Downtown Apartments

B.Gnezdnikovsky Side Street 10, Moscow, Central Russia, 119991, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Moscow

Moscow - Day 3

A travel blog entry by aussiebloke51 on Aug 22, 2014

5 comments, 4 photos

I awoke to my last day in Moscow and in Russia. Although the train wasn't leaving until the evening I was still able to use my room until then so after breakfast and a quick and rough packing the day began. Maxim, my guide from the previous day, would meet us near the Resurrection Gates to Red Square for my tour of the Kremlin Nd the Armoury Museum. The cost of this tour was already included my original booking. Maxim had lived and studied in the ...

Arriving in Moscow

A travel blog entry by janterry on Jun 27, 2014

2 comments, 4 photos

... streets near the hotel and noticed some very colourful Disneyland (as in fairytale castle etc) type buildings which we dutifully inspected. It turns out that these are museums of various sorts (including a vodka museum and tasting) interspersed with a marriage facility (very popular too) and the whole complex was an ideal setting for wedding photos. We saw four wedding groups in the hour or so we were there. ...

Moscow - day 2

A travel blog entry by chris-roisin on Jan 18, 2014

2 comments, 54 photos

... bell is 20 feet tall with a 22 feet diameter. I first saw this bell in 1985 and I could have sworn this bell had a crack down one side. It looks as if the crack got worse as there now stands a ruddy big hole with a piece missing. The missing piece of bell is propped up against the side; well, as much as a 12-ton piece of iron can be ‘propped’ up. Similar to the Tsar cannon, the bell was also forged in the 16th century and I also understand that the bell ...

Sore Feet Take Moscow by Storm

A travel blog entry by ritawritatravel on Sep 16, 2013

22 photos

... seatings and bigger stores. One strange observation, it seemed every store on the block had the same song playing, perhaps using a series of speakers so you feel like you're still in the same place. Back to the corner of Old Arbat, I slipped back down into the metro to make for Tverskaya Street and home of Moscow's 1st McDonalds and supposedly the world's busiest. Busy it was not busy, but for travellers used to easily ordering at McDonalds abroad, this one is still tricky as I ...

Icons, incense and introductions.

A travel blog entry by mrsmac on Aug 14, 2013

14 photos

... It took two hours to drive there through chaotic Moscow traffic and then out onto the country road, through birch forests where small wooden houses nestled between the trees. We arrived about 11am and walked in groups to the front entrance. This impressive gate is called Beautiful Tower and is richly decorated with frescoes of St Sergius. This place is like the Mecca for Russian Orthodox believers who are expected to visit here at least once in their lives. ...