Millions of tourists travel to Russia every year; given that you can consider Russia as one of the top travel destinations of the world. There are many reasons that you would choose Russia as your travel destination; for instance, many people interested in Russian art and culture, several more like to know about Russian history, and most of them have entertainment reasons in their mind as well. One of the prime tourist destinations-cities of Russia is Moscow, the capital city of the country. It is one of the wealthy cities of Russia in terms of tourist attractions, and one of the main tourist attractions of Moscow is Red Square.
When you look at the satellite maps of Moscow, you would notice the unique architectural pattern of the city; it seems to have grown circularly around a center point, which is Red Square. Other than the fact that it’s the heart of the city, Red Square also houses several significant attractions of Moscow including the St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Kazan Cathedral, the Resurrection Gate, the Gum mall, the State Historical Museum of Russia, and Lenin’s Mausoleum, but by far, the most notable attraction of Moscow in Red Square would be the Kremlin complex.
The Kremlin complex is the most major Moscow attraction since it was the start-point of founding the city. Kremlin was the main residence of Russia rulers before the 18th century, then Peter the Great moved the capital to St. Petersburg, later it became the headquarter of Soviet Union after the October 1917 Revolution. Besides the rich history, Kremlin also houses some of the top attractions of Moscow including The Grand Kremlin Palace, the Terem Palace, the Kremlin’s Amory and Arsenal museums, the Kremlin Palace of the Congresses, and the Cathedral Square.
There are several notable streets and squares inside the Kremlin complex, one of the major ones of them is Cathedral Square. It’s quite significant because of all the attractions that located inside it including the Palace of the Facets, the Annunciation Cathedral, the Dormition Cathedral, the Cathedral of Archangel, the Church of Twelve Apostles, the Church of the Deposition of the Robe, and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower. The Cathedral Square and the Ivanovskaya Square have formed the Kremlin’s famous squares.
Unless you’ve planned to spend all your time around Red Square and the Kremlin complex, Moscow has a lot of more attractions to offer. For example, the Sparrow Hills is one of the natural parks of Moscow which locates at 10 kilometers southwest of Kremlin, and It also houses the Moscow State University. The Sparrow Hills is famous for its sceneries and amazing views of Moscow that offer to its visitors.
Museum of the Great Patriotic War
Only a few kilometers above the Sparrow Hills, there’s the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, which is another major attraction of Moscow. This museum locates inside Victory Park, which is an open-air war museum itself. The Victory Park is on Poklonnaya Hill, which had a great view of the city, and that was the reason for travelers who entered Moscow from the west, took a moment and bowed to the Kremlin as an act of respect.
Top Attractions of Moscow
Moscow has lots of charms to offer other than the attractions that we noted so far, such as the Novodevichy Cemetery, Circus Nikulin, Gorky Park, and Garage Museum, which have a lot to offer for tourists who adore Russian culture. Several festivals and ceremonies have also taken place in Moscow annually including the Folk-Dance festivals, the new year’s celebrations, and lots of music concerts, which raise the excitement level for people who visit Moscow at the right time of the year.
Top Hotels of Moscow
As we mentioned, Moscow has lots of tourist attractions, and most of them are quite necessary to visit, and that’s why it’s crucial to follow some standards when you want to pick a hotel, and the first major one is the location of your hotel because it would majorly affect your travel quality. Your hotel must locate nearby the center of the city, or at least has great access to it since most of the major attractions of Moscow locates there. Star Travel Group has more than a decade of experience in operating Russia tours, and we have chosen the top hotels of Moscow based on our standards to offer to our clients. The top three choices for us would be the Aerostar Hotel, the Golden Ring hotel, and the Izmailova hotel, which we’d recommend to everyone who has plans to visit Moscow.
Best Restaurants of Moscow
Most people who travel to Russia prefer to eat at the cheap restaurants nearby the Moscow attractions to save money and time, which might create a bad memory from Moscow for the travelers, if they don’t choose the right restaurants; that’s why we at the Star Travel Group have assigned our experts to find the top restaurants nearby the Moscow attractions that have fair prices and high-quality food to offer to our clients, so they would have the most pleasant experiences out of their travel to Moscow with us.
Anyone who travels to Russia should keep this in mind that most of the European and Asian countries require a Russian visa before they can visit Russia. If you need more information about this matter, you can always ask our specialists at the Star Travel Group or visit the embassy of Russia in your home country. Given that, some of the travel agencies such as the Star Travel Group would apply for a Russia visa for our clients if it was necessary.
Our main goal at the Star Travel Group is to operate the best Russia tours and value our clients’ comfort. One of the first things that we have done was to gather some useful information about the attractions of Russia and some valuable travel tips in our blog at the Star Travel group site, which is free for everyone to search and explore. We have tried to meet all of our clients’ expectations by giving many diverse suggestions of tours to Russia. Our knowledge about operating Russia tours is coming from more than a decade of experience, that’s why we can say with faith that we are operating the best tours in Russia.