Moscow

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Moscow

Gorky Park

Ignore the rusted hulks in the dilapidated amusement park along the water, and stroll the many tree-lined lanes instead. In winter, this 300-acre park, opened in 1928, is flooded, allowing skaters to glide through a vast, frozen territory.

Krymsky Val,
Tags: family | things to do | park

Lenin's Mausoleum

On the west side of Red Square, Lenin’s mausoleum, erected in 1930 to house the embalmed body of the deceased Bolshevik leader, presents an eerie reminder of the failed regime.

Red Square, www.moscow.info/red-square/index.aspx
Tags: things to do | history | tour

Moscow Metro

Opened under Stalin, the metro is a marvel of Soviet might and ostentation. The many stations are festooned with grand chandeliers, murals, mosaics, and monuments to the Bolshevik Revolution. Avoid the busy rush hour.

, www.metro.ru (Russian only)
Tags: art | things to do | culture

Novodevichy Monastery

Founded in 1524, this historically rich monastery is best know for its cemetery, the final resting place for Nikita Khrushchev, Sergei Eisenstein, Nikolai Gogol, Sergei Prokofiev, and Anton Chekhov.

1 Novodevichii Proezd,
Tags: things to do | history | cemetery

Sparrow Hills

This is the best place to a get a sense of the city’s massive scale. Backed by the towering, majestic Moscow State University skyscraper, this vantage point provides a panoramic view of Moscow.

Vorobievy Gory,
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The Kremlin

The Kremlin’s impressive armory houses an abundance of tsarist relics from ancient weapons and Peter the Great’s boots to Catherine the Great’s ball gowns and carriages. There is also a separate, permanent diamond exhibition.

Sobornaya Ploshad, 011-7-495-928-5232, www.kreml.ru
Tags: things to do | architecture | history | tour

The State Tretyakov Gallery

See the world’s largest collection of Russian art (130,000 works, some dating to the 11th century). Open since 1898, the Tretyakov has pieces in diverse styles, including Medieval, Socialist Realist, and Symbolist.

Lavrushinskiy Pereulok, 10 Zamoskvorechye, 011-7-495-951-1362, www.tretyakovgallery.ru/english
Tags: art | things to do | culture | history

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