Travel Blogs from Moscow
... filled with magnificent buildings and churches. There is not a town inside this wall, no shops, no signs of commercialism at all. Government offices are housed in the 18 and 19th century buildings and the history of the country is housed in the cathedrals and museums. We visited the Armoury museum, which contained a collection of the riches and artifacts from centuries of Russian contained but only one ...
... who would bring a gun to one of the most heavily guarded fortresses in Europe.
We continued on to the cathedrals within the Kremlin at Cathedral square, where 5 different cathedrals surround a square. Earlier we had observed a military ceremony there (similar to a changing of the guard), but now it was full of tourists taking pictures of the 360 degree views in the square. In addition to the churches there is the Czar Bell, a 200 ton bell that ...
... and even been on day trips on the Metro - where sculptures stand among commuters and where stone pillars support ceilings laden with stately paintings and chandeliers - Russian music is even looped through 1950 speakers! ... and St Basil's Cathedral, surely one of the greatest buildings on earth, with its huge Iced Gem style coloured domes appearing in the distance as you stand in Red Square and such beautifully painted interior and exterior walls ("if you designed ...
... floor. These vendors go all out with their display booths and the image they put forward. We tasted a few really unique, high quality, Russian vodkas, walked most of the hall and realized snacking on samples followed by strong spirits lights a fire of appetite, so we left and had lunch. After lunch we hit the pool and jacuzzi to loosen up after a long day of walking and met again for a late dinner at 9:30. Dinner was at ...
... walk felt a lot longer than it really was.
Got back to the room at 5:00pm and promptly collapsed on the bed. Spent about an hour researching traditional Russian restaurants near Red Square, as I didn't have it in me to walk much further than a block or two. Had two places picked out, and they turned out to be right next to each other. Reviewed the menus at both, and ultimately ended up at Godunov for one very specific menu item.
I ordered the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
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