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Stop At: Red Square, Krasnaya Sq., Moscow 109012 Russia
[outside] ★ The Red Square [the entrance is free] is the main and most famous square of Moscow and Russia, the arena of many important events of Russian history from ancient times, the Soviet state to our time. This place also served as a trade area, an area for festivities, mass demonstrations of workers during the USSR, as well as parades of the Armed Forces of Russia.
Numerous monuments of history, architecture and landmark buildings are located on Red Square. On the one hand, in the Old Russian style the Historical Museum of Russia, the Resurrection Gate (triumphal), Kazan Cathedral and GUM (Main Universal Store) and on the other hand the St. Basil’s Cathedral, a monument to Minin and Pozharsky (militia of 1612), frontal place, northeast Kremlin wall with the Spasskaya Tower, on which the main clock of the country is located. Also, this wall is the mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin (“father” of the October Revolution of 1917).
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: St. Basil's Cathedral, Red Square 2, Moscow 109012 Russia
[inside] ★ The extraordinarily beautiful temple [tickets included] painted on Red Square is one of the most famous architectural monuments of Moscow. Erected in 1561 by order of Tsar Ivan the Terrible in honor of the capture of the Kazan Khanate. We will visit this amazingly beautiful temple and enjoy the architecture, decorative furniture, monumental paintings, frescoes and rare monuments of Russian icon painting.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: GUM, Red Square, 3 Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow 109012 Russia
[inside] ★ GUM is one of the most famous department stores not only in Russia, but also in the entire post-Soviet space. This is not only a fashionable shopping and entertainment complex, it is a real art object, moreover it is about both the internal content of GUM and its external appearance. The pseudo-Russian-style building became the same symbol of Russia as the Saint Basil’s Cathedral or the Kremlin. Until 1920, it was called the Upper Trading Rows and was rebuilt after 1812, occupying a whole block in the historic center of the city. The department store is anxious about its history, so there is a lot of attention paid to the Soviet style, and the pre-revolutionary interior in some rooms has been recreated.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Nikolskaya Street, Nikol'skaya ulitsa, Moscow Russia
[outside] ★ Nikolskaya Street is one of the oldest streets in Moscow, one of the most colorful and distinctive streets in the historical center of the city, which still saw Moscow before the formation of Red Square. Now this street is pedestrian, we walk along it to the Nikolsky Gate.
Pass By: Manezh Square, Near Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia
[outside] ★ After visiting the Red Square, we head to one of the most visited places in Moscow, Manezhnaya Square. On the one hand, it overlooks the Alexander Garden, which is adjacent to the Kremlin wall and is divided into a moat with beautiful fountains, and in the center of the square is a glass dome topped with a monument to St. George. A notable place on the square is the zero kilometer of Russia.
Stop At: Bolshoi Theatre, Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012 Russia
[outside] ★ The next remarkable place in our tour is the Bolshoi Theater (grand opening on December 30, 1780). He is a model of theatrical art, on which all other theaters are equal. This is the pride of Moscow and the rest of Russia, as well as one of the most significant opera and ballet theaters in the world. The best Russian artists and stars of the global scale regularly come to this stage. The building of the historical scene is an object of cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa), Tverskaya ulitsa, Moscow Russia
[outside] ★ One of the most important roads in Moscow, the first mention in the 12th century. The value of this street is difficult to underestimate, initially this road led to the city of Tver, and later the houses of the boyars and local nobility, temples, tenement houses and shopping malls and hotels began to be built here. Among the masterpieces of architectural creativity, you can call the English Club and the Eliseevsky store, which we will definitely visit. We will also get acquainted with iconic buildings, such as: Hotel National, Main Telegraph, Postnikovsky Passage (now the Drama Theater), the building of the Moscow City Hall, etc.
Stop At: Park Zaryadye, Varvarka, 6/1, Moscow 109012 Russia
[outside] ★ Thanks to the public initiative and support of the city authorities in the territory of 13 hectares, in 2017, the Zaryadye landscape park was opened on the site of the Russia Hotel. In addition to the four climatic zones characteristic of the nature of Russia, the park contains objects: an amphitheater, a concert hall, a media center, an ice cave, but the main attraction of the park is the soaring bridge, which offers a magnificent view of the Kremlin, river, Christ the Savior Cathedral, etc. . We will walk around the park for a bit, learn about the rich history of this old district and enjoy panoramic views of the city.
Duration: 1 hour