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Our agency Puzzle Tours is created to make your trip to Moscow perfect.
Our agency Puzzle Tours is created to make your trip to Moscow perfect.

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Private guide in Moscow:
We provide private guide tours in Moscow which are unique and truly exciting. Our guides are not only knowledgeable, but also active, friendly, easy-going and ready to make you feel at home. 
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Discover Moscow with Puzzle-tours.
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Moscow Tours:
Join the best Moscow Tours offered by Puzzle-Tours. One can have amazing stroll though Moscow centre. Book now!
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 Puzzle-tours provides exciting tours at an affordable pricing. Choose from more than one tour you will be enjoying special discounts!
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Puzzle-tours are the private tours agency created to make your stay in Moscow special & comfortable.
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6 most unusual buildings of Moscow 

Are you interested in the architecture? Just like any huge city, Moscow has some buildings you would be surprised to find. Like our famous Faberge egg house or Moorish castle…
Want to visit some of Moscow’s most unusual mansions with Puzzle Tours?

1. Moorish castle
 
This mansion was built for the millionaire Arseny Morozov by the architect Victor Mazyrin in 1895–1899. Morozov traveled to Spain and Portugal and fell in love with Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal. So after he came back to Moscow Morozov was determined to build a mansion similar to it. The building was a subject to harsh criticism. It was so unusual, people just couldn’t see the beauty of it. There is even a legend that Arseny’s own mother told him: "I always knew you were a fool, and now the whole Moscow will know it as well!"

2. Perlov Tea House
 
Muscovites call this house a "Chinese coffer". It was built by Roman Klein for the merchant Sergey Perlov in 1890-1893, the founder of the tea company "Perlov and Sons." But the unique Chinese facade appeared later, thanks to the architect Karl Gippius. Story goes, the Ambassador of Chinese Empire Li Hong Zhang was coming for the coronation of Nicholas II, so Perlov in hope for lucrative deals with him decided to redo the facade in a traditional Chinese style. It was decorated with snakes, dragons, traditional oriental lanterns, Chinese tiled roof and a little pagoda on top.

3. Reversed wineglass house
 
There is a curious building with a roof in the form of an inverted wineglass. According to the legend,the merchant Filatov was a drunk, but then decided to quit. In commemoration of this he built an apartment house with the money he saved from leaving his drinking habits. And so Filatov told the architects to put a reversed wineglass on top of the house.
Anyways, there is another theory that is more likely to be true. The house is typical Art Nouveau, combined with Gothic and Romanesque elements, so unusual roof is one of vivid decorative elements that were in fashion at the time.

4. Mansion of "Russia" insurance company
 
One of the most profitable companies during the reign of Nicholas II was the insurance company "Russia", founded in 1881 in Saint Petersburg. In 1899 they commissioned a mansion in Moscow, built by the architects Proskurin and Fon Gauguin. You might not see anything unusual at first sight, but look closely to the walls. There is a salamander and a flock of bats, playful cupids, mermaids and even Socrates, talking to a student. The famous French architect Le Corbusier considered the house was the most beautiful building in Moscow of the 20th century.

 5. Fairytale House
 
This beautiful apartment house was built in the early 20th century for the passionate art lover Pertsov. He viewed the building as a piece of art, showing the unique Russian culture. That’s why the facade is decorated with traditional Russian patterns, magical animals and plants. By the way, the house decorations were designed by Sergei Malyutin, creator of the world famous Russian Matryoshka dolls.

6. Faberge egg house
  
Unusual building in the shape of an egg is the work of the architectural bureau of Sergey Tkachenko. The house was constructed in 2002 as an exclusive residential complex worth almost 360 million rubles. No wonder it is still unoccupied. The egg-house looks a bit absurd, but for many it became the symbol of the former city mayor Luzhkov’s époque.
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The Red Square:
Puzzle-tours offers best tour to Moscow and provides a chance to visit The Red Square, the main square of Russia. 
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Puzzle Tours:
We are the private tours agency created to make your stay in Moscow unforgettable. Our guides who speak English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese will do their best to make you feel at home! 
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Moscow Tours:
We organize tailor made Moscow tours just for you. We invite you to see the most beautiful streets, markets, age-old heritage and explore culturally rich sites of the Russian capital. This tour will make you feel the spirit of Moscow.
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