Museums and attractions in Moscow
Moscow is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And if you are already here, you should find the time to enjoy views. Especially if you are staying in the apartment hotel "Naumov". Due to the fact that it is located in the center of Moscow you can get to the architectural and cultural attractions of the capital easily.
Our hotels are located near metro stations such as Turgenevskaya, Chistye Prudy, Sretensky Bulvar, Lubyanka, Kuznetsky Most, Sukharevskaya. If necessary, you can get to any places in the city and suburbs.
The Moscow Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin is the oldest part of Moscow, the main socio-political, spiritual, religious and historical center of Russian capital. Kremlin is the residence of the President of Russia. The Kremlin is situated on a high, left bank of the Moskva River – on a Borovitsky hill. The complex of the Kremlin looks like an irregular triangle with area of 27.5 hectares. The southern wall is facing the Moscow River, north-west – an Alexander Garden, the east – the Red Square.
THE STATE TRETYAKOV GALLERY
No visit to the city is complete without immersing oneself in the painterly scenes of the Tretyakov Gallery – a walk through history from Russia’s early religious relics to the modern avant-garde. The State Tretyakov Gallery possesses a unique collection of Russian art which includes masterpieces which span a period of a thousand years. Nowadays it contains more than 170,000 works by Russian artists as Serov, Roerich, Vrubel, Levitan, Korovin. The nearest metro stations are “Tretyakovskaya”, “Novokuznetskaya” and “Polyanka”. Opening times:
· Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays — 10.00–18.00
(ticket office and last admission until 17.00),
· Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays — 10.00–21.00
(ticket office and last admission until 20.00),
· day-off — Monday
Exhibition Centre "VDNH"(VDHKh)
Exhibition Centre "VDNH"(VDHKh) is one of the largest exhibition centers in Russia, the second largest exhibition center in Moscow. VDNH (ВДНХ) was the most famous exhibition center in Soviet Union. Currently, it may be considered as one of the sights of Moscow. At the VDNH territory is situated many attractions and monuments of Soviet times. For example: the sculpture “Worker and Collective Farm Girl” (sculptor Vera Mukhina), fountain “USSR peoples friendship”, fountain “Stone Flower”, the model of space roket “Vostok”.
Exhibition Centre is located on the north-east part of Moscow, at the intersection of “Prospect Mira” and “Prospect Cosmonauts” streets. The nearest metro station is “VDNH”.
Arbat Street in Moscow, often called "Old Arbat" or "Stary Arbat" ("Stary" is the Russian word for "old") is one of the city's most famous streets. Most of the street is closed to vehicular traffic, so it is essentially a pedestrian mall, which is lined with souvenir shops and kiosks, restaurants, bars and other attractions. There are also several historical sites along the street, the most popular of which is the statue in memory of Alexander Pushkin and his wife, Natalya. Arbat Street is easily accessible on foot from either the Smolenskaya or Arbatskaya Metro stations.
While the grand Bolshoi Theatre is rich in heritage (it has attracted tourists for more than 200 years), its productions have always succeed to be at the forefront of contemporary performance. One of the best performances The Bolshoi ballet has offered up recently was the intensely moving opera, ‘Boris Godunov’ by Mussorgsky. Other accomplished companies include the Satirikon Theatre, which received rave reviews for its take on Chekov’s psychological masterpiece ‘Chaika (The Seagull)’, while the recent run of ‘Swan Lake’ at the Stanislavsky Theatre successfully epitomises how Russian ballet is always capable of reinterpreting timeless classics in unexpected ways. Tickets for plays and concerts can be bought directly from theatre and concert hall box offices, or from kiosks called "Teatralnaya Kassa", which can be found in underpasses, inside or near the entrances to almost every central metro station.
Victory Park, Poklonnaya Gora
One of the highest spots in Moscow, Poklonnaya Gora now hosts Victory Park, an open-air museum with tanks and other war vehicles on display from the Second World War. Poklonnaya Hill is one of the most favorite destinations for a good walk and a good rest and is equally admired by both Moscow residents and guests of the Russian capital. Getting there: Park Pobedy Metro Station.
Kolomenskoye is a park and an ancient village with several Orthodox churches, located 10 km in the south of the center of Moscow. He became one of the suburbs of the Russian capital in 1960 and now belongs to the southern part of the city. Kolomenskoye is an original unspoiled landscape with a unique flora. In the landscape you can find the Dyakovo settlement the most ancient settlement within modern Moscow. It is an Iron Age culture that has been recently discovered. You can visit also several churches or religious building as the Church Of St. George, The Standalone belltower, the Church of Our Lady Kazan, and so on…
Moscow Zoo, Russia's largest, is an increasingly respected conservation institution, but the main emphasis is on children's education and entertainment - it's more about giving the city's children a chance to see and touch farm animals than about big cats in small cages. In total, about 5,000 animals of 750 species are kept in the Zoo, making it Russia's largest. If you're coming to Moscow with young children, it's probably one of the best ways to keep them entertained. Be warned, though, that it can get very crowded on weekends. Getting there: across the road from Barrikadnaya Metro Station. Opening hours: Daily from 10:00 to 17:00 (20:00 in summer), closed on Mondays.
Vorobyovy Gory, or Sparrow Hills, is the green hilly area south of the Moscow River, opposite the tip of the Khamovniki peninsula. This wooded hillside is a less developed less crowded extension of Gorky Park. The paved path that originates near Gorky Park continues along the river for several kilometers, and bikes and skates are available to rent. Vorobyovy Gory is a place that can give you excellent outlook of Moscow. No, you won't see the entire city of course - it's just too big. However, if you're looking for a good view on our capital - it's hard to find another such spot. Well, maybe except Ostankino TV tower. There's even a special observation platform built on Sparrow Hills. Vorobyovy Gory can definitely help you take a few good shots of Moscow especially on a sunny, pleasant day.