Tourist attractions in Moscow

St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow

St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow ©Katie@!/Flick

Moscow is a sensational city full of history with beautiful and smiling people contrary to what you probably heard before.

The architectural styles in Moscow are impressive giving its visitors a feeling of a pleasant contradiction especially when you are visiting the Mausoleum of Lenin located near to the historical churches of Moscow.

The Red Square is one of the most important places in the city, but we would like to present you some other famous tourist attractions in Moscow.

 

The Imperial cannon

The Imperial cannon is a unique tourist attraction in Moscow and is the most impressive in the world, weighs 40 tons and has a 5 feet long pipe. Built in 1586 it was supposed to be a real weapon, but because its construction was wrong from the beginning, it has never worked. However, it impresses with its size and the beaufiul embossed decorations.

The Imperial cannon in Moscow

The Imperial cannon in Moscow ©beggs/Flick

Pushkin Art Museum

The Pushkin Art Museum opened in 1921 and has one of the richest art collections in Europe, surpassed only by the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. It is dedicated to Western art and houses the most important paintings of impressionist and post-impressionist artists. You can admire here the works of Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and many others.

Saint Basil’s Cathedral

The Saint Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Moscow It is the main symbol of the Orthodox Russia. The cathedral is also known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin Mary or the Pokrovskaya Cathedral. It was built between 1555 – 1561, to conmemorate the victorious campaign against the Tartars by Ivan the Terrible, th first tsar of Russia. It has nine chapels built on a single foundation, adding a tenth chapel built on the tomb of St. Basil Blajenii.

St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow

St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow ©Katie@!/Flick

Tretyakov Gallery

The Tretyakov Gallery is one of the largest museums in the world and one of the most important tourist attractions in Moscow. In contrast to the Pushkin Museum that has a collection of international art, the Tretyakov Gallery contains a collection of traditional Russian art. Here is the largest and most valuable collection of Russian icons and the most famous works of Russian artists like Ilya Repin modern. The collection belonged to a wealthy merchant with passion for art. In 1892 he donated his entire collection to the city, being founded this gallery that bears his name.

The Moscow subway

A subway might not be a usual tourist attraction, but the Moscow subway looks more like a museum than a conveyance. It was built in 1930 and it is one of the oldest subways in the world. Its stations, not few in number, are true works of art and architecture, they are decorated like palaces with marble of many colors, chandeliers, bronze statues, mosaics, floral motifs and gemstones. Do not miss it when you are visiting Moscow.

Subway station in Moscow

Subway station in Moscow ©Arian Zwegers/Flick

Bolshoi Theatre

The city is hosting in his heart many impressive tourist attractions: 13 universities, a large number of churches and cathedrals, 74 museums, and worldwide famous theaters like the Bolshoi Theatre founded in 1776,
The Bolshoi Theatre has been associated from the beginning with ballet. The premiere of the “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky was on the 4th of March in 1877. The repertoir of the theathre also include the “Nutcracker”, the “Giselle” and the “Romeo and Juliet”. During the communist era the ballet team of the Balshoi Theatre had numerous international tours, earning fame and bringing significant gains for the country.

 

 

 

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