10 Things To See And Do In Moscow
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10 Things To See And Do In Moscow

Moscow is located in western Russia and is the countries capital. There are numerous things to do and see in the beautiful city. Below are a list our top 10.

Kremlin

Moscow Kremlin

The Kremlin is a fortified complex which overlooks the Moskva River and it is made up of 5 palaces and 4 cathedrals and is surrounded by the Kremlin Wall and Kremlin towers. The Kremlin is the oldest part of the city dating back to 1147.

St Basils Cathedral

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St Basil’s Cathedral is a world famous landmark which stands on a corner of the Red Square. It was built between 1555 and 1561 under the orders of Ivan The Terrible. When it was first built it is said it was white and gold in colour and the colours now were not added until 200 years later. The cathedral which is now a museum consists of 9 chapels and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990.

Red Square

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Red Square is in the centre of the city and is surrounded on each side by the Kremlin, St Basil’s Cathedral, GUM Department Store and the State Historical Museum. It is also home to Lenin’s Mausoleum. The Red Square was list as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990.

Bolshoi Theatre

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The Bolshoi Theatre is one of Moscow’s most symbolic sites and is an essential part of any trip to the city. It is the second biggest opera house in Europe and holds ballet and opera performances. The current theatre was built between 1821 and 1824 and was opened in 1825.

Sanduny Bathhouse

This is the oldest public bathhouse in Russia dating back to 1808. There is one bath department for males and 2 for females and they all have lounge zones, swimming pools and Russian steam rooms. There are also private rooms with separated bath house areas and jacuzzis. They are all decorated in an authentic Russian style. There is also a restaurant which serves traditional Russian, Uzbek and Chinese dishes.

Fallen Monument Park

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This is a sculpture park which is home to soviet era statues of former leaders, it also includes monuments that are connected with World War 2.

Ostankino Tower

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The Ostankino Tower is a radio and television tower and is the tallest free standing structure in Europe, it was constructed between 1963 and 1967. During a visit you will learn about the history of the tower, take an elevator to the observation desk and when the weather is favourable be able to go to the open observation deck both offering stunning panoramic views of Moscow.

River Cruise

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A cruise along the Moskva River let’s you see the city from a different perspective. It offers stunning views of the city’s embankments, buildings, parks, hotels and other features.

Moscow State Circus

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There are 2 in Moscow, the Bolshoi Circus which was opened in April 1971 and the Nikulin’s Circus which was opened in 1926, between then and 1971 it was the only circus in Moscow.

Eat At Café Pushkin

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This is a 5 star restaurant which is open 24 hours a day. It serves some of the best Russian and French cuisine in Moscow and the waiters speak English and pre-sovietized Russian. The building it is in is decorated to look like a Russian aristocrats house. People on Tripadvisor highly recommend a visit to Café Pushkin because of the high quality of service and food.

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