Moscow Miniature Model
1. Smolenskaya and Taras Shevchenko Embankments. Metro and Borodinsky Bridges.
Moscow miniature model project started in 1968 on the personal order of Nikita Khrushchev, inspired by Budapest city model.
Constructing the whole city in miniature is barely reasonable – it would be enormous. So, the plan was limited to the central part of Moscow.
Designing took years; the project was complete only by 1986!
Most houses are made of solid wood. The Kremlin – of cherry wood, imported from India, while the Kremlin churches cupolas are made of lemon tree and are covered with gold leaf.
Managing the model is becoming a way more difficult process. Construction firms are not eager to provide their projects, so most of the new buildings are recreated by photographs.
The model is being renovated and looked after regularly. Expandable construction of the model simplifies that: it can be divided in 2×2 meters parts.
Model’s area is 144 square meters (12×12 meters) in total, the scale of 1:500.
Address: Moscow, 2-Brestskaya Street, 6 (Mayakovskaya or Belorusskaya metro station)
Monday-Friday, from 10.00 to 17.30
19. Trees. Just trees.
24. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary
41. Three Station Square