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Sightseeing in Moscow - what to see. Complete travel guide

Moscow has become a popular tourist destination long ago. The reason for this is in rich choice of attractions that have national significance. In order not to waste a single day in this city, you should plan the program of excursions clearly and beforehand.
Kremlin, Bolshoi Theater, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Mausoleum, State Historical Museum, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Moscow … Open
Of course, you should start the observation of the city with the Kremlin, which has already become the main symbol of the country. First mentions of this architectural complex were discovered yet in 1156. At that time this place was called a "fortress Moscow". In front of the eastern wall of the Kremlin is located Red Square. This place has witnessed numerous important historical events in Russia. The square is surrounded by three buildings: the GUM, the History Museum and St. Basil's Cathedral. Each of them is worth discussing in details.
The Cathedral is one of the most important architectural monuments; this is a magnificent complex of several temples. The History Museum is the biggest complex of its kind that exhibits valuable collections of historical artifacts. During your visit to the museum you will learn many interesting facts about the history of the country starting from ancient times. Shopping mall GUM occupies an entire city block; this is a real paradise for shopping lovers, who can spend a whole day here, and still fail to visit all studios and boutiques located in this trading center. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
One of the curious features of the Moscow city which most foreign tourists frequently notice is crowds of people in the streets and thousands of cars on the roads. Cruising the city by car … Open
Kitay Gorod is considered one of the oldest historical areas of Moscow. This region is located east to the Kremlin. Today this territory is declared a protected area, so in Kitay Gorod tourists can walk through the old streets and see a lot of buildings, each of which is unique and beautiful. Another protected area is Tsaritsyno Park, which territory is the location of the National Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts of the Peoples of the USSR. These attractions are not even the tenth part of the program which Moscow can offer to its guests.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Moscow and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Moscow
♥   Shopping area ' Tretyakov Drive' Moscow, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Novy Arbat street' Moscow, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Arbat street' Moscow, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Leninsky Avenue' Moscow, 9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Moscow
♥   Castle 'Moscow Kremlin' , 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Donskoy Monastery' , 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'New Jerusalem Monastery' , 51.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius' , 69.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Vysotsky Monastery' , 95.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Moscow
♥   National Park 'Losiny Ostrov' , 18.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Plescheevo Ozero' , 132.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Moscow and around
♥   Art museum 'Kremlin Armoury' Moscow, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'State Historical Museum' Moscow, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Pushkin Museum' Moscow, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'State Tretyakov Gallery' Moscow, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Moscow House of Photography' Moscow, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Moscow from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Hovrinskaya Hospital

From the series “Deserted places causing the feeling of chill”
In recent decades, the abandoned hospital attracted stalkers and extreme tourists. In a certain period of time, training of rescue service officers was carried there. The unfinished hospital is considered unsafe, not only because of its dilapidated state. The building attracts both curious tourists and looters. In recent years, the grim building of Hovrinskaya hospital is under heavy guard, so it’s not easy to get to its territory. According to reports, the huge building will be dismantled in the coming years. … Read further

Palace in Kolomenskoe

From the series “The most wonderful castles and palaces”
In the course of several reconstructions, the historians and painters have succeeded in recreating the original setting of the palace. The palace visitors have a chance to wander past the royal apartments of Yelisaveta Petrovna, to graze on the painted ceilings and walls, as well as the stained glass windows and to watch the collection of the ancient icons. The palace looks incredibly harmonious and realistic. The inexperienced tourists will hardly believe that this remarkable architectural monument was erected just a few years ago. Many tourists prefer to visit the palace surrounded by the incredibly beautiful garden in the spring. In May, hundreds of trees and tulips bloom in the garden, around which the building looks even more irresistible. … Read further

Ascension Church

From the series “Top 15 UNESCO sites in Russia”
The church complex is surrounded by a dense forest and includes many buildings. Travellers who visit the amazing landmark, during their tour will be told a lot of incredible stories. Thus, in March 1917, in the basement of the church, the icon of the Mother of God "Derzhavnaya" was discovered by accident. This wonderful relic has been considered irrevocably lost for many years. The religious monument is located in a very complex geological area, on the landslide coast, in the last decades all possible measures have been taken to protect it from total destruction. … Read further

Sightseeing in Russia: things to see

We should start from describing the most famous places of interest of the capital. Kremlin is the main symbol of the city and an internationally famous attraction. This is a very important historic and architectural landmark, and every building on its territory is a new page in the history of the country. The Red Square is located in front of the eastern wall of the complex. During several centuries the square was a witness to many important historic events. The Red Square was constructed on the site of numerous wooden houses, which made the threat of fire very real and, therefore, their presence was inacceptable near the royal residence. Nowadays, there are many exhibition halls, museums, parks and churches near the Red Square and the Kremlin complex. … Open
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