Moscow Travel Guide
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It is very difficult to express briefly what Moscow means. This city is very diverse
and complex. It is at the same time:
• The Capital, main city of Russian Federation.
• Many factories and plants, train stations and airports, shops and hotels.
• The city where anyone can have his own business.
• Hundreds of universities, scientific organizations schools and colleges.
• Remarkable museums and exhibitions, theatres and concert halls.
• The most rare historic and architectural memorials, monuments and remarkable places.
• Original squares and avenues, streets and embankments, parks and public gardens, boulevards and alleys.
• The richest Chronicle of the revolution history, science, technology, architecture, literature, painting and music.
• Millions of hard-
We will introduce to you the city, where they live and work, the city they love, create, rebuild and decorate making it look the way they want it to be for them and their children, the city where you, dear guest, leave a piece of your heart after every visit.
Moscow is majestic capital of Russian Federation; moreover, it is the largest city
of Russia and Europe in terms of the population. Moscow is a big economical, political,
scientific, cultural and touristic center. Every day millions of people from different
countries visit Moscow. Many of them come here for business, for work or study, and
some of them -
There are many districts in the city, some of them are central ones, and some are
rather far from center. You can find a place for living in the district where you
would like to see many places. You can stay somewhere far from center to safe money,
but in this case it is better to choose a place near subway station.
The distinctive feature of Moscow is radial and ring layout, formed at the end of
16 century as well as the landscape with hilly terrain and steep bends of the Moscow
River. Kremlin, Arbat, Novodevichy monastery, Poklonnaya hill, Red square -
Kremlin occupies a significant territory, where churches, cathedrals, palaces and tower are located. If you have a tour of the Moscow Kremlin, you will have a chance to have a look at the cathedrals, visit Armory Museum, and climb the Bell Tower.
Red Square is a heart not only of Moscow, but of the whole country. It was formed
in XV century after the great fire 1493 and the decree of Ivan III on prohibition
of building any constructions near Kremlin walls. Initially the square was named
Pozhar (which means Fire), then Troitskaya (which means "In honor of Saint Trinity).
The square became the main political and trade center of Moscow in XVI-
Arbat is not simply a street in the center of Moscow. Arbat is sort of social and
cultural community. With the turn of XVIII and XIX centuries there were by the most
part manor houses of noble citizens and in the second half of XIX Moscow intellectual
settled here. Arbat is still one of the favorite places for those who lived and live
here or comes here to walk around old Arbat and the small lanes. Again and again
eyes of artists, poets and writers will be turned to this wonderful street and not
one generation of Moscow citizens will walk by this street with her charming name
Muscovites with love call their capital "Moscow golden-
Those guests who love walking around cities and shopping should visit GUM. It is a sort of a whole trading quarter; there are a lot of restaurants, banks, flower shops and billiard clubs of Moscow at the territory of it. GUM is located in the historic center of Moscow at the Manezh square.
There are many theaters, museums, exhibitions, historical monuments in the city which
definitely worth spending time visiting them. Some of the museums are world-
Walking routes in the center of the city:
Moscow is definitely a big city, but the center of it is possible to walk around
by foot. And it is definitely the best way to explore the city. The capital has kept
the structure of traditional Russian town -
The route from Kremlin to "Smolenskaya" subway station is about 3 km long. You should
leave subway at the "Teatralnaya" or "Okhotnyi ryad" stations and walk by Mokhovaya
Street towards Lenin library. At the right-
If you go to the underground passage you turn up at the beginning of two Arbat streets
There is a theater named after E. Vakhtangov in the house №26, with a statue of Princess
Turandot next to it. House №53 is famous because Alexander Pushkin once lived in
it. Nowadays there is a poet museum in it. There is a MsDonalds (house №50/52, bld.
1) closer to "Smolenskaya" subway station. Old Arbat finishes at the subway.
You can walk on New Arbat. There are modern buildings on this street (including high
buildings in the shape of books). On the first floors of which there are shops and
restaurants. On the right-
The route from Kremlin to Cathedral of Christ the Savior is about 2 km long. This
route is a practically direct way. You can walk along Kremlin in Alexandrovsky garden
or by Mokhovaya street. Respectively the building of central exhibitions hall "Manezh"
(house №1 on Mokhovaya str.) you will walk around one or another side. If you walk
by Mokhovaya street you will see old buildings of Moscow University on the right
(houses №№11 and 9). If you walk in Alexandrovsky garden then to the left there is
a Kremlin wall and to the right -
You will have to walk to the Lenin library (house №5) by the underground passage.
Leaving the passage you will see the monument for Dostoevsky next to the library.
Walking further by the street you will reach Pashkov house one of the most beautiful
buildings in the city center, which was built by Vasily Bazhenov in 1789. The long-
You can pass forward from the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and have a walk around Ostozhenka and Prechistenka Street and the nearby lanes. Otherwise you can turn to the right and reach Arbat walking by Gogolevskyi Boulevard.
The way from Kremlin to Pushkinskaya square is about 1 km long. You should go from
Kremlin to Tverskaya Street and walk by it until you reach Pushkinskaya square. Tverskaya
is a central street of Moscow with numerous historical buildings. First you will
see Drama Theater named after M. Ermolova (house №5) on the left-
If you continue waking by the street, somewhere in the middle between the stations "Teatralnaya" and "Tverskaya" you will see Tverskaya square and the monument of Yury Dolgoruky at the right. The city hall building (hose №13) is right in front of it.
Further there are interesting houses on the right-
After that you enter Pushkinskaya square, where there is a monument to the poet,
made according to the project by M. Opekushina in 1880. At the right-
The walk from Kremlin to subway station" is about 2 km long. A good walking route
lies in the north-
After "Detsky mir" pass the intersection of the streets Pushechnaya and Bolshaya
Lubyanka. You will reach house №2. In Soviet times this building was a symbol of
repressions: VCHK, NKVD, GPU and KGB were based here, now FSB of Russian is located
in this building. This building was constructed in 1898 and shops and flats were
located here. It was transferred to state security services in 1919. The renovation
based on the project of A.Shusev was made in 1930.
If you pass it by and then cross the Myasnitskaya Street by the underground passage
you will appear at the V. Mayakovsky museum (Lubyanskyi passage 3/6). One of the
main book stores of Moscow -
Continue walking along Myasnitskaya Street you will find yourself surrounded by old
Moscow houses. First floors of them are now occupied by shops and cafes. There is
cafe "Mumu" with traditional and not expensive Russian food (house №14/2) at the
right hand side on the corner of Myasnitskaya Street and Krivokolennyi lane. After
that you will reach Bankovsky lane (it will also be on the right). If you walk by
it there will be cafe-
If you walk further by Myasnitskaya Street, there will be an interesting china-
Myasnitskaya Street will lead you to the square Mysnitskie vorota where there is the building of subway stations "Chistie prudi" and "Turgenevskaya". If you turn to the right you will find yourself on Chistoprudny Boulevard (in the begginning of it there is a monument to A. Griboedov, established in 1959), if you turn to the left, there will be Sretensky Boulevard.
Parks and gardens:
There are many parks in Moscow, many cities of the World will be jealous about their number. There are small and cozy green corners, culture and leisure parks with many services and attractions and huge forests which are uneasy even to walk around.
Vorobyovy Gory is at the same time the highest point of Moscow and a remarkable nature
complex. It is situated at the height of 220m above sea level on the right bank of
Moscow ricer from where there is a picturesque view on the capital. You can make
a remarkable boat trip on Moscow River from Vorobyovy Gory or have fun riding a cable
Park Gorkogo changes every day, old attractions have been removed, it is allowed
to lay on the grass, there is Wi-
Sokolniki Park is one of the best parks in Moscow and Russia, unique complex of park
and national culture, a real monument to garden and park art. The layout of the park
is perfectly suitable for walks. There is a cafe, a library, interest clubs -
Chistie prudi is a square along Chistoprudny Boulevard, one of the favorite places
for meetings and walks of Moscow citizens and city guests. The fountain with quaint
sculptures not far from the pond works in the summer. Ice-
"Ermitazh" garden is one of the favorite and most popular recreation places in Moscow. The center of the capital is a real oasis with flower beds, pavilions, benches and monuments. The vanity of the city as though does not exist for those who entered its gates. There are exhibitions and festivals, Christmas fairs and festive New Year programs at the territory of the park.
Moscow night clubs:
You can not only view places of interest all day long but also relax in the clubs till morning. We will tell you about most popular places.
Almost 2 thousand people can party in Zhara club, the music there is hip-
Gipsy is a terrace which operates all year round (in winter there are specially equipped
tents). Gipsy is one of the most diverse clubs of Moscow concerning music.
Pacha Moscow is one of those few clubs which can satisfy most fastidious tastes.
It's interior is stylized as art-
B2 is one of the largest night rock-
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