Moscow is the largest capital in the world. It’s known for its unique architecture and creative energy. It is one of the most exciting cities in the world and home to many remarkable sights and architectural wonders, such as Bolshoi Theater, Kremlin, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Being the capital of one of the most powerful countries in the world, Moscow is growing year by year. It has an ancient history; even every building has its very own unique story. If you are lucky enough to visit this amazing city, you should certainly be in every famous corner of it, because every building tells about the story of Moscow and each of them has its own beauty. Don’t miss any museum or gallery to become more educated seeing the historical treasures of Moscow. Well, let’s take a little tour through the most incredible attractions of Moscow City.
1. Poklonnaya Gora
Poklonnaya Gora is one of the highest spots in Moscow with its 171 meters height. It is where Napoleon waited in vain for the keys to the city when his troops surrounded the city in 1812. The place is home to many amazing sites, such as Park Pobedy (Victory Park), the Central museum of the Great Patriotic War. Besides the museum, there are three temples and the Victory monument located there.
2. Moscow Museum of Modern Art
As we’ve already mentioned, Moscow is full of museums and galleries. One of its incredible museums is Modern Art museum opened in 1999 and originally designed by Matvei Kazakov. There you can find an impressive collection of 20th century paintings, graphics and sculptures of both Russian and foreign artists, such as Malevich, Chagall and Kandinsky. Try not to miss the wonderful sculpture garden of museum.
3. Bolshoi Theatre
Bolshoi Theatre is one of the most famous attractions in Moscow and also one of the symbols of the city. This magnificent place attracts tourists with its history and beauty. It’s surrounded by a flowing fountain and a wide plaza, which give it a gorgeous charm. By the way, Bolshoi Theatre is the place where Tchaikovsky’s famous “Swan Lake” (1877) and “The Nutcracker” (1919) were first performed.
4. Ostankino Palace
This elegant building is a typical example of Neo-Classical architecture built in 1792. It’s one of the largest wooden buildings in the world. The incredible palace decorates the theatre with its beautiful park. It has an incredibly beautiful interior with sculptures created by bronze and wood.
5. Moscow Kitay-gorod
Kitay-gorod is one of the oldest and the most beautiful parts of Moscow. It’s as old as Kremlin and was settled in the 11th century. It is separated from the Moscow Kremlin by Red Square and full of shops, banks and storehouses, which were opened in the 19th century. Kitay-gorod is one of Moscow’s most prestigious business areas and has a great importance for the country.
Arbat is one of the liveliest streets of Moscow. It’s always full of numerous souvenir shops and street musicians, who provide the cheerful atmosphere to the street. There you can find a lot of outstanding cafes and some famous buildings, such as the House Museum of Marina Tsvetaeva and Lermontov and Pushkin Apartment-Museum.
7. St. Basil’s Cathedral
The main symbol of Moscow is the world famous St. Basil’s Cathedral. It was ordered by Ivan the Terrible in 1560 and is located at one end of Red Square. The official name of the building is the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat. It attracts with its unique architecture and excels with its height and colors.
8. Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Another famous architectural wonder is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The famous Orthodox Church is the largest one in the world, which is located in the heart of Russia. The building is not as old as it looks, because of the orders of Stalin to destroy the magnificent building. It was completely restored in 2000 and had a great role in Russia’s life.
9. Moscow Kremlin
Kremlin is the most famous attraction in Moscow. It’s the main symbol of Russia and plays a great role for the country. The tourists always spend most of their time there, as it’s a really magnificent and interesting building full of many attractions. You can see the Moscow River on the south side of the Kremlin, the Red Square on the east side and Alexander Gardens on the north-west side.
10. Red Square
And finally, the heart and soul of Moscow, the most wonderful place in Russia is the world famous Red Square. It’s surrounded by the famous buildings, such as St Basil’s Cathedral, the State Historical Museum, Mausoleum and so on. Thus, it’s the most favorite place of Russian tourists and locals.