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Katerina City Hotel

The hotel offers fast access to Moscow's Garden Ring inner-city ring road and is just a short walk from the elegant Pavelets Railway Station, built in the 19th century to resemble a Loire Valley chateau and now the point of departure for trains heading for central southern Russia.

Among the immediate area's attractions, the Lenin Funerary Train is located in a small park behind Pavelets Station. A magnificent black-and-orange steam engine and wagon, it brought the body of the "Father of the Revolution" to Moscow in January 1924 for his funeral in Red Square and has been preserved here at Paveletskaya ever since. The pavilion also contains an imposing bust of Lenin and various sculptures glorifying the achievements of Communism in the Soviet Union.

The Novospassky Monastery, among the oldest in Moscow and thought to have been founded in the 12th century during the reign of Prince Yury Dolgoruky, is situated just across the Moskva River from the Katerina City Hotel. Most of the remaining Monastery buildings date from the 17th century, when thick fortress walls and bastions protected the complex from the Tartar attacks of the Time of Troubles.

Also close to the monastery is Krutitskoye Podvorye, a complex of 17th century buildings in traditional Muscovite style. Founded in the 14th century as the seat of the Metropolitan or spiritual head of the Christian minorities under Tartar rule, the Yard boasts the impressive Cathedral of the Assumption, built entirely of brick, and a brightly-tiled "Teremok", a traditional Russian palace.