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The most beautiful places in Moscow

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Pedro Gula
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The most beautiful places in Moscow
Inserted: 17.09.2018
Author: Pedro Gula © gigaplaces.com

Moscow, the capital of Russia, the most populous city in Europe, the northernmost megalopolis in the world, with a historic center hundreds of years old, definitely has something to offer visitors. But it is important to set aside enough time to visit this city full of contrasts and monuments.

1.
Moscow Kremlin

A tour of the political and spiritual heart of Russia

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| Altitude: 149 m / 489 ft

The vast Moscow Kremlin occupies an area in the shape of a triangle with an area of 27.5 hectares. It is… continue reading

2.
Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral

A tour of the most famous square and temple in Moscow

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| Altitude: 153 m / 502 ft

Red Square was established in the 1990s at the north-eastern Kremlin wall after the demolition of the… continue reading

3.
Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow

The largest orthodox church in the world

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| Altitude: 132 m / 433 ft

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior was built between 1839–1883 in honor of the victory of the Russians over… continue reading

4.
Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery

A tour of the most beautiful nunnery in Moscow

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| Altitude: 132 m / 433 ft

Novodevichy Convent is one of the most interesting places on the outskirts of the city and it is also one of… continue reading

5.
Aleksandrovsky sad and Manezh Square

A walk through a green oasis close to the Kremlin

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| Altitude: 140 m / 459 ft

Aleksandrovský sad and Manéžní náměstí are located just behind the western part of the Kremlin walls. They… continue reading

6.
Kitaj-gorod

A walk through the second oldest part of Moscow

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| Altitude: 153 m / 502 ft

Kitaj-gorod is an area of the city northeast of Red Square. In 1538, the whole area was surrounded by walls… continue reading

7.
Theater Square

The famous "Bolshoi Theater"

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| Altitude: 146 m / 479 ft

In the center of Moscow lies the famous Theater Square, which houses both of Moscow's main theaters, the… continue reading

8.
Kolomenskoye Park

Former summer residence of the tsars

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| Altitude: 142 m / 466 ft

Already in the 14th century, Kolomenskoye became the first place where an out-of-town summer residence was… continue reading

9.
Church of St. Nicholas

The second most colorful temple in Moscow

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| Altitude: 128 m / 420 ft

Church of St. Mikuláš in Chamovniky dates from the end of the 17th century, its construction was ordered by… continue reading

10.
Stalin's "sisters"

Seven famous Moscow skyscrapers

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| Altitude: 149 m / 489 ft

Stalin's skys­crapers („sisters“, „highlands“) is the name given to the seven Moscow buildings that were… continue reading

11.
State Tretyakov Gallery

The largest collection of Russian art

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| Altitude: 129 m / 423 ft

The famous Tretyakov Gallery, which houses the largest collection of Russian art, was founded by Pavel… continue reading

12.
Zachatievsky monastery

The oldest nunnery in Moscow

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| Altitude: 132 m / 433 ft

The Zachatievsky Monastery is the oldest nunnery in Moscow. In its place originally stood a wooden church… continue reading

13.
Bolotny island

Island on the Moscow river

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| Altitude: 123 m / 404 ft

The whole area south of the Kremlin was often plagued by floods, so a drainage canal was built here in 1783.… continue reading

14.
House on the waterfront

Witness Stalin's purges

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| Altitude: 130 m / 427 ft

The famous Waterfront House on Bolotny Island is built in the late 1920s, as exclusive housing for senior… continue reading

15.
Monument to Peter the Great

The most controversial Moscow statue

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| Altitude: 122 m / 400 ft

At the southern tip of Bolotny Island stands the most controversial of all Moscow sculptures by architect… continue reading

16.
Ostankino TV tower

The tallest free-standing building in Europe

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| Altitude: 141 m / 463 ft

Construction of the 540-meter-high Ostankin TV Tower began in 1963. Its author is the architect Nikolai… continue reading

17.
Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics

A tour of the museum under the Memorial to the Conquerors of the Cosmos

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| Altitude: 145 m / 476 ft

The Museum of Cosmonautics is located next to the VDNCh metro station. It is located in the lower part of the… continue reading

18.
VDNCH Exhibition Center

Pompous monument of lost Soviet glory

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| Altitude: 143 m / 469 ft

The Moscow Exhibition Center VDNCH (Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy) commemorates the past… continue reading

19.
Victory Park

A walk through a large war memorial

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| Altitude: 163 m / 535 ft

On the outskirts of Moscow, behind Kutuzovsky Prospect and the Arc de Triomphe, on the Mount of Thanksgiving,… continue reading

20.
Lomonos State University

One of "Stalin's sisters"

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| Altitude: 198 m / 650 ft

Stalin's sisters (высотки) is a designation for seven high-rise buildings that were built in Moscow in… continue reading

21.
Moscow metro

An architectural gem in the underground

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| Altitude: 152 m / 499 ft

The Moscow metro forms a network of twelve, mostly underground lines with a total length of 334 km and is one… continue reading

22.
Moscow-City

City in the city

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| Altitude: 114 m / 374 ft

The „City within a City“, as Moscow's City Business District is called, is located on the Presnen District,… continue reading

23.
Moscow White House

The seat of the government of the Russian Federation

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| Altitude: 136 m / 446 ft

The White House building stands on the banks of the Moskva River, towards the City district on the… continue reading

24.
Tverskaya Street

The former old Tsarist Way

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| Altitude: 162 m / 531 ft

Tverskaya Street once connected Moscow with the nearby Principality of Tver. It was also called the Tsarist… continue reading

25.
Old Arbat

The most famous pedestrian zone in Moscow

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| Altitude: 143 m / 469 ft

The Old Arbat pedestrian zone is by far the most famous street in Moscow, sought after by tourists and full… continue reading

26.
Lenin prospect

Prospectus with a statue of Gagarin

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| Altitude: 142 m / 466 ft

Lenin Prospect is one of the main arteries in Moscow. It is part of the European route E101 connecting Moscow… continue reading

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