When In Russia, Put These Top Things To Do On Your Moscow List

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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.

lenins mausoleum in moscow

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!

gorky park moscow

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.

moscow kremlin jonny blair

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.

stalin towers in moscow

6. St. Basil’s Cathedral

This Cathedral is typical of Moscow and a must visit. It’s also stunning is it not?

jonny blair moscow

A video from Moscow:

Top photo credit only: www.worldwidehomestay. com .

Jonny Scott Blair
Jonny Blair is a self confessed traveling nomad who founded and blogs at Don't Stop Living. He sees every day as an adventure. Since leaving behind his home town of Bangor in Northern Ireland ten years ago he has traveled to all seven continents, working his way through various jobs and funding it all with hard work and an appetite for travel. Don’t Stop Living, a lifestyle of travel' contains over 1,000 stories and tips from his journeys round the globe. He wants to show others how easy it is to travel the world, give them some ideas and encourage them to do the same but most of all he aims to constantly live a lifestyle of travel. He is currently based in Hong Kong and on Twitter @jonnyblair.
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