The history of Russia and its capital, Moscow, is very closely related to space exploration. In this post I will show you a tour along the different museums, monuments, hotels and streets of Moscow dedicated to the space age and its heroes, the cosmonauts. Introduction If you love astronomy, Moscow has a rich astronomy heritage. You can find museums, monuments, streets and hotels dedicated
4.1. Moscow, the capital and most populous city of Russia
Moscow is the capital of Russia. In Moscow you can find many tourist attractions: visit the Red Square and the Kremlin, visit some of its 400 museums, attend a ballet or opera performance at the Bolshoi Theater, the Novodevichy convent, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the skyscrapers of Stalin, the financial district of Moscow City, the Arbat street, the Gorki park, Kolomenskoye, etc.
The possibilities are immense and the city too. In this section of the blog I explain how to organize your visit to the Russian capital, how to buy tickets online to the main museums, how to buy tickets for the Bolshoi Theater, where to go shopping, etc.
Different Russian folklore shows take place throughout the year in Moscow and St. Petersburg, including dance, music and Russian traditions. In this article I will explain to you which the most popular shows are and how to buy the tickets. Russian folklore encompasses both folk song and dance, folk theater, mythology, traditions and in general the non-academic culture of Russia. It stems
In Russia you will find some of the best circuses in the world. While in Moscow you can attend a performance at the Nikulin circus or the Grand Moscow State Circus, in St. Petersburg, there is the Great State Circus. In this article I will explain how you can buy the tickets without intermediaries to attend a performance of the worldly renowned Russian circus. Introduction Since the 18th
There are many places from which you can witness the best panoramic views of the city of Moscow: natural viewpoints, historical monuments, skyscrapers, a TV tower or panoramic restaurants. In this article I have made a compilation of the best places in which it is possible to enjoy panoramic views of Moscow: Natural viewpoints, such as Sparrow Hills. Historical monuments such as
Is it worth going to the center of Moscow on a stopover? How long does it take to get to Red Square since you get off the plane? Which tourist attractions in Moscow are worth seeing in a few hours visit? Do you need a transit visa? How to apply for it? In this article I answer all these questions. 0. Introduction If you are going to take a flight to Japan, Thailand, Vietnam or some other
A nation as large, varied and complex as Russia can be visited in many different ways: from visits to the two main capitals, Moscow or St. Petersburg, excursions to more rural areas such as the cities of the Golden Ring or Veliky Novgorod or doing the Trans-Siberian route by train. In this post I will explain you the main available options when visiting Russia, depending on the time you
In this article you will find a selection of 10 official tourist maps of Moscow, in PDF format, which you can download and print. "Moscow for Tourists", "Moscow Museums", "Moscow for Children", "Moscow Excursions" or "Arbat, the soul of Moscow", are the titles of some of these official maps published on demand of Moscow City Committee on Tourism and Hotel Industry. In this article I have
Until recently, Moscow didn’t have any tourist information offices. However, since 2012, a network of tourist information centers located in the city center were placed, also at railway stations and at airports. In this post I will explain how to find these tourist information centers, and what services they offer. As soon as you arrive to Moscow, it is usually a good idea to get to one of
If you are spending a few days in Moscow, you will be most likely interested in buying the Troika card, which allows you to use all public transport in the Russian capital (Metro, bus, trolley bus and tram) at very low prices. What is the Moscow Troika card? The Troika Card is a reusable contactless plastic card that allows you to travel on all means of public transport in Moscow that was
Just like in other large cities, in Moscow you can find large shopping malls, shopping streets, large specialty stores and markets dedicated specifically to the sale of souvenirs, like the famous matrioshkas or memories of the former USSR. 0. Introduction Throughout Moscow it is possible to find several shopping centers, among which you can find the GUM (in the middle of Red Square) and