the monuments inside the Kremlin with the Ivan the Great Bell-tower in the foreground
Lenin loved expensive cars like this Rolls Royce, now parked in the State Historical Museum
Kiyevskaya Station was built in 1954 and dedicated to the then excellent Russia- Ukraine ties
the Cathedral of the Annunciation at the same square was the personal church for the Tsars
the Dormition Cathedral at Sobornaya Square inside the Kremlin dates from 1479
the Christ the Savior Cathedral was rebuilt in the 1990's after Stalin destroyed the original in 1931
Saint Basil's Cathedral dominates the Red Square
Mikhaill Vrubel's “Princess of Dreams” stretches 14 meters wall to wall in the Tretyakov Gallery
Ivanov's "The appearance of Christ Before the People" in the Tretyakov Gallery
on a Moskva river cruise you will pass the Taynitskaya Tower in the Kremlin wall
at Ploshcha Revolyutsii Metro station a tourist takes a rest. He brought the chair himself.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moscow transformed into a megacity that draws millions of visitors from abroad.
at first sight Moscow seems a western city, much of the information is in Cyrillic script
, so joining guided tours might be a
- City tours should include the panorama at Sparrow Hill, the Changing of the Guard at the monument for the unknown
soldier, Arbat Street, the great Christ the Savior Cathedral and the Red Square.
- On a Kremlin tour you will see the Arsenal,
the Kremlin Palace, the Tsar Cannon and the Cathedrals at Sobornaya Square.
- Go underground and admire the Metro stations
in Socialist Realism style.
- Visit the State Historical Museum for an overview of Russian history. The building itself is already
well worth the visit.
- A cruise on the Moskva river will bring you up-close to the walls and towers of the Kremlin
and other historic buildings at the banks of the river.
- The Tretyakov Gallery has a huge collection of Russian Art on display.
colorful Saint Basil's Cathedral is one of Moscow's best known iconic buildings. Inside a maze of narrow and colorful corridors connect
10 small churches.
We visited Moscow in August 2019.
On Sparrow Hill you have great panoramas over the city, including the Moscow International Business Center
the Changing of the Guard, Russian style
a 3000 years old prehistoric boat in the State Historic Museum
the ornate and colorful chapel above St Basil's tomb inside St Basil's Cathedral
the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, one of Stalin's Seven Sisters, as seen from the Moskva River