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Moscow

About Moscow

Moscow is the capital and the largest city of Russia. It is also the largest city in Europe. Moscow is located on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District, in the European part of Russia. Moscow has a status of the federal city. Like Rome and Lisbon, Moscow is built on seven barely perceptible hills. 

With the population of more than 10,22  million people (8,9 % of Russia’s population) is the most populated city in Europe. Moscow is the administrative, cultural and historical center of Russia. The transport knot has 11 railways, 3 seaports, 4 airports (Vnoukovo, Domodedovo, Cheremetievo, Bykovo). The underground of Moscow has more than 160 stations. The climate in Moscow is continental and tempered.

The first mention of the city appeared in annals nine centuries ago in 1147. From the 13th century Moscow had been the centre of Principality, from the 14th century – the Grand duchy of Moscow. In the second part of the 15th century Moscow became the capital of the Russian State. In 1712 when the city Saint Petersburg was named the capital of the Russian State, Moscow kept the signification of the secondary capital. In 1918 Moscow became the capital of RSFSR in 1922-91 the capital of SSR and in 1991 the capital of the Russian Federation.

During many centuries Moscow plays the role of the national Russian culture`s centre. There are historical and architectural monuments: the Kremlin, the Novodevichi Monastery, the State University, the Arch of Triumph, the Memorial Monument of Victory located on the Mountain Poklonnaya and many others. The Temple of Christ of Saviour, the Doors of Kremlin` s Resurrection and the Temple of Kazan Mother located in Red Square had been reconstructed. Moscow is known by its museums, galleries and halls of Expo: the Gallery Tretiakov, the Pushkin's museum.

Moscow will impress you by the unique combination of the past and of the present - the bright colors of ancient monasteries and churches go along with the grey of Stalinist edifices and the modern architecture of banks and office buildings. Not without a reason Moscow is called a «City of gold domes»: the domes of Uspensky and Archangelsky cathedrals shine in the sun together with the domes of St. Basil’s and the Novodevichy Convent.

We invite you to visit Moscow, to walk in the old districts, to listen to music or to make a portrait in the street Old Arbat, to explore museums, galéries, théatres, cathedrals. The one who will visit Moscow would like to come back there once again.

Moscow Gallery

Excursions in Moscow

City tour of Moscow, 3 hours

City tour allows you to see and to feel the beauty of Moscow, to know its history. During the tour you`ll visit central streets and places of Moscow, you`ll see the most interesting architectural and historical monuments:

Excursion to the Kremlin and 2 Cathedrals, 2 hours

The Kremlin is one of first settlements, the main fortress and a grandiose monument of world architecture. It is unique architectural and art ensemble. Moscow Kremlin is well-know by Cathedral Square with its Temples: the Assumption Cathedral, the Annunciation Cathedral, the Archangel Cathedral, Church of the Deposition of the Robe, Bell Tower of Ivan the Great, the Patriarch’s Palace.

Excursion to Novodevichy Convent, 1 hour

The Novodevichy Convent had been founded by Vasily III in 1524. The situation of Convent near Moskva river had determined his significance as a Convent-Fortress which had been very often in the central of historical events. Now Novdevichy Convent keeps a big collection of Russian icons, products of jeweller art and books XVI-XVII centuries.

Excursion to Kolomensloye, 2 hours

Excursion is dedicated to the history of the most ancient settlement in Moscow – Kolomenskoye. You will see a unique historical place (390 hectares), included in the list of the world heritage of UNESCO. Kolomenskoye had been the favorite country residence of Russian princes and tsars from the XVI century.

Excursion to Sergiev Posad, 6 hours

Sergiev Posad is located 62 km from Moscow; it is the most popular among the Golden Ring towns. In XIV century one of the big and the most well-known monasteries had been founded here by Sergii Radonejsky.

Excursion to the Tretyakov State Gallery, 2 hours

The state Tretyakov gallery had been founded at XIX century by a merchant, textile manufacturer Pavel Tretyakov. This is a national museum of Russian Fine Arts X – XX centuries, having the biggest collection of fine arts masterpieces in Russia.

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