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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.
Several months of comprehensive tours will not be enough to explore all the landmarks and sights of Moscow. Hundreds of museums and architectural landmarks and monuments, majestic squares … 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
Moscow features as many entertaining centers as landmarks and sights. Open air leisure and recreation enthusiasts will love local parks and gardens. The Tsaritsyno museum and reserve is of … 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.
Moscow The Moscow Kremlin and the Red Square remain the main symbols of the Russian capital. The Kremlin building was constructed in the 12th century and served as the main defensive structure. For several hundred years, it was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt, while the Red Square witnessed a number of important historical events. Since the construction of the Kremlin, important public gatherings, fairs, and celebrations have been held here. Today the capital's main square is a favorite walking place among local residents and guests of Moscow.
1. Tourists are advised to determine a range of landmarks and sights for visiting just before the trip. Each tourist information center offers great many of excursions and tours being a real … Open
The capital is famous for its modern architectural monuments, including the famous "Moscow City" Business Center. It is a complex of skyscrapers featuring the original futuristic design. The height of the main building reaches 235 meters. It's nice to admire the high-rise buildings on a sunny day when their mirror facades reflect the sun's rays.
Moscow One of the capital's most recognizable religious sights is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century soon after the end of the Patriotic War of 1812. The construction of the temple lasted more than forty years. In the post-revolutionary period, the cathedral was completely destroyed, and it was decided to erect the Palace of Soviets on its site. The city authorities began the reconstruction of the religious monument in 1994, and in three years the cathedral was finally open to the public.
Everyone can spend a great time in Moscow regardless of their personal preferences and interests. Tired of visiting classic museums and exhibitions? Then it’s time to have a look at … Open
Moscow and its environs accommodate several interesting historic monasteries, the oldest of which is Novodevichy Convent built in 1524 by order of Vasili III of Russia. Outwardly, the monastery looks like an impregnable medieval fortress. This historic convent is shrouded in many mysterious legends. Today, tourists visit it to see beautiful old frescoes as well as to hear incredible stories about members of royal families who spent the last years of their life here.
Moscow Another striking landmark of modern times is Kremlin in Izmailovo. It is an incredibly beautiful wooden building in the style of 17th-century architecture. The complex was built according to old drawings and pictures. Kremlin in Izmailovo accommodates several interesting museums, souvenir shops, a traditional food restaurant and other entertainment facilities for international tourists.
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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
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