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One of the biggest, oldest and most important cities in the world, Moscow has got plenty going for it. The home of vast empires, historic dynasties and global revolutions, the size of the iconic Kremlin is just an indication of Moscow’s importance. The memory of the revolution and USSR looms large but there is far more to the city than just the last 100 years. Architectural gems from its almost nine century history dot the city, world famous museums highlight its cultural impact and a vibrant nightlife and gastronomic scene attract a young hip crowd. With skyscrapers popping up all the time, this is a city with a future as big as its past.
The Kremlin - Like its very own town within the city, the Kremlin boasts cathedrals, palaces, concert halls and is the seat of power for the whole Russian nation.
Petrovka - This traditional neighbourhood stretches out from Tverskaya, with upmarket boutiques and restaurants next door to ancient monasteries.
Ukranian Quarter - This old maze of steep cobbled streets hide a number of superb architectural treasures in amongst the embassies and old government buildings.
Tverskaya - Running north from Red Square towards St Petersburg, this is one of the city’s most important boulevards with numerous cafes and clubs along its length.
Red Square is the real heart of the city, with St Basil’s cathedral on one side and Lenin’s Mausoleum on the other, where you can walk past the embalmed body of the infamous political leader. Learn more about Russian history in the Kremlin Museum or visit one of the best art galleries in the world, Tretyakov. The Pushkin Gallery is equally impressive, with a collection drawn from across the world. Explore the Old Arbat area to discover a bit of the ‘old Moscow’ or hang out with the fashionistas on Tverskaya Street, running north from Red Square. To get the best view of the city, climb the 540 metre tall Ostankino Tower and enjoy spectacular views from its observation deck.
The Bolshoi Theatre is one of the most important cultural establishments on the planet. Tickets for shows sell out way in advance so make sure you book early if you want to see world-class ballet and opera. Take a day to relax and visit a Russian bathhouse, or banya, where invigorating hot steam soothes the muscles. The renowned Gorky Park remains one of the city’s best, with a young and trendy crowd hanging out there and watching films in the open air cinema. There’s even free WiFi across the park. Take a tour around the Kremlin Museum, cycle around the city using the bicycle scheme and drink in this incredible city through your pores.