Moscow isn’t only the Russian capital – it’s been the nation’s main city since the C12th! Moscow is a major world city with a sophisticated lifestyle, a world-class nightlife and dining scene…and a list of don’t-miss sightseeing attractions that will keep you coming back for more!
Founded bu Russian princes in the early Middle Ages, Moscow grew intou one of the most powerful and succesful cities in medieval Europe – becoming capital after Genghis Khan’s hordes ransacked Kiev and burnt it to the ground. Russia’s turbulent history has been kind to Moscow, endowing it with architectural heritage from every period of the nation’s past. To see Russia’s great history rolling past your eyes, just take a walk through Moscow’s city center. Here you’ll find relics of Russia’s epic war with Napoleon; the baronial palaces of renaissance -era Russian Princes; a complete C18th palatial opera-house in its own ornamental gardens; an art-nouveau mansion with strange Stalin-era legend to it. At the centre of it all, a bristling fortress that outshone any other in Europe for centuries, built by the top engineers Europe had to offer without regard to cost or scale… the Moscow Kremlin, Europe’s most outstanding medieval castle. And did we mention the fleamarkets, the cobbed medieval lanes or the haunted house? You’ll just have to come back again!
MOSCOW MUST SEE: The Moscow Kremlin, The Tretyakov Gallery, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, The Moscow Metro, The New Maiden Convent, Jewish Heritage Trips.
MOSCOW RELAXATIAN & FUN: Fleamarket, Arbat Street. Riverboat Trip, Exhibition of Economic Achievement