With a few exceptions, internationally Moscow is known for Red Square, Kremlin, Armory and St Basil’s Cathedral.
Moscow is a place where the Russian history was made, and most tourists are drawn to Moscow’s rich historical and cultural heritage.
However, there is so much more to explore in Moscow! Don’t limit yourself by medieval times and step in into the present-day Moscow city.
The ongoing interplay between old and modern is always captivating and there’s no better way to explore it than with a local guide.
21 facts about Moscow you never heard before.
From our Moscow St Petersburg Tours.
- In the medieval city of Moscow, there are over 400 museums of all kinds and sizes. Make sure to include this TOP 5 in your bucket list: Russia’s unique Cold War Museum Bunker-42, former KGB Museum, the Museum of Soviet arcade machines (with a branch in St Petersburg), Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics and iconic Yusupov Palace.
- You could fill an extra suitcase with found-only-here souvenirs in Central House of Artist on Krymsky val. If you hit only one Moscow shop for gifts to take home, this should be it. The souvenir shop is close to new Tretyakov Gallery. Just inside Muzeon park. Across the road from Gorky Park and 10 min walk from Christ the Savior Cathedral.
- Moscow is the largest metropolitan area in Russia and in Europe, with total population coming to almost 20 million people, which is 13.5% of the entire Russian population. Yet, in the early morning, somewhere in downtown, Moscow can reveal a surprising intimacy surrounded by all the grandeur and the urban vibe the city is famous for. Stroll along Kuznetsky Bridge with its boutique hotels, coffee places, cozy bakeries and monumental architecture. Kuznetsky bridge street is one of the oldest streets in Moscow. For over 300 years the history has been known as the Land of Luxury and Fashion.
- Kolomenskoe Museum-Reserve is not only amazing site for photo shooting. Being one of the oldest settlement, Kolomenskoe park is also the place which can be an authentic adventure for you. Awaken your senses with jaw dropping scenery, and the remnants of Old Rus. First mentioned in 1336, Kolomenskoe is mainly associated with the reign of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in 17th century – Kolomenskoye was his favorite residence. In 1667-1668 Alexei ordered to erect a magnificent wooden palace with 270 rooms, which was cliched as “an Eighth Wonder of the World”. All sovereign’s courtyard is surrounded by a fence with three gates: Front, Back and Garden.
- There are about 4 million bikes in Moscow and 146 km of bicycle paths. The longest route is a 16-mile bike path from the Muzeon to the Victory Park in the Western District. Why not take to two wheels like a local and see the city by bike?
Lovers of bike, history and gift shopping – the choice is yours. A Moscow bike tour? Shop till you drop? Take in Moscow’s abundant history and culture? How about all of them on one massive tour – 3 days in Moscow, which you can tailor to your interests!
But first 16 more fun Moscow facts from our friendly local guide Angelina.Moscow-facts
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