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Russian State Library

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Vozdvizhenka, 3/5, Moscow 119019, Russia
Boulevard Ring
+7 499 557-04-70
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

The Russian's respect learning and know how to create a beautiful building. It's not a tourist attraction, but it was lovely to walk through and feel the knowledge and history in the building.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eleybourn
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We went this magnificent State Library as we wanted to present a book in Russian language containing spiritual teachings of Ramana Maharshi.This imposing building with statue of Dostoyevsky adorns the main entrance.An elderly lady at the office room was kind enough to allow us to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MadanGopalM
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The architecture of this building makes for an interest contrast from the more traditional structures in the vicinity of the Kremlin nearby. This one is more a more modern Soviet style concrete building. The library within is supposedly one of the largest in Europe, which...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KGB777
Reviewed 10 November 2017

There was nothing too spectacular in this building, other than the fact it houses what is probably the biggest library in Europe. unfortunately, we were not able to visit it, as it was close, so we just took a glimpse at the building itself and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TheShis
Reviewed 29 June 2017

it's so much good again in architectural and all things.took watch and be calm till 11:30 that restaurant open.it the best dish and most delicous and also cheep food in moscow really don't loose lunch here.visiting is free

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank mina h
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Dear travelers, any scholar of any subject or a book lover will feel like a kid in a candy store, while visiting exhibits or working on research at this majestic architectural masterpiece. Located directly across from the Kremlin, this repository houses millions of rare volumes...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Irina I
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Here, in the Vozdvizhenka street, near the Kremlin area, is located this grand state library in Moscow. That is a national library of Russia by its importance, which it has within the boundaries of the country. The entrance is free, we got the visitors badge...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 22 January 2016

One of the best places I've been to in Moscow. You can visit it for free, at the entrance you will get visitors badge and then you can wander around freely on your own! It is very impressive to see old reading auditoriums, academics and...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Laurynas B
Reviewed 12 August 2015

A nice diversion from the crowded Kremlin triangle can be found in Moskva's huge public library (nicknamed 'Leninski' due to its previous name VI Lenin Library). Blast from the past to see its rows & rows of card catalogues, a system still apparently in use...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Funambulator
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Great place for walking around and taking a break from the busy city. I would recommend bringing a book and read it in one of the many beautiful reading rooms. Entrance is free. You just pick up a guest card in the office to the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank Katrine M
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Crowds of tourists, both local and international take
in Old Arbat and its modern and gigantic peer – New
Arbat. One reason visitors keep coming is no doubt
Konstantin Melnikov’s famous private house, now open
to the public and worthy of a visit. After exploring
one of the oldest parts of Moscow, avoid the crowds
and turn to the side streets and boulevards where
calmness and affordable food is plentiful.
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