Moscow has at all times been a metropolis that has peaked our curiosity. None of our mates or household have ever travelled to Russia and I feel it was the unknown that basically drew us to eager to journey to Russia, and particularly – Moscow! After an unimaginable week exploring St Petersburg and Novgorod with On The Go Excursions, it was time to leap on an in a single day prepare and head to the nation’s capital.
If you’re curious to see what we received as much as throughout our 48 hours in Moscow take a look at our YouTube video beneath, and carry on scrolling for our checklist of high issues to see & do.
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1. Pink Sq.
A go to to Moscow wouldn’t be full with out heading to the center of Russia’s capital, the Pink Sq.. The cobblestone sq. is surrounded by breathtaking structure, and a spot that has seen plenty of Russian historical past happen. The sq. was as soon as a marketplace for merchants promoting their items and is now essentially the most iconic web site within the metropolis, the place you can see the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the Gum.
2. The Kremlin
The Kremlin is the largest lively fortress in all of Europe! We suggest taking a tour throughout the 2,235 meter lengthy partitions the place you’ll be able to wander by 5 completely different squares, see the world’s largest bell and canon, and lots of stunning church buildings and cathedrals.
We went on an incredible Three hour strolling tour which was included in our 9 day On The Go Tour.
3. St Basils Cathedral
Seeing the rainbow domes of St. Basil’s cathedral was on the high of our bucket checklist right here in Moscow. The cathedral was constructed within the 1500s by Ivan the Horrible, and it’s stated that he discovered the construction so stunning that he ordered the architect be blinded so he would by no means beat this creation!
The worth to enter is 500 rubles.
4. Stroll alongside Arbat Avenue
This historic road within the coronary heart of the town is certainly one of Moscow’s most touristy spots. The road is over 1km lengthy, with plenty of cafes, eating places, memento shops, theatres and dwell music performances lining the favored road. It runs straight off the Pink Sq., so we suggest spending a day taking a stroll right here.
5. Discover the Metro
The Moscow Metro is like no different! It’s beautiful to take a look at, works amazingly properly, and is tremendous low cost. It runs from 5.30am to 1am with trains coming each 60 second throughout the peak hour, and a single journey solely prices you 50 rubles and has no time restrict. This implies you could possibly principally journey round touring the beautiful metro system all day and spend solely $1.
There are 196 metro stations with none trying like the opposite. Every station is sort of a murals, some with glass stained home windows, others with giant mosaics protecting the partitions. Our favorite stations we suggest you take a look at are Slavyansky Bulvarm, Kievskaya, Ploschad Revolutsii, Mayakovskaya & Novoslobodskaya.
6. Go Purchasing at The Gum
Constructed again within the 1890’s, this division retailer in Moscow has one of the vital stunning interiors we have now ever seen. This legendary retailer is house to over 200 boutiques, from luxurious manufacturers like Dior to the extra inexpensive like Zara. The glass-roofed arcade is price a go to, even in the event you aren’t into buying. We additionally suggest coming right here for a chew to eat, with a bunch of fantastic eating places and cafes to select from.
7. See Moscow by Evening
Moscow is a type of cities that must be explored throughout the day and likewise by evening. As soon as the solar goes down Moscow lights up, with the Pink Sq. and all surrounding buildings being lit up by both spot lights or twinkling fairy lights. We went on a full evening tour by the town with On The Go Excursions, taking us to superb lookouts the place you’ll be able to see the town lights from afar. It was the proper solution to spend our closing evening in Russia.
IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE ALL THIS AND MORE, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHECKING OUT THE 9 DAY TOUR WE DID IN RUSSIA WITH ON THE GO TOURS.
A giant thanks to On The Go Excursions for inviting Flying The Nest to go to Russia and sponsoring this unimaginable journey, as at all times all opinions are our personal.
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