Sights in Moscow

Menshikov Tower
The church is built on the order of A. Menshikov apparently by I. Zarudny. It belongs to the stepped church type common for Moscow architecture of the end of the XVII century, but is worked out in absolutely new, quite European forms. Originally the church quadragle carried the open arcuated octagons topped with a 30 meters spire with an angel's statue. The building overtopped Ivan the Great Bell Tower in Kremlin for more than tree meters.
Museum of Cosmonautics
The Museum of Cosmonautics – one of the largest research and technology museums in the world – is located on the ground floor of the Monument to Conquerors of Space (VDNKh metro station). In the museum, you can see exhibits testifying the first achievements and success of national space exploration, including the first spacesuits, the first artificial satellites of the Earth, spacecraft for Moon exploration and exploration of other planets of the solar system.
Zaryadye Park
The Zaryadye Park, located on the bank of the Moskva River in the historical Kitai-gorod district, was opened in 2017. This 10-hectare recreational area features all kinds of landscapes, an Ice Cave, an educational centre and cinemas. The park’s jewel is the so-called Soaring Bridge with breathtaking views of the Kremlin.
Old Merchant Court
The Old Merchant Court in Moscow occupies a substantial portion of Kitai-gorod, as the old merchant district is known. It located near the famous Red Square about few hundred metres. Formerly accommodating both shops and warehouses, it was constructed of brick in the 1590s and underwent significant modifications from 1638–41. As the Russian capital expanded and the old structure became overcrowded, a new indoor market was completed nearby in 1665.
Old English Court
The Chambers of the Old English Court are a unique architectural landmark of Moscow. This is one of the oldest examples of civic architecture dating back to the 15–early 16th centuries. That was a time of active stone construction work in the Kremlin and the redevelopment of the adjacent Veliky Posad, now renamed Kitay-Gorod, where two sets of stone chambers were built– the Chambers of the Romanov Boyars and the Chambers of the Bobrishchev Boyars, the latter now called the Old English Court.
Church of St. Barbara
The Church of the Great Martyr Barbara, which lent its name to one of Moscow's oldest streets, was built on this site in 1514 by the Italian architect Aloisio the New to a commission from the rich "surozhane" (people who came from the merchant town of Surozh, now Sudak) Vasily Bobr, Fyodor Vepr and Yushka Urvikhvostov (it is thought that Yushka was a nickname of Ivan Bobrishchev).
Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God
The Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God was built in the mid-17th century as the tsar’s family chapel to commemorate the release of Moscow from the Poles. It also symbolised the Tsars Romanov dynasty. In the 17th century, the church was adjoined to the palace with wooden passages. This is an active church.
Tsar Peter the Great’s Cabin
Tsar Peter the Great’s Cabin located not far from the Tsar’s Courtyard. This is an authentic small house where the Tsar lived for almost two months during his stay in Arkhangelsk, where he supervised ship construction on the Northern Dvina River and the creation of the Novodvinskaya Fortress The house was moved to Moscow in the 1930s. The interior has been restored to resemble what it was like when the Tsar lived there. The permanent exhibition features portraits of the Tsar’s family, drawings, maps, books, and other objects.
Chambers of the Romanov Boyars
The Chambers of the Romanov Boyars museum is situated in an historic building comprising of 15-17th century chambers near the Kremlin. It is part of a unique medieval architectural ensemble in Varvarka street. The chambers are thought to be the birthplace of the first tsar of the Romanov dynasty Mikhail Fyodorovich.
Trinity Church in Nikitniki
Hidden out of view among the government buildings on Staraya Ploschad is the Trinity Church in Nikitniki, which is a stunningly beautiful example of the architectural style known as Moscow Uzorochie - a Russian type of elaborate baroque. Its images can be found in every textbook of architecture, and over the facades and interiors have worked best artists of his era.
Vakhtangov Theatre
In the heart of the old Arbat stands a beautiful columned building, the Vakhtangov Theatre, famous for its deeply intellectual performances. Its renowned troupe, talented directors, varied repertoire and deep-rooted traditions have made the theatre popular with Muscovites and visitors to Russia’s capital for the past 95 years. A large colonnaded building, loved by many generations of Muscovites, is located in the center of Arbat (Old) Street. This building is owned by the remarkable Vakhtangov Theatre.
Melnikov House
The Melnikov House, a building designed by architect Konstantin Melnikov in Moscow for him and his family (1927-1929), is the first house in Russia to join the international Iconic Houses Network, comprising around 150 landmark houses from the 20th century that have a significant meaning in modern architecture and are open to the public. For the Melnikov House that started to open its door for small public tours (up to 5 persons) on December 3, 2014 as a first step in dissemination of the work of its architect Konstantin Melnikov.
Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building
Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building is one of seven Stalinist skyscrapers laid down in September 1947 and fully completed in 1952, designed by Dmitry Chechulin (then Chief Architect of Moscow) and Andrei Rostkovsky. The main tower has 32 levels (including mechanical floors) and is 176 metres (577 ft) tall.
Leningradskaya Hotel
The gothic Stalin skyscrapers commonly referred to as the Seven Sisters is the Leningradskaya Hotel which is located just off Komsomolskaya Ploschad and close to the three railway stations. The hotel was built between 1949 and 1954 and, although it is the smallest of the seven sisters, it still has 17 floors and stands at 136 metres high. Today the hotel is run as the Hilton Moscow Leningradksaya.
Skyscraper at Krasnye Vorota
The massive Administrative and Residential Building at Krasnye Vorota is one of the gothic Stalin skyscrapers commonly referred to as the Seven Sisters. It was built between 1947 and 1952 and has 24 floors in the central part. During the Soviet era the Ministry of Transport Construction was based here, but now the building holds the head office of Transstroy Corporation and residential apartments.
Hotel Ukraina Building
Hotel Ukraina is one the famous seven buildings in Moscow that are known as “Stalinist skyscrapers” or “Seven Sisters”. Their special, highly distinguished style characterizes to a large degree the appearance of downtown Moscow serving as a striking architectural landmark of Russia’s capital. This 29-floor building is 200 meters height, has great location and amazing views over the Moskva River.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building
The building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID in Russian) is one of seven skyscrapers dating from the early 1950s. The MID building was designed by the architects M.A. Minkus and Vladimir Georgiyevich Gelfreikh. The skyscraper has 27 levels and is 172 metres (564 ft) tall. It's covered by a light external stone wall with projecting pilasters and pylons. The interior is decorated with stones and metals. A metal spire tops the tower's roof, assimilating its silhouette with those of the other six Sisters.
Kudrinskaya Square Building
One of the most memorable buildings of the Stalinist period in Moscow is a building located on the Kudrinskaya Square overlooking Sadovoye Koltso (the Garden Ring). Ashot Mndoyants and Mikhail Posokin, architects responsible for unique design of the building, started their work on the project in 1948. The skyscraper was completed in 1954 after Stalin’s death. This striking building in the very center of the capital has 25 floors in total and is 160 meter high.
House of Nirnzee
In 1912 building engineer Ernst- Richard Karlowicz [Nirnzee] submitted an application to the Moscow to obtain permission for the construction of a 9-story house in the Bolshoi Gnezdnikovskom Pereulok. He presented the project of rental housing unit (where the apartments are hired by tenants for a specific period), in which could settle well-off people, particularly small-sized cheap apartments of bachelors and small families.
Ostankino TV Tower
The 540-meter Ostankino TV Tower is one of the symbols of Moscow. The tower is the eighth in the top ten of the world's tallest structures, and also the first in Europe and the fourth in the world among the highest TV towers. Its construction, which lasted seven years, was completed in 1967. In 2000, the tower caught fire, resulting in burnout of its three floors.
Petroff (Petrovsky) Palace
Petrovsky Palace was built for Catherine the Great and designed by the famous Russian architect Matvei Kazakov in 1775-82. It was meant to be the last overnight station of royal journeys from St. Petersburg to Moscow, hear the empress had a chance to rest before entering Moscow. In the 19th century Petrovsky Palace witnessed many official ceremonies, it was from here that Russian tsars began their journeys to the Kremlin for their coronation.