Top Tourist Attractions In Moscow
Moscow, a cosmopolitan capital of Russia has a pleasant historic core in the Kremlin. While outside Red Square, is the symbolic centre of Russia, a Residence to Lenin’s Mausoleum. Moscow is a tricky city, with the bustling crowd always running somewhere. Traffic is hard, but a truly amazing place to visit. Moscow offers dozens of attractions to explore.
- Red Square
Red Square is a market square next-door to the Kitay Good merchant area. It has been a place to celebrate, castigate people to see. It was the first gateway built in the year 1680 and was destroyed as Stalin thought it is an obstruction to the demonstration and parades held at Red Square. A Replica structure was again built in the year 1995.
- Moscow Kremlin
Moscow is equipped complex located at the heart of Moscow city, overlooking the Moskva River to the south and Red square to east, while Alexander Garden to the west. The complex today serves as an official residence of President of Russia. The name Kremlin means ‘fortress inside a city’, in a similar sense to the White House.
- Saint Basil’s Cathedral
The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed is also known as the Saint Basil’s Cathedral, in Red Square in Moscow. The structure is now a museum, known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of Most Holy Theotokos on Moat. It was built in the year 1555-61 under the orders of ‘Ivan’, the capture of Astrakhan and Kazan. It was the tallest structure until Ivan the Great Bell Tower was built in the year 1600.
- Bolshoi Theatre
The Bolshoi Theatre is a historic theatre in Moscow, designed by Joseph Bove. The theater holds several shows of Opera and ballet. The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi opera are oldest and renowned ballet and Opera Company with more than 200 artists. The main building was renovated and rebuilt several times, and is a popular landmark of Moscow. The iconic structure is built in neoclassical style with Russian 100-ruble banknote.
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- Tretyakov Gallery
The Tretyakov Gallery is oldest and renowned art Gallery in Moscow. It is leading depository of Russian fine art in the world. The history of gallery started in the year 1856, when merchant Pavel Mikhailavich Treyakov acquired Russian artist creations with the aim of creating a collection, which might upscale into a national museum someday. Today, the Gallery has around 2000 works which includes 1,362 paintings, 9 sculptures and 526 drawings of Russians.
- Kremlin Armoury
The Kremlin Armoury is one of the oldest museums in Moscow; it was established in the year 1851. The name ‘Armoury Chamber’ is officially used for historical and cultural museum. It was originated as Regal Arsenal in the year 1508. Today it is under government of Russia and one of the popular tourist attractions.
- Pushkin Museum
The Pushkin Museum of Art is the largest museum in entire Europe. It is located on Volkonka Street, just opposite Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The International music festival ‘Svyatosiav Richter’s’ was also held at this place since 1981. The Museum was designed by Roman Klein and Vladmir Shukhov.
- Lenin’s Mausoleum
Lenin’s Mausoleum also known as Lenin Tomb, it is situated in Red Square in the centre of the capital Moscow. It is a Mausoleum which serves as a resting place for Vladimir Lenin. His body is preserved as a public display since his death year 1924. Lenin died on 21 January, 1924, two days later Architect Aleksey Shchusev was charged for building a structure for people to view his body.
- Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
The Cathedral of Christ of Saviour, is tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world with an overall height of 338-feet of the church. It is one of the popular Cathedrals in Moscow, situated on the Northern bank of the Moskva River. The Church was originally built in the 19th century; it took more than 40-years to build.
- Alexander Garden
The Alexander Garden is first urban public place in Moscow, Russia. It comprises of 3-garden stretched along the length of western Kremlin wall to 865 meters. After Napoleonic War, the parts of the Garden was reconstructed which was destroyed by French troops. Tsar Alexander I ordered Architect Osip Bove to initiate the reconstruction; river bed of Neglinnaya River was channeled underground.
- Fallen Monument Park
The Fallen Monument Park, formerly known as Fallen Heroes is a park located between Park Kiltury and Oktyabrskaya. It is a Park near Krymsky Val building in Moscow shared by modern art division and central House of Artist. It is one of the largest open-air sculpture museum in Russia with more than 700-artwork.
- Dormition Cathedral
The Cathedral of Dormition also known as the Cathedral of Assumptions is an orthodox church dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos. It is located on north side of Cathedral Square in Moscow, where a narrow alley separates the place from the Patriarch’s Palace with 12-Apostles church. The Cathedral is considered as a mother church of Moscovite Russia.
- Poklonnaya Hill
Poklonnaya Hill, which means ‘bow-downhill’; it is 171.5 meters and considered as one of the highest spots in Moscow. The place has great significance with the best view of Russia’s capital. In year 1812, this spot was where Napoleon expected the keys to the Kremlin was given to him by the Russians. Then in 1960’s, the Soviet authorities decided to put the area as an open-air museum and mark a victory of Russian over Napoleon.
- Tsar Bell
The Tsar Bell also known as Royal Bell is 20-feet with 6.6-meter diameter. The bell was specially made by Empress Anna Ivanovna, who was niece of Peter the Great. The Bell is located between Ivan and Kremlin Wall, it is made of bronze, during metal casting it was broken and hence never been rung. The bell is adorned with baroque angels, saints, oval medallions, plants and many more.
Moskvarium , Moscow’s newest place for people. It is a centre to explore oceanography and marine life, an aquarium with 8000 species of sea culture, 500 species of fishes, killer whales, sharks, Russian sturgeons and dolphins. The construction of the aquarium started in the year 2013; it holds around 23-million liters with 80 aquariums.
- Moscow Zoo
The Moscow Zoo was founded by K.F. Rulije, professor –biologist. The Zoo was then nationalized by the year 1919. In year 1922, the ownership was transferred to under control of Moscow city. The zoo is spread on over an area of 10 hectares with 286-animals. By the year 1926, the area was expanded up to 44 acres. Today it is one of the popular tourist attractions with 6500 animals with 1000 species covering over 53-hectares of land.