Gorky HouseFree: All time

As one of the most celebrated author of the Soviet’s era, Maxim Gorky was rewarded the stunning Ryabushinsky Mansion after returning to Moscow from his exile. The house was designed by one of Russia’s best art nouveau architects. Its interior’s decor is highlighted by a twisting marble staircase, stained glass roof and windows, exquisite flowery mosaic and stucco. Gorky resided in the mansion from 1931 to 1936. Today, it has been turned into a museum to give visitors insight into Gorky’s life in the house.

Address: 6/2 Malaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa, Moscow
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11am – 5:30pm; Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and last Thursday of the month
Direction: Metro Line 3 or 4 to Arbatskaya Station
Phone: +7 495 690 51 30
Website: www.imli.ru

Photo credit: Colin Killick (3yearsinmoscow.blogspot.com), rperlin83 (Flickr CC)