Heading east or want to? Russia should be on the list naturally. For planning purposes, Below are my top 6 things to see and do in Moscow.
1. Lenin’s Mausoleum
Get to see the man himself in his Mausoleum in Red Square! Lenin – the revolutionary leader is here in this very obvious building. It is only open early in the morning, and it closes twice a week and note: you cannot take cameras, videos etc. in with you.
2. Gorky Park
I found myself singing the lines “follow the Moskva down to Gorky Park, listening to the Wind of Change” when I was traveling Moscow. Gorky Park is a massive central park which is not only famous politically and historically, but the park has been a notable inclusion in a few films and was once an amusement park. It’s also extremely nice for a leisurely walk on a mild day!
3. The Kremlin
Inside its walls are a load of palaces and 5 cathedrals and some striking domes. Take a tour and go back in history to another time.
4. Arbat Street
A great quirky street with markets, cobbled stones, bars, restaurants. Go for beer and vodka with locals after hours.
5. Stalin’s 7 Towers
These tall towers built by Stalin are the trademark of Eastern Europe and Communist Russia. I have also seen his towers in Warsaw and Minsk. Moscow houses 7 of them, dispersed in different parts of the city.
6. St. Basil’s Cathedral
This Cathedral is typical of Moscow and a must visit. It’s also stunning is it not?
A video from Moscow:
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