Places to visit in Moscow

When you travel to Moscow, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Moscow, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Moscow to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Moscow things to do can include exploring Moscow attractions and visiting the places of interest.

This very statue is considered to represent the Soviet epoch. The stainless steel statue is 24.5 meters high depicting two figures raising hammer and sickle over their heads. Vera Mukhina made this statue for the World’s Fair in Paris in 1937. Later it was moved Moscow. 

To mark the achievements in space exploration by the Soviet nation, this monument was set up in 1964. It is 110 meters tall and depicts a rising rocket. A museum is also build at the base of this monument.

This monument can be found right in front of the Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow; at the Red Square. This bronze statue is made to honor Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and KuzmaMinin who formed a volunteer army of Russian people and forced out the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from the city of Moscow. And with it ended the Time of Troubles in 1612. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of this occasion, the Free Society of Lovers of Literature, Science and the Arts conceived this copper statue. Famous sculptor Ivan Martos designed it.

Moscow’s circuses are very popular and children will have a great time. Moscow State Circus is a very famous one.

Kuklachev Cat Theater, Children’s Musical Theater and Durov Animal Theater are some of the popular ones for children.

This synagogue is situated in central Basmanny District, which is near Zaryadye – the former Jewish settlement. This is the main of all synagogues in Russia.

This historical mosque was constructed in 1904.  It was erected near the Olympic indoor stadium; on Olimpisky Avenue. Designed by Nikolay Zhukov and several reconstructions followed. This mosque was marked as a cultural heritage building in 2008 but later it was removed from the list and was demolished in 2011. This structure happens to be the destruction of a first religious building since 1978, in Moscow. At the same site a new mosque is under construction.

There are innumerous museums of various interestsin Moscow. Some of them are listed below: 

 

  • Museum of History of Moscow
  • Fersman Mineralogical Museum
  • Bulgakov Museum in Moscow 
  • Schchusev Museum of Architecture
  • Zoological Museum of Moscow University
  • Polytechnic Museum
  • Pushkin Museum
  • State Historical Museum
  • Museum of the Great Patriotic War
  • Kremlin Armoury
  • Tretyakov Gallery 
  • Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics
  • Moscow Museum of Modern Art

It’s a must see building in Russia. Built on a citadel, the Kremlin has been witness to evolving history and politics of the country. A 2.25 km long and high walls enclose the Kremlin. Also do not miss to see the Cathedral Square and also the Tsar Cannon, Tsar Bell and some monuments if you have time. 

To enjoy the charm of the city, you may also walk around to feel the vibe of the place. There are some historical, famous and busy streets in Moscow that you might like to see on foot or drive around. BolshayaNikitskayaUlitsa, UlitsaVarvarka, NikolskayaUlitsa, UlitsaVarvarka, TverskayaUlitsa are some important avenues of Moscow city.

Some of the noted landmark places in the city of Moscow are – 

 

  • Red Square
  • Kremlin Walls and Towers
  • Gorky’s House
  • The Worker and Collective Farm Woman
  • Ivan the Great’s Bell Tower
  • BolshoyKamenny Bridge
  • Cathedral Square
  • Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon
  • Victory Square 
  • Pushkin Monument

As part of adventure activities you may like to take a day tour in Moscow under a guide. You can see around the city, enjoy local food, find out about the traditions and about local people and enjoy fascinating sights. Other adventure activities in the city include Segway tours, Forza karting, visitng the Butovo Firing Range, or take yacht/ boat tours in Moskava River. 

You can opt for a relaxed tour of the city or just sit at your hotel cherishing the day. Take sauna baths or enjoy swimming in the indoor pools of your hotel. You may also visit the cathedrals and monasteries and spend an afternoon in the serene atmosphere.

There are innumerous number of restaurants and eateries in Moscow, suiting to tourist’s budget, taste and desire. There are local food shops as well as international cuisines. Some of the restaurants in Moscow are: 

 

  • Bardak
  • Delicatessen
  • KorchmaTarasBulba
  • White Rabbit
  • Turandot
  • El Asado
  • Zhili-Byli
  • Aromi La Bottega
  • Strudel Café 

For guest entertainment, many of the pubs sponsor live music performances. You can hear some good local bands, some playing traditional while some playing experimental / alternative music at places like Dom, KitaiskyLetchikDjao Da Club, Solyanka Club, Ikra and KrizisZhanra Places. 

 

Clubs and Discos:

There are many clubs and discos in Moscow. Some of them are:

 

  • Casa Agave
  • Aloha Bar
  • Dandy Café
  • Main Bar
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Help Bar
  • KonTiki Bar 
  • Microphone Bar

Some of the reputed bars and pubs of Moscow are: 

 

  • Old School Pub
  • Favorite Pub
  • Bobby Dazzler Bar
  • Silver’s Irish Pub
  • Panch I Bar
  • Harat’S
  • MolliGvinnz

The Izmailovsky Flea Market of Moscow is very popular and also an old one in the city. If you can strike a good bargain, you will get to buy traditional and beautiful souvenir items. You may like to visit the antique aisles, take a look at the used books, lacquer boxes or a Soviet memorabilia at this flea market. This market remains open everyday from 9 am to 6 pm but there are certain stalls that open only during the weekends. The place is pretty busy and crowded, so it’s advisable to visit early.

State Department Store (GUM) is located at the Red Square, selling very upscale items from different European brands. It is a famous store in the city where you can spend time just window-shopping or drop by a European boutique, may be. You may also visit Gastronorm Kontinental; it is a grocery chain shop in Moscow.

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