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Top things to do in Moscow

By

Jason Munoz

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19/11/2019 8:45 PM

Moscow, the 800-year old Russian City and capital of former Soviet and today's Russia, is hands down any tourist’s dream. Putting it into Churchill’s words about this incredible city, it's ‘a riddle’ that is ‘wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma’ - that pretty much explains it! 

Moscow is home to giant, multi coloured palaces, luxurious halls, skyscrapers, aesthetic greeneries and all things dreamy. 

It is a vibrant mix of historical monuments and modern edginess. Planning a trip to Moscow? There are certain spots that you just can't miss. But don't worry, we have assembled a list of the absolutely unmissable spots and monuments in Moscow, that will make you fall for this city - and believe us, you will fall hard. 

When in Moscow, do what the Muscovites do:

Visit the Red square:

The red square is actually called the heart of Moscow.  Once a market square, where traders and sellers used to sell goods, this architectural marvel is one of the busiest locations in Moscow. This location is surrounded by a number of other tourist attractions like Kremlin and Lenin’s Mausoleum to name a few. 

Go to St. Basil's Cathedral 

St. Basil's cathedral, home to multi coloured domes, has a history as interesting as it's architecture. Constructed in the 16th century by the notorious ruler, Ivan the Terrible. Legends say that he blinded the architect who made the Cathedral, so that he won't be able to create something similar to it. Chilling, right? 

And Lenin’s Mausoleum

Vladimir Lenin’s final resting place, a magnificent mausoleum is a place to visit! The glass sculptures and carvings, the tomb of Lenin - everything about this place is breathtakingly moving. 

Moscow Kremlin

Moscow Kremlin is the biggest fortress in Europe. Enclaved within walls as long as 2235 meters, it is spread over a vast area, has a number of buildings and 20 something towers (each with an individual name), but the best thing about this fortress is that it is home to the world's largest bell and cannon. 

It sure is a site you wouldn't want to miss! 

Arbat Street - every foodie’s dream

Arbat street is a historic street weaving around in the middle of the city. It is the ultimate foodie’s dream, with lots of café and fancy restaurants. Live performers and musicians set the mood right up for a great time. It is home to tattoo salons, souvenir shops and monuments. There is a theatre on Arbat Street as well, a treat for the art lovers. 

Tretyakov Gallery - Window to Russian Art

Tretyakov Gallery was actually a private collection of two brothers back in the 1900s. Today, it has some the world's most iconic art pieces and has become one of the largest collection of art pieces around the globe. Some of the most iconic pieces in Tretyakov Gallery are the Girl with peaches by the all time famous Valentin Serov, Rublev’s Trinity and Mikhail Vrubel’s Demon, to name a few. 

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