Krymskaya embankment in Moscow

Krymskaya embankment is a pedestrian embankment in Moscow, located in the Yakimanka district, stretching along the right bank of the Moskva River. The embankment is bounded by Krymsky Val and 3rd Golutvinsky lane, continues Pushkinskaya embankment and turns into Yakimanskaya embankment.

As early as the beginning of the 20th century, on the site of the modern Krymskaya embankment, there was a damp low-lying coast with small buildings, warehouses and garbage dumps. In the 1930s, the embankment was paved with granite, and in the 1940s, the roadway was reconstructed.

In the 1970s, the building of the USSR State Art Gallery (now the exhibition halls of the New Tretyakov Gallery and the Central House of Artists) was erected on the embankment according to the project of architects Nikolai Sukoyan, Yuri Sheverdyaev and others.

In 2013, the Moscow authorities carried out the reconstruction of the embankment according to the project of the architectural bureaus Wowhaus (the authors of the transformation of Gorky Park). The embankment became pedestrian and was made in a single architectural ensemble.

A variety of recreational areas were created on the embankment: bicycle paths, a linden alley, a dry fountain, a pond with a multi-level bench, an observation deck, an amphitheater and an open auditorium. Pavilions for cafeterias and a vernissage for artists were organically included in the space of the embankment.

Part of the embankment under the Krymsky Bridge was expanded to connect it with Gorky Park. According to the plan of the mayor’s office, the union of Vorobyovskaya, Andreevskaya and Krymskaya embankments, Muzeon, Gorky Park and Neskuchny Garden created the largest city park in Europe with the longest embankment.

Nearest metro: Oktyabrskaya, Park Kultury.

Attractions nearby: Bolshoy Moskvoretsky BridgeKremlin embankmentSofiyskaya Embankment“House on the Embankment”Patriarshiy Peshekhodnyy MostBersenevskaya embankment, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

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