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 Red Square

Red SquareRed Square is the largest and most famous square in Russia. Like a magnet it attracts all visitors of Moscow. Standing on Red Square you see the most significant buildings in the capitalread more

 St Basil’s cathedral

St Basil’s cathedralThe Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat is better known as the Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed. It is the most recognizable church of Russia. St Basil’s Cathedral was built in the 16th century by order of Ivan the Terrible. read more

 Lenin’s tomb

Lenin’s tombThe leader of the Revolution and the first head of the Soviet Union was buried in a granite mausoleum specially constructed for him on Red Square. The tomb is still open for the visitors and can be viewed every day except Monday and Friday. read more

 Kremlin grounds

Kremlin groundsThe Moscow Kremlin is an ancient city and citadel. Russian princes and tsars lived here long time ago. It is a magnificent architectural ensemble famous for its three unique cathedrals. Today the Kremlin is the official residence of the President of Russia. read more

 Armoury chamber

Armoury chamberThe Armoury Chamber is a unique treasury-museum displaying the wealth accumulated by Russian rulers from the 12th century till the October revolution of 1917. The royal treasures include coronation dresses, thrones, crowns and Faberge Easter more

 Diamond fund

Diamond fundThe Diamond Fund of Russia is a collection of most precious items of the Russian treasury: unique diamonds, rare precious stones, masterpieces of jewelry of the 18th-20th centuries, gold and platinum more

 Christ the Savior cathedral

Christ the Savior cathedralMajestic inside and out, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is the tallest Eastern Orthodox Church in the world. Blown up in the Soviet era and revived in the new epoque Christ the Saviour Cathedral became the cathedral of redemption for the sins of the previous century. read more

 Novodevichy convent

Novodevichy conventIt is the best-known cloister of Moscow, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A unique ensemble of Moscow baroque architecture and an exile place of many ladies from the Russian royal more

 Novodevichy cemetery

Novodevichy cemeteryNovodevichye cemetery is the final resting place of some of the most famous people in Russian history, including the writers Nikolai Gogol and Anton Chekhov, former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, and Raisa Gorbachev, the wife of the last Communist ruler of Russia, Boris Yeltsin and Mstislav more

 Holocaust memorial synagogue

Holocaust memorial synagogueThe Holocaust Memorial Synagogue is a part of WWII Memorial complex in Victory Park. It was built co commemorate the Jews who died during the war on the territory of the USSR. The synagogue has the Holocaust more

 Choral synagogue

Choral synagogueThe Moscow Choral Synagogue is the main synagogue in Russia. It is the oldest synagogue of Moscow. In 2006 it celebrated its 100 more

 Old Arbat street

Old Arbat streetOld Arbat street is an atmospheric pedestrian street of Moscow, a nice venue to listen to street music, to have dinner and to buy a souvenir in one of its numerous shops. read more

 Tverskaya street

Tverskaya streetTverskay street is like the 5th Avenue in New York or Oxford street in London. It is the main shopping street full of upscale boutiques and famous retailer’s trends. In this area one can always find numerous cafes and restaurants which vary from Mc Donald’s to fancy restaurant Pushkin. read more

 Sparrow hills

Sparrow hillsSparrow Hills is a hill on the right bank of the Moskva River and one of highest points in Moscow. On top of the hill, 85 m above the river is the observation platform, which gives an excellent panoramic view of the more

 Varvarka street

Varvarka streetThis street strikes the imagination of any passerby with the beauty and elegance of its churches. You are just walking along the medieval street, the most ancient in the more


MetroThe Moscow metro looks different from subways in other European capitals. Each station has a unique and individual design. The halls are finished with marble and lit with chandeliers, walls and ceilings glitter in mosaics and stained-glass windows. No surprise it was often called “marble palaces for the people.”read more

 Tretyakov gallery. Old building

Tretyakov gallery. Old buildingThe State Tretyakov Gallery is an art gallery in Moscow. It boasts the largest collection of Russian art in the world. The Old building of the Tretyakov Gallery (located on Lavrushinskiy Pereulok) houses the Russian icons and paintings ranging in date from the 11th to the early 20th more

 Tretyakov gallery. New building

Tretyakov gallery. New buildingThe new building of the Tretyakov gallery houses a collection of the Russian 20th century art: avant-garde, socialist realism, modern art. It’s a branch of The State Tretyakov more

 Pushkin Fine Arts museum

Pushkin Fine Arts museumThe Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum of western art in Moscow. It’s famous for it unique collection of impressionist and postimpressionist more

 Romanov boyars chambers

Romanov boyars chambersThis museum is devoted to the boyars’ lifestyle of the 16th-17th centuries, the époque of Ivan the Terrible and the first tsar of the more

 State Historical Museum

State Historical MuseumThe imposing crimson building on Red Square’s north side is the State Historical Museum. Designed by V. Shervud, it was constructed to commemorate national history and to trace the development of Russia and its people from ancient times to late 19th century. Its exhibitions include the relics of the prehistoric tribes which once inhabited present-day Russia, as well as priceless artworks owned by members of the Romanov more

 WWII museum

WWII museumThe Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 is situated in the very center of the Victory Park. It's devoted to the history of WWII on the territory of the more

 Tolstoy house-museum

Tolstoy house-museumThere is a small corner of rural charm in the center of Moscow. Tolstoy’s House Museum feels as if it still contains his spirit. The wooden house, with some land and outbuildings, tells us a story about the life of Tolstoy's more

 Gorky house-museum

Gorky house-museumOne of the finest examples of Art Noveau is Gorky house-museum. It was designed by the talented architect Fyodor Shekhtel in 1900. The house is worth seeing for its fabulous dé more

 Memorial Museum of Space Exploration

Memorial Museum of Space ExplorationThe museum traces the history of space exploration: the first satellite - Sputnik - launched in 1957, the first dogs in space, the first human flights, the first spacewalk, missions to Moon, Mars and more

 Secret Soviet bunker

Secret Soviet bunkerThe whole underground city is hidden at the depth of 60 meters in Tagansky district of more

 Stalin's bunker

Stalin's bunkerThe secret bunker was constructed in the 30s to be the command center of the Supreme commander-in-chief of Red Army Stalin. It was connected to the Kremlin with a 17 km underground more

 Gulag Museum

Gulag MuseumThe State museum of GULAG is devoted to one of the most miserable times in our history. Gulag is the acronym for Chief Administration of Corrective Labor Camps and Colonies but nowadays this word has come to mean the Soviet repressive system itself. read more

 The museum of Jewish history

The museum of Jewish historyThe Moscow Museum of Jewish history first opened its doors in May 2011. Anyone interested in Jewish history is welcome to visit this friendly private museum. You'll have the chance to learn about the history of Jews in Russia, about their everyday life, culture and more

 Jewish museum and the center of tolerance

Jewish museum and the center of tolerance Unlike many museums that display their exhibits in showcases, this museum uses interactive media technologies that are memorable and thought provoking, appealing not only to adults but also to children of different age more

 Museum of Contemporary History of Russia

Museum of Contemporary History of RussiaThe museum looks at Russian history over a period of 150 years, starting from 1860s to the present day. read more

 Victory park

Victory parkVictory Park is a memorial complex dedicated to Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany. It is located in the historic area of Moscow known as Poklonnaya Hill, which means "Bow Hill".read more

 Park of sculptures

Park of sculpturesThis park is famous as a graveyard of Soviet era statues. It also contains modern sculptures. read more

 Kolomenskoye museum estate

Kolomenskoye museum estateThe former summer residence of the Russian tsars is one за the most picturesque sites in Moscow. Here you can see a unique ensemble of Old Russian architecture. The most amazing building is the Church of the Ascension. (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site). There’re several museums here, including the cottage of Peter the Great. read more


TsaritsinoTsaritsino is a landscape park and an impressive royal residence of the 18th century. It was constructed between 1775 and 1796. Tsaritsino means “Tsarina’s” (“Queen’s”). The unique architectural complex was designed for Catherine the more


VDNKhThis magnificent park in the north of Moscow features more then 250 Soviet-era palaces and pavilions, impressive arches and numerous fountains, Vostok rocket and the Soviet more


GUMGUM is the abbreviation for the State Department Store. It is a popular tourist destination which strikes your imagination with beautiful interior and extremely high prices. Upscale boutiques and high-fashion stores are referred to as "exhibitions of prices”.read more

 Eliseevsky grocery store

Eliseevsky grocery storeBuit in the 19th century by Grigory Eliseev the grocery store will impress its customers with its astonishing interiors and a great choice of more

 Izmaylovo souvenir's market

Izmaylovo souvenir's marketIzmailovo Market is considered to be the largest collection of artisans and stallholders in Moscow, where items of decorative and applied art, fine art and folk handicrafts can be found. read more

 The Holy Trinity St. Sergius Monastery

The Holy Trinity St. Sergius MonasteryThe Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra is one of the most sacred places in Russia. For centuries, many Orthodox Christians have set out on pilgrimage to the monastery. They come here to worship the relics of St. Sergius in anticipation of miracles, which can happen on this sacred more


MoninoThe Central Air Force Museum in Monino will truly be a treat to anyone who loves aviation. It boasts of a unique collection of Soviet-era and foreign aircrafts, helicopters, engines, rescue equipment, fuses and ammunition, flying machines models, rare photographs and documents. Overall the museum has 173 aircraft and more than 120 aircraft more

 Bolshoi theatre

Bolshoi theatreHome to one of the oldest, and probably the most famous, ballet and opera companies in the world Bolshoj theatre is definitely one of Moscow’s major more

 The Circus

The CircusIf you happened to be in Moscow with your family, the best idea to spend your time is to go to one of Moscow more

 Panoramic platform on the Empire tower

Panoramic platform on the Empire towerWe invite you to take part in an unforgettable adventure and see Moscow bird's-eye view from the top of the Empire more

 Ostankino tower

Ostankino towerOstankino TV tower (540 m) is the tallest freestanding structure in Europe. You can enjoy the view of Moscow from its two observation decks: the glassed deck (337 m) and the open observation deck (340 m). You can access the open observation deck only from April to October in favorable weather more

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