Karla Marksa street

Karla Marksa (“Karl Marx”) Street is one of three parallel arterial roads located in a historically formed business and cultural center of the city. During first years of Krasnoyarsk existence the street was called Uzenkaya (“narrow”). Since 1865 people started to call it Gostinskaya because at the head of the street there was a 2 floor stone building of a merchant center (in Russian “gostiny dvor”). But in 1921 Gostinskaya Street was renamed after Karl Marx, a German philosopher and social activist. Many important buildings are located on this street: Krasnoyarsk City Administration, Europe business center, Krasnoyarsk Railway Directorate, modern hotels of comfort and business class, State Universal Scientific Library of Krasnoyarsk Territory, V. I. Surikov I. Art Museum. The street is characterized by a mix of building types: here you can meet real pearls of wooden and stone architecture of pre-revolutionary era and typical design buildings. Quite a picturesque is a part of the street where striking examples of Stalinist architecture prevail. Among the main significant places and landmarks of the street, we can mention Red Square, Revolution Square, V. I. Lenin monument, Luch (“Beam”) entertainment multiplex cinema and of course Central Park. Have a leisurely walk on the K. Marksa Street and feel the spirit and energy of the city. Don’t miss this opportunity!

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