Moscow is the largest city in Russia, and a city that offer its tourists many attractions. This city is known for the art decorating in its subway system, the Kremlin and the Red Square. This is also the city that is famous for its annual winter festival. Like any other true festival, this one combines folk art of Russia, delicious food, art exhibits, ice sculptures, troika rides and much more.
Things To See In Moscow
Moscow Subway System
This large, vibrant city offers many cultural landmarks and historical sites for its visitors. The subway system is located under the city, with some stations being located more than 70 meters below surface. The subway is the most reliable form of navigating the city for those visitors who stay in the city center, and the city’s three main airports are connected to the center by buses, highways and trains.
Some of the most visited subway stations are located in the historic Moscow city center. These include Arbatskaya with its white walls and golden decorations, Mayakovskaya which is decorated in an Arto Deco style, Elektrozavodskaya with a vestibule dome decorated with bas reliefs of Benjamin Franklin and Mikhail Lomonosov and Kievsakaya with art masterpieces that tell the history of the country.
When visiting Moscow a trick for travelers is to pay attention to the voice that announces the next station. If a subway line is heading into the city center, the voice is male, and when a subway train is heading out of the center, the voice is female. The ring line has a male voice when it is clockwise, and when it heads in the opposite direction the voice is female.
The Red Square is the most visited place in Moscow. Located on the banks of the river, this square has several churches, museums and the Kremlin. The Kremlin used to be a fortress and is now one of the city’s symbols.
St. Basil’s Cathedral is located on the square, known for its pastel, onion shaped domes. The Church of Christ the Saviour was destroyed and later on rebuilt on its ruins, and is known for its white building and golden domes.
Another of the main historic attractions on the Red Square is Lenin’s Mausoleum. The large granite building holds the embalmed body of Lenin.
Next to the Red Square is the Manezhnaya Square, where visitors will be able to relax next to the many fountains. The fountains actually decorate the banks of the Neglinka river, which was put underground during the Soviet rule and each fountain has a large statue of a character from a Russian fairy tale.
Museums In Moscow
The city is known for its museums. The Tretyakov Gallery is one of the city’s most visited galleries where visitors will be able to see several collections of icons and masterpieces. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is one of the city’s largest museums dedicated to western art. There are many impressionist galleries and several temporary collections in one of the annexes.
At the Memorial Museum of Astronautics visitors will be able to explore the history of the space race. Some of the exhibits include the first Sputnik satellite, space suits and galleries dedicated to space.
Gardens & Parks
There are many parks in the city. The two most visited parks are Gorky Park and Victory Park. Sparrow Hills is another area where visitors will be able to climb up to the observation deck, ride a cable car with views towards one of Stalin’s Seven Sisters buildings and walk around the gardens. Visitors will be able to visit the Moscow Zoo, where there is a large pond and many exotic animals. The Botanical Gardens are known for their collection of plants.
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