Fascinating City Of Moscow
A Guide To Moscow , the fascinating city of Moscow is well known for its stunning architectural landmarks like St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin and we can’t wait to show you everything else it has to offer.
Just for starters, this world capital has a fantastic arts scene, heaps of history, hot restaurants, exciting nightlife, and a burgeoning focus on green spaces, the outdoors, and healthy living.
It boasts an immense and extraordinary diversity that draws millions of visitors to this city each year. We’re getting really excited about this city and the wonderful experiences guests from all over the world are going to have World Cup. We’ve found Moscow to be a spectacular city and its citizenry is in full preparations and anticipation for hosting the world.
TRAVEL TIPS: A Guide To Moscow
As the capital of the largest country in the world, Moscow is an intriguing city with a rich history. There’s an endless list of things to see and do and a sophistication that is often surprising to guests. During the World Cup, the city will be at its best
Whether we like it or not, we’re all affected by our learned assumptions and the media noise that often distract us from the true picture of various parts of the world. Of course, on the ground so many of those misgivings fall away as we learn the charms and special attractions of a place and learn that whatever problems a destination may have, they are often not really in sight when we experience the warmth and hospitality of the locals and the beauty of all it has to offer.
Featuring one thousand years’ worth of Russian art, there’s no better spot for art lovers in Moscow. Named after its founder, Russian merchant Pavel Tretyakov, the gallery is world-famous and centrally located, just over a mile south of Red Square.
Though its predecessors date way back to the year 1776, the current Bolshoi theatre opened in 1825 and clearly has seen its share of history. A massive renovation was completed in 2011, improving on this already spectacular building. This repertory theatre hosts shows by the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet as well as the Bolshoi Opera, both of which are a must for any fan of the arts.
Tickets sell out months in advance so be sure to plan ahead if you don’t want to miss out, with this. If you can’t make a performance, tours of the theatre are also available and definitely a worthy way to spend an afternoon.
Whether you’re travelling on your own, with your partner or with the family, Gorky Park is a fun place to visit. It’s the main greenspace in Central Moscow, a huge 300-acre park on the banks of the Moskva River. There are plenty of ways to keep active with sports like volleyball and cycling (bike rentals are available) and plenty of ways to relax and people-watch. There’s a carousel for the kids (or the kids at heart) and plenty of places to grab a bite to eat.
RED SQUARE & THE KREMLIN
One of the first stops many visitors make in Moscow is Red Square and its popularity is well deserved. Smack dab in the center of the city (most of Moscow’s major streets originate there) Red Square is bordered by the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s tomb, and the beloved GUM department store.
Clearly there’s plenty to see here and there always seems to be lots going on. During the World Cup, Red Square will certainly be the one of the hot spots. The Kremlin complex serves as home to the President and while some of it is off limits, lots of it is open and worthy of a visit. Explore cathedrals, ancient buildings, the stately bell tower, or the Armoury. You can also read about our Zanzibar guide
T. BASIL’S CATHEDRAL
While you’re in Red Square, don’t forget to check out St. Basil’s Cathedral (not like you could miss it). St. Basil’s Cathedral is an architectural marvel, a stunning creation that is even more impressive in person. It’s worth a visit just to admire the exterior but inside is a whole other experience as you can make your way through a maze of intricately decorated halls and cathedrals as well as a museum. Check our 72 hours in Venice
Like most major world cities, there are many types of accommodation in Moscow to choose from, including some fantastic luxury properties. All hotels have been chosen to give you an ideal base for exploring the area. Accommodations have been carefully selected not only for the location, but also for their service, amenities, and comfort.
RITZ CARLTON MOSCOW
We are particularly excited about the Ritz-Carlton Moscow. It’s a gem! The Ritz is long established as Moscow’s top property. It’s in the heart of the action near lots of great restaurants, a variety of shopping options and just steps away from Red Square.
The hotel is famous for its food and beverage offerings featuring the flagship Novikov restaurant and the chic O2 Rooftop lounge with its generous terraces that bask in the summer sunshine overlooking the best of central Moscow. The Ritz is operated to top Western standards and beyond.
English is everywhere and from a convenience and comfort point of view, there isn’t a better oasis to retreat to after days filled with sightseeing, adventures and tons of football. The demand for World Cup is growing steadily and everyone already wants to be centered here!
SHERATON PALACE HOTEL
Well-located on the popular Tverskaya Yamskaya Street in central Moscow, the Sheraton is close to shopping and dining and provides easy access to Red Square. This modern hotel has everything you need for a great stay: a helpful staff, well-appointed guest rooms, and plenty of amenities. It’s a welcoming property with well-equipped guest rooms, consistent with the Sheraton Brand.
MARRIOTT COURTYARD MOSCOW CITY CENTER
Located in a quiet neighborhood just a short walk from Red Square, the Marriott Courtyard Moscow City Center offers a relaxing retreat from the World Cup action. It would be great for those who are looking for a more low-key World Cup experience. The Marriott Courtyard provides modern accommodations in an area adorned with beautiful historic architecture.
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