Moscow Travel Guide, Russia
Time: GMT 3
Area: 1081.00 km2
Population: 10409200 (within the city area 2005)
Currency: Russian Ruble
Languages spoken: Russian
On the banks of River Moskva the sprawling city of Moscow lies about 500 feet above sea level and is roughly oval in shape. Towards the north bank of River Moskva lies Kremlin, a citadel with historical buildings which was once the residence of the Czars and now the centre of Russian government. Around Kremlin there are enormous buildings that still echo the glories of the past. The Ring Roads that circle the city is a unique feature of Moscow.
People and culture
Muscovites are warm and friendly, but they do not trust foreigners easily and they need to be convinced. Only a few cities in the world have similar culture to Moscow. The museums and galleries are the best places to peep into the culture of Moscow. The city’s art arenas have one of the largest collections of paintings, fine arts and other stuff that lets you know about the tradition and culture of Moscow. The famous Russian ballet is loved by the natives as well as the visitors in the city. The city is the centre of Russia’s performing arts including ballet. Stretched around the city are about 39 theatres and 132 cinema halls and as many as 24 concert halls for performing arts.
The architecture of Moscow definitely impresses any one visiting the city. The place is flooded with old cathedrals and churches that speak about the history of the city. In the modern era, architect Shukhov added a lot of architectural grace to the place. Today Moscow is lined with sky touching buildings that has given the city a cosmopolitan look.
Moscow faced a lot of financial crisis after the fall of the Soviet Union, but it soon recovered and moved back to the road of development. The city has a fairly good infrastructure. It has a good rail road as well as air transport facilities. It has seen many infrastructure developments in the recent years. Moscow is getting a facelift with trade complexes, sprawling office buildings, residential buildings and recreational facilities.
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- Cathedral of the Archangel
travel tip by blackangel_66 posted more then 30 days ago
It is located on the Cathedral Square. It was constructed by an Italian architect in the 1510s. For centuries the Cathedral gave home to the burials of tsars (Ivan the Terrible is one of them) and grand princes as well. Now there are...
- Use the Metro
travel tip by zangazanga posted more then 30 days ago
Using the metro is the best and fastest way to get around Moscow, although it might prove to be difficult to understand how things work. Metro stations are marked with a big, red 'M' letter. There are 11 lines, each marked with...
- Red Square
travel tip by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
Anyone visiting Moscow will certainly need to go see the Red Square with the Kreml in the back. This is an amazing site simply because of it's magnitude, location, and history behind it.
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