How to explore Moscow museums for free? The Russian capital has a lot to offer, including various museums and exhibitions. However, only few know that there are some days a year when everyone can visit most Moscow museums for free.
The Kremlin. The Moscow Kremlin is a symbol of the Russian State, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world, a treasure house of relics and monuments of art. It is situated in the very center of the capital of Russia.
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was built in gratitude for the Lord’s intercession in a critical moment of the Russian history, as a monument to the courage of the Russian people during the struggle with the Napoleonic invasion of 1812 on the order of Alexander I.
The building of the Bolshoi Theatre is one of the symbols of Moscow and Russia. The theatre was founded on 28th of March 1776 when Catherine II issued Prince Pyotr Ouroussoff a privilege to hold performances, balls and masquerades.
The Kolomenskoye estate, a unique historic place, sits in the most scenic corner of Moscow. 2500 years ago the place was home to the oldest settlement on Moscow`s territory. Initially, it belonged to Moscow`s grand princes.
Novodevichy Convent is the oldest and probably the most beautiful functioning cloister in Moscow. The architectural ensemble is the object of the cultural heritage protected by UNESCO. The convent was founded in 1524 by Vasily III.
Novodevichye cemetery is located in the south-west part of the city, in Khamovniky, on the territory that borders the Novodevichy convent. The territory of the Novodevichye cemetery is included in the UNECO list of the World heritage.
Ghost town Piligrim Porto will make you feel like a time traveller: old houses, narrow streets, the Catholic Church, guillotine and even a full-size ship stranded on land! The town is located in Moscow suburbs, close to Sheremetyevo airport.
The Serednikovo manor is located in Moscow suburbs, 15.5 mi from the city center, close to Sheremetyevo airport. Serednikovo is the manor ensemble representing Russian neoclassical architecture of the 18th century.
The Tsaritsyno estate is located in the southern part of Moscow. Its history begins from 16th century. Since then the estate changed several owners and the one who left the most remarkable trace in its history was empress Catherine the Greate.
The Izmailovsky Kremlin. Almost every tourist who visited Moscow is familiar with the Kremlin, but few know that there is another one located out of the mainstream tourist path. The Izmailovsky Kremlin hosts several museums
The Wooden palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich. During his reign the palace was considered «the eighth wonder of the world». Unfortunately, it didn’t survived until nowadays, but today we can admire its reconstruction.
The rink at the VDNKh (Rus: ВДНХ, National Exhibition of Economic Achievements) is the largest artificial ice rink of 20,510 square meters in Moscow. It even ranked first in terms of area among all Europe rinks.
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