Akvarel Hotel

The Akvarel's superb central location means that the hotel is within comfortable walking distance of the Moscow Kremlin, Red Square, and the Bolshoi Theater, which is only a few steps from the hotel.

At the end of Ulitsa Bolshaya Dmitrovka, opposite Teatralnaya Metro Station, stands the House of Unions, a vast neoclassical building that was used for Communist Party Congresses and the state funerals of all Soviet leaders except Nikita Khrushchev.

At the northern end of Ulitsa Petrovka, about ten minutes' walk from the hotel, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art is worth visiting for its collection of Russian avant garde art from the 1910s and 1920s. Opposite the museum, the Verkhopetrovskiy Monastery is one of Moscow's oldest and has survived almost unaltered since the 17th century. Also on Ulitsa Petrovka, the Museum of GULAG History is small but absorbing. Also worth visiting are the Sandunovsky Baths, Moscow's oldest and most luxurious public bathhouse, with stunning historic interiors.

Major attractions

Moscow Kremlin

Distance:1.4 kilometers
On Foot:You can get to the Kremlin within 15 minutes. When you exit the hotel, turn left to reach Ulitsa Bolshaya Dmitrovka and turn left along the street. Keep walking straight for about 500 meters until you reach the end of the street. Turn right onto Uiltsa Okhotny Ryad. Walk straight along the street until you pass the Manezh Exhibition Centre. Turn left, and you will be facing the main entrance to the Kremlin via the Kutafya Tower. Show walking route

Red Square

Distance:1.4 kilometers
On Foot:Red Square is about 10 minutes walk away from the Akvarel Hotel. Exit the courtyard round the hotel on Ulitsa Bolshaya Dmitrovka and turn left. Walk to the end of the street, turn right, and use the first pedestrian underpass to cross the street left onto Manezhaya Ploshchad. As you exit the underpass, you will see the Resurrection Gate (next to the red-brick gothic State Historical Museum), which leads through onto Red Square. Show walking route

Bolshoi Theatre

Distance:400 meters
On Foot:The walk to the theater will take only around five minutes. Exit the hotel courtyard onto Stoleshnikov Pereulok. Turn right and right again onto Ulitsa Petrovka. The theatre is on your right around 250 m along the street. Show walking route