In this post I have programmed an itinerary for days and hours of the best that you can see and do in Moscow in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. As you can see, in Moscow there are many places to visit, not only in the center of the city and its famous Red Square, but also the museums, cathedrals, parks, Soviet buildings and tourist attractions that are spread all over the city. Article updated on March 17,
4.1. Moscow, the capital and most populous city of Russia
Moscow is the capital of Russia. In Moscow you can find many tourist attractions: visit the Red Square and the Kremlin, visit some of its 400 museums, attend a ballet or opera performance at the Bolshoi Theater, the Novodevichy convent, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the skyscrapers of Stalin, the financial district of Moscow City, the Arbat street, the Gorki park, Kolomenskoye, etc.
The possibilities are immense and the city too. In this section of the blog I explain how to organize your visit to the Russian capital, how to buy tickets online to the main museums, how to buy tickets for the Bolshoi Theater, where to go shopping, etc.
Moscow City is the city of skyscrapers, in true New York City style. Dazzling skyscrapers with observation decks, futuristic hotels, panoramic restaurants or a modern shopping center are just some of the attractions of this city of business and entertainment, for those who want to visit something beyond the Red Square or the Kremlin. 1. MOSCOW CITY, challenging heights The largest modern
Gagarin, Sputnik, Laika, Soyuz are words that recall the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States, that lasted from the late 50's to 1975. While the Apollo XI and Neil Armstrong were the first to reach the Moon in 1969, the real pioneers of space exploration were the Soviet cosmonauts, taking the first satellite, the first human being and the first orbital station into space.
The Novodevichy Convent is one of the most appreciated historical sites by Muscovites and a must-see if you travel to Moscow. Next to the convent is the Novodevichy Cemetery, the most famous of Moscow and in which famous celebrities of Russian history are buried, such as former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, film director Sergei Eisenstein, or composer Dmitri Shostakovich, among others. 1.
You can visit a variety of monuments, cathedrals, museums and commercial galleries in Red Square, each with a special meaning: the Kremlin, the Lenin Mausoleum, the Cathedrals of St. Basil and Kazan, the State Museum of Russian History, or the GUM Galleries. In this post I’ll explain which buildings to see in Red Square and how to organize the visit: Schedules, tickets, prices, official websites,
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is the highest orthodox temple in the world and the seat of the Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and all the Russians. It is the ideal place to attend an Orthodox Mass or to climb its domes and admire a beautiful panorama of Moscow. The history of this cathedral is one in which reality surpasses fiction. Do you want to know why? Keep reading and you will find
Stalin had no sisters (or brothers). However, one of the legacies that he left were his "Seven Sisters", which are seven skyscrapers built to commemorate the 8th Centennial of Moscow, that you will inevitably see if you visit the city. At present, they house a university, two hotels, two ministries and two residential buildings. In this article I’ll explain how to visit some of them and get to
The banya is the traditional Russian spa and it constitutes one of the most important activities in Russia, not only because it is a site of relaxation, health and well-being, but also because it is a place to socialize with friends or family. The Sanduny Baths in Moscow are the most famous in Russia. Below I will explain how to organize the visit. 1. What is a Russian banya? The Russians
If you do not speak or understand Russian, the Moscow Metro can seem complicated to use. However, when you begin using it you will quickly realize that in reality it is very simple. Moreover, the Moscow Metro is also an important tourist attraction due to the beauty of some of the stations. I will explain to you what stations are worth a visit. Article published on December 15, 2015 and updated
The Kremlin in Moscow continues to be a site that inspires many questions from tourists and I have to admit that it is a place that can be a little confusing. In this article, I try to explain what the Kremlin is, what parts can be visited, and how you can buy tickets online in order to avoid the long lines. 1. What is the Kremlin? The word Kremlin means strength or fortified city. In