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1. Posted by Miash (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

Hi there,
going to be in Moscow in the last week of September. Any tips of how to spend this time? where to go and what to buy?

thanks in advance

2. Posted by MadelineFedmont (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y

Hi Miash,

You should visit the red square, Saint Basil's cathedral, Bolshoi theater and tretyakov gallery. Moscow is a very pretty city. Have fun!

3. Posted by Miash (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

Hi MadelineFedmont ,
thank you for advice. Red Square and Saint Basil's cathedral are on the first position in my to-do list now.
Whould be glad to hear more ideas :)

4. Posted by Andyf (Travel Guru 677 posts) 2y

Ok some other things worth seeing once you've done Red Square:

Gorky Park and a copy of the Buran space shuttle.

The Cosmonaut museum. This is next to VDNKh, an exhibition centre in Soviet times and now an indoor market - lovely fascade. Next to this is an amusement park.

Kremlin at Izmailovsky - an outdoor market in many wooden buildings done in the style of an ornate old wooden kremlin. Also has a small vodka museum.

Sparrow Hills - viewpoint over the river and to see the University building ( one of the "Seven Sisters" Stalin buildings).

Some of the ornate metro stations are worth seeing.

Novy Arbat shopping area.

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Sep-2014, at 14:34 by Andyf ]

5. Posted by Andyf (Travel Guru 677 posts) 2y

Oh and the Old Circus was good, and cheap. £8 or so for cheap seats. If you like a proper circus with animals.

Moscow milk bars are cheap, in an expensive city, and an experience I'd recommend. There is a chain called Grabli. Also plenty of fast food versions which are basically blini and borsch bars.

6. Posted by Miash (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

Andyf, thank you!
I guess I'm ready now to go to Moscow city :)

7. Posted by Irinkes (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y

Number 1. First must see is obviously - The Kremlin and The Red Square.

Number 2. I would recommend you to go to Gorky Park (Park Gorkogo). It's a wonderful place with art museum, rose garden, small observatory, ponds. You can rent bycicle or any board to shift around the park with ease.

Number 3. Kolomenskoe or Tsaritsyno. Choose the closest.

Number 4. Ostankino tower or Imperia tower in Moscow city. Just to get a bird's eye view of Moscow.

Number 5. Excursion to Moscow metro. I believe Moscow metro is one of the best in the world.