The most beautiful places to visit in Moscow.

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Travelling fills our lives with new emotions and memories. Before each trip to a new place, be it leisure or business, you are still looking for where to go and what places to see. In this article, we will tell you about the best sights in Moscow.

Moscow is quite big city with many attractions to see. Moscow does not reveal its secrets to everyone, but only to those who can appreciate the charm of narrow winding streets and wide avenues, who are attracted by antiquity and do not leave indifferent modernity, who are ready to admire the gilded domes and see the power of monumental skyscrapers. Do you want to get to know real Moscow, feel its energy and inner pulse?

Here we will walk through the most beautiful places of Russian Capital Moscow city.

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Short description of Moscow.

Moscow was not built in a day. Therefore, we will briefly introduce you to the city that you are planning to visit or have already arrived.

The Russian capital, Moscow, is a vast metropolis that is also the political, religious, and cultural heart of the country. It is both the largest and most important city in Russia. There are many sights and monuments to see in Moscow, as well as many world-class museums. Moscow is the largest city in Europe. This is a city of incredible dynamics and size, which is impossible to grasp in one trip. Therefore, you will definitely find something new from the attractions that you can visit with each new visit.

Almost nine centuries of Russian history make Moscow one of the most important cities in the world, featuring a range of attractions and interesting sites, including an ancient fortress, a grandiose cathedral, beautiful parks and world-famous skyscrapers. There are ancient sacred monuments and palaces along its streets, along with impressive Soviet buildings and ultramodern structures. But Moscow is famous not only for this. Besides marvelous theaters, museums, galleries and cozy cafes, you can also find a number of great restaurants, trendy clubs and relaxing cafes in the capital. Therefore, Moscow is capable of occupying any tourist for a long time.

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  1. Population – 12.6 million people.
  2. Area – 2561.5 km².
  3. Currency – Russian ruble.
  4. The official language is Russian.
  5. Time – UTC +3.
  6. Founded in 1147.
  7. Popular epithets: White-stone, Golden-domed, Third Rome, Port of five seas.

When is the best time to visit Moscow

Moscow has a temperate continental climate with distinct seasons. Summer is usually relatively warm here. Winters are fairly cool with frequent thaws. Autumn in Moscow is cool and rainy. Spring is characterized by variable weather, when warm days are interspersed with rather cold ones.

The best time to visit Moscow is from May to September, when the capital of Russia pleases with warm weather and an abundance of greenery. It is also very atmospheric and beautiful here during the New Year holidays (especially when the city is covered with snow).

More than half of Moscow’s territory is covered by greenery, making it one of Europe’s greenest cities. Several hundred parks and woodlands exist in the Russian capital. The largest of them are: Losiny Ostrov National Park, Izmailovsky Park, Timiryazevsky Park, Moskvoretsky Park, Filyovsky Park, Tsaritsyno, Kolomenskoye.

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What sights of Moscow to visit for tourists

As it was written above, the number of attractions in Moscow is almost endless. Basically, they spend 3-4 days on excursions, so we have compiled a list of the most interesting and significant ones. We hope you will be able to fully enjoy the beauty of Moscow and have a good time.

Red Square

Red Square is the most impressive square in Moscow and is considered the heart of Russia. Located between the Moscow Kremlin and Kitay-Gorod. This impressive cobblestone square with beautiful architecture stretches along the northeastern Kremlin walls, forming a magnificent architectural ensemble with the ancient fortress, which is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Dimensions of the Red Square: length – 300 m, width – 75 m, area – 24 750 m2.

Red Square was first mentioned in 1434. Until the 17th century, a market was located here and the area was simply called Torg. The name “red”, which means “main”, has been stuck with it since the 18th century. The square acquired its modern architectural appearance at the end of the 19th century. Red Russia’s Red Square was a witness to many historic events on a national scale and one of the most important places in Moscow. Within walking distance are some of Moscow’s most famous sights, including the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the monument to Minin and Pozharsky, and the Mausoleum.

Thus, Red Square is a collection of attractions. But be careful. Despite the fact that all the architectural monuments are collected in one place, you can spend the whole day exploring them. When planning to visit Red Square, postpone other excursions for the next day. Enjoy all the history and beauty, followed by a cup of tea.

Kremlin

While on Red Square, the first thing to see is the Moscow Kremlin. Plus, it’s hard to miss.UNESCO lists the Moscow Kremlin as a world heritage site and as the official residence of Russia’s President. It is an ancient fortress with an ensemble of monuments, as well as Europe’s largest collection of historical monuments.Located on Borovitsky Hill on the left bank of the Moskva River, the Kremlin can be found on the left bank. Moscow’s Kremlin is currently situated in an area of 27.5 hectares.The Kremlin walls are adjoined by: Alexander Garden – from the north-west, Red Square and Vasilyevsky descent – from the north-east, the Kremlin embankment – from the south.

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The gates of the Spasskaya Tower are used for the main entrance. The main entrance for tourists is through the Trinity Tower. The gates of the Borovitskaya tower are open for government transport, and tourists who want to visit the Armory are also allowed through this tower.

The first fortifications on the territory of Moscow were built in the XII century: by 1156 the length of the walls was about 850 meters, the area was about 3 hectares.

The first images of the Moscow Kremlin found by researchers date back to the late 16th – early 17th centuries: this is a plan-scheme from the Notes on Muscovy by the Austrian ambassador Herberstein, as well as a cartographic plan known as the Kremlin-Grad by the Dutchman G. Gessel.

According to the Kremlin ensemble, the Kremlin walls are 2235 meters long, rise 5-19 meters based on the area, and reach 3.5 to 6.5 meters thick.

There are 20 towers in the ensemble. There are 3 towers with circular cross-sections at the corners of the triangle formed by the walls, and the others have square cross-sections.

The Kremlin towers and walls were built according to the same general plan in the years 1485-1516 and therefore are united in terms of the architectural style. Only the pseudo-Gothic Nikolskaya Tower, rebuilt at the beginning of the 19th century, stands out strikingly.

The famous tower of the Moscow Kremlin with a clock (chimes) – Spasskaya. The tower is equipped with eight to ten tiers of hour dials with a diameter of 6.12.The famous chimes were produced in 1851-1852. at the Butenop factory. The last complex restoration of the watch lasted for six months in 1999, the craftsmen completed the decoration of the watch in a historical manner, restoring the appearance of the upper tiers, and adjusted the movement.

As you can see, the Moscow Kremlin and its components have a very rich and interesting history. Make sure you familiarize yourself with all of the towers and explore the entire region. It is better to do this in summer or spring and accompanied by a guide.

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St Basil’s Church

The next important monument to visit, which is also waiting for you on Red Square.Among the architectural symbols of the capital and Russia in general is St. Basil’s Cathedral, which is known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos. Today the temple functions both for its intended purpose and as a museum. The whimsical architecture of St. Basil’s Cathedral in the style of hipped roof architecture attracts attention in the first place. You can see the interiors of the temple during the tour.This temple reaches 65 meters at its peak. The Intercession Cathedral includes 11 thrones that commemorate the days when the decisive battles for Kazan were fought, on each of which a throne is consecrated. Basements do not exist here, thrones are located in rooms with a height of almost six meters in the basement.

In front of the temple, the main sculpture of the square is installed – the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky.

Bright, “gingerbread” domes of the Intercession Cathedral attract attention in the first place. However, the symbolic meaning of this colouration, which should theoretically exist, remains a mystery.

According to one of the versions, such festivity is associated with the dream of Andrey the Foolish about Heavenly Jerusalem.

The brick temple has 11 domes. Furthermore, there are 9 domes above it – in accordance with the number of thrones; and the main dome is at the center of the building – above the throne of the Protection of the Virgin. Overlooking St. Basil the Blessed’s chapel, and above the bell tower, is the 10th and final dome.

In 1555-1561, Ivan the Terrible ordered the construction of this brick church as a tribute to the victory over Kazan Khanate, which finally occurred on the feast day of the protection of the Most Holy Theotokos.

Early in Soviet history, the ancient Pokrovsky Cathedral on the Red Square was one of the first monuments to be listed as a state-protected monument. In 1923, the Old Red Square Historical and Architectural Museum was established. During the First World War, the building was forced to close due to attack by the Japanese, and the bells were removed. From 1929 to 1940, the museum exposition was held on a permanent basis in the former bell tower. The cathedral complex has been operating since 1991 under the simultaneous management of the Historical Museum and the church.

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You can enjoy the beauty of the Temple at any time of the day or night. If you want to visit it from the inside, check the schedule in advance and sign up for an excursion.

Monument to Minin and Pozharsky.

In addition to being a masterpiece of sculptural and foundry art, the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky represents national unity. The high reliefs of the pedestal depict: Prince Pozharsky driving the Poles out of Moscow; on the second (front) high relief – citizens donating property and themselves to the Motherland.

The idea of creating a grandiose monument to Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky was put forward with the organization of fundraising in 1803. The initiative was supported by Emperor Alexander I.

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Mausoleum

Since the death of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov in 1924, the embalmed body of Ulyanov has been on display in the Red Square Tomb. The Lenin Mausoleum is of particular historical significance for the country. He was the first chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Soviet Union and the Federal Soviet Republic. He laid the foundation for the first socialist state in history. Lenin was a Russian revolutionary who led the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia.

A large granite structure, Lenin’s Mausoleum on Moscow’s Red Square has a style reflecting the beginning of the 20th century. When Lenin’s tomb is opened to the public, there are long lines of tourists who come to see this major Soviet historical figure. This attraction will only be open for a few hours, so planning ahead is a good idea.

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Despite Lenin’s death, the debate over his traditional funeral continues. While some activists consider it inhuman to display the deceased, others request burial as a result of political convictions and the change in power. There is no guarantee that the tomb will remain in the center square, so those planning to visit this attraction in capital should not delay their trip.

The citizens of the Soviet Union wanted to save the remains of the first proletariat leader and display them for public display almost a century ago, in order to express their respect. Mausoleum originally made of wood. Floor plans are kept in strictest confidence. In the month following Lenin’s death, over 100 thousand people visited Lenin’s mausoleum, prompting the decision to replace it with a granite structure. Since then, the number of visitors to the mausoleum has been estimated at millions.

Let’s finish with Red Square for now. What else can you see in Moscow, besides the Red Square.

Let’s start with the park, which contains many exhibitions on its territory.

VDNKh

The exhibition complex-park in the Ostankino district of Moscow, the legacy of Stalinist architecture, is a famous monument of the Soviet era that impresses visitors (more than 30 million people a year) today.

An exhibition was organized for the 20th anniversary of the Soviet Union in 1934 to showcase achievements in agriculture and collectivization. There are numerous scandals connected with the history of VDNKh. Many pavilions were demolished and rebuilt to satisfy the incoming government. The exhibition has seen many reconstructions. Two superpowers fought for control of the Exhibition’s territory under Khrushchev. Richard Nixon, vice president of the United States, attended the Exhibition in 1959.

A number of masterpieces on the territory of VDNKh have been recognized as objects of cultural heritage. There are several noteworthy monuments, including the monument to the kolkhoz woman, fountains celebrating USSR friendship and “Stone Flower”, and pavilions to recognize the various republics. Museums are now working in the former exhibition pavilions. Located on the territory of VDNKh and a huge modern oceanarium – the Center for Oceanography and Marine Biology “Moskvarium”.

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There is no doubt that every tourist will be able to find what he likes there. Themes of the pavilions extend from space to the ocean

Ostankino park constitutes a total of 317 hectares in the VDNKh complex. The exhibition was inaugurated in August 1939 with a new look and content.

VDNKh has reverted to its original name after an electronic vote was held in 2014.

In the winter, skating rinks for both children and adults are available. VDNKh has one of the largest skating rinks in Russia, and while the theme of its New Year’s decorations changes every year, the ice skating rink remains open on every day except Monday.

The territory around the Friendship of Peoples fountain was taken under the Lovers’ Alley, and a separate playground was allocated for the youngest guests opposite Pavilion No. 66 “Soviet Culture”. The rest of the ice space is available to everyone and can accommodate up to 4.5 thousand visitors at a time, it will take about 15-20 minutes to go around the entire ice rink around the perimeter.

During your visit, it is advisable to plan at least one full daylight hour to get around the major places in the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy. Fountains, museums, statues, parks, and more can all be seen there.

Arbat

Our next stop on our Moscow tour is Arbat Street.The most famous pedestrian street in the capital – Arbat – stretches from Prechistenka to Novy Arbat (that’s why they usually specify – Old Arbat). Its length is only 1.2 km, but there are a lot of attractions (not only shopping!) Along the route: first of all, these are apartment buildings of the 19th – early 20th centuries, residential mansions – you should pay attention to their facades.It is on the Arbat that the famous Moscow theater named after Yevgeny Vakhtangov is located. Other places of interest are the Pushkin Museum-Apartment, the Perfume Museum, the Arbat-Opera, the Tsoi wall (wall of the house number 37).Arbat has long been the main tourist artery of Moscow. Guests of the city from all over the capital flock here. First of all, it is famous for its ancient history, because it dates back to the 15th century. Moscow’s Arbat Street is thought to be one of the oldest streets.

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Several theories explain how the name Arbat came about. It is believed that it comes from the Arabic “robat” – suburb, suburb. For a long time, horse carts have been made nearby, so it is possible that the word “arba” – a Mongolian two-wheeled carriage – was taken for the name. The first attempt to rename the street to Smolenskaya was made by Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov. But the locals continued to call her in the old way. So it got accustomed to leave the name Arbat. In some cities, it is used to mark pedestrian streets.

Grand Theatre

One of the world’s most significant theaters, the Bolshoi Theater is considered an important part of Russia’s cultural heritage.

If you are not fond of theatrical skills and do not go to performances, then you can just look at this magnificent building from the outside. But if you enjoy theater performances with all your heart, we advise you to check the schedule in advance and watch one of the greatest performances in history.

The Bolshoi Theater was founded on March 28, 1776. It was built in 1856 on Teatralnaya Square.

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The Bolshoi Theater was founded by Prince Pyotr Urusov, the provincial prosecutor, who had been given the honor of hosting “all kinds of theatrical performances” by Empress Catherine II. March 28, 1776, is considered the founding date of the Bolshoi Theater, as it is the date that the highest permission is granted.

The famous luxurious brocade curtain adorned the Bolshoi Theater in 1955 and remained the main stage decoration for 50 years. It was returned in a restored form after a large-scale reconstruction of the historical stage of 2005–2011.

Over the years of the Bolshoi Theater’s work, over 800 works have been staged on its stage. Not only performances, but also operas and concerts.

Tretyakov Gallery

Without departing from the theme of art, we propose to visit the Tretyakov Gallery.

The most famous Moscow art museum, founded by the merchant Pavel Tretyakov, is also the most visited one. More than 2 million people visit its expositions annually. The collection of the Tretyakov Gallery exceeds 190 thousand works of art and continues to grow.

The gallery was founded in 1856. Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov, a philanthropist and a collector, acquired his first paintings by Russian painters then – paintings by V.G. Khudyakov and N.G. Schilder.

In 1867, a gallery featuring more than 1,800 exhibits, including 1,276 paintings, was opened in Zamoskvorechye, in which the town’s people were able to see the significantly expanded collection of Tretyakov.

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The main exposition of the museum is located in two buildings – a historical one in Lavrushinsky lane and a new one on Krymsky Val.

Main building

Address: Lavrushinsky lane, 10.

A permanent exhibition of Russian painters from the 11th to the early 20th century is constantly displayed in the gallery’s historic building. Exhibitions of narrow themes are constantly held in the building, alternating among the various categories exhibited: drawings, graphics, and paintings from the Tretyakov Gallery and other major museums.

New Tretyakov Gallery

Address: Krymsky Val, 10.

A permanent exhibition of this art gallery is held in an art gallery building that is currently displaying a permanent exhibition of “Art of the XX century”. Temporary shows also feature individual artists and trends, and jubilee collections and revolutionary-era materials are also displayed.

For art lovers, the program was selected. Now the places that are worth visiting in Moscow for those who love quiet tourism. Take a walk in beautiful places and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve

This is an important museum and park complex in the capital, where nature, architecture and a large public living space have been combined, making everyone find something interesting. It is interesting to see how the creators tried their best to keep the reserve as natural as possible, blending the architectural elements into the natural lines of the landscape harmoniously. For some, Tsaritsyno is just a good park where you can lie with a book in the shade, take a walk in the evening with your dog or go skiing.

The park is also home to several lost buildings (the Great Cavalry Palace, Kamer-Yunfar pavilion, etc. ), whose foundations have been left behind.

There are numerous art exhibitions, music programs, costume balls and photo sessions in historical costumes based on the Grand Palace, which was originally built in 1784 and modernized in 2007.

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Gorky Park

The Central Park of Culture and Leisure is the most popular recreational area in the capital. The colonnade of the central entrance to the park is its symbol and cultural heritage site. In the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, they walk, have fun at rides and public events, relax from the bustling city in the landscape Neskuchny Garden, sunbathe by the water on one of the three beaches in summer or break the ice at the largest ice rink in winter.

Another option for a route through Gorky Park in Moscow is to visit the open-air museum of sculptures located in it – Muzeon, where more than a thousand exhibits from socialist realism to modern times are collected.

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Zaryadye

For lovers of modern parks, there is no better place than Zaryadye. If you are tired after walking in the center of Moscow, then this is the place for you.

An innovative landscape park and cultural center in the very heart of the capital – between the Kremlin and Kitay-Gorod – is one of the new must see locations in the center of the capital. In the park, you can see a botanical collection grouped by climatic zones, relax on a swing or take a picture of the city’s panorama from the Soaring Bridge observation deck.

In addition, there are several museums in Zaryadye, a concert hall with an amphitheater, an ice cave, and restaurants.

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Victory Park and Museum.

In addition to a park with military monuments and temples, the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War is located in Poklonnaya Gora park, which is dedicated to the victory in the Great Patriotic War. Poklonnaya Gora Memorial Complex is a large memorial complex, measuring 135 hectares, dedicated to the victory in the Great Patriotic War. The complex is located in the western part of Moscow, between Kutuzovsky Prospekt and Minskaya Street.

Muscovites as well as guests of the capital love to relax at Victory Park. The park has a large number and variety of attractions for children and adults (amusement park), an autodrome, a virtual cinema, rental of electric cars, roller skates, bicycles, tents with souvenirs, cotton candy and popcorn, as well as cafes and restaurants. In addition, sightseeing tours by road train are organized for everyone.

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For several centuries, the gentle slope on which Victory Park is now located was called Poklonnaya Gora. This name was due to the fact that since the 16th century from these heights travelers looked at Moscow and its environs. According to one of the versions, the visiting people were so fascinated by the view of the city and local beauties that they bowed to him and left various expensive gifts as a sign of respect. According to another version, in those days a tax levied on all nonresidents was called a bow, so gifts were a mandatory payment for visitors.

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Cathedral of Christ the Savior

Located along the Moskva River, within a few blocks of the Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior is a large Orthodox cathedral. It was restored in 2000 and was one of the symbols of modern Moscow. The original cathedral was demolished by Stalin. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is one of the largest sacred monuments in the capital, striking with its delightful golden dome, spiers and dazzling white facade.

Izmailovsky Kremlin

Izmailovsky Kremlin is a cultural and entertainment complex in the Old Russian folklore style. It has become one of the most striking sights of Moscow. Has absorbed the best Russian traditions of architecture and architecture. On its territory, it accommodates museums, galleries, workshops, ethnic buildings, cafes, banquet halls and even a registry office. For Muscovites and guests of the city, the Kremlin in Izmailovo has become a vacation spot for the whole family.

The history of the Kremlin in Izmailovo began relatively recently. Its founders and ideological inspirers are A. Ushakov and M. Alekseeva. Numerous historical events are associated with the construction site. It was not chosen by chance. Under Tsar Alexei Romanov, an exemplary economy with a weaving manufactory, glass-blowing and brick factories was located here. Peter I, walking along the linen courtyard, found his boat, which became the father of the Russian fleet. In the early 70s, an exhibition of avant-garde artists took place here. Then the Vernissage in Izmailovo began to work, selling paintings, literary publications, handicrafts and antiques.

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The Kremlin in Izmailovo is rich in sights. Every visitor will find something exciting for himself. In the cultural and entertainment complex, you can visit: museums, galleries, exhibitions, craft workshops, a Russian courtyard, a temple, etc. When planning your visit, it is better to plan one daylight hours for sightseeing.

Also, at the opening day, everyone can find souvenirs and gifts for every taste.

Well, now let’s move on to more interesting and to some extent extreme walks in Moscow.

Walking along the Moskva River

Cruises and walks along the Moscow River are a way to rest your feet and see the capital’s sights from an unusual, at first glance, angle, but very advantageous – without wires, cars nearby and other obstacles. And although such a route is perceived by many as seasonal, exclusively summer and for good weather, excursions along the Moscow River last all year round.

The central walking line of Moscow is the main metropolitan river route that runs from Novospassky Bridge to Vorobyovy Gory and back, and covers all the main attractions of the city.

Dress warmly and enjoy.

During a boat trip, you can just see the beauty of Moscow City.

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Moscow City

The capital’s business center, the main skyscraper complex in Moscow, has firmly established itself on the must see list, including for foreign guests. The postcard views of Moscow City: from the Taras Shevchenko embankment, from the Vorobyovy Gory, from Bolshaya Dorogomilovskaya Street (especially in contrast to the historical buildings), the Novodevichy Convent Park.

There are two observation platforms in Moscow City: “Only love is higher” – open type, for good weather, at 354 meters of the OKO tower and PANORAMA360 – warm, closed type, with ice cream and chocolate tasting, at an altitude of 327 meters.

Moscow City consists of 23 objects now, of which 16 buildings have been constructed, and a third will be built in 2023. The buildings vary in size from 6 to 95 floors, and the total area is almost 100 hectares.

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With the exception of two observation decks, there is nothing special to do on the territory. You can go and look at the skyscrapers from below, but from the side, and especially at night it will be a much more impressive sight.

Ostankino Tower

The tallest structure in Europe and Russia – 540.1 meters, and also a symbol of Russian television. Located on Akademika Korolev Street, it is clearly visible from the territory of VDNKh and Cosmopark, the nearest metro stations.

To increase broadcasting power in the capital, it was necessary to build such a tall TV tower. Due to the following architectural solutions on the tower’s base, it appears like a rocket: arches between the supports, porthole windows above them, and a large studio located under the tower barrel.

A TV tower extension at a height of 325 to 360 meters in Ostankino included a restaurant, an observation deck and equipment similar to the one found in Stuttgart. The scope of the TV tower at Ostankino consisted of 55,000 tons together with the foundation.

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There are two types of observation decks on the TV tower: the main observation deck (glazed) is about 337 meters high while the open-type observation deck is about 340 meters high.

For those who are afraid of heights, it is better not to enter the open area.

For lovers of romantic dates, we recommend visiting the seventh heaven restaurant. Romance with a view of Moscow.

Located on the observation deck of 328-334 meters altitude, “7 Heaven” has been referred to as a legendary restaurant since it opened in 1967.

The restaurant, cafe, and coffee shop of “7 Heaven” are located on three floors. Throughout the restaurant, the levels rotate around the axis of the tower, making one full revolution in 40 minutes, so every table has a great view of the city – it is located near the window.

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Cable car

Vorobyovy Gory cable car runs 720 meters between Vorobyovy Gory, Kosygina Street, and Luzhniki in Moscow. Its purpose is also one of the advantages of the cable car, since it was designed not only for walking but as a transport and sports destination as well.

The fare includes a one-way and round trip ticket.

A round-trip ticket does not mean that you need to immediately change trains on the way back. Such a ticket is active throughout the day, so, for example, you can sit at the Luzhniki station, come to the observation deck, take a walk, enjoy the stunning view and come back.

A funicular ride over the Moskva River evokes true emotions of admiration for many Muscovites and tourists. A cable car has already become extremely popular and is loved by many. These trips are even more enjoyable because the cable car offers a view of many sights in the Russian capital. During the first day of work, about four thousand people rolled along the track. And the queues at the stations lined up several tens of meters.

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A cable car complex consists of 35 cabins that transport passengers. Each cabin can accommodate up to eight people, and the famous route is capable of transporting up to 1600 passengers per hour. There is also lighting in each booth as well as media screens, audio guides in English, Chinese, German and Russian. A total of 10 open seats are also located in the complex for athletes and skiers who can only access the observation deck from Vorobyovskaya Embankment.

Within the LUX class cabins, there are four leather chairs, cup holders, and several lockers. There are also two VIP cabins, each of which can accommodate four people.

As for the movement system, the cable car runs non-stop, which is why you need to jump into the booth on the go.

Underground

Another of the sights of Moscow, as well as the main means of transportation, is the metro.

Since it is impossible to quickly cover all the sights of Moscow by car due to traffic jams, the metro will allow you to see everything planned faster. When traveling, remember to look around. The Moscow metro is not just a means of transportation.

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Among the most striking features of the Moscow metro stations are their lobbies and underground halls, which are truly palace-like in their splendor. Throughout the underground complexes, sculptures and reliefs as well as monumental and decorative compositions (paintings, mosaics, stained-glass windows and murals) by leading country artists can be found. In addition to the light metro line, there are 12 lines (including the double-tracked light metro line) that cover a total of 298.8 km (double-track).

With 76 bronze sculptures by Manizer, Mayakovskaya and Plotalkskaya contain mosaics by Korin. Krapotkinskaya and Komsomolskaya-Koltsevaya feature classic mosaics. Some of them, including “Novoslobodskaya” and others, are officially protected national monuments. New metro stations are characterized by simplicity and rigor of design.

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From Sokolniki to Park Kultury, with a branch to Smolenskaya, the first line opened on May 15, 1935. The metro was originally named after L. M. Kaganovich. Since 1955, the metro has been named after V.I.Lenin. Since 1992, the transport system itself has been primarily referred to as the Moscow Metro.

Some metro carriages were evacuated in 1941 after the metro was used for a bomb shelter. We have reached the end of our excursions. As a reminder, the State Defense Committee decreed on October 15, 1941 that metro equipment would be destroyed in case of an enemy attack “at the gates of Moscow.”

But wait, how can it be without gifts.

So we are back to where we started. Red Square.

On Red Square, right at the exit of the metro, there are many shops with goods. Souvenirs and gifts, from spoons to nesting dolls. Russian souvenirs, as well as nesting dolls with flags of each country.

GUM and TsDM

State Department Store, or GUM for short, is one of the most famous shopping centers in Russia, occupying an entire building on Red Square in Moscow, right next to the Kremlin. Located in the heart of the city, GUM is one of the largest shopping malls in the world with over a hundred stores, mostly boutiques of prestigious brands and the world’s best fashion houses. You will not find democratic brands of casual clothes here.

GUM occupies a block bounded by Red Square, Vetoshny lane, Ilyinka and Nikolskaya streets.

The main building, built at the end of the 19th century in the pseudo-Russian style, overlooks Red Square.

There are 16 buildings, interconnected by three longitudinal and three transverse malls. Longitudinal malls are called “lines.”. The malls are topped with openwork glass roofs designed by the famous Russian engineer V.G. Shukhov.

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If you are traveling with children, then you are at the TsDM ( State Children Store)

The central children’s store is located in Lubyanka. It is worth going inside: see the huge colored stained glass windows based on fairy tales, an exhibition in the Lego store, go to the Museum of Childhood and take a look at the center of the capital from the observation deck on the roof of the Central House of Music.

Stain-glass windows depicting Russian fairy tales cover the main atrium of the renovated store, alongside mechanical clocks and various child-facing interactive corners. CDM Childhood Museum contains the toys from the previous generation, which will appeal to the store’s younger visitors. Cosmos pavilion appeals primarily to the store’s little visitors.

Conclusion

From Red Square to the Kremlin across the whole of Moscow. We hope that our article will help you with the answer to the question “What to see in Moscow?”

We did our best to open Moscow for you in the most detailed and comprehensive way.

Thus, everyone who comes to Moscow as a tourist to visit various attractions will be able to gain rich experience and significantly expand their horizons, learn a lot of new and interesting things.

Moscow always leaves behind pleasant memories and sensations that a person will keep for a long time.