Hol­i­days in Moscow will def­i­nite­ly be remem­bered for a life­time, as it is one of the most out­stand­ing cities in the world. You can end­less­ly admire all the inter­est­ing places and his­tor­i­cal cor­ners in the cap­i­tal of Rus­sia, because Moscow is one of the largest giant cities on Earth. Huge area of ​​over 1,000 sq. kilo­me­ters offers great options for pas­time. The tourist infra­struc­ture here is quite devel­oped, so you can eas­i­ly find a suit­able accom­mo­da­tion option, from where it will be con­ve­nient to see the sights of Moscow and its envi­rons. Tourists and trav­el­ers have a large num­ber of places to relax and green parks to choose from, while the Mosk­va Riv­er is one of the most beau­ti­ful nat­ur­al scenery in the bustling city bus­tle. As the largest cul­tur­al and his­tor­i­cal cen­ter of the con­ti­nent, Moscow is famous for its famous muse­ums, his­tor­i­cal com­plex­es, art gal­leries and mon­u­ments. There­fore, dur­ing your trav­el make sure to vis­it at least a few of Moscow’s Top 10 attrac­tions.

Moscow sights

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1. The Kremlin, the symbol of Moscow.

The Krem­lin is a huge fortress locat­ed right in the heart of Moscow. It is also one of the most dis­tinc­tive land­marks in the world where you can immerse your­self in Rus­si­a’s rich his­tor­i­cal her­itage. Sur­round­ed by tall red-hued defen­sive walls and mas­sive clock tow­ers, the Krem­lin is Moscow’s stand­out land­mark and well worth a vis­it. The Grand Krem­lin Palace, the Church of the Depo­si­tion of the Robe and the Armory Muse­um are just a few of the most beau­ti­ful build­ings, while Red Square is the best for tak­ing stun­ning pho­tos. In fact, it will take at least a whole day to vis­it all the inter­est­ing places in the Krem­lin alone.

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2. St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Right next to the Krem­lin is the pic­turesque St. Basil’s Cathe­dral, which is rec­og­niz­able by its huge mul­ti-col­ored domes. Built of red bricks, this church is the most won­der­ful view of Red Square in Moscow, and one of the tallest build­ings. The whole com­plex includes eight church­es, which in a com­pact form cre­ate anoth­er sym­bol­ic land­mark of Moscow, and one of the most promi­nent land­marks of Rus­sia. When trav­el­ing to Red Square, make sure you don’t for­get a capa­cious mem­o­ry card for your cam­era, because the col­ors of the Cathe­dral of the Inter­ces­sion of the Holy Moth­er of God (as it is also called) will make you take count­less pic­tures. Par­tic­u­lar­ly good shots will be obtained dur­ing sun­set.

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3. Bolshoi Theatre.

After a short walk from Red Square, anoth­er famous land­mark to vis­it is the build­ing of the Bol­shoi The­atre. Built at the end of the 18th cen­tu­ry, the large build­ing of this his­toric the­ater has been ren­o­vat­ed and restored sev­er­al times. The neo­clas­si­cal facade includes eight huge columns, as well as many sculp­tures. The facade is made with numer­ous dec­o­ra­tions and details, while the inte­ri­or is even more impres­sive. The world famous the­ater pro­vides the best acoustics you can imag­ine.

4. Museum-Reserve Kolomenskoye.

The Kolomen­skoye Muse­um-Reserve is not locat­ed in the cen­ter of Moscow, but is def­i­nite­ly a place that you can­not miss. This is a huge area along the banks of the Mosk­va Riv­er, where a green suc­ces­sion of trees and mead­ows is dot­ted with many roy­al build­ings. One of the most sig­nif­i­cant build­ings is a stone church with a unique archi­tec­tur­al design. The green park of Kolomen­skoye is an excel­lent choice for relax­ation and recre­ation. Here it may seem that you are away from the noise and pres­sure of the big city, but in fact, you are just a few min­utes dri­ve from the cen­ter of Moscow.

5. Stalin skyscrapers, or Seven Sisters of Moscow.

The Sev­en Sis­ters of Stal­in is a com­plex of sky­scrap­ers and build­ings that take their name from their typ­i­cal Stal­in­ist archi­tec­tur­al style. Built in the mid­dle of the 20th cen­tu­ry, these sev­en build­ings use a mix­ture of Russ­ian Baroque and Goth­ic ele­ments. These build­ings are locat­ed in the cen­ter of the cap­i­tal, and the most impres­sive of them are the Ukraine Hotel, the Leningrad­sky Hotel and the Min­istry of For­eign Affairs. But if you have enough free time, vis­it all Sev­en Sis­ters of Stal­in. This way you can get to know the archi­tec­ture, as well as the most famous sights of Moscow.

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6. Tretyakov Gallery.

After a trip to the Krem­lin and Red Square, enjoy a relax­ing walk along the oppo­site bank of the Mosk­va Riv­er. Here you will find many mag­nif­i­cent build­ings, shops and restau­rants, but one of the most inspir­ing places to vis­it is the Tretyakov Gallery. In addi­tion, this is a large art gallery that dis­plays one of the world’s largest col­lec­tions of mas­ter­pieces by Russ­ian artists. The Tretyakov Gallery is def­i­nite­ly the right choice for lovers of art at its best. Amaz­ing sculp­tures, stat­ues, paint­ings and oth­er art­works are made by famous artists such as Vik­tor Vas­netsov, Ivan Shishkin, Andrey Rublev and Ilya Repin.

7. Arbat.

Just a few blocks from the Krem­lin and Red Square is anoth­er must-see attrac­tion in Moscow. Arbat is a whole street that stretch­es for almost one kilo­me­ter in the his­tor­i­cal cen­ter of Moscow, a place of charm and relax­ation. This is the place where you can come across a col­or­ful pletho­ra of his­toric build­ings, art shops, stat­ues, cafe­te­rias, restau­rants and of course lots of peo­ple. This is a great place for a roman­tic walk around the cap­i­tal of Rus­sia.

8. Gorky Park.

Gorky Park is a great place to relax, where you can find a wide vari­ety of enter­tain­ment for chil­dren and adults. This is the most beau­ti­ful park in cen­tral Moscow and also one of the old­est parks, opened in 1928. You will be amazed by the many attrac­tions and activ­i­ties such as a giant fer­ris wheel, roller coast­ers and a pond ide­al for row­ing. If your vaca­tion is dur­ing the win­ter, you can par­tic­i­pate in the annu­al ice sculp­ture fes­ti­val. In addi­tion, the whole area of ​​the park is locat­ed right along the Mosk­va Riv­er.

9. The estate-museum of Kuskovo.

Dur­ing con­struc­tion in the 18th cen­tu­ry, the Kusko­vo estate was one of the most beau­ti­ful sum­mer estates in the vicin­i­ty of Moscow. Nowa­days, the neo­clas­si­cal build­ing of Kusko­vo is an even more attrac­tive land­mark of Moscow. This place will seduce you with its warm shades and col­ors. The estate area also includes a huge pond with a large gar­den. Walk­ing through this his­tor­i­cal place will give you a lot of plea­sure and will be quite infor­ma­tive. As soon as you enter the manor through the large scenic stair­case, you can ful­ly immerse your­self in the 18th cen­tu­ry. Many rooms, halls and cham­bers are pic­turesque­ly dec­o­rat­ed and cre­ate an appro­pri­ate atmos­phere. Don’t miss also the Green­house with the State Ceram­ics Muse­um, which dis­plays a com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion of porce­lain prod­ucts from West­ern Europe.

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10. International Business Center.

The sights of Moscow include not only his­tor­i­cal build­ings, but also mod­ern ones. As one of the largest cities in the world, Moscow is a high­ly urban­ized area with sky­scrap­ers. One of the best places to watch Moscow’s mod­ern sky­line is the Inter­na­tion­al Busi­ness Cen­ter. The area is also known as “Moscow City”, cov­er­ing a huge por­tion of the north­ern bank of the Mosk­va Riv­er. The Inter­na­tion­al Busi­ness Cen­ter is locat­ed in close prox­im­i­ty to the city cen­ter. With many tall sky­scrap­ers and tow­ers clus­tered in a com­pact area, this busi­ness dis­trict offers out­stand­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for liv­ing, enter­tain­ment and, of course, busi­ness. All these struc­tures can be seen dur­ing a boat trip on the riv­er, espe­cial­ly at sun­set.

The giant city of Moscow pro­vides many oppor­tu­ni­ties to expe­ri­ence the spir­it of Rus­sia. This is one of the most beau­ti­ful cap­i­tals in the world, where you can have a great and com­fort­able time, get­ting acquaint­ed with his­tor­i­cal and cul­tur­al land­marks. 10 attrac­tions from this list are a must-see if you want to get a com­plete pic­ture of the city.