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Highlights of Moscow

Get the most out of one day in Russia's capital
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 4.8 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview :  Russia’s capital is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A cultural and political center, it attracts with its beautiful... more »

Tips:  Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking a lot on this tour.

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Points of Interest

Cathedral of Christ the Savior was originally commissioned after the defeat of Napoleon, but the work did not begin until 1839. Designed by the great St. Petersburg architect Konstantin Ton, the cathedral was consecrated in 1883. In 1931, the Soviet government ordered the cathedral destroyed to make space for the proposed Palace of Soviets, which... More

The Kremlin is located on Borovitsky Hill in the center of Moscow. The first Kremlin was built in the middle of the 12th century but the current Kremlin was built in the 15th century. Since 1991, the Kremlin is the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.

Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm. Closed on Thursdays.


Some of the buildings... More

The true name of St. Basil's Cathedral is The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat. The Cathedral was ordered by Ivan the Terrible and was completed in 1560. When built, the Cathedral was all white to match the white-stone Kremlin, and the domes were gold. In 1860 during reconstruction, the Cathedral was repainted and has... More

Red Square is the heart of Moscow. Known in the past for military parades, today it is the place for concerts and parties. Many visit the square for the architecture of St. Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Mausoleum.

5. Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral was built in the 17th century. The building is a cube topped with domes, encircled by a gallery. In the northwest corner you can see a bell tower, and in the northeast, the chapel of Averkiy Ierapolskiy. The Cathedral was restored between 1925 and 1933. The Soviet authorities demolished the cathedral in 1936 but the cathedral was... More

6. Theater Square

Home to the world famous Bolshoi Theatre, the square is also home to one of the largest shopping centers in Moscow, TSUM.

7. Tverskaya Ulitsa

The main street in Moscow known for its architecture and shopping.

This world famous café is open 24 hours. The Russian cuisine is served by waiters dressed in 19th century attire. A bit on the expensive side, but the meal is worth every rubel.

Address:
Tverskoy Boulevard 26
Moscow, 125009