he Moscow Kremlin is a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow – the place where the city of Moscow started its history. With its cathedrals, churches and palaces, The Kremlin is a unique museum complex open to public. It is a must in Moscow!
The Ivan the Great Bell Tower
The white and golden-domed Ivan The Great Bell Tower is located in the Kremlin. The 81 m tall Bell Tower was built more than 500 years ago and was the tallest building in all Russia for almost 400 years.
The Spasskaya Tower
The Spasskaya Tower is the most important tower of the Kremlin which has been the official entrance to the Kremlin for centuries. The tower is known as one of the symbols of Moscow and is also famous by its chimes – the sound of which is known to every Russian.
Red Square is one of the main symbols of Moscow. On one side it is framed by the Kremlin walls, on the other – by GUM Department Store. Famous St. Basil's Cathedral and the Historical Museum are also located here. Needless to say, Red Square is the number one place for tourists.
St Basil’s Cathedral
The beautiful St Basil’s Cathedral with its colorful domes and a fairytale look is one of the most recognizable symbols of Moscow. Built almost 500 years ago, the Cathedral is located right on Red Square, and is an absolute must-see in Moscow.
State Historical Museum
Housed in an impressive building in pseudo-Russian style, State Historical Museum holds a supremely rich collection of artifacts that tell the history of the Russian lands. If the weather is not welcoming, the museum is indeed an interesting place to spend your time.
GUM Department Store
GUM, the main department store of Moscow, is located in the beautiful building right on Red Square. Built in the 19th century, the building features a combination of elements of Russian medieval architecture and modern. It is not the best place to shop, but a great place to stroll in the impressive interiors of the historical building.
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is the main cathedral in Moscow and the tallest orthodox church in the world. The church in its today’s form is standing on this place for almost 200 years, but the current building is only 20 years old.
A pedestrian bridge located near the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The bridge offers the best vista over the Kremlin – that’s why the best photos are to be made here!
Arbat Street is a picturesque pedestrian street with its own special atmosphere – street painters, musicians, artists, a lot of cozy cafes and souvenir shops. Arbat is one of the oldest streets of Moscow, and has a lot of interesting stories to tell.
The Tretyakov Gallery
The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is a home of unique collection of Russian art covering the period of 1000 years. It is one of largest museums in Russia with over 150 000 exhibits – although the majority of them are paintings, there are also large collections of icons, graphics and sculpture. “Morning in a Pine Forest”, “The Ninth Wave”, “Girl with Peaches” – have you already seen these masterpieces?
St Clement’s Church and Pyatnitskaya Street
Built in the middle of 18th century, St Clement’s Church is a major example of Elizabethan Baroque, and is known for its rich Baroque interior. The church is located on Pyatnitskaya Street, a lovely and lively street with many cafes, restaurants, bars and also sightseeing attractions.
Moscow International Business Centre or Moscow City is a commercial district of the city. The complex consists of more than 10 skyscrapers, three of which are holding the first three positions in the list of Europe’s tallest skyscrapers. Who said Moscow looks nothing like New York?
Muzeon Park and the Statue of Peter the Great
Muzeon Park is a place to spend time in good weather and with a lot of interesting activities. The Park is an exhibition space, platform for open air movie, a place to visit a dance lesson, and a host of many festivals. The 98-metre-hight Statue of Peter the Great is located on the Moskva River right in the end of Muzeon Park.
Located on the banks of the Moskva river, Gorky Park is a huge park complex with free time activities for summer and winter, festivals and events, free WiFi, and recreation space.
Moscow State University
Established back in 1755, Moscow State University is one of the biggest educational and public research centers in Russia. The tall building of the university is one of the seven neoclassic towers built in in the middle of 20th century.
Sparrow Hills or Vorobyovy Gory
Sparrow Hills is a wonderful park area near the banks of the Moskva river – a great place of quite walks, reading or cycling. The observation platform is one of the highest landscape points in Moscow and offers a beautiful vista over the city.
Ostankino is a television and radio tower in Moscow. Being 540 m tall, it is the highest freestanding structure in Europe and eighth tallest in the world. It is three times higher than City Space Bar – impressive, isn’t?
Bakhrushin Theatre Museum
Bakhrishin Theatre Museum is the largest theatre museum in the world with more than 1.5 million exhibits. There are set designs of scenography masters, stage costumes of great actors, decorative and applied art objects and many more. The museum is 5 minutes’ walk away from Swissotel Krasnye Holmy.
Church of St Nicholas in Kuznetskaya Sloboda
The Church of St Nicholas in Kuznetskaya Sloboda was first built back in 15th century. However, the current building was constructed in 1805. It is one few churches in Russia that was not closed during the Soviet times. The church is 10 minutes’ walk away from Swissotel Krasnye Holmy.