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Moscow, Russian Federation

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Moscow Attractions

Moscow is said to be one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Its architecture is world renowned, offering testimony to Russian history. Moscow attractions are a Mecca of art and culture, reflecting a side of the famous Russian spirit. Among the city’s many attractions are a large number of sports facilities as well, as sports have always been an important part of the country’s life. It’s said that more than 500 Olympic champions call Moscow home.

Renowned Attractions
The Kremlin is a famous landmark and a symbol for the entire Russia. It is one of the biggest museums in the world, and arguably the most visited Moscow attraction. You can view beautiful treasures of the czars as well as invaluable icons.

Another of an important list of Moscow attractions is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, built on a vow given by Alexander I to thank Christ for saving the “fatherland” from the Gauls invasion. It was built in Byzantian style back in 1839. You can take a tour and visit its museum.

St. Basil’s Cathedral, is one of the most outstanding of Moscow attractions. This beautiful monument is an ensemble of eight chapels surrounding a ninth one. Construction was ordered by Czar Ivan the Terrible in commemoration of the taking of Kazan by the Russian troops in 1552.

Red Square
A visit to one of the main Moscow attractions, Red Square, is a must. It’s an open square in the center of the city, situated in front of the Kremlin. Founded at the end of the 15th Century, it has been a place of historical importance throughout the ages. It is believed that the square appeared when Ivan III ordered to destroy all wooden buildings surrounding the Kremlin.

One of Russia’s most beautiful convents is Novodevichy Convent, a must see Moscow attraction. It was founded at the beginning of the 16th century and its fame is tied in with names like Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, Sofia and Peter I. In the main cathedral you can see a very valuable 16th century fresco as well as important pieces of imperial masters.

Moscow is rich in culture and art, and you will see that reflected in the array of museums found in the city. Among the most interesting of Moscow attractions and one of the largest art collections in the world, is the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. You will see over 500,000 pieces from private collections including those that were inaccessible to the public for years.

Tip: the museum is closed on Mondays and open Tuesday through Sunday between 10:00 and 7:00 p.m. Check with the museum’s box office for special admission discounts and free of charge days.

No trip to Moscow would be complete without a visit to the Bolshoi Theater, one of the most renowned names in Moscow attractions.
It’s considered the second largest in the world after La Scala in Milan. It is a great place to enjoy opera or ballet.
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