Gus-Khrustalny Shopping Arcade - Russia

Gus-Khrustalny Shopping Arcade - Russia

Gus-Khrustalny Shopping Arcade - Russia
Gus-Khrustalny Shopping Arcade - Russia

The shopping arcade in the town of Gus-Khrustalny was built in the 19th century, placing here the so-called "shop house" with haberdashery goods and food. The construction was financed by the local manufacturer Maltsov, hoping to sell the manufactured products to the people who worked for him. By the end of the 19th century, the ranks were closed; during the NEP, they had the Central Workers' Cooperative, which traded in everything. Then, for several decades, the rows were empty, only at the beginning of the 20th century they were restored and placed inside shops and offices. Alexander Nevsky Church in Suzdal.

The shopping arcade had a great influence on the formation of the architectural ensemble of the city center. They stand in the main square, where all public events are held.

The rows are two-story, vertically they are divided by columns, and horizontally by a balustrade and balconies. The walls are brick red and all the decor is white. Earlier, on the west side, a weight wooden pavilion with through gates adjoined the rows, but it has not survived. There are 20 branches in total, all of them are occupied by shops and offices. Tourists are interested in the Maltsov restaurant, where guests are offered traditional Russian cuisine and the real atmosphere of a provincial town of the 19th century.

Practical information

Address: Gus-Khrustalny, st. Old Bolsheviks, 7.

Shopping arcades are located in the city center, a 10-minute walk from the railway station.
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