The capital of the first in the world in the area of the state of Moscow. This, without exaggeration, a huge city (Moscow is the most populated city, which lies entirely in Europe), many books have been written, and a lot of film has been shot. Today, the capital of the Russian Federation, in the past of the Russian principality, the Russian empire, Soviet Russia and the USSR, Moscow became the location of not only federal government bodies, but also a predominant number of Russian commercial organizations and public associations.
How to get there?
Due to the huge scale of the Russian capital, which in recent years has become more and more interesting for tourists, Moscow can be called a city of federal significance. Today, Moscow is, besides, the largest transport hub of the country. The city is located in the heart of important railways and federal highways. In general, the capital is served by 5 airports, 9 railway stations and 3 river ports.
There are two international airports on the territory of Moscow: Vnukovo and Ostafyevo. In addition, residents and guests of the city can use the services of other international airports in the Moscow region: Domodedovo, Chkalovsky and Sheremetyevo. Upon arrival, tourists can easily get to the center by bus or train, or book a hotel or a comfortable hostel near the airport: Hotel Ramada Moscow Domodedovo , Novotel Moscow Sheremetyevo , Yamskoy. Three of the five airports forming the Moscow aviation hub are the main ones, namely Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo. Despite the workload, the degree of which is inferior only to the airports of London and Paris, the service presented in the capital of Russia is not inferior to high European standards.
Inside Moscow, developed many types of public transport, which carries about 76% of passenger traffic.
Of the 24 sites located on the territory of the Russian Federation that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, three are located in the capital. These include the ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square, the Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoye and the Novodevichy Women’s Monastery complex.
The Moscow Kremlin is the oldest part of the city, its main historical-artistic and socio-political complex, which currently houses the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. For many travelers it is this place that becomes the purpose of a tour to Moscow. The Kremlin is a collection of cathedrals (Archangel, Blagoveshchensky, Assumption), and, of course, the Grand Kremlin Palace itself.
On Red Square, the main and most famous square of the city and country, you will see the monument to Minin and Pozharsky, place of execution, Mausoleum of V.I. Lenin, next to which is the Necropolis near the Kremlin wall, where Soviet (mainly political and military) figures are buried .
The center, which houses the Kremlin and the main attractions of the city, will impress any seasoned tourist. According to many, the best hotels in Moscow are located exactly here, for example: Hotel National . This 5-star hotel will save your time on transport, and provide an opportunity to fully relax in a cozy atmosphere after a day full of impressions of excursions in Moscow. Well, those who decide to spend money on something else, and not expensive apartments, can find an inexpensive hostel.
And the third one included in the UNESCO list is the famous cultural complex of Moscow – Novodevichy Women’s Monastery. This Orthodox monastery on the Devichi Pole was founded back in 1524 by Prince Vasily III in honor of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God “Odigitria”. Interestingly, the monastery was originally coined as a place of imprisonment for feminine royal persons.
After reviewing the historical heritage of the capital, you can continue to review the city by going to another category of places of interest – natural landscapes.
Many have heard the legend of the seven hills on which Moscow was erected. It is believed that one of them are the Sparrows, or as they used to be called Lenin, the mountains, located opposite the Luzhniki Stadium. These mountains represent the high right bank of the Moscow River, covered with a forest park. It is from here that the most picturesque panorama of the capital opens.
A landmark is a monument of landscape art – the Hermitage Garden, also located in the central part of Moscow. Here premieres of plays were held several times and performances were staged, including operas.
Also, in the capital there are many places for lovers of sophisticated art. Among them is the Tretyakov Gallery, an art museum founded by merchant Pavel Tretyakov in 1856. Today it is a large state cultural institution that includes several museums, the main one of which is the museum complex in Lavrushinsky Lane. In addition, being in Moscow, lovers of opera and drama are simply obliged to go to the Bolshoi Theater. The best opera singers and dancers from all over the world regularly come out on the stage of the main theater of all Russia, which is rightly called the big one.
Fans of jewelry can look into the Diamond Fund of Russia. Here is a collection of unique jewelry, rare gems and nuggets. In addition, here you can see the main symbols of royal power – the Great and Minor imperial crowns, the imperial power and scepter, as well as seven historical stones.
In recent years, Moscow has attracted an increasing number of tourists, and not only because of the concentration of attractions in the canonical sense of the word. In addition to palaces, churches, cathedrals and parks, there are a lot of entertainment establishments. Apparently, it was this bright contrast that led the city to literally become one of the most important tourist centers in Europe. Gourmet restaurants, shocking nightclubs, regular concerts of both Russian and world stars are an integral part of life in the capital. In addition, many come to Moscow for a shopping tour. So, one of the most famous, and probably the oldest stores, or rather the whole shopping and entertainment complex has become the Central Department Store, in which more than a thousand world brands are represented.
The rapid development of business and tourism is reflected in the modern architecture of the city. Today, visitors to the capital are increasingly looking into a new business district on Presnenskaya Embankment. Moscow International Business Center “Moscow-City” is significantly distinguished by numerous offices, skyscrapers from typical buildings. Moscow is famous for its legendary hotels, where lovers of luxurious life prefer to stay, among them Metropol Hotel , Lotte Hotel Moscow .
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