Moscow is the largest city (population 12.1 million) and is the capital
of the Federation. Moscow continues to be the center of Russian
Government and is increasingly important as an economic and business
center. Its cultural tradition is rich, and there are many museums
devoted to art, literature, music, dance, history, and science. It has
hundreds of churches and dozens of notable cathedrals; it has become
Russia's principal magnet for foreign investment and business presence.
Moscow -- the capital of Russia. A popular world tourist destination.
Intriguing, beautiful, unusual, abounding in history, art, culture and
architecture, it is indeed a city to not only see but experience. Here
are some of the popular tourist attractions in Moscow, Russia.
Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), Moscow, Central Russia
Red Square, situated between the Kremlin, Lenin's Mausoleum,
Saint Basil's Cathedral, and the GUM department store, is not only an
area surrounded by history but a historical landmark itself. Red
Square, surprisingly, does not get its name from the link between
Russia and communism, or from the red bricks surrounding the square,
but rather gets its name from the Russian word krasnaya which can
mean either "red" or "beautiful." This name was originally applied to
St Basil's Cathedral, but moved towards the square in the 15th century,
when the square was created (replacing old wooden houses that were in
Since its creation, it has been a central landmark in Russian
history. Red Square started as Moscow's primary marketplace, but its
purpose has also been for public ceremonies -- the coronation of
Russia's Tsars, the Soviet address point, the Soviet Military Parades
(notably, Victory Parade in 1945 when the Nazi's were defeated,)
concerts for groups such as Pink Floyd or Paul McCartney, and many
other substantial events.
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), Moscow, Central Russia
The Moscow Kremlin is what most people think of when they think
of Russia. The Kremlin is actually a series of citadels, four
cathedrals, four palaces and the Kremlin towers with the Kremlin walls.
It's buildings are unmatched in beauty and originality.
The buildings of the Kremlin are elaborate, beautiful, and
incredibly unique. The rich history that each building represents
cannot be understated, and the designs of the buildings themselves are
St Basil's Cathedral is beautiful, elegant, colorful and
unique. There is no other place, or cathedral, that looks like it in
the world. It is located on the South East of Red Square, and was built
between 1555 and 1561. The Cathedral is often confused for the Moscow
Kremlin, but it is not part of the Kremlin.
Moscow, Russia Tours
Moscow City Tour
The Moscow City Tour covers all the highlights and most beautiful places in the enchanting Russian capital.The
tour begins with a stop at the Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral,
the architectural masterpiece and wonder of the 16th century. The tour
then continues to Tretiakov Gallery and Bolotnaya ploshad, Christ
Cathedral and the New Tretiakov Gallery. After driving up to
Gorky Parkand Sparrow Hills (former Lenin Hills) you can enjoy a 30km
panoramic view of Moscow and view the renowned Moscow State University
before visiting Victory Park. The next stops will be at the Borodino
Panorama, the New Maiden Convent and the New Maiden Cemetry. Continue
to New Arbat Street to see an example of minimalist communist 60's
style architecture, the White House of Russia, before a visit to Old
Arbat Street, the most famous street in Moscow.On the way back to central Moscow the bus will stop at the Kremlin, Alexander Gardens, Manege and Okthoni Ryad Mall. During
this 2 hour guided city tour you will also see the central historical
part of Moscow and south-west of Moscow. The ticket is valid for 24
hours and you can join a later tour if you wish to spend more time at
any of the allocated stops. There are a total of three tours making a
circuit of the city daily.|
The professional guides tell not
only about the history of places, but also cultural, political and
economical spheres of Russian life in Moscow.
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Kremlin Grounds, Cathedrals and Patriarch's Palace Tour from Moscow
A great three hour tour exploring the Kremlin Grounds, Cathedrals and
Patriarch's Palaces in Moscow! The small city in the center of Moscow,
once the residence of Czars and Patriarchs, contains Russia's main
cathedrals, Assumption Cathedral, Archangel's Cathedral and the
Deposition of the Robe Cathedral.|
Patriarch's Palace is a museum of seventeenth-century life and applied
art, displaying ecclesiastical regalia, period furniture, gold and
silver ware from Russia and Western Europe. The palace dates back to
1640 and incorporates the Church of the Twelve Apostles, which was the
private place of worship for the patriarchs.
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