Moscow Attractions

Popular Places

  • Kolomenskoe Park
  • Luzhniki Stadium
  • Moscow Zoo
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Peter the Great
  • Red Square
  • Take a tour of the Kremlin while in Moscow or Red Square and see just what exactly America feared with all of its heart for the better part of the 20th century. Moscow is full of history from the time of the Muscovites to the present day. The Russians are serious about documenting their history (Except the whole "Gulag" thing), and there are countless museums, historic sites and things to do that chronicle everything from militarism to Stalinist Art and the space race. The Kremlin, Russia's walled fortress, contains much of the country's history, politics and religion. The walls were originally built from white stone, but were rebuilt in the late 15th century with their distinctive red brick. Inside are four cathedrals (Dormition, Archangel, Annunciation and Twelve Apostles), three palaces (most notably the Patriarch's Palace), two major museums, and of course the official residence of the country's president.
    The Museum of Modern Russian History(Muzei Sovremennoi Istorii Rossii) houses themed exhibitions dealing with the Russian Empire like the takeover by the Bolsheviks, the Civil War (the Reds versus the Whites), the emergence of Stalinism and the history of the Soviet Union from its creation in 1922 to its dissolution in 1991.
    Another interesting site is the Monument to Peter the Great (Monument Petry Velikomu). The monument itself is 165 feet high, featuring a strident Peter the Great standing atop a frigate in full sail and brandishing a golden scroll. It stands on the western tip of the elongated island formed between the Moskva river and the Vodootvodnyi canal. Peter the Great's enthusiasm for his northern capital St. Petersburg was motivated at least in part by his hatred for Moscow. Putting aside historical politics though, others complain that the monument is just plain ugly. Needless to say, Moscow is one of the most fascinating corners of the world with plenty of things to do. You may even gain a new perspective on the human condition.

    The Kremlin (Kreml')

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    Entrance from Red Square

    Home to tsars and presidents... read more

    Museum of Modern Russian History (Muzei Sovremennoi Istorii Rossii)

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    Ulitsa Tverskaia, 21

    Russia's 20th century upheavals... read more

    Monument to Peter the Great (Monument Petry Velikomu)

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    Krymskaya Nabarezhnaya

    Controversial monument... read more

    Tretiakov Gallery (Tret'iakovskaia Galereia)

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    Lavrushinskii pereulok, 10

    Prestigious Russian art... read more

    Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (The)

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    12 Volkhonka

    The Finest in Fine Art... read more

    Mayakovskaya Station

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    1-st Tverskaya Zastava Ploshchad'Yamskaya street

    Metro masterpiece of Moscow... read more

    Maiakovsky Museum (Muzei V.V. Maiakovskogo)

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    Lubianskii Proezd, 3/6

    In honor of the poet... read more


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    Ulitsa Dolskaia, 1

    Late 18th century landscape development... read more

    Manege (Manezh)

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    Manezhnaia Ploshchad', 1

    Central exhibition hall... read more

    Art 4.RU

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    4, Hlinovsky tupik

    Encouraging modern art... read more

    Metro (The)

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    Garden Ring and Mayakovskaya

    Architectural curiosity... read more

    Alexander Gardens (Aleksandrovskii Sad)

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    Kremlin, outer west wall

    Gardens at the Kremlin wall... read more

    Tolstoi House-Museum (Muzei-Usad'ba L.N. Tolstogo)

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    L'va Tolstogo Ulitsa, 21

    Home of the author from 1882-1895... read more

    Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery

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    Novodevichy proezd, 1
    Krasnaya Presnya

    Prestigious resting place... read more

    Izmailovo Park (Izmailovskii Park)

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    Narodnyi prospekt, 17

    One of Moscow's oldest parks... read more

    Chekhov House-Museum (Dom-Muzei A.P. Chekhova)

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    Sadovo-Kudrinskaia Ulitsa, 6

    19th-century abode of writer and playwright...
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    Hermitage Gardens (Ermitazhnyi Sad)

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    Karetnyi Riad, 3

    Resting-place for theatre-goers... read more

    Gorky Park

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    Krymskii Val, 9
    Krymsky Val

    Listening to the winds of change... read more

    Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Sokol'niki (Tserkov' Boskreseniia v Sokolnikakh)

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    Sokol'nicheskaia ploshchad', 3

    European-style church... read more

    Moskovskii Tsirk (Moscow Circus)

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    Tsvetnoi Bul'var, 13

    Russia's oldest and most famous circus... read more
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