Moscow is more than just the capital of Russia. It is also home to some of the famous gardens, museums and cathedrals. Slowly but surely, Moscow is earning fame as one of the most visited places in the world today, mainly because of the many attractions it has to offer to tourists.
Here is the list of the Most beautiful places in Moscow:
Light and music fountain in Moscow, Russia by Syuqor Aizzat
Most beautiful places in Moscow
1. Red Square
Who wouldn’t know Red square in Moscow. It is a vast area and a main square in the city. On one side it is bordered with the walls of the Kremlin on the other with well-known shopping center Gum.
Although there are lots of tourists on the square, it is so huge that you feel it’s not so overcrowded.
Red Square in Moscow as seen from Saint Basil Cathedral, Most beautiful places in Moscow
2. St. Basil’s Cathedral
St. Basil’s Cathedral is well known colorful temple from the 16th century, which dominates the southern part of the Red Square. It consists of several independent churches, floors and turrets.
If you are lucky enough, you will hear a male choir singing in one of the halls. This is the most interesting church in Russia.
St. Basil’s Cathedral, Most beautiful places in Moscow, Russia by michael clarke stuff
To briefly describe Kremlin, one must know that this is the place where Russia’s visitors and tourists spend most of their time. The place itself, which has an area of 1 square kilometer, reminds people of the devotion of people of Russia to follow the rule of their government.
The important role of police force in Russia can immediately be felt by visitors as they enter the portals of the Kremlin.
Kremlin evening, Most beautiful places in Moscow, Russia by Pavel Kazachkov
4. Dormition Cathedral, Kremlin
After spending some time in Kremlin, you can go straight to the Dormition Cathedral which is also reach in history. It serves as the burial place for many Russian Orthodox Church heads that served from 1320 to 1700.
Be amazed by the image of Virgin Mary inside the church which also boasts wonderful exterior and interior designs.
Dormition Cathedral, Kremlin, Most beautiful places in Moscow, Russia by Jorge Láscar
5. Armoury, Kremlin
The Armoury today serves as a mere museum, but has a lot to offer for those who would want to see weapons as well as imperial arms.
Among places in Russia, this is also one of the most visited ones, especially for people who would love to see some of the weapons that might have been featured in films of warfare. Armoury is one of the oldest museums in Moscow and is located in The Grand Kremlin Palace.
Armoury Kremlin, Most beautiful places in Moscow, Russia by e_chaya
6. Terem Palace, Kremlin
Terem Palace features a small chapel along with other parts such as dining and living room as well as a study room and a bed room. It has 11 domes which appear to be like gold.
This is such a sight to see if you are in Kremlin. You cannot miss the chance to see this place while you are in Russia.
Terem Palace, Most beautiful places in Moscow, Russia by Alaexis
7. Diamond Fund Exhibition, Kremlin
If you are a jewelry lover, then the Diamond Fund Exhibition is the place where you should go in Moscow. Get a chance to see the precious gems that are kept in secured environment.
There are lots of things to see in your visit here, including some that were given as gifts and tokens of love to great royalties such as Catherine the Great.
Russian regalia at Diamond Fund Exhibition, Kremlin, Most beautiful places in Moscow, Russia by Stan Shebs
8. Alexander Gardens
Alexander Gardens is the first park in Moscow opened to public. You can find it along the Kremlin walls, and is especially known for the changing of the guards.
Enjoy the famous fountain with the horse or the many floral scenery.
Fountain in Alexander Gardens, Most beautiful places in Moscow, Russia by Xiquinho Silva
9. Old Arbat (Stary Arbat)
Old Arbat (Stary Arbat) is the oldest pedestrian zone in the Soviet Union, is still very popular street with many cafes and restaurants and street performers. Cinnabon pastry shop with its large and delicious cakes is just fantastic.
Old Arbat, Most beautiful places in Moscow, Russia by Xiquinho Silva
10. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior
The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is a huge temple with many interesting frescoes inside. It is located not far from the city center, so it can be visited on foot.
It was here where Pussy Riot group protested against the re-election of Vladimir Putin.
Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Most beautiful places in Moscow, Russia by Sammy Six
11. The State Historical Museum
You need to be in the State Historical Museum if you are into history and arts. The museum has millions objects that you can see for the entire day.
Each and every room inside it is already a sight to see as they were designed using different ideas and concepts of time era and region. Museum can be found on Red Square, just adjacent to Kremlin.
The State Historical Museum, Red Square, Most beautiful places in Moscow, Russia by ruscow
12. Bolshoi Theatre
For a little relaxation, you can visit the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow which has hosted famous presentations such as Swan Lake and The Nut Cracker.
It is such a beautiful sight to see especially with all the attention given to the details of the theatre to make it a worthy place to host various plays that are popular in different parts of the world.
Bolshoi Theatre, Most beautiful places in Moscow, Russia by Robert Nyman
13. Ice Sculpture Gallery
For a different art seeing experience, why not try to visit the Ice Sculpture Gallery in Moscow which homes some of the famous sculptures today made of ice.
Be astonished to the detailed designs of the art works that are presented in the gallery and be amazed how human hands were able to carve such things using ice as their material. Visit Ice Sculpture Gallery at Krasnaya Presnya park.
Ice Sculpture at St. Basil’s Cathedral, Most beautiful places in Moscow, Russia by TravelingOtter
14. Gorky Park
If you are looking for festivities, then you need to visit one of the festive places in Moscow, the Gorky Park. If you feel that you have a lot of energy left in your body and would enjoy some festivities then this is the right place for you to go to complete your trip in Moscow.
There are lots of attractions in this park and be prepared for some heart pumping moments.
Gorky Central Park, Most beautiful places in Moscow, Russia by Ana Paula Hirama
15. Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Modern art works take refuge to the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. You might want to check out their collections of different art works from different artists dating back in the 18th century.
Be astonished by the wide collection of art work that you will see once you have set foot on this popular museum in Moscow.
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia by Sergi Shaugashvili
How to get to Moscow ?
To get to Moscow, you can search on our partner’s website Skyscanner.
Where to stay in Moscow?
Moscow is expensive enough to stay there. You can read our article to know where to stay in Moscow. You can find an cheap hotel in Moscow by searching on this hotel aggregator. This will allow you to do a search on the map of the city to sleep as close as possible to the best places to visit.