Moscow – the cosmopolitan capital of Russia has plenty on offer for tourists. It is known to be one of the most vibrant places in Europe, buzzing with activities. It is all about 24 hour buzz in the city – with sprawling shopping malls, nightclubs, bars, historic places and rich culture. Moscow has been my dream destination since childhood – finally I was fortunate enough to spend a week in this magnificent city and enjoy its grandeur to the fullest.
If you are planning to visit Moscow, plan your time well. The city has more than 96 parks, there are more than 18 exquisite gardens, including the famous botanical gardens. This is a beautiful green city with a rich history and amazing hospitality.
Any visit to Moscow is incomplete without a visit to Red Square. This is a spectacular place which is a great inspiration for tourists from all over the world. This is a rectangular stretch of elegant cobblestones, which are indeed an architectural masterpiece. This is an incredible place where you definitely need to stroll for an hour at least to feel the real essence of Russian history.
Kremlin – Of course, no one returns from Moscow, without a visit to the Kremlin. It is a fortified complex, displaying a stunning architecture. It is the residence of the President and one of the most frequented places by the tourists. The complex includes several towers, cathedrals and palaces. Cathedral Square is the centre of the complex and houses three cathedrals, each one an architectural masterpiece.
For The Art Lovers – State Tretyakov Gallery:
Art lovers do not miss the State Tretyakov Gallery which offers a huge collection of 130,000 pieces of invaluable artwork. This gallery offers a rich insight into the rich history of Russia, offering a glimpse into the amazing heritage. A visit to the gallery offers an amazing educational experience.
Visit The St. Basil’s Cathedral –
One of the most visited tourist spots in the city, St. Basil’s Cathedral is an unusual blend of colours – one stunning architectural marvel. There are 8 churches in the layout, which surrounds the central church. The cathedral is a museum offering some breathtaking views of the interior. The intricacy and work details are amazing. If you have time, visit the cathedral at night when it is brilliantly illuminated.
Lenin’s Mausoleum –
This mausoleum attracts more than 2.5 million tourists or visitors in a year. Have a look at the embalmed body of famous Vladimir Lenin – the popular Russian revolutionary.
Enjoy the Nightlife –
If you are fond of clubbing, then this is the place for you. There are several options – choose to spend your night in some of the most elite bars or the small bars of the cities. Live performances, jazz clubs, strip clubs and great dances are all a part of Moscow life. Hop into any of the nightspots of the city and spend a memorable time.
Shopping in the city is promising – indeed a place to shop till you drop. Red Square is a must – just hop into GUM, even if you do not intend to purchase anything. The Tvetnoy Central Market is another favorite amongst the tourists, with merchandise from different brands available for choice.