov Theatre. The master’s works are situated both inside the museum and in its court. The mystical and somewhat fairy-tale aura of the museum is in tune with the interiors and overall atmosphere of Turandot Residence.

THE MOSCOW PERFUME MUSEUM

The Arbat is also home to the Moscow Perfume Museum. Situated in a two-hundred-year-old building, the museum is one of only five such museums worldwide. The collection includes the best perfume catalogues of the past, antique fragrance containers and vintage scent bottles, the stories of their creation and, of course, the biographies of their creators. A visit to the museum is an olfactory trip to one’s childhood, to people and places that are dear to mind, memory and heart. Auction agents are in constant search of new exhibits. This one of the biggest private collections in the world is open for public.

THE OKTYABR’ CINEMA

The Oktyabr’ Cinema, one of the biggest multiplexes of the country, is the venue of the Moscow International Film Festival. Its eleven screens are the first ones in Russia to show all new major blockbusters of the world. Also, the cinema offers the opportunity to see foreign movies in the original. The capacity of the main hall alone is 1,518 seats. Besides, the complex features a number of restaurants, the Black October DJ-Bar and the Kids’ Club, all of which makes the Oktyabr’ Cinema a universal entertaining centre, suitable for enjoying leisure time both with friends and family members.

MEGUmi RESTAURANT

For one of its six locations, the world famous restaurant network, MEGUmi, has chosen Lotte Plaza Moscow, conveniently situated in the intersection of the Garden Ring (in Russian known as «Sadovy Koltso») and the New Arbat, adjacent to the Old Arbat. The minimalistic but luxurious interior of the restaurant matches the exotic nature of traditional Japanese delicacies: all its sushi, sashimi and rolls are made by native-born Japanese chefs. The barman’s specialty, sparkling sake, is just one of about 300 traditional drinks on the wine list, all of which, undoubtedly, are worth a sip or two.

RESTAURANT “OVO BY CARLO CRACCO”

Situated on the first floor of the Lotte Plaza Moscow Hotel, the OVO, a restaurant specialising in modern Italian cuisine, is run by Carlo Cracco, whose restaurant in Milan is among the best in the world, and holds two Michelin stars. Apart from what is served in there, how it is served is worth a notice, too. OVO’s special pride is their tableware, all articles of which are made by Richard Ginori’s porcelain workshop in Tuscany, having set the benchmark for luxury home décor products since as early as 1735. So, the OVO is a place to treat the most fastidious visitor to delightful delicacies of both palate, eye and mind.

THE MMOMA ON GOGOL BOULEVARD

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art on Gogol Boulevard is one of the major modern art meccas of Moscow. On a regular basis, the MMOMA runs retrospective exhibitions of the 20th Century art, as well as of prominent present-time painters, both Russian and international. The museum is in constant search of new format ideas. Not being afraid to experiment, it never fails to let its visitors get immersed in the intricate world of modern dance, theatre and art. It makes them witnesses to sophisticated dialogues between curators, art critics and, of course, artists themselves.

THE SHCHUSEV MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE

The Shchusev Museum is a monument of architecture in itself. The building, a listed specimen of Russian classicism era (end of the 18th century), belongs to the architectural complex of the Talyzin noble family estate. In the courtyard, on display there are the original high reliefs from the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Having survived the demolition of the church in 1931, they found refuge in the Donskoi Monastery. There are more treasures inside. Exhibiting the best architectural artefacts of the past and the experimental models of the future, the Shchusev Museum is also an educational centre, hosting lectures by leading architects and experts, both national and international.

WINE BOUTIQUE “CAUDAL”

The “personal” Sommelier of Turandot Residences, eager to recommend a wine from any corner of the world, is nonetheless close at hand, based at the wine boutique Caudal on nearby Novinsky Boulevard. There, you can always order a degustation round, inquire about the quality and production of wines, ports, cognacs, brandies, calvadoses, beers, ciders, whiskies and whiskeys of all tastes and kinds – you name it. The wine school “Caudal” runs courses of different length, from just one lesson to many, where one is taught to differentiate between French, Italian, Spanish and Argentinian wines.

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