Moscow has many breathtaking tourist attraction, As one of the most expensive cities in the world, Moscow is unique. Not showing off sparkling modern buildings, but beautiful classical buildings. As the capital city, Moscow is a center for scientists, writers and of course conglomerate. After all, although wealthy, Moscow still look earthy. Old buildings is well maintained and retained its shape by the city government.
Tourist center course in around Red Square that separates the Kremlin or fortress palace residence of Russian President, with Kitaigorod or GUM, a shopping center in Moscow. Red Square is the city’s main square where all the activities of Moscow citizens, starting a state ceremony, carnival, and relaxing.
Here are most popular tourist attractions in Moscow:
1. Red Square and Cathedral of St. Basil
Built in the 15th century, Red Square is a square of Moscow which originally served the public for activities such as religious celebrations, the reading of the government’s announcement even executions. This field formerly known as Trinity Square because the cathedral was formerly known as Trinity Cathedral. There are St. Basil cathedral which is very impressive and become highlight of the Red Square. St. Basil’s Cathedral is the cathedral of the former building, now known as the Moscow city identity.
Kremlin is a castle that is situated at the heart of Moscow. It has four palaces and four cathedrals and it is the official residence of the president of Russia. The great Kremlin Palace is one of the biggest castles in all of Russia. It has a very stunning combination of yellow and white with a green rooftop. The golden color adds an appearance of wealth to the entire palace. The palace was initially built in 1462. With 20 towers, the Kremlin was interesting, especially the Spasskaya Tower, has a height of 71 meters.
3. Bolshoi Theater
It is one of the greatest theatres in the world, with its own proud traditions and unforgettable atmosphere. An evening at the Bolshoi really is an essential part of a visit to Moscow. If you visit Moscow, Bolshoi Theater is a must. The theatre boasts world famous artists in ballet and opera, as well as its own orchestra and brass band.
4. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Christ the Saviour is highest Western Orthodox Church in the world. The church is not far from the Moscow River, a few blocks west of the Kremlin. The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is worth visiting as much for its fabulous glittering icons as for the fascinating, yet tumultuous history within its walls. To Russians, the golden crowned cathedral has come to symbolise everything from sanctity, to the victory of religion over communism.
5. Moscow Metro Station
It is one of the most beautiful stations in the world and a fine example of Stalinist Architecture, look like underground palace. Has a unique and magnificent design. Each station is like an art gallery. The station was designed by Alexey Dushkin, a famous architect from Moscow. The station is 33 meters below the surface and fortified by ceiling mosaics and filament lights. These mosaics are known as “24-Hour Soviet Sky” and one has to look up to see the bright heaven here.
6. Gorky Park
Gorky Park is one of the most glorious sights in Moscow. Gorky Park stretches almost 3 km along the river upstream Krymsky. You will pass through striking entrance, which is marked with colorful flags and waving in the wind, and the happy sounds of the old carousel. Gorky Park has a small amusement park, which has two roller coasters and nearly a dozen other interesting attractions. In winter, the stagnant pool will turn into a skating rink and have been created tracks for cross-country skiing.
7. Izmailovo Flea market
Here is where you can find all things Russian at all prices. Folk crafts, jewelry, antiques, chess sets, and anything else “Russian” will tempt you in any variety and color. Getting there is easy, too—just look on any metro map and find the Izmaylovsky stop. Once you exit the subway, any passer-by can point you in the direction of the souvenir market.
8. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum of European art in Moscow, situated in Volkhonka street, just opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts houses art works of non-Russian artists. Included in the collection are works of art from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and medieval, Renaissance, and modern Europe. Famous painters are well represented, but visitors will also be able to view plaster casts of sculptural masterpieces, as well as examples of decorative and applied arts.
9. GUM (State Department Store)
For those who like the mall, do not miss a visit to the GUM. Shopping center in Kitaigorod, this is a giant mall built in the 1890s by duo architect and expert technique, Alexander Pomerantsev and Vladimir Shukhov. This classic mall is fun because it has a steel frame roof, and glass. For architecture enthusiasts, looking at the roof frame GUM incredible.
10. Old Arbat Street
Old Arbat, This is the name of the most famous streets for the tourists. Located behind the Russian Foreign Office. Dominated by the ancient buildings of the 20th century relics. Shopping in Arbat quite enjoyable. Old Arbat Street is completely pedestrian, which means it’s great for people watching.