Around Ploschad Revolyutsi and Ulitsa Nikolskaya

Kitai-Gorod Walls

Recreation of the Kitai-Gorod Walls (June 2013)

The walls on the south of Ploschad Revolyutsi include some of the only surviving fragments of the Kitai-Gorod Walls which were built on the orders of Yelena Glinskaya, the mother and regent of Ivan the Terrible, between 1535 and 1538 to protect Moscow from Crimea Tatar raids. However most of what you see here is in fact a reconstruction from the 1990s including the tower holding the restaurant. The original tower situated here was known as the Kruglaya (Round) Tower and was located where the Ploschad Revolyutsy metro station now stands. This tower was demolished in the 1930s along with the rest of the walls.

sights by districts  sights in Central Moscow

Location Ploschad Revolyutsi
Metro Ploschad Revolyutsi