The constructivist architecture is one of the key parts of the city's identity. In a short period of time you can see there the world-famous masterpieces of avant-garde architecture.
We recommend to see the Fasstroilsdamous Metaphoric Houses first for those who decided to visit the Russian Manchester on a weekend.
There are four of those houses in the city: a ship-shaped house, a horseshoe-shaped house, a bullet-shaped house and a bird-shaped school. All the buildings are located in the city center within one kilometer of each other.
There are many stories and urban legends connected with the metaphoric houses. For instance, the horseshoe-shaped house could become a military fortress in case of military activities. We recommend you to go for a guided tour along Lenina Avenue if you want to know more of Ivanovo urban legends and feel the atmosphere of avant-garde architecture.
Школа-птица – улица Ленина, 53
Дом-корабль – улица Ленина, 49
Дом-подкова – улица Громобоя, 13