Top 7 Reasons To Visit Moscow, Russia

Published: 06th October 2009
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Moscow is the largest city in Europe and is the seventh largest city in the world. Moscow is a top European political, cultural, and financial hub of Russia and the world. Selecting seven reasons to visit Moscow is easy. In fact, it would be no problem to find 20 or 30 reasons to visit Moscow. A bustling world capital with a fascinating and engrossing history, Moscow is a place you will never forget. Here, in no particular ranking are seven reasons you should see Moscow.

1. Novodevichy Convent. This convent was established in 1524 and has functioned as a convent, a fort, and a location for uncooperative royal family members to be kept. Though located in a central part of Moscow, it is in a tranquil district and is a very popular place for visitors and locals to leave behind the hectic pace of the city. The cemetery is the final resting place of Raisa Gorbachev, Sergei Prokofiev, and Nikita Khrushchev|Dmitri Shostokovich.

2. Exploring the Metro. Moscow's metro rail system was considered a "palace of the people," or a public gathering place that was aesthetically noteworthy and decorated with artifacts praising the Soviet Union. The downtown stations are home to priceless art including murals, mosaics, and concrete columns.

3. Moscow's club scene. Most nightclubs and bars also serve as billiards parlors, cafes, casinos, or bowling alleys. You'll find this fortuitous because taxis in Moscow are very expensive, and you can soak up several variations of nightlife without having to venture far. If clubs are your thing, Moscow has some of the hippest, most outrageous examples in the world.

4. Winter in Moscow. It is probably the most frozen you'll ever be, but Moscow assumes a different personality when it's covered in snow. Clubs and restaurants become gathering places for those escaping the extreme cold. Many Russians don't work for the first two weeks of the new year, so if you're there around New Year's Day, this coincidence may be an element in the cheerful mood.

5. Upscale shopping. Muscovites include some of the most committed upscale shoppers worldwide. Russians love to dress up and aren't deterred by high prices. Be ready to spend some major cash in all the top specialty shops and shopping centers in Moscow.

6. Red Square. Spend at least a day here. There is enough history and enough museums, statues, and other noteworthy places to keep you engrossed for quite some time.

7. The Kremlin. In the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River and Red Square, the Kremlin complex includes four cathedrals, four palaces, a boundary wall, and towers. Many parts of it are accessible to the public and are well worth visiting.

Moscow has become a beautiful city and is commonly thought of as a world city alongside great cities like Paris, New York, and Shanghai. There is great wealth and consumerism in Moscow, but there is also a engrossing and extensive history here making it one of the most famous cities anywhere that every international tourist should definitely delivery Russia at

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