The name of the embankment appeared in the 18th century along Prechistenka Street and originally referred to only a part of its modern length. In 1924, together with the former embankment of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which ran from Soymonovsky passage to the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge, it was renamed Kropotkinskaya. In 1993, the embankment was returned to its historical name.
Prechistenskaya embankment runs along the left bank of the Moskva River as a continuation of the Frunzenskaya embankment behind the Krymsky bridge opposite the right-bank Krymskaya embankment, and then the Bersenevskaya embankment of Bolotny Island. On the left, Novokrymsky passage, Turchaninov, Korobeinikov, 1st Zachatievsky lanes and Soymonovsky passage adjoin it.
Then the embankment runs along the Cathedral of Christ the Savior to Lenivka Street and under the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge passes into the Kremlin Embankment. The Patriarshiy Peshekhodnyy Most over the embankment connects the ensemble of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior with Bolotny Island.
Buildings and facilities
No. 1, cinematograph (electrotheatre) and theater of miniatures by G. G. Solodovnikov. The building was designed in 1912-1914, the architect is Sergey Goncharov. Currently – a school No. 37 (for deaf children).
No. 3, shelter for children’s labor artels. The building of the shelter for children’s labor artels, under the auspices of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, was designed in 1913 by the architect Ilya Bondarenko. It is currently the temporary residence of the Australian Ambassador to Russia.
No. 5, LCD “Klenovy Dom”
No. 9, Administrative building (1995, architects A. Skokan, V. Kanyashin, R. Baishev, J. Palasamaa), now the building is occupied by UniCredit Bank.
No. 11, Ermakovskoye Electrotechnical School. The building of the school was designed in 1904 according to the project of the architect Nikolai Faleev, the work was carried out under the guidance of the architect Nikolai Markov. This is the first building in Moscow, during the construction of which reinforced concrete foundations and piles were used. Currently, the building is occupied by the RANEPA building.
No. 15, complex of the Ivan Butikov Manufactory Partnership. Architect – Adolf Knabe. Currently, the surviving buildings of the complex are occupied by Mosteplosetenergoremont.
No. 17/19, office and residential center “Barkley Plaza”. The building of the Barkley Plaza office and residential complex was built in 2003-2008 (Sergey Skuratov architects Co.: architects S. Skuratov, N. Demidov, A. Medvedev, N. Ishutina, P. Shalimov).
No. 19, Club residential complex “Kurs House”. Construction began in 2007 – commissioned in 2010. Authors: architects A. Ya. Pantielev, R. A. Pantielev;
No. 29, the mansion of I. E. Tsvetkov. Monument of architecture (federal). Collector Ivan Tsvetkov purchased an empty plot for the construction of a building for his collection for 14 thousand rubles in 1898. The building in the “Russian style” was built in 1901 according to the sketches of the artist Viktor Vasnetsov, the architect is Vasily Bashkirov. In 1909, the house with the entire art collection was donated to the city (disbanded in 1926). In 1917 the building was renovated by the architect Vladimir Glazov. In 1942 the house was handed over to the French Military Mission. It is currently owned by the French military attaché.
No. 31. Visa section of the Swiss Embassy in Moscow. Bathing water was supplied from here to the Sandunovsky baths.
No. 33, the mansion of I. A. Mazurin. Designed in 1886, architect – I. A. Mazurin.
No. 35, mansion of A. A. Levenson. Designed in 1897, architect – K. Gurov; was expanded in 1898 and rebuilt in 1901 according to the design of the architect Fyodor Shekhtel.
No. 1 (along Soymonovsky proezd), Pertsova’s apartment house. Architectural monument (federal), designed in 1886 according to Sergei Malyutin by architects Boris Schnaubert and Nikolai Zhukov. From 1908 to 1910, the cabaret theater “The Bat” was located in the basement of the building. In the 1960s, the house was settled and transferred to the ownership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
No. 37, Orthodox church-chapel. Temple of the Sovereign Icon of the Mother of God, built in 1995 by architect A. N. Obolensky.
No. 43. Since 2014, in violation of the law, the construction of the hotel “TD” Shatyor “LLC” has been underway on the site.
No. 45/1, apartment building. Central State Federal District, designed in 1903, located at the intersection with Lenivka Street, architect Vasily Myasnikov. The architect P.P. Shchekotov lived in the house. Currently, the construction and industrial corporation “Razvitie” is located here.
How to get to?
Metro stations “Park Kultury” (radial) and “Park Kultury” (ring) – 230 meters from the beginning of the embankment. Kropotkinskaya metro station is 420 meters from the intersection with Soymonovsky proezd. On the section of the embankment from Soymonovsky passage to the Kremlin embankment there is a bus route number 255.
Attractions nearby: Bolshoy Ustinsky Bridge, Maly Ustinsky Bridge, Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge, Kremlin embankment, Sofiyskaya Embankment, “House on the Embankment”, Red Square, Tverskaya street, Kremlin.