Top 5 Things to Do in Moscow
Moscow is a city that never sleeps. There is something to do 24/7. Here are five of the best things to experience when you visit.
1. Red Square
This is a true mix of the old and new – historical and modern living. It was once the once site of executions and military parades, is in the middle of Moscow. The history of the Kremlin walls with Lenin’s tomb and on the other side is GUM, the largest department store in the country.
2. The State Tretyakov Gallery
The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and contains more than 180,000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics created by generations of Russian artists.
3. Moscow Metro
Riding the city’s underground subway system is a sightseeing tour in itself with huge, vaulted, marble-columned stations – some with ornate mosaics and splendid stained glass – designed and decorated by famous Russian architects and sculptors.
4. St. Basil’s Cathedral
Built by Ivan the Terrible in the 1550s, this intriguing cathedral bordering Red Square consists of nine separate chapels, each capped with its own individually shaped and colored dome.
5. Bolshoi Theatre
The oldest theater in Moscow, rebuilt following a fire and later a hurricane, is magnificent both inside and out, and its resident opera and ballet troupes rate among the finest in the world.
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