December 16, 2013

Beautiful Moscow

This Russian capital is the most populous city in Europe and the fifth largest city in the world. Seeped in history and scattered with ancient, picturesque structures, Moscow is an important city in Russia and one you'll remember forever. With so many amazing sights to see, your trip to Moscow is sure to be an unforgettable one.

Visiting the Kremlin is an absolute must in this colorful Russian city. Dating back to 500 BC and keeping with its historical roots, the Kremlin was an independent medieval town in the not so distant past. Hear the Kremlin clock chime and visit the many squares, streets, towers, churches, and cathedrals here that are overflowing with Russian history. Peter the Great once walked the halls of this magnificent structure and its alluring architecture continues to wow visitors time and time again.

Moscow's Red Square is where you'll discover the gorgeous, colorful domes of St. Basil's Cathedral where Ivan the Terrible once roamed, and the historical Christ the Savior Cathedral is also situated here which happens to be the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world.

The Moscow Metro is the world's most beautiful subway system that could easily double as an art museum as the walls and ceilings are true masterpieces. From the brightly colored marble walls to the impressive chandeliers hanging above your head, you won't believe the spectacular scene found in these underground tunnels. The people of Russia are proud of their subway system, and once you walk the halls and ride the train cars here, you'll see why!

The Novodevichy Convent, dating back to the 17th century is the best-known cloister in the city and is a must see for tourists. Russian fine art line the walls of the Tretyakov Gallery, established in 1856. The gallery contains more than 130,000 exhibits. Visit the historic Bolshoi Theater and catch a ballet or opera performance or head over to Victory Park and see all 1,418 fountains dedicated to each day of the five-year conflict of the Great Patriotic War.

Experience Russian culture first-hand and feast on traditional Russian cuisine, such as borscht (beet soup), pirozhki (pastries), ikra (caviar), shashlyk (kebabs), pelmeni (pastry dumplings), smetana (sour cream), morozhenoe (ice cream), and more, all found around nearly every corner in Moscow.

All of this and more can be found in this highly diverse and magical city. Don't wait; plan your trip and visit Russia today!