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.
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.
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.