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Colors of Moscow - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Moscow cannal 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 following the central roads is rather challenging during the day that is why tourists should be accurate in choosing the right time for tours and city exploration. The most favorable time for distant tours is Sunday morning when the city changes enormously. Sunday morning will also be a pleasant time for hiking as this is the time when Moscow sinks in serenity and silence.
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
Local people have got used to heavy tourist traffic and numerous city guests and feel no excitement over them. However those tourists who visit the capital city for the first time should keep in mind several important features. When advice is needed tourists should better address the city visitors as they are rather than local folks as in this case a chance to get useful advice and necessary help is much higher.
travelers should better join guided group tours to explore the city rather than setting off to the tour alone as finding a way to some local landmarks is rather challenging. Many tourists try to get to Moscow on the New Year’s eve as during this period Moscow features mass scale folk festivals. Great musical and theatrical performances, entertaining events for kids, plenty of souvenir shops and attractive open air cafes fill the city squares, parks and streets on the eve of the fest turning the city into a great entertaining center. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Moscow offers its guests more than one thousand of gastronomy establishments. Tourists eagerly visit as upscale restaurant so small budgetary cafes and eateries. The Bolshoi restaurant is a … Open
Festive treats deserve special attention of city visitors. The guests of the capital will be offered Russian ethnic pies and sweets as well as hot wine punch. The New Year holidays are impossible to imagine without great pyrotechnic shows. The most beautiful and impressive fireworks can be witnessed in the New Year night on the Red Square. The breath taking event attracts tens of thousands of visitors. The same attractive and exciting ethnic fest is the Maslenitsa festival. This scale event is followed by many original entertainments and attractions.
Original contests and competitions, culinary battles and performances of various folk music groups, traditional Maslenitsa jack-straw burning up and stunning theatrical performances are only few of the events which the city visitors can witness as well as take part in during the festival. The main symbol of Maslenitsa is still the flats or Russian blinis. Tourists can try and taste this ethnic treat in any of the city restaurants during the festival. However many guests and local folks give preferences to open air cafes for blinis tasting.
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Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Moscow
♥   Cathedral of the Mother of God Moscow, 4.1 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 'Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius' , 69.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

City tours, excursions and tickets in Moscow and surroundings

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Bread Museum

From the series “Strange, weird and unusual museums amusing its visitors”
In the museum you can see and buy not only the bread, the rolls and the loafs of different shapes and sizes but also the collection of the unique historical exhibits. In one of the museum sheds, the instruments of work from the 19th century were presented, which were used by the farmers to order the wheat fields. Next door you can see the old crockery in which the women had the dough, and even the old oven in which the bread was baked. … Read further

Ostankino Tower

From the series “Breathtaking high-altitude observation points with panoramic views on cities”
An integral part of visiting lookouts is a tour around the TV tower, during which you can learn a lot of interesting stories about its construction, visit the Museum of Television and Radio, as well as look into the most hidden corners of the country's main television tower. Travelers who want to get the highest viewing platform of the country, have to consider some important nuances. … Read further

Friendship Cheese Monument

From the series “The most unusual statues and monuments”
The memorial on the territory 'Karat' establishment was opened in October 2005, during the Second Moscow Cheese Festival. Before the opening, the large competition was held, attended by the gifted sculptors and painters of the country. The winners of the competition were the painter Marina Leskova and the professor Aleksey Semenov, whose design seemed the most symbolic to the jury. According to the idea of ​​the authors, the processed cheese is held by two unforgiving figures of the fable Krylow - the crow and the fox. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Moscow

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Moscow. Learn the best periods to visit Moscow to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Moscow.
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