1. Moscow Metro
|Photo credit: Aishu Anandha|
2. Red Square
|photo credits: Lee Siew Suan|
|photo credit: Lee Siew Suan|
It is the "White House" in Russia. Only one third of the citadel territory welcomes visitors, but even with only one third, the walls and towers, churches and cathedral, cannons and bells are enough to keep visitors busy for days. Note: the Kremlin closes on Thursday.
4. People watchingArbat Street is a lively pedestrian street in the historical center of Moscow. The street is lined with souvenir shops and restaurants. Although I find most of the shops here are way overpriced, I do enjoy the fine arts showcased along the street. During my second visit to the Russian capital, I stayed in a backpacker's hostel on Arbat Street and I sat on the balcony all afternoon people watching.
5. the NutcrackerJust like catching a Broadway show in New York and Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, watching ballet performance in Bolshoi Theater is a staple in Moscow. The Bolshoi Ballet is one of the most renowned classical ballet company in the world, famed for their colourful and bold performing style.
6. Breathe the fresh air
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7. CircusThe most famous 2 have to be Nikulin Circus on Tsvetnoi Boulevard and Bolshoi Circus on Vernadsky Avenue. Tickets range from 500 to 2500 Rubles depending on your seat, but let me assure you it is well worth the price.
8. Ice Cream!
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9. Take a day trip out of the citySuzdal, Vladimir, Rostov Veliky, Sergiev Posad, Abramtsevo estate, Arkhangelskoe esate.... the choices are endless! But if it is your first time in Russia, I strongly suggest Sergiew Posad over others. Not only is it the former religious center of Russia, it is also the birth place of the widely adored "Matroshka" nesting dolls!
10. Fine art at Tretyakov GalleryIf you are an art-buff, Tretyakov Gallery will definitely be your next favorite spot in town ( obviously second to Moscow Metro). Those who are obsessed with fine arts would love Tretyakov Gallery to bits as it possesses a unique collection of Russian most sought-after masterpieces. Note: It closes on Monday.
In the Summer, don't miss the towering ferris wheel in Gorky Park! Hoop on to get a fabulous vista of the park and Moscow river!
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