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Top 5 Places To Visit In Moscow

Submitted by on 03/01/2014 – 4:09 pmNo Comment
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Moscow is a truly global and iconic city, having played an integral
role in the Russian state’s development as the capital of the
Russian Federation. Moscow was also the capital of the USSR, while it
existed, and even now, signs of its previous life can be seen, such as
the Kremlin complex right in the middle of the city. However, there is
more to Russia’s capital than memories of the Soviet Union. Today,
Moscow is one of leading tourist destinations, offering everything
from artistry and history to procreation and recreation.

Bolshoy Theatre

The Bolshoy ballet and theatre companies were established back in 1776
and are one of the world’s oldest. Until 1812 when a fire consumed
Moscow’s Petrovsky Theatre during Napoleon’s invasion, they were
based there. Osip Bove designed the Bolshoy Theatre back in 1825,
instantly receiving international praise, but only to be claimed by
fire again in 1853. After having undergone restoration and an increase
in the building’s height, today the Bolshoy stands as one of the
best ballet and opera venue in the world.

Cathedral Of The Assumption

The cathedral was originally established back in 1326 and redesigned
in Renaissance spirit by architect Aristotle Fioravanti back in 1470.
For centuries, the most important ceremonies of Russia have been
hosted there, such as the coronation of Ivan IV Vasilyevich back in
1547 and the burials and inaugurations of the metropolitans and
patriarchs of the Orthodox Church. Despite the moving of the capital
to St Petersburg back in 1713, the cathedral has remained as important
as it was, and religious services continue till today.

Pacha Club Moscow

Pacha Moscow is a club project of the legendary nightclub franchise
Pacha, which includes over 25 clubs all over the world, hotel
accommodation, private label fashion, specialty shops, and much more.
Pacha Moscow is a groundbreaking club, with touches of brilliance and
glamour of the 1960s. The club has a chic vibe that gives it a serious
sparkle. Unlike any other club in Moscow, there is a prevalence of Pop
Art in the club, which sets it apart. Every weekend, company parties
are also conducted there.

Red Square

Red Square has been Moscow heart for more than 500 years, and the
grand buildings there recall the eventful history of the city. Here
prisoners were mutilated by Ivan the Terrible before he repented for
his sins at Lobnoye Mesto. Even St. Basil’s Cathedral was
constructed with funds provided by Ivan the Terrible. Back in 1812,
Napoleon’s troops were addressed on the square by the victorious man
himself, while their horses were stabbed in the cathedral. Today, the
square has its pre-Soviet appearance.

St. Basil’s Cathedral

This colorful and glorious cathedral is probably the most emblematic
building in Russia, with swirling onion domes and towers made of
red-brick. Its construction was ordered by Ivan the Terrible after the
Tatar stronghold of Kazan was captured back in 1552. The cathedral has
eight chapels, each a representation of a victorious assault on Kazan.
Later, the grave of Basil the Blessed was covered with the addition of
a ninth chapel, and the cathedral was thereby named after the pious
ascetic.

As the capital of Russia, Moscow has been experienced quite a burst of
creative energy, so whether you are an art or history buff or a night
owl, you should definitely visit the above top 5 places in Moscow.

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