Petrovka Street

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Petrovka Street
Petrovsky Passage exterior from Petrovka 06-2015.jpg
Native nameПетровка
Length1.2 km (0.7 mi)
LocationMoscow
Central Administrative Okrug
Tverskoy District
Postal code125009, 107031, 127051, 127006
Nearest metro station#1 Sokolnicheskaya line Lubyanka
#1 Sokolnicheskaya line Okhotny Ryad
#2 Zamoskvoretskaya line Teatralnaya
#3 Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line Ploshchad Revolyutsii
#7 Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line Kuznetsky Most
#7 Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line Pushkinskaya
#9 Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya line Chekhovskaya
#9 Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya line Tsvetnoy Bulvar

Petrovka Street is a street in Moscow, Russia, that runs north from Kuznetsky Most and Theatral Square up past Strastnoy Boulevard and Petrovsky Boulevard.

The street takes its name from the St. Peter's Monastery, situated at the top of the hill, at the intersection of the street and the Boulevard Ring. The street is a home to upscale shops, offices, and night clubs, such as the historic Petrovka Passazh and TsUM. Perhaps the most famous building is the Moscow Criminal Police (Petrovka, 38). The Petrovka Theatre, built in 1780 at the intersection of Petrovka and Okhotny Ryad, has been known as the Bolshoi Theatre since 1824.

The street ends just before the Garden Ring, where the Hermitage Garden is located.

The nearest metro station is Teatralnaya, located on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line.

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Coordinates: 55°45′58″N 37°36′56″E / 55.76611°N 37.61556°E / 55.76611; 37.61556