Moscow is one of the world’s top ten megapolises. See our guide of what to see in moscow during the 2018 world cup. And of course, we recommend you to order an ansnei bodyguard escort for your safety when around the city.
Everyone has heard of the Kremlin in Moscow — where the Russian president Putin resides. Of course, an important place on the list is what to see in Moscow during the 2018 World Cup. It was with this fortress that the history of the city began at the confluence of the rivers of “Moscow” and “Neglinnaya”. The Kremlin for a long time was wooden until it was rebuilt from white stone in the XIV Century. Later, it got brick walls and Towers and took a modern look. The Kremlin houses the Senate Palace, where the office of the Russian President is, the Grand Kremlin Palace, three cathedrals, the Ivan the Great Bell Tower, the Armory and Faceted Chamber, the Tsar Cannon, the Tsar Bell and many other monuments and buildings are located here. Please note, that in order to get inside, it is mandatory to have an official local guide.
At the eastern wall of the Kremlin is the Red Square, which is also a must-see for every tourist. On the square and next to it is the Historical Museum, the Resurrection Gates, the Kazan Cathedral, the State Department Store, the Execution Ground, the Minin and Pozharsky Monument, the Spassky Tower, the Lenin Mausoleum and, of course, St. Basil’s Cathedral. Each of these objects is inextricably linked with the long history of Russia.
Arbat Pedestrian Street
The main pedestrian street of Moscow is called Arbat. Many Moscow poets and musicians have made stories and songs about this street. It connects the main Boulevard and the Garden Ring, which, in turn, are also well-known walking routes. Arbat is famous for its beautiful architecture, souvenir shops, unusual museums, cafes and restaurants, street artists and musicians.
Moscow State University
The platform before the Moscow State University is today the official FIFA fan zone. It will be accessible only during football matches. There is a plan to broadcast 56 games from here. As the organizers say, here you can safely place up to 40 thousand fans at the same time. And most importantly – admission is free. In addition, you can stroll around the country’s main university – the Lomonosov Moscow State University, but the whole territory of the university will be closed for the fans, not to interfere with the educational and working process.
Forest park area on the high right bank of the Moskva River and one of the favorite places for recreation of Muscovites. Vorobyovy mountains are considered one of the seven hills of Moscow, here is the largest observation deck of the capital, with which a delightful view of the surroundings opens. You will see the beautiful bend of the Moskva River, the Kremlin towers and the Luzhniki Stadium, on the right is the Neskuchny Garden, to the left – the Novodevichy Convent.
A new symbol of the renovated and more modern Moscow. Once upon a time there was a hotel called “Russia”, then for a long time there was a horrible wasteland with the ruins of a ruined hotel, frightening tourists. And last year, after the construction of this site gave a new life: a couple of steps from the Kremlin opened a chic park. Do not be lazy to reach it, in good weather there you can “hang” for a long time: just wander around, admire the plants from different natural areas (just do not trample the rare bushes), look into the ice cave and “settle” on the bridge hovering over the Moskva River. It offers a magnificent view of the Kremlin and the neighborhood: the street of Varvarku with its churches and ancient buildings – the English house and the chambers of the boyars of the Romanovs. And in the park there is a concert ground in the open air and a restaurant area where you can have a snack.
One of the most recent sights of the capital, where every Building claims to have something superlative that is the “most-most”. At the same time construction is still ongoing. But the cranes do not greatly spoil the landscape. Moscow City is one of the “most” ambiguous architectural complexes in the capital. But now it is one of the guests’ favorite places of pride. Shops, offices, residential apartments, the Palace of Marriages – all this you find in Moscow City. Recently, on the 89th floor of the Federation Tower, Panorama 360 opened – one of the highest closed viewing platforms in Europe.
Here you can hang for a day and not even inspect half the attractions of the exhibition. Now, at VDNKH, construction work is periodically going on, but, perhaps, some of them will be completed for the World Championship, except for the construction of an amusement park. The first photos of visitors to the exhibition begin to do even at the entrance from the metro VDNKH: against the background of the rocket flying over the Space Museum.
Gorky Park in Moscow is one of the best places for recreation in the capital. Especially it attracts those who like fun and attractions. However, lovers of quiet activities can ride a boat and catamaran. And who likes silence, can go to Neskuchny Garden, located nearby. Here, for privacy, you can always find a quiet corner. The park is open daily, around the clock.
It is located next to Gorky Park. “Museon” is the largest museum of open-air sculpture in the country, it seems that the variety of genres and art trends of the 20th and 21st centuries is represented here. In addition, it is also a real cultural and educational “testing ground”: musicians and theater troupes perform on street stages, artists in the pavilion “School” give lectures and in the park regularly arrange photo exhibitions. Another attraction of the “Museon” is the eastern garden.
The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow is Russia’s premiere opera and ballet theater, well known outside of our country. In Bolshoy, according to tradition, visitors from the capital, who came from abroad and regions of Russia, go to enjoy the highest level performances performed by leading artists.
In the main Planetarium of Russia you can see large-scale and mesmerizing space pictures without leaving the planet Earth. In different halls, visitors will find answers to fundamental questions: how the universe arose and whether we are alone in it, how life originated and why stars are falling. Here you can take part in unusual scientific experiments, touch fragments of meteorites and, of course, observe the telescope behind the heavenly stars.
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, besides, it is both an internal content of GUM and its external appearance.
The most famous and oldest store not only in Moscow, but also in all of Russia. It is here that luxury lovers from all over the world are shopping. Today the Central Department Store presents more than 1000 of the world’s most famous brands, there are also cafes, restaurants, a cigar room and a bar.
Novodevichy cemetery – one of the most beautiful cemeteries of Moscow, today belongs to the Historical Museum. But the services in the temples are also held. As it is often found in the capital – in one place the historical heritage in the form of a museum part and a spiritual component coexist harmoniously.
Once upon a time the Patriarch’s ponds were a goat swamp. One of the legends says that goats do not belong here. It’s all about the machinations that the impure force repaired to the inhabitants of these places. Once there were several ponds, namely three, but today the Patriarchs are just one pond in the Presnensky district of Moscow. Today, this is one of the brightest places in Moscow, where the author’s restaurants of the city are located.
Confectionery factory Red October completely changed its image, becoming a fashionable place for the capital’s bohemia. At the site of the former factory are now located exhibition galleries, design studios, bars and restaurants. There are regularly held art and architectural exhibitions, performances of musical groups. Another place of bright institutions – it is here that one of the best clubs in the city is located.
The main exposition is located in the old building – the Khrushchev-Seleznyov manor, built after the Moscow fire of 1812. Now the building has been restored, there has been preserved the decoration of the times of Pushkin – the beginning of the 19th century, which gives the museum a special atmosphere.
Yeliseyevsky store nicknamed the shop-museum, the Hermitage store, the “temple of Bacchus” (this was the name of the famous deli in the beginning of the 20th century) – it’s something grandiose, amazing imagination with luxurious furniture, attracting not only the opportunity to buy, but and see, see. It is located on Tverskaya Street.
The first zoo in the country – was opened in 1864 and was then called the zoo. Now it contains more than eight thousand animals related to more than a thousand species of the world’s fauna. The zoo is in the same place as 150 years ago, and remains a favorite holiday destination for children and adults.
The Izmailovo Kremlin
The architectural ensemble of Izmailovo Kremlin was created according to drawings and engravings of the royal residence of the 16th-17th centuries. The territory of the new Kremlin is rich in museums, in which you can make a kind of journey into the past. This is a museum of Russian costume, a museum of bread, a museum of boots, a museum of bells, and a fairy tale museum.
The Tretyakov Gallery is the most famous art museum in the capital, founded by merchant Pavel Tretyakov in 1856. Today it is a large state cultural institution, which includes several museums, the main one of which is the museum complex in Lavrushinsky Lane.
The Cathedral of Christ the Savior
The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is a memorial temple, it was erected in honor of the victory and in memory of those who died in the war of 1812. Traditionally, such vows were built in honor of church holidays or in honor of the saint. But this temple was erected in the name of the Savior himself.
In 2007, the renovated park “Tsaritsyno” opened its doors after a large-scale restoration. Rise from the ruins of the Bread House and the Grand Palace Kazakova. On the landscaped territory there were paths and avenues, on the Upper Tsaritsynsky pond a unique light and music fountain was opened.
Kolomenskoye was once a royal residence and fiefdom, and today it is a beautiful monument of history and culture with a vast territory of 390 hectares. On Shrove Tuesday and Christmas large-scale festivities are unfolding, but on a normal day it’s nice to just wander around.
Aptekarsky kitchen garden
It is a branch of the Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Biology of Moscow State University. The garden was founded in 1706 by Peter I as a garden for the cultivation of medicinal plants – so the garden and its current name was fixed.
Ostankino TV Tower
Ostankino TV Tower – also known from a terror attack in Russia – has long been a real symbol of the capital. Now there is a great opportunity to visit. It has open (at 340 m) and closed (at an altitude of 337 m) observation platforms, a museum, and you can have lunch in the restaurant directly under the clouds. Sightseeing tours are conducted daily from 10 am to 10 pm.
In the capital for the fans developed a special route “On the way to the match” in the mobile application “Learn Moscow”. You can choose one of three routes lasting from one hour to one and a half. Each includes a visit to Red Square, the Tretyakov Gallery, the House on the Embankment and the English Compound.
For the time of the championship will be launched the project “Moscow excursion”, where information on 50 routes will appear. Six of them will be free, they will include all the interesting historical and architectural sights of Moscow.
For those who want to visit the sights not only of central Moscow, but also of the Moscow region, there will be a chance to save some money: The Mundial state museums accepts football fans for free (show your fan passport). Special walking routes are developed in five cities of the Moscow region – in Sergiev Posad, Kolomna, Dmitrov, Klin and Istra. In addition, during the tournament – from June 14 to July 15, 2018 – state museums will be open every day. Wish you the best of luck to see as much as possible of beautiful Moscow.
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