Friday, March 19, 2010

Visiting Moscow, Russia

Russia is a country steeped in a long and rich cultural and political history. Moscow, and indeed all Russia, pivots around the Kremlin-a towering fortified complex that is the lifeline of the nation’s history, culture and politics. The cathedrals with their distinct onion-shaped domes are interesting examples of unique Russian architecture. Tourists can marvel at the dazzling collection of the Diamond Fund, consisting of precious jewellery, including one of the largest diamonds in the world. Enjoy a visit to the Armoury Museum, which was Moscow’s first museum and houses ancient Russian regalia which belonged to the Tsars. If you ever get the chance to visit Russia, you will have to set aside ample time to ensure that you get to visit Moscow's many museums and other attractions, including:
  • Bolshoi Theatre
  • Conservatory of Music ( Tchaikovsky )
  • Glass Cupola in Manege Square
  • Gorky Park on the Moskva River. (x metro & y metro)
  • GUM ( goom ) Department Store and shopping arcades.
  • Hotel Moskva
  • Iversky Gate
  • Karl Marx Monument
  • KGB HQ in Lubyanka Square
  • Kremlin Complex: Besides the museum, don't miss Diamond Fund in the same building. Those Tsars' jewelry are absolutely stunning.
  • Lenin Mausoleum
  • Manege Square
  • Mayakovskaya Metro Station These stations are a major attraction in their own right.
  • Olympic Site (1980 games)
  • Red Square
  • St Basil's Cathedral
  • Seven Gothic Sisters is made up of the White House (Bely Dom) ; Ukraina & Leningradskaya Hotels ;
  • State Duma ( Parliament )
  • State Historical Museum
  • State University (Moscow) on Sparrow Hill.
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Triumph Palace (Sokol Metro) A very large residential block of luxury? flats.
  • Tverskaya Street a major traffic street near the centre of Moscow.
  • Tzar's Bell
  • Yaroslav Station (Yaroslavsky Vokzal) This is the departure railway station for the famous Trans-Siberian Express train. It leaves most days of the week at 09:56.
  • Zoo 

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