Top 5 interesting sights in Moscow

The Armory in Moscow

The Armory in Moscow ©e_chaya/Flick

The capital of the largest country in the world is also one of the most beautifully designed city with plenty of attractions for tourists.

Moscow is a very large and interesting city. It is known for its beautiful architecture, stunning cuisine and excellent climate.

In generally is recommended to not visit the city during the winter with freezing temperatures, but in the rest of the year Moscow is characterized by an excellent climate.

Today we present you the top 5 interesting sights in Moscow.

 

The Ice Sculpture Gallery

The Ice Sculpture Gallery in Moscow is a special type of museum where you will find only ice sculptures. It is one of the best places to visit in Moscow with children and family. The architectural masterpieces made of ice amaze each visitor and the and glacial atmosphere is accompanied with music and amazing lighting. This museum is managed by a private company and the visitors are wearing special jackets to keep them warm when the temperature is below -20°C.

Ice sculpture in Moscow

Ice sculpture in Moscow ©TravelingOtter/Flick

The Diamonds Fund

The Diamonds Fund is one of the most interesing places in Moscow. There visitors can find diamonds, precious stones and priceless jewelery. This fund was established in 1922 and originally belonged to the Tsar of Russia, but it was opened to the public in 1967. Originally the Diamond Fund was known as the “Imperial Collection” and its original destination was in St. Petersburg. It was moved to Moscow during First World War to keep it away from any possible attack. This place preserves historical relics from the history of Russia, such as state regalia (precious crown), the Orloff Diamond (189.62 carats), the Shah diamond (88.7 carats) and the largest cut sapphire in the world (258.8 carats) among others.

The Red Square

Among the many tourist attractions in Moscow you can visit the famous Red Square. It is surely one of the most famous and interesting tourist attractions in Moscow. the Red Square are many ancient architectural wonders from the sixteenth century, from the twentieth century, and recent constructions: St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Voskresensk Gates, Church of the Icon of the Mother of God of Kazan and the Iberian Chapel.

Part of the Red Square in Moscow

Part of the Red Square in Moscow ©goforchris/Flick

The Izmailovo Park

One of the best things to do in Moscow is a walk in the Izmailovo Park. It is a very popular tourist attraction amont tourists who can buy various items in the outdoor park, such as ancient Russian art objects, antiques and souvenirs from the Cold War. People who visit this market will certainly remain surprised by the number of amazing deals that merchants make available to ensure that the tourist will make a purchase. The market is opened only in weekends. Those who are interested of the commercial street can just take a walk in the Izmailovo Royal Estate which was considered the game place of Peter the Great.

The Armory

As the name suggests, the Museum of Armory has been specially created to store common and imperial weapons. Later the Armory housed a few important pieces of jewelry, handicrafts, icon frames and embroidery since Peter the Great was the Tzar of Russia. In the recent years, the Armory has undergone many changes, but still holds the distinction of being one of the most artistic places in Moscow.

The Armory in Moscow

The Armory in Moscow ©e_chaya/Flick

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