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Top 10 Astonishing Sights Of Moscow

Moscow is a truly iconic city that has played a central role in the development of the Russian state and indeed the world, loaded with symbolism and history. Moscow is a huge, exciting, and astonishing city rich with architectural gems.

In Moscow, you can travel through the ages just walking through the streets. Diversified architectural styles wait for you at every turn. To see the beauty of ancient Russian architecture, we are sharing some of the best sights one can find there. These places keep the unique, original, and exceptional beauty. Enjoy!

Saint Basil’s Cathedral


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One of the most fascinating buildings of all time. One might have never been to Russia let alone Moscow, but chances are we have seen images of the outrageously beautiful and colorful orthodox cathedral. Based in the red square of Moscow, is one of the most famous and popular symbols of the country. Built almost 500 years ago it really gives you chills down the spine just looking at it. An absolute marvel and human vision, a testament to the skills of the workers back then.

Moscow State University


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The university was founded by Mikhail Lomonosov in 1755 on the 23rd of January. It is a coeducational and public research university, and one of the toughest to enter in the entire Moscow. A near 100% in writing is a must, but once you enter, you will leave a successful man or woman. The central part has 36 floors and is the tallest university in entire Europe and the 7th world wide.

Remarkable City Architecture


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Moscow is flooded with history and architecture. Vibrant colors, incredible complex buildings, and magnificent landscapes fulfill this city as one with the most charm. One cannot stop to admire everywhere one looks at what the city has to offer. The city has the skill to blend in art, beauty, and historical moments, good and bad, into one artistic painting. And this is exactly it, Moscow could well be an oil painting with so many details that one would take a lifetime to properly observe. Once in Moscow, keep your eyes looking up.

The Wooden Palace of Tsar Alexei Mihailovich


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The wooden palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich with 270 rooms decorated with paintings and carvings was built in 1667 without using any fasten materials, nails, or hooks. It consisted of 26 buildings connected with each other by passages and halls.  The whole complex was divided into male and female parts. The male part included ceremonial chambers, chambers of the Tsar and his sons, while the female part belonged to the Tsarina and the Tsar’s daughters. Astonishing!

Moscow Zoo


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One could argue that this could be one of the better-looking zoos in Europe. The animals have a fantastic view of the State University. One could almost be envious! One of the places in busy Moscow to get away from people even for a short time to recharge the battery and put you at peace with nature once again. A perfect time to rejoice with yourself with a stroll once in a while in the newly renovated zoo seeing some of the rarest 7500 animals on the planet.

Kremlin Palace


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Built-in the 19th century to unite all the separate buildings of the tsar’s court, nowadays it hosts ceremonial state events which include official meetings and conferences with foreign dignitaries as well as inauguration ceremonies. There is a unique chance to visit the famous ceremonial halls of St. George. St. Andrew, St. Vladimir, and St. Aleksandr as well as exploring the hidden gems of Terem Palace and Faceted Chamber, which is one of the oldest secular buildings in Moscow. However, to note, this is normally not opened. It is, after all, the Kremlin’s residence. And perhaps, the most flamboyant and exaggerated presidential homes of all time.

Novodevichy Convent Monastery


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Novodevichy Convent, also known as Bogoroditse-Smolensky Monastery, is probably the better-known cloister of Moscow. Its name, sometimes translated as the New Maidens’ Monastery, was devised to differ from the Old Maidens’ Monastery within the Moscow Kremlin. Marshmallow like architecture cannot be helped but to stare at it for hours on end. It’s fascinatingly beautiful with an extraordinary architecture built in both 16th and 17th centuries. It is possibly the most beautiful baroque style monastery on the planet. It also belongs to the UNESCO world heritage site.

Tsaritsyno Palace


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As we could assume, the bigger the better according to the Russians. Founded by the order Catherine the Great in 1776, the building boats with exuberance. The complex of palaces, chambers, and palaces known as Tsaritsyno was built on what were then the southern outskirts of Moscow in the 18th century, on the orders of Empress Catherine the Great. The Great Palace is the only surviving example of what is now known as ‘Russian Gothic’. The entire estate covers an area of over 400 hectares.

Pashkov House


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On the top of Vagankovsky hill, facing the walls of Moscow Kremlin, there is a real palace named after its first owner – Pashkov House. Having been built in just two years, from 1784 to 1786, Pashkov House is not only a brilliant example of Russian art of building but also a significant landmark of its era. Pashkov House offers a magnificent panoramic view of Mokhovaya street from the side of Borovitskaya square. A bright white building, elevated on a high pedestal, is built by the classic three-part principle, a central body with a belvedere and a portico is combined with single-store galleries with side wings.

Dominion Office Building


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Located in Moscow’s Sharikopodshipnikovskaya Street, next to tram and bus stops, near Dubrovka Station on the Lyublinskaya Line of the Moscow Metro, the Dominion Office Building is among the first of the new projects to be built for the growing creative and IT sectors in this primarily industrial and residential district in the southeast of the city. It was a first of a kind building within such a historical city to incorporate ultra-modern and psychedelic touches to the city.

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