Arbat Street in Moscow


  • Architecture and grandeur of the monuments of Moscow
  • Parks and major reservoirs in Moscow
  • Walking around Moscow

Moscow today - this is a great modern metropolis, which is characterized by an extraordinary combination of ancient architecture, lush and green forest parks, majestic rivers canals and reservoirs, modern buildings. Moscow Attractions - it is not just the architecture, but also many historical sites, numerous galleries and museums, zoos.

It is impossible to visit Moscow and see the Botanical Garden, do not make a great cruise on the Moscow River and not see a big Moscow Zoo. But first things first, we propose to make a small tour of the main attractions of the capital.

 Poklonnaya Gora
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Architecture and grandeur of the monuments of Moscow

The main sights of Moscow - is, of course, its architectural structures. Here you can see the unusual combination of old buildings and modern buildings, numerous monuments, temples of past centuries, the estate. Moscow - a city that is full of history, even if you live here for a long time, you can still find many historical sites that are worth visiting to any children.

Red Square and the Kremlin

Who of us is not known Red Square, serving a symbol of the capital. It is here that there are numerous masterpieces of world culture, including:

  • Spasskaya Tower,
  • beautiful Cathedral of St. Basil,
  • well-known mausoleum
  • Alexander Garden.

Red Square attracts numerous tourists every day and the residents of the city, this is the real center, where you can plunge into the wonderful combination of modern and ancient history of this unusual city.

The origins of the history of Red Square takes from the end of the fifteenth century, since its establishment, it is considered to be the main square of the city. It is located at the north-eastern wall of the Kremlin and beyond. In southern part of the famous St. Basil's Cathedral, better known as St. Basil's Cathedral.

In the northern part - the Historical Museum, the Cathedral of the Kazan Icon. In the east, the area adjacent to the GUM. Here you can see the monument to Minin and Pozharsky, the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, the place of execution. Here it is worth, and the main attraction of Moscow - Lenin's mausoleum, in which every day attracts crowds of visitors.

Visiting Red Square, one can not see the Kremlin, the first walls were laid in the twelfth century. But originally they were made of wood.

The most interesting objects that are on the territory of the Kremlin, are the Ivan the Great Bell, Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, the Church of Deposition of the Robe, the Assumption, Archangel and Annunciation cathedrals. To the monuments of architecture can be attributed to more modern buildings such as the National Palace of Congresses.

 Christ the Savior Cathedral

The Tretyakov Gallery and Tsaritsyno

In Moscow, the Tretyakov Gallery - a favorite and popular place, which tend to get visitors to the city. The history of the gallery began with a small collection of paintings of Pavel Tretyakov, a great connoisseur of painting. In 1889 he gave his unique collection of the city. The collection of paintings were works by Monet, Repin, Briullov, Pissarro, Dag and many others.

Today you can visit the gallery in the main building, which is located in Lavrushinsky Lane. It collected approximately 150 paintings, sculptures, modern graphics.

Tsaritsyno - one of the most famous artistic, historical, architectural and landscape conservation areas of the capital. It is located in the southern part, the reserve includes a magnificent landscaped park, Tsaritsyno ponds, magnificent palace and park ensemble. Today, this protected area is one of the largest occupied area is about 550 hectares.

The main building of the whole ensemble is the Grand Palace, which shows the permanent exhibition, which is devoted to the history of the estate, Ekaterina II, numerous archaeological finds. Bread House offers exhibitions dedicated to the art of confectionery, immediately held a variety of musical events. For high school students are held regularly tours, here you can enroll in special classes held at the Cavalry School.

Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent is located in the Virgin's Field, in the bend of the Moscow River. The place is named that way because, according to legend, it was here that the girls were selected for the Golden Horde. The prefix "Novo" was given to distinguish it from the existing monastery Starodevichego. Sometimes the name of the monument associated with the name of its first abbess - Elena Devochkina.

Today, this beautiful monastery is one of the most visited among others Orthodox convents. There are stunning views of the river, this is the quiet, peaceful place of the city, which is a must visit.

 Fountain Stone Flower
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Parks and major reservoirs in Moscow

Moscow Attractions - it's not just its buildings and monuments, but also the numerous green zones, parks and ponds. Do not deny yourself the pleasure to get acquainted with this part of a large, noisy and very bustling city, where there is no indication in the center of seething passions.

Net ponds and garden Neskuchniy

One of the most famous landmarks of the city are Chistye Prudy, which are always associated with something light and indescribably comfortable. The unique atmosphere, the silence, the beauty of this place every day attracts itself visitors and residents.

But not always there was such a quiet and charming place. In the seventeenth century there was a slaughterhouse, the waste from which throws in a pond, called filthy pond. But in 1699 Menshikov bought this place, cleaned the ponds, put a beautiful church. Since then, this place got its present name - Chistye Prudy.

Today it is a large area, very beautiful park and Chistoprudny Boulevard, where there are numerous monuments and churches. Previously, it was a popular holiday destination, but in recent years began to gather there in the evenings various informal youth groups, so it is best to enjoy walks in the afternoon. On surface of the pond you can go boating and winter ponds are excellent rollers.

Boring garden - a real gem among other attractions. It is situated in the city center on the right bank of the river. The oldest park covers an area from the Third Ring Road to the Green Theatre, its area is almost sixty hectares, located next to places like the Park of Culture and Recreation.

Today the park are monuments such as the house of Count Orlov, Elizabethan pond, a stone pavilion hunting lodge is a beautiful three-span bridge with arches, Bathing house.

 Moscow Planetarium

Botanical Gardens and Gorky Park

Main Botanical Garden of the city is the largest in Europe. It belongs to a branch of Russian Academy of Sciences botanical. Today, the garden is considered one of the most impressive in the world, where plants collected from all corners of the globe. This place can be called a museum of wildlife, the number of exhibits is several tens of thousands of plants, they created the right conditions. In particular there are also rare instances that are threatened with extinction.

In the Botanical Garden are held entertaining tour, visiting the exposition flora. Visitors are invited to acquire the most diverse plant material, beautiful house plants, including exotic.

Gorky Park - a landmark of Moscow, which is known to all. Especially interesting is it the kids, because it is here arranged a variety of attractions, it is possible to ride a boat or catamaran. For lovers of peace, you can go to Boring garden, which is located nearby.

The park is located between the Leninsky Prospekt and Pushkinskaya Naberezhnaya, his story begins in 1923 when the area was undeveloped for a large agricultural exhibition. A little later, it was formed large Central Park, which includes not only the present territory of Gorky Park, but also part of the Sparrow Hills, Boring garden.

Modern features of the park acquired much later, and in 2006 was presented to the reconstruction project, which is due to the high cost has not yet been implemented.

The main attraction of the park - it's his rides. There town for the very young, sightseeing rides for older kids and adolescents separately. Today this place is the best city for families. There are organized horse rides, ponies, in carriages. On holidays, held performances of pop stars, shows, disco, folk festivals.

 Moscow Zoo
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Walking around Moscow

Moscow - a city of charm, it conquers at first sight. We offer a virtual walk through the streets of this great, extraordinary city.

Arbat - a territory that lies between the streets such as Small and Big Nikita and Kropotkinskaya embankment. The area has always attracted artists, musicians. This is the most lively place where love is not only guests of the capital, but the Muscovites themselves.

The very name of the Arbat has several versions, from common, from the Arabic "Rabad", that is a suburb of the Turkic "Arba", ie the cart (here the constant overcrowding, transportation passes with difficulty) and Russian "Brokeback," that there is a street with curves. The first mention of Arbat Street can be seen as early as 1493, followed by fame gave numerous shops, boutiques, craft unions. Already in the 17th century Arbat shopping street becomes completely to adjoin these lanes as cash, carpenters, Silver and others.

Later Arbat became a favorite residence of many writers and doctors, composers. Then visited Nikolai Gogol, Pushkin, Alexander Scriabin, Rachmaninov. Since the late nineteenth century in the region begin to build luxury restaurants, great shops, apartment buildings, tram starts. Old Arbat at that time was an aristocratic quarter.

Today, one can find in this corner of something interesting for themselves. It is not only numerous shops and bookstores, but the street where you can hear a variety of music performed by street musicians, artists explore the exhibition.

Poklonnaya Gora

Another attraction of the city can be called the Poklonnaya Hill, which commemorated the fallen heroes of the Great Patriotic War. This is a great memorial park, which is located between the streets of Minsk and Kutuzovsky Prospect.

Today, Memorial complex occupies 135 hectares. You can visit the Victory Monument, Central Museum, and see numerous statues dedicated to the defenders of the homeland. In 2010, there was lit the eternal flame, a torch with the flame is here taken to an armored personnel carrier. But in addition you can visit the memorial and other memorabilia and a very interesting place. These are such monuments as the St. George Temple, Memorial Mosque, the Temple of Remembrance.

A popular vacation spot is Victory Park. For younger visitors operate rides for older offers interesting excursion to the road train for the rest there are numerous small cafes. And the recall time can be large floral clock.

 Novodevichy Convent

Excursion by boat

To see the streets and the main attractions of the city can be and with the help of an entertaining excursion by boat on the Moscow River. Especially popular is a trip through the city on hot summer days, when you can enjoy the fresh breeze, the coolness coming from the water. This trip will be an unforgettable experience, it will give an opportunity to see the many monuments of architecture, green parks, majestic quays.

Traveling by boat, you can see the Novospassky Monastery, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the most beautiful building in Zamoskvorechye. You will pass under the bridges, such as Borodino and Berezhkovskii, grand Smolensky Metro Bridge, Kiev pedestrian bridge.

The most popular routes start in the city center of Moscow, one of them comes from the Kremlin to the Sophia embankment. There is a route from the Kiev railway station to the park Kolomenskoye, from Marino before the Khimki Reservoir. Today, you can choose many of the route, depending on what you would like to see on the quays of this majestic city.

Moscow Zoo

Even if you have been already out of childhood, a walk along the Moscow Zoo will bring you a lot of pleasure and joy. The history of the zoo began in the eighteenth century, it is only slightly younger than the oldest in Europe - Vienna. Today, its exposure has more than a thousand species of animals, it is eight thousand copies. Extraordinarily beautiful and rich Moscow zoo every day attracts many visitors, especially families with many children. But there is one thing - Visitors bring with them the bread and yeast dough to give the animals can not. Therefore, if an employee of the zoo made the remark, pay attention to it, because all this is done only for the benefit of animals.

Moscow attractions can conquer all. If you visit this city - take the time to not only its modern business center with many boutiques. Keep in mind that the main charm give him the green parks and gardens, historical monuments. If you do not have a lot of time, a great option would be a trip by boat, from which you can see a vibrant city with many of its sides.

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