Moscow Is For Lovers



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It’s a hard sell, but in the right lighting, Moscow can be a romantic place. Sure, it will never rank alongside Paris or even St. Petersburg as one of the world’s top destinations for lovebirds. Nonetheless there is a certain charm to Moscow and certainly enough tortured romances have played out there. With the help of this three-day guide, explore the city’s softer side.

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Day 1 - Moscow


Pint-size Golden Apple Boutique hotel is very intimate, with minimalist yet stylish rooms, making it a great place to kick off a romantic three-day weekend in Moscow. Everyone, regardless of their romantic status, must head to Red Square first…but that is OK because the view is truly breathtaking. The area will be dotted with brides and grooms staging post-wedding photo-ops – a Russian tradition. From Red Square walk to the gleaming Christ the Saviour Cathedral, a gleaming restoration of an old church destroyed by the Soviets. Next stop is Moscow State University for a beautiful panorama of the city in which you can see most of the Seven Sisters, haunting Gothic Skyscrapers commissioned by Stalin. Located in the wooded Sparrow Hills, Moscow State is another favored site for newlyweds. In the evening, take in a ballet followed by dinner at the high-end Italian restaurant Bistrot. Finish the evening drinking champagne on top of the Ararat Park Hyatt with a stunning view of downtown Moscow.


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Golden Apple Boutique Hotel

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Location:

11 Malaya Dmitrovka
1270006 Moscow, RU

Contact:

tel: 7 495 980 7000
fax: 7 495 980 7001
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Red Square (Krasnaia Ploshchad')

Location:

Red Square
(Krasnaya Ploshad)
125009 Moscow, Russia

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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (Khram Khrista Spasitela)

Location:

Volkhonka Ulitsa, 15
119019 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 203 3823


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Moscow State University, main building (Moskovskii Gosudarstvennyi Universitet)

Location:

Leninskie Gory
119992 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 939 1000
fax: 7 495 939 0126
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Seven Sisters (Sem' Sester)

Location:

Inside the Boulevard Ring
Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 753 0003 (Tourist Information)


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Moiseyev Ballet

Location:

Ulitsa Tverskaia, 31
103050 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 299 5372
fax: 7 495 299 6328
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Bistrot

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Location:

Bolshoi Savvinsky Pereulok, 12/2
Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 248 4045
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Conservatory Lounge & Bar

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Location:

4 Neglinnaya Street
Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
109012 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 783 1234 (Hotel)
fax: 7 495 783 1235 (Hotel)
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Day 2 - Moscow


Journey outside the city limits to Arkhangelskoe, an aristocrat’s former estate. The sprawling premises host outdoor concerts in the spring and summer, although in any weather Arkhangelskoe is beautiful to behold. Travel back into town to the offbeat Mayakovsky Museum, dedicated to the Futurist poet who committed suicide on the premises. Lovelorn Mayakovsky composed a good deal of romantic poetry, which the gray-haired museum staff will happily recite for you. Next is a walk in Hermitage Sad, a picturesque, centrally located park which offers ice skating in the winter. After a candlelit dinner at Mayak, an old-fashioned restaurant which usually has live music, take in an independent film at the art-house cinema 35mm, followed by a late, smoke-filled night at Jazz Art Club.


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Arkhangelskoe

Location:

Arkhangelskoe pos.
(Krasnogorskii region)
143420 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 797 5409/ 7 95 363 1375
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Maiakovsky Museum (Muzei V.V. Maiakovskogo)

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Location:

Lubianskii Proezd, 3/6
101000 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 921 9560/ 7 495 921 3728
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Hermitage Gardens (Ermitazhnyi Sad)

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Location:

Karetnyi Riad, 3
127006 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 699 0432
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35mm

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Location:

Pokrovka Ulitsa, 47
101000 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 917 5492 / 7 495 917 1883
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Jazz Art Club

Location:

Leningradsky Prospekt, 20
Inside the Bulgarian Cultural Center
125040 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 191 8320/ 7 495 250 4173


Day 3 - Moscow


A new day, a new estate – this time the eminently romantic Kuskovo, accessible from a wooded path that runs past a lake. Kuskovo has lovely flowers in the spring and a neat ceramics museum all the time. From Kuskovo, head back into the city to Gorky Park, a favored destination for young couples looking for cheap fun. This famous amusement park includes a Ferris Wheel with a nice bird’s eye view of the city. The Tchaikovsky Conservatory is the place to go for Russian classical music to stir the heart. Finally, say goodbye to Moscow with a dinner on high at Sky Lounge on top of the Academy of Science.


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Kuskovo

Location:

Yunosti Ulitsa, 2
111402 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 370 0160/ 7 495 375 3131
fax: 7 495 918 6540
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Ice Skating at Gorky Park

Location:

Krymsky Val, 9
(Gorky Park)
119049 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 237 1471 / 7 495 237 1266
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Tchaikovskii Conservatory - Malyi Zal (Small Hall)

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Location:

Bolshaia Nikitinskaia Ulitsa, 13/6
125009 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 629 9401/ 7 495 629 8183
fax: +7 495 690 2273
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Sky Lounge

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Location:

32a Leninskiy Prospekt
22nd Floor, Russian Academy of Sciences
119334 Moscow, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 495 938 5775
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