The Best Things to do in Moscow
We’ve covered all the best things to do and see in Moscow, how to get around, and what to know before you go to make the most of your time in one of Russia’s greatest cities.
Before we look at some of the best attractions in Moscow, of which there are many, here are some interesting facts about Moscow that may change your view of Russia and its capital.
The red and white facade of the Historical Museum and the candy coloured Kazan Cathedral next to the Resurrection Gate at the northern end complete a vivid and colourful panorama of one of the world’s most fascinating city squares.
The State Historical Museum
The largest national museum of Russia, the museum contains over 4.5 million items collected over 100 years. The permanent exhibition only represents 0.5% of the total collection.
The eastern wall of the Kremlin sets an imposing backdrop to the mausoleum of the leader of the communist movement – Vladimir Lenin.
Go Shopping at GUM Moscow Department Store
This beautiful department store once represented everything that was bleak about Soviet Russia. People would queue for hours only to find empty shelves.
St. Basil’s Cathedral
The iconic domes of St Basils Cathedral, a reminder of the reign of Ivan the Terrible sit to the south of Red Square.
We were so excited about getting a glimpse inside the Kremlin and, as expected, were suitably impressed. A visit to the Kremlin is a must for anyone visiting Moscow.
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