St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, located in Red Square, is definitely a must-go visit in the Russian capital. The entrance costs 700 rubles (it’s free for children up to 16 years old). In this article I tell you what to see in St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow and how to organize your visit (tickets, schedules, duration and guided tours). Updated on January 20, 2020 (written on July 14, 2016) 1.
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.
Zaryadye Park is one of the new symbols of the city and has already gained international recognition. Located in the heart of Moscow, a stone's throw from the Kremlin, it recreates the different landscapes of Russia. Its floating bridge has already become one of the city’s main tourist attractions. But the park also includes exhibitions, concert halls and restored historic buildings. Zaryadye Park
Moscow can be visited in many different ways thanks to tourist services that are offered in the city: by foot, by bike, by tour bus, by taxi, by tour boat, or through other more adventurous alternatives such as hot air balloon, helicopter, or plane. In this post, I explain the different alternatives that are offered in the city for taking guided tours in English or in other languages. Article
VDNH (or VDNKh) is a gigantic entertainment complex, museums, exhibitions, fairs and parks, in which you can also admire the achievements of the past Soviet communist era, all gathered in a unique historical and architectural complex. It is located next to the Moscow Cosmonautics Museum and it is well worth a visit. This is my favorite park in Moscow. The entrance is free. In this post I’ll
If you like art, there is a museum that you should not miss in Moscow: the State Tretyakov Gallery, the main Russian national art museum. Let me assure you that you will be surprised by the Russian painting collection of this museum, through which you can better understand the history of Russia. In this post I’ll explain how to organize your visit and what works you should not miss. 0. THE
Moscow is a city that can be enjoyed to the fullest with children. And I say this based on my own experience. The list of things you can do with your children is long: zoos, oceanography, space museums, interactive science museums, circuses, children's theaters, children's shopping malls, boat cruises, etc. In this article I’ll tell you about the main places in Moscow that you can visit with your
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. Updated in April 2019. Originally published in March 2016 1. What is the Kremlin? The
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,
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.