The iconic beauty of the colorful spiral domes that paint the picture of Moscow are a magical sight indeed. If you are like me, you will never forget the astounding beauty of Saint Basil’s Cathedral.
Embark on a journey to the most amazing Russian architecture when you visit Moscow.
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What better way to see Moscow than by starting at the awe-inspiring spiral domes of Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Known to the locals as Pokrovsky Sobor, this majestic cathedral dates back to the days of Ivan the Terrible. Built in the 1550s, Saint Basil’s Cathedral is a colorful masterpiece of medieval architecture with great spiral domes atop chapels. There are nine chapels in total that paint the picture of this iconic complex. Don’t miss out on a chance to see the interior of the spiral domes, each decorated with icons and intricate gold leafing that are sure to inspire. Saint Basil’s Cathedral is located in the Red Square, a great place to walk around and experience it all in one place. Watch Red Square fill with interesting displays, enchanting music and magical scenery as many walk along the cobbled streets lined by high red walls. Once the center for military parades and even executions, this heart of Moscow the Red Square is now the perfect sight of some of Russia’s greatest structures. See the Kremlin Walls, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the Museum of Russian History all in the Red Square.
The Kremlin walls were built in the 15th Century and house the many palaces, cathedrals and government offices within. Enter through the symbol of the Kremlin and main office, Spasskaya tower. Inside you will find amazing structures such as Patriarch’s Palace, the Armoury and State Kremlin Palace. The Armory or Oruzheynaya Palata is somewhat misleading in the name. Inside you will find not an armory but a display of the Tsar’s belongings, ancient state regalia and Russian Orthodox Church vestments. The Armory is home to the largest collection of gold and silverware, the product of skilled Russian craftsmen along with a display of weapons and carriages. Tickets sell out early, so I suggest you stop by the main office in the middle of Alexandro Gardens to reserve your spot first! Don’t miss out on the displays of rare pink and blue diamonds inside. Grab something to eat or drink afterwards, and relax at peace in Alexander Gardens. When you have seen all the sights in Red Square, head to nearby GUM the largest department store with vast shopping mall. Here you will find an enormous array of designer brands, some familiar and a worth-while stroll through the lovely decorated architecture.
Spend hours lost in front of Russian masterpieces in Tretyakov Gallery that houses 150,000 great paintings, sculptures and works to see. I highly suggest a stop by an extension of the Tretyakov Gallery named Fallen Monument Park or Muzeon Park where you will find over 700 sculptures of a passing era including many former Soviet statues. The best way to get around town when is Moscow is to utilize the Moscow Metro. The stunning architecture and décor at each station along the Koltevaya line are not to be missed! Check out Komsomol’skaya, Kazan’skaya, and Blorusskaya for amazing stops along the way. Outside most stations you will find the blended stalls of an open air market shops. To see the Russian ballet or hear the orchestra and dramatic voices rise above the crowd, head to Bolshio Theater of magnificent beauty inside and out. Witness an unforgettable show beneath stunning ceilings and elegant architecture.
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Set out to see the brilliant architecture that paints the picturesque city of Moscow!