5 things to see in Moscow
Moscow, the Russian capital, is a beautiful city definitely worth a visit! Here’s a list of 5 things to see in Moscow:
1. Red Square: It is the center of Moscow and of Russia too. All the national streets originate from here. This square separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the Russian President, from the historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-good.
The square took her name from the Russian adjective красная (krasnaja, “nice”), that means both “red” and, in the past, “nice”.
Near the red square you can find Lenin’s masoleum and GUM wharehouses.
2. St. Basil’s Cathedral: It is an Ortodox cathedral, overlooking the Red Square, which, thanks to its colours and its forms, is one of the most famous churches in the world. It was built in 1500. The interior is more sober than the exterior and its special features are the floral paintings.
3. Kremlin: As said before, Kremlin, overlooking the Red Square, is the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the Russian President. The palaces which house government bodies cannot be visited, but you can enter the Cathedral of the Assumption, the Grand Kremlin Palace and the armory room.
4. The State Hermitage Museum: This museum contains one of the most important art collection of the world. Here, you can find works by Caravaggio, Francesco Casanova, Paul Cézanne, Leonardo da Vinci, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Rembrandt, Pieter Paul Rubens, Tiziano, Vincent Van Gogh… and many other big artists.
5. Underground Station: Underground network in Moscow, besides being the most capillar transport and therefore more convenient to get around the city, is a real monument. In fact many stations are architectural gems. Most representatives stations are: Komsomolskaya, dedicated to the heroes of the past; Belorusskaya, with its mosaics; and Barrikadnaya, clad entirely in white and red marble. All three underground stations are on the circle line .