Pyatnitskaya Street 20 Bld.2 More photos
3 Penguins Hostel on Pyatnitskaya This hostel is situated within the historic centre of Moscow, a 1Five-minute walk from Red Square and the Kremlin. The 3 Penguins Hostel propose free Wi-Fi and a 2For-hour reception with tour desk. Min. price: 600 RUB Max. price: 2400 RUB Rooms available6 rooms
Pyatnitskaya Street 20 Bld.2, Moscow, three-penguins-hostel-on-pyatnitskaya_ru_pyatnitskaya-street
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Moscow (; Russian: Moskvá, tr. Moskva, IPA: [mɐˈskva] (listen)) is the capital and most populous town of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the town limits and 17 million within the urban area. Moscow is one of Russias federal cities. Request to Book
Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest town (both by population and by area) entirely on the European continent. By broader definitions Moscow is among the worlds largest cities, being the 14th largest metro area, the 18th largest agglomeration, the 14th largest urban area, and the 11th largest by population within town limits worldwide. According to Forbes 2013, Moscow has been ranked as the ninth most expensive town within the world by Mercer and has one of the worlds largest urban economies, being ranked as an alpha global town according to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and is additionally one of the fastest growing tourist destinations within the world according to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index.
Moscow is the northernmost and coldest megacity and metropolis on Earth. It is home to the Ostankino Tower, the tallest free standing structure in Europe; the Federation Tower, the second-tallest skyscraper in Europe; and the Moscow International Business Center. By its territorial expansion on July 1, 2012 southwest into the Moscow Oblast, the area of the capital more than doubled, going from 1,091 to 2,511 square kilometers (421 to 970 sq mi), resulting in Moscow becoming the largest town on the European continent by area; it also gained an additional population of 233,000 people.Moscow is situated on the Moskva River within the Central Federal District of European Russia, making it Europes most populated inland city. The town is well known for its architecture, especially its historic buildings such as Saint Basils Cathedral with its colourful architectural style. With over 40 percent of its territory covered by greenery, it is one of the greenest capitals and major cities in Europe and the world, having the largest forest in an urban area within its borders—more than any other major city—even before its expansion in 2012.
The town has served as the capital of a progression of states, from the medieval Grand Duchy of Moscow and the subsequent Tsardom of Russia to the Russian Empire to the Soviet Union and the contemporary Russian Federation.
Moscow is the seat of power of the Government of Russia, being the site of the Moscow Kremlin a medieval city-fortress that is today the residence for work of the President of Russia. The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square are also one of several World Heritage Sites within the city. Both chambers of the Russian parliament (the State Duma and the Federation Council) also sit within the city. Moscow is considered the centre of Russian culture, having served as the home of Russian artists, scientists and sports figures and because of the presence of museums, academic and political institutions and theatres.
The town is served by a transit network, which have four international airports, nine railway terminals, numerous trams, a monorail system and one of the deepest underground rapid transit systems within the world, the Moscow Metro, the fourth-largest within the world and largest outside Asia in terms of passenger numbers, and the busiest in Europe. It is recognised as one of the citys landmarks due to the rich architecture of its 200 stations.Moscow has acquired a number of epithets, most referring to its size and preeminent status within the nation: The Third Rome (Tretii Rim), the Whitestone One (Belokamennaja), the First Throne (Pervoprestolnaja), the Forty Soroks (Sorok Sorokov) (\"sorok\" meaning both \"forty, a perfect many\" and \"a district or parish\" in Old Russian).
Moscow is additionally one of the twelve Hero Cities. The demonym for a Moscow resident is \"moskvich\" (moskvich) for male or \"moskvichka\" (moskvichka) for female, rendered in English as Muscovite.
The name \"Moscow\" is abbreviated \"MSK\" (MSK in Russian)."