Interesting places in Moscow for three days
Moscow is the capital of Russia and the largest city in the country. It is a political, economic, cultural and tourist center. There are more than 50 of the oldest museums and art galleries. In 2018, the FIFA World Cup was held. Moscow harmoniously combines historical heritage with modern technology.
How to get there?
The region has several airports: Sheremetyevo to the north-west, Domodedovo to the south, Vnukovo to the south-west and Zhukovsky to the south-east. They are connected to the center by public transport. Aeroexpress go to railway stations in the city center: Belarusian, Paveletsky or Kiev. There are bus services that take you to the nearest metro station.
If you prefer comfort, take a taxi or book a transfer. Before the trip, you should consider in advance how to get to the hotel. Ordering a taxi at the airport or in the company of a taxi is expensive, since the car's cabins aren’t equipped with meters and the drivers themselves set the price for the trip.
Book a transfer is faster and cheaper than a taxi. The driver will meet you in the arrival area, will help to bring luggage and, if the flight is delayed, will wait for an hour.
Where to stay?
In the center of Moscow there are many interesting options for placement: hotels or hostels. Book a room depending on the purpose of the trip. Below you will find a selection of hotels: from low-cost options to five-star in the very center of Moscow.
Where to go?
Red Square. There are several important cultural sites here: the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, Place of Death, GUM and Lenin's Mausoleum, the man who made the revolution in Russia in 1917
Stroll through the New and Old Arbat, the oldest streets smoothly connect with each other. Here is a monument to Alexander Pushkin and his wife, Natalia Goncharova. Opposite him is the house №53, where the great poet and writer lived since 1831. In addition, you will see several rows, where paintings of modern national artists are represented. Then go straight towards the Arbatskaya metro station and walk to the Russian State Library. Next to it stands a huge monument to FM Dostoevsky. The building contains more than 750,000 rare books, archives from the XVII to XIX century. You can buy tickets at the entrance and book an individual excursion. 7 minutes walk from the famous Alexander Garden, located along the Kremlin walls. It was founded in 1812. Monuments rise on the territory, fountains are beating and flower beds are planted almost everywhere. After the walk, go to the State Historical Museum, whose windows overlook the Red Square. Every month there are different exhibitions on individual epochs of Russia.
Finish the day walking in the Zaryadye Park. It was built in 2017. The paths paved with stone, planted pines and birches create a quiet and cozy place in the very center of the capital. Admire the sunset and the view of the golden-domed Moscow, sitting on the benches in the open amphitheater of the park.
On the second day, rent a car and go to Neskuchny Garden. It looks like a real dense forest where children's and sports grounds are installed, there is a panda park and cycling tracks. When you walk in the very center of the park, you can’t hear the tracks and other signs of the big city. There are picnics, sports training and running competitions. If you go down the path, you will go to the embankment of the Moscow River.
Turn right in the direction of Red Square. There, in a 15-minute leisurely walk, is Gorky Park. This is a favorite vacation spot for residents and tourists. On the territory there are fountains, bushes and flower beds planted, there are many long shops and shops with ice cream. In the spring and summer there are often concerts and festivals. Gorky Park was opened in 1928, and he is secretly considered a symbol of Moscow.
Next you need to cross the road and walk along the embankment, in front of you will be a modern art park “Museon” and the Tretyakov Gallery, where you can go on a tour. If you walk further and climb the Patriarchal Bridge, and then go down, you will find yourself in the territory of the famous confectionery factory "Red October". The building is preserved in its original form. Only now the premises of the former workshops are rented by companies for their offices.
Go up the Patriarchal Bridge again and look at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. This is the cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church. It was built at the end of the XIX century. But as a result of the Stalinist reconstruction was demolished in 1931. Rebuilt only at the end of the XXI century. The building can be seen from anywhere in the center. This is the largest religious structure.
On the third day, take a walk along Tverskaya Street. From the metro station "Pushkinskaya" go towards the square of the same name. In the XVII century, the Passion Monastery was located here, which was demolished in 1937. In the center rises the fountain "Pushkin", and stands behind the cinema "Russia". Earlier in its walls held the Moscow International Festival. From here you can see the domes of the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin in Putinki. Walk 500 meters straight and enter Tverskaya Street, on which stands a monument to Yury Dolgoruky, the founder of the capital. Tverskaya ends with a crossroad with Mokhovaya and Okhotny Ryad streets. If you turn left, in front of you will be Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street and Teatralny Proezd, separating Theater Square and Revolution Square. On the Theater Square is the building of the Bolshoi Theater, where performances take place daily and listen to opera, put on a ballet. The main entrance is decorated with a bronze horse harness that is run by Apollo. In the center of the square stands a fountain. Continue to the left and after 10 minutes, exit to the legendary store - Central Children's World. It was built in the middle of the XX century. It was the favorite place of all Soviet children. Here they bought the rarest toys and ride on the carousel. Climb to the open observation deck and admire the view of the city.
Where to eat lunch?
Moscow is an amazing city. He never sleeps and constantly seeks to meet the new day. The motto of the Olympic Games: “Faster, higher, stronger!” Is ideal for this metropolis. More green parks are emerging, new art spaces and cafes are being opened, street festivals are being organized and holidays are celebrated brightly. Moscow is transforming and becoming more beautiful. To truly understand this place, you need to come several times. Believe me, the city will be something to surprise you.