Moscow – Exploring the Vibrant Capital of Russia

Moscow is the powerful city with history and tad edginess. This summer I decided to visit this capital city of Russia. It is filled with world famous attractions. The city has been in existence for over 800 years. I kept me busy all throughout the day. In case you are visiting Moscow for the first time and do not know what to do, check out the list given below.

Red Square

This is at the center of the capital. No doubt, it is the most visited area. Beautiful architectures surround the square. This is the key location. I found place to be surrounded by several popular architectures like St. Basil’s Cathedral. There are Kremlin and Lenin’s Mausoleum. Other than this, there are various attractions to check out.

St. Basil’s Cathedral

To glance at Russia’s archetypal image, I visit this cathedral. The domes lit by the sunlight are beautiful to watch. These had been designed to appear like a bonfire flame. Ivan the Terrible had commissioned the cathedral in 1500. Tsar wanted it to be unique and didn’t want to surpass the creation. So, he ordered the architect to be blinded. That is quite a legendary tale.

Lenin’s Mausoleum

This is an attraction that I was not going to miss out on. It has a glass sarcophagus which contains Vladimir Lenin, the legendary revolutionary’s, body. The place opened its door to public viewing in the year 1924. It has a footfall of 2.5 million in a year. Even though there is a line to enter, I didn’t mind it at all.

Moscow Kremlin

It is one of the largest active fortresses to be found in Europe. As I went inside the kremlin walls, I found 5 squares to explore. There are 20 towers and you will also find largest cannon and bell in here.