5 Must See Attractions in Moscow

 

Attractions in MoscowMoscow is in a league of its own – it is the most populous city in Europe with an amazing history and great attractions for the average tourist and the connoisseurs. If in Moscow, we assure that you will not get bored here, but still we thought we would help you out a little bit and start with the beginning – the five must see attractions in the Russian capital.

1.      The Red Square

The Red Square is part of Moscow’s historic center – it is filled with tourists and there are plenty of great buildings to admire while you are here. Built by Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century, Saint Basil Cathedral is amazing. You can even see Lenin’s body in his tomb, but there’s always a line for that. Be sure to be there at sunset when the Red Square transforms into a magical place.

2.      The Moscow Kremlin

A kremlin is a Russian citadel and the Moscow Kremlin is the most famous of them all. It has behind its fortified walls, four cathedrals, and four palaces among other amazing buildings. It is in the heart of Moscow and the city’s most visited attraction.

3.      Tretyakov Gallery

A great repository of Russian art, the Tretyakov Gallery holds Russia’s most valuable art collections by Vrubel, Kandinsky, Malevich and many others. There is also a New Tretyakov Gallery that holds the works of modern Russian artists.  It’s the place where you can admire Repin’s Ivan the Terrible and His son Ivan and a large number of orthodox icons.

4.      Izmaylovo Market

If you’re looking for souvenirs, then Izmaylovo Market is the place to go. It is large and can pack a punch if you’re not ready for it. Make sure you plan ahead and put aside some money – you can’t go to Russia and not buy some matryoshka dolls, can you?

5.      Arbat Street

This street is one of the oldest streets in Moscow, dating from the 15th century! You can do a little shopping, grab something to eat or visit the Pushkin House Museum, the Church of the Savior or the Wall of Peace.

Don’t waste any time while in Moscow, there are so many things to see and places to go, it would be a shame to just visit these five attractions and stop there. Interact with the locals, even though most don’t really speak English. Have fun and take lots and lots of pictures!

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