Happy to visit Moscow, one of the most famous capitals in the world? Then explore it on foot to enjoy all the beauties of the city and to feel the speed of everyday life there.
If it is your first visit to Moscow or you are not familiar with the capital choose guided walking tours. Guided walking tour will provide you with English speaking guide. Guided walking tours will let you become familiar with the capital in an excellent way. You will see the exterior of famous buildings and palaces to which you may return at your leisure. You will get the panorama of the Kremlin, Lenin Hills, Bolshoi Theatre, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Arbat Street, Poklonnaya Gora and other most famous streets and squares.
Do not miss the chance to see and walk through the small city in the centre of Moscow, the Kremlin. Once it was the residence of Czars and Patriarchs. It contains Russia's main cathedral, The Assumption Cathedral. The Armory collection of gold, silver, and jewelry, Faberge eggs, carriages and Czarist thrones is the reason enough in itself to visit Moscow.
What about Pokrovsky Cathedral, a.k.a. Saint Basil's Cathedra? It was erected by two Russian architectural masters Barma and Postnic in 1555-1561 by order of Tsar Ivan the Terrible and with the blessing of the Metropolite Makary to commemorate the capture of the city Kazan. The architecture of the cathedral is unique. It has a symmetric and well-proportioned composition of nine church-towers, raised on one common base. Each church is named after a patron saint's day and represents the greatest victories of the Kazan campaign. The central and largest church was consecrated in commemoration of the final attack of Kazan, which took place on October 1st 1552 on Patron Saint Pokrov's Day. This is where the cathedral got its name. In 1558 a tenth church-tower was added. This funeral church was built over the grave of St. Basil who worshiped by Moscovites and known as "God's fool". Gradually, the cathedral became better known among the common people as Saint Basil's Cathedral. The museum has a unique collection of icons from the XVI-XIX centuries as well as relics of applied arts. In 1990 after a ling pause religious services were started again.
Bear in mind that Moscow is a big city and consider your time and your energy in order not to be dog tired after just the first day of exploring the city.
To discover Tverskay you will need about 2 hors and a half. Walking along this area you will see Red Square, Bolshoy Theatre, Russian Duma (lower parliament), Pushkin Statue, Yeliseyvsky Shop, Statue of Dolgoruky, Church of the Resurrection, The Conservatory, and Manezh Square.
Walking around Kitai Gorod will take about 1 hour and a half. It will allow you to see Kremlin's Saviour Tower, G.U.M., St. Basil's, Old English Court (Museum), Palace of the Romanov Boyars, former KGB building, Monastery of the Epiphany, Lenin's Mausoleum, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Alexander's Garden.
Decided to walk around Tretyakov, have 1 ¼ hours. You will see Constantine and Helena Tower, Kremlin's Beklemishevskaya Tower, Church of St. Clement, Church of the Consolation of All Sorrow's, Church of the Ressurection of Kadashi, Tretyakov Gallery, Sofia Embankment.
For discovering Arbat you will need 2 ½ hours. You will find Kremlin's Trinity Tower, Borovitskaya Tower, Pushkin Museum, Cathedral of Christ the Ssaviour, Statue of Gogol, Melnikov Hpuse, Pushkin House Museum, Stalinist Building (The Foreign Misinstry), Church of the Saviuor on the Sands. You will need just 10 minutes or less depending from the traffic to get to Kievsky railway station where you may enjoy the beauty of the recently built The Square of Europe with a fountain where you may seat and refresh after a long walk. Go to the glazed bridge over river Moscow. You will never forget the view from this place: you, Moscow, Moscow river just beneath your feet, and a river bus going under the bridge. You may continue your walking tour by river bus and see the beauty of Moscow from water. It will definitely differ from what you will see walking on foot or from the bus window. Another option take a bus and in about 15-20 minutes you will be near Poklonnaya Gora. It represents a big area of fountains, lawns, flower beds, a flower clock, a church, Museum of War, and a number of monuments. This modern complex has been erected to commemorate the memory of the victory in the Second World War. This complex has become a very popular place of public events as well as recreation and events. Do not forget to bring roller skates with you if you gonna visit Poklonnaya Gora.
While walking in Moscow you will come across lots of souvenir shops and boutiques as well as restaurants, cafes and pubs. Buy souvenirs to yourself and your relatives and friends in memory of your Moscow visit. Taste Russian cuisine. And your walking tour in Moscow will be unforgettable.