Moscow Travel Guide

26th of September 2016

After decades of austerity and destitution, the most populous city in Europe has been enjoying an extraordinary period of self-indulgence and extravagance. In fact Forbes magazine ranked Moscow in 2006 as having the most number of billionaires in the world.

Today, well-dressed Muscovites enjoy having champagne with sushi at luxury restaurants and spend fortunes on brand names at insanely expensive shops and boutiques. Moscow today is a far cry from the decades when people had to line up for bread at state-owned stores.

Fascinating history

The Kremlin has ruled for about 800 years, with powers on the hands of terrible and grand tsars and princes, totalitarian dictators and recently, elected presidents. The city has survived many invaders, from Napoleon to Hitler, often at a horrible cost, though. In recent years, people of Moscow have been marching forwards rather than backwards to a whole new world of extravagance, fine dining, consumer goods, and luxury automobiles.

Russian arts

Moscow is not only the nation’s richest city, but it is also its most sophisticated city in terms of arts and culture. Thanks to world-class institutions such as the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Bolshoi Theatre, and many more, Moscow has become one of Europe’s cultural centers.

Famous landmarks

The Russian capital is one of the world’s most instantly recognizable cities. From the Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral to Gorky Park and Stalin’s Seven Sisters, Moscow is overwhelming with popular landmarks. Even the Metro stations present a very strong architectural tour de force. Moscow’s pre-revolutionary past is mirrored in its icon-filled cathedrals and Orthodox churches, which enjoy a renaissance following the lifting of the many restrictions of the Soviet era.

Fascinating history

The Kremlin has ruled for about 800 years, with powers on the hands of terrible and grand tsars and princes, totalitarian dictators and recently, elected presidents. The city has survived many invaders, from Napoleon to Hitler, often at a horrible cost, though. In recent years, people of Moscow have been marching forwards rather than backwards to a whole new world of extravagance, fine dining, consumer goods, and luxury automobiles.

If you plan to visit the Russian capital, make sure you have a fat wallet since it is the world’s most expensive city. But, of course, there are always ways to enjoy your trip without spending a fortune.

Russian arts

Moscow is not only the nation’s richest city, but it is also its most sophisticated city in terms of arts and culture. Thanks to world-class institutions such as the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Bolshoi Theatre, and many more, Moscow has become one of Europe’s cultural centers.

The city also boasts of its great writers, composers, playwrights, filmmakers, and choreographers, and their works are still constantly exhibited to the public at many venues in the city center. Because of Stalin’s architectural makeover, the city does not quite have the perfection of the baroque-style St. Petersburg. The streets, however are dotted with Soviet iconography.

Famous landmarks

The Russian capital is one of the world’s most instantly recognizable cities. From the Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral to Gorky Park and Stalin’s Seven Sisters, Moscow is overwhelming with popular landmarks. Even the Metro stations present a very strong architectural tour de force. Moscow’s pre-revolutionary past is mirrored in its icon-filled cathedrals and Orthodox churches, which enjoy a renaissance following the lifting of the many restrictions of the Soviet era.

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