Russia’s capital captivates visitors with its artistry, history, recreation, recreation and majesty. A holiday in Moscow provides all that a tourist can ask for. The sounds and sights of Moscow are at their exuberant best not only at fiesta time. Those desirous of making every day a fiesta, they should travel to Moscow.
Moscow contains some wonderful architecture, ruched velvet night-spots, delectable shops and arguably the best nightlife in Russia, all the ingredients for an amazing holiday in Moscow.
Moscow has also an impressive collection of architectural sights, including its St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow State University and Kremlin. Here are the top quintessential Moscow experiences.
Located at the foot of the Kremlin wall in the Red Square, Lenin's Tomb ensconces the embalmed body of Lenin, the founder of the Soviet state. Built 6 years after his death in 1930, the structure is made of red granite and gray and black labradorite. You can also visit the gravestones of other famous communists including Stalin, Leonid Brezhnev and Yakov Sverdlov. Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, and American author John Reed are also buried here. Photography is forbidden here.
St. Basil's Cathedral
Located at the southern end of Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral is a world-famous landmark in Moscow. Commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan from the Mongol Tatars, this 16th century church is known for its onion-shaped domes. Legend has it that Ivan got its architect's eyes poked out so that no one would ever be able to build such a wonderful monument again.
Named after the red wall that surrounds it, Red Square is the epicentre of Moscow. A large rectangular stretch of cobblestones, it contains many of Moscow's most architectural marvels including St. Basil Cathedral.
Sparrow Hills or Vorobyovy Gory
A hill on the right bank of the Moskva River, Vorobyovy Gory, or Sparrow Hills is one of the highest points in Moscow. From the observation platform on the top of the hill one can have a panoramic view of the city.
Moscow State University
The prestigious Moscow State University in the Sparrow Hills is one of the famous skyscrapers in Moscow and an Architectural marvel. A fine specimen of soviet architecture, it was established in 1755. The height of the central building of the university is 240 meters with a spire which is topped by a star weighing 12 tonnes.
Victory Park (Park Pobedy) at Poklonnaya Hill was created to pay tribute to those who were instrumental in the Soviet Union’ victory over the Nazis in World War II, referred to as the Great Patriotic War. A favorite spot for the picnickers, the park boasts lush lanes, fountains and various monuments and museums, as well as an Orthodox chapel, synagogue and mosque. A major highlight of the park is the massive museum.
In the Kremlin you will find fairytale buildings and beautiful squares. Apart from the Senate House, the imposing State Kremlin Palace concert hall, there are wonderful churches.