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Moscow Tourist Attractions: Top 18 Things to See in Moscow
March 15, 2007 13:15

As the capital of the country, Moscow is perhaps the most visited place in Russia. However, not all tourists and city guests may have enough time to visit all worth sightseeings and see all the interesting things that Moscow can offer. In this case, one must know what places of the many it is better to focus on first.

Red Square, Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin`s Mausoleum.

They are considered the symbols of Moscow, located in the very heart and historical centre of the Russian capital. St. Basils Cathedral still lets its visitors feel the spirit of ancient Russia. Lenin`s mausoleum can be of interest too - the body of a Soviet leader always attracts tourists (besides, there are rumours that the mausoleum can be eliminated in the future).

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The Bolshoi Theatre

The Bolshoi Theatre presents one of the world’s best ballet and opera with participation of great Russian artists.

Pushkin Fine Arts Museum.

Presents original and reproduction arts in thematic halls: Russian, European, Greek, Egyptian, and some other. 

The Tretyakov Gallery

It is one of the world-famous galleries which presents a vast collection of Russian arts.

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The Novodevichy Convent

The Novodevichy Convent a fascinating place with wonderful architecture and a special cemetery, where a lot of famous Russian people are buried.

Moscow Metro

It`d be better to travel from one metro station to another at weekend, when there are no crowds of people spoiling the view of great architecture and design inherited from the Soviet times. Committing a metro trip in rush hours can be a disaster as Moscow Metro is considered one of the most overcrowded in the world. The most peculiar stations are:

- Komsomolskaya

- Kievskaya

- Novokuznetskaya

- Ploschad Revolutsii

- Mayakovskaya

- Arbatskaya

- Belorusskaya

- Park Kultury

Nikolskaya Street

Nikolskaya Street in Moscow is one of the oldest in the capital. It is located between two squares - Red Square and Lubyanskaya Square. Nikolskaya Street had become epicenter fo fans during World Cup 2018.

Zaryadye Park

The emergence of the “Zaryadye” park can be called an event of the century in Moscow - only because a new large park was created in Moscow for the first time in half a century. And it us not just a park: a modern public recreational space opened a few steps away from the Kremlin, in the very heart of the capital.

Vorobyovy Gory

Vorobyovy Gory is located at the Moscow River (Vorobyovy Gory metro station) and opens a picturesque view of water, hills, trees, and a great panorama of some parts of the city. Considered the highest spot in Moscow, and besides, it is situated not too far from the famous Moscow State University named after Lomonosov, which looks amazing in the evening, when the illuminations are on.

Kolomenskoye Park

Kolomenskoye Park is located not far from the metro station Kolomenskaya. Undoubtedly it`d be better to visit the park in summer when it is full of trees, including a nice apple garden. However it is a wonderful place to visit in every season: you can enjoy the views of old Russian architecture and a small but cute cemetery near one of the churches.

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A vast area of exhibition halls of VDNKh, located in buildings constructed in the Soviet times and therefore beautiful. Fountains in summer add more charm to the place, but it is still appropriate for having a walk and enjoying the nice planning and architecture of the territory in any time of the year. In spring and summer visitors can also find a vast open-air exhibition of beautiful flower compositions. In winter enjoy the biggest open air ice skating rink in the World. Visit Moskvarium - the largest Oceanarium in Europe. Also nearby is skulpture group Worker and Kolkhoz Woman and Austronautics Meseum.

Izmailovsky Kremlin

Few people know that Moscow is famous for two Kremlins. After visiting the one situated on the Red Square, go to “Izmailovo” district. Definitely, you will be impressed. Visit the Venissage in Izmailovo, were is a big number of Russian Souvenirs.

Gorky Park

Gorky Park in Moscow is one of the main places of attraction in the city. Thousands of people visit it every day to relax, have fun and learn something new and interesting.

Park Pobedy (Victory Park - Kutuzovskaya metro station).

A spacious area dedicated to the victory of Russians over the Nazi Germany. Monuments, memorials, fountains (in the warm time of the year), the Victory Museum, military equipment of the Soviet times. 

Ostankino Tower

Enjoy the viewpoints of the Ostankino Tower - the only place from where one may see all sights of the capital at the same time.

Moscow River

From the ship board you will be able to take the most breath-taken pictures, to see the sity in a new way, enjoy its panorama and pictiresque landscape.

Christ the Savior Cathedral

It is the largest Orthodox church in the world. Cathedral was built in 1881 to commemorate the deliverance from Napoleon’s invasion in 1812. People from all over the country gave money for its construction. In 1931 the cathedral was taken down, and for a long time there was a huge open swimming pool on the sight of the blown cathedral, but in 2000 the cathedral was rebuilt.

Sandunov Bath House

For more than a hundred years the Sanduny Bath House (or the Sanduny) remains a symbol of the Russian bath tradition. Since the very opening day it has been one of the centres of social life in Moscow: something like an English club for the noblemen and a health centre for ordinary people.

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