Road trip to Moscow, Russia

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Moscow is a city of contrasts. Capital of Russia, was founded in 1147 by the Russian Prince Yuri Dolgoruky, having been originally a small village on the banks of the Moskva River. Moscow has become more interesting and attractive to tourists, since in this city you can see with your own eyes the creation of the story of a great country, raise the curtain of mystery and a better understanding of what is called “the soul of Russia”.

Grand Kremlin Palace

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Places to visit in Moscow:

The Palace of the Kremlin:

Moscow Kremlin, one of the main tourist centers of the city, its history, its creators, events that occurred there, happenings and everything related to the Moscow Kremlin. The Kremlin is the heart of historic, spiritual and political and the most famous tourist attraction in the city. An intriguing set of buildings with architectural variety is the one that reveals a long and fascinating history. The Kremlin was at the confluence of the rivers in Moscow and on Borovitsky Neglinaya Hill. The Moscow Kremlin is a complex of buildings both religious and civil. Located in the heart of Moscow, opposite the Moskva River in the south, the Red Square in the east and the Alexander Garden in the west.

The Red Square in Moscow:

Red Square is located in central Moscow. On one side is St. Basil’s Cathedral is open for visitors every day. Admission is 100 rubles (equivalent to $ 4 American and 3 euros approximately). Anyone wanting to take pictures in the cathedral also have to pay 100 rubles to want to shoot with a camera will have to pay 120 rubles.

Opposite the cathedral is the monument to Minin and Pozharski (those who fought against the Poles intervenidores).

The Red Square has 695 meters long and 130 feet wide, becoming the third largest square in the world, considered the center of Moscow and All Russia since it split the main streets of Moscow. Red Square is known and recognized worldwide for the red walls that characterize the Kremlin in Moscow, traditional symbol of communism, but the word Red is currently only one color meant some time ago also beautiful.

Due to its length is considered one of the most famous tourist attractions of Moscow!

St Basile in Red Square Moscow

Photography by maticulous

The square was originated in the fifteenth century during the reign of Ivan III, was first called Plaza del Trio, then Trinity Cathedral, and finally much later, near the seventeenth century took the name that remains until today. Red Square served as a forum for discussion of ancient Rome, a place where they met senior government ministers and personalities of Moscow. Then also used for holding festivals, public meetings, announcements of government and even to carry out military executions during the reign of Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great.

The Lenin Mausoleum:

Lenin’s Mausoleum, also known as Lenin’s Tomb. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s Tomb located in the Red Square in Moscow. Since 1924 has been carefully guarded, as well as embalming.

Road trip to Moscow, Russia

Photography by Bernt Rostad

The Cathedral of St. Basil:

St. Basil’s Cathedral is a historic landmark in the city of Moscow’s famous Red Square. The construction was ordered by Tsar Ivan the Terrible in the sixteenth century. This cathedral is not to be confused with the Kremlin in Red Square which is located next to it and that is not part of it. The Cathedral is famous for its bulb-shaped domes, ie Onions.  With his return, brightly colored domes, the cathedral resembles a fairytale castle.  Ivan the Terrible who had built around 1550 to celebrate a victory over Tatars and today the cathedral is one of the architectural wonders of the world.

The Tower of Ivan the Great:

The bell tower of Ivan the Great in the center of the Kremlin, in the Plaza of the Cathedral, is one of the most admirable of the global architecture of the sixteenth and unidfica all buildings on the Kremlin.

The State Historical Museum:

The State Historical Museum of Russia is located between Red Square and Manege Square in Moscow.

Bolshoi Theatre:

The Bolshoi Theatre is a theater as a theater company, dance and opera in Moscow, Russia, and an additional unit in Joinville, Brazil. The word Bolshoi means “big” in Russian.

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

Photography by Andrew®

Tretyakov Gallery:

With its 62 halls and 100,000 paintings, Tretyakov Gallery contains the world’s largest collection of Russian art. Fortunately there are shown all together, but a few at a time.

Moscow Tretyakov Gallery

Photography by olpol

Moscow State University:

Moscow State University is the oldest in Russia, in January of 2005 celebrated its 250th birthday. Established in 1755, a prominent Russian scientist did his best to come true the dream of college, his name was Mikhail Lomonosov, was a supporter of higher education in Russia, and his project was instrumental in forming the University. On January 12, 1755 Empress Elizabeth signed the order with which the University was officially founded.

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts:

Another interesting place in Moscow is the Museum of Fine Arts Pushkin. The Pushkin Museum is the largest museum of European art in Moscow, is located in Volkhonka Street, located near the station subteránea “Kropotkinskaya” in front of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The museum is open daily and admission is worth 100 rubles. A paradise for those interested in art. Here Impressionists and Post-Impressionist art are mixed with older works of Rembrandt and Botticelli.

Moscow tourist attractions

Photography by alexeyklyukin

The Russian White House:

The White House is the house of the Russian government.

Novodevichy Convent:

Passing list of those great figures of history that were placed in the convent and cemetery is really notorious for prestige, for example, writers such as Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov, Mikhail Bulgakov, Maiakovskii poet, singer and composer Scriabin Chaliapin, but the wife Stalin and last but not least, the rare black and white stone dedicated to former Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev.

The cemetery complex can accommodate some good hours to walk around and pick the most interesting graves, a commander of the Second World War “model has a tank over his grave. The entry fee for adults 70RUR and 40RUR grant.

Information of interest to the traveler:

Moscow has one of the most beautiful underground railways. And it works well. The price of a trip is 17 RBL, a five-day ticket costs RBL 140 and a card for 60 trips costs 250 RBL (valid for 30 days). A monthly card (maximum of 540 trips) costs 160 RBL. In addition, there are buses, trolleybuses and trams. Tickets for these can be purchased at kiosks on the street or from the driver and validated once on board.

Leningradsky rail terminal, Moscow

Photography by Vokabre

The Metro was built in 1935. The average amount of passengers moving day is 9 million passengers, has 173 stations and daily trains circulating around 8737. What is surprising but the Chileans (apart from the beauty and unique design of each station) is that the stations are very deep: to get to train several minutes, get off the escalator stairs and sometimes two! In fact, the deepest station is 84 meters. Apart from official Moscow subway that everyone knows, there is a metro “secret”  an underground tunnel system that no one knows exactly where it begins and ends. They say that the construction of the tunnels remains secret until today. It was assumed that the underground could protect people not only of the bombing but also for the massive attack of gas.

Good Luck!

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