TOP-5 places to visit in Moscow
1. Red Square & Kremlin
Red Square is considered to be the central square of the city because many of the key outer city roads lead to this point. The buildings which surround it are also of great importance, one of which is the Kremlin – the official residence of the Russian President.
This historic building welcomes visitors to view its magnificent architecture and museums charting Russian history.
103073 Moscow, Kremlin
2. The State Tretyakov Gallery
More than 170,000 works of art are held here, taking you from the 11th to the early 20th Century
With religious paintings and modern objects by Russian artists, it’s the perfect spot to soak up some Russian culture and history.
10, Lavrushinsky Lane, Moscow 119017
3. Gorky Park
Gorky Park became famous not only as an outstanding example of Avant-garde architecture, designed by the famous architect Melnikov, but as the first venue of its kind, revolutionizing leisure in Soviet Russia.
4. Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour . It is one of the largest Orthodox church in the world. The building is magnificent, but not as old as it looks, it was rebuilt in 2000 (the original was demolished by the order of Stalin).
One of the highlights of the Cathedral is the panoramic view from the 40-meter-high observation platform.
Volkhonka, 15, Moscow 119019
5. The VDNKh
The VDNKh – the Exhibition of National Economic Achievements – and it remains a fascinating monument to Russia’s transitional period, a mixture of faded Soviet pomp and unregulated capitalism.
Its story began in 1939 as the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition, a monumental paean to the achievements of collectivization. Nowadays the VDNKh is a bizarre juxtaposition: part agricultural fair, part trade expo, part shopping center and part street market, with amusements as diverse as paint-balling and camel rides. The park itself is an intriguing example of 20th century landscaping. The VDNKh buildings, still preposterously magnificent are wonderful example of Soviet architecture.
The VDNKh is truly unique, and worth visiting, especially as there is much more to be seen nearby, including the wonderful Cosmonautics Museum .
It was opened in 1981, to the 20th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin space flight. The idea of creating this museum belongs to famous Russian scientist S.P. Korolev, one of the major figures in rocketry and space ship building of the XX century.
Prospect Mira, 119, Moscow 129223
+ Moscow Underground
The Moscow Metro has its own unforgettable charm. It was opened in 1935 and became one of the USSR’s most extravagant architectural projects. That is why most of the central underground stations look like a museum.
Every station has its own mood, different decorations and fascinating story. Take a journey in Moscow underground to get an unforgettable impression of the city.