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Russia's capital for 869 years now, Moscow is one of the most historically rich cities in the world. The sprawling city of Moscow is a blend of historic and contemporary sights. It is believed to be a major economic, political, cultural, and scientific center of Russia and Eastern Europe. Home to numerous stunning architectural pieces, the city is a tourist’s paradise.

Start your trip by visiting one of the most ancient parts of the city - The Moscow Kremlin. Symbolizing the whole of Russia with its intricate designs, magnificent structures, it is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex includes five palaces, four cathedrals enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin Towers. The complex is also the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. Constructed in gothic style, the Red Square is considered the heart of Moscow. It is a prominent landmark and also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For many, it's ranked at number one for places to visit in Moscow. Don't forget to take a tour of the Saint Basil's Cathedral- a church built in the shape of a bonfire and amongst primary places to worship in the city. Another point of interest is the Tretyakov Gallery where you get a chance to view the best of Russian art collection. Other popular attractions in the city are Kremlin Armoury, Sparrow Hills, Tsaritsyno Park, Kolomenskoye, Poklonnaya Hill, and Pushkin Museum.

Experience one of the best ballets, operas, and classical music performances at the Bolshoi Theatre. It is one of the most enjoyable things to do in Moscow. Russian Ballet is world famous and depicts a part of the Russian culture. Visiting Gorky Park- an amusement park in the city is another one of the fun activities to do in Moscow. The park offers various activities such as a Ferris wheel, hockey and ice skating.

For an authentic Old Moscow experience, a tour of the Old Arbat Street is a must. The street is strewn with souvenir stalls, local artists, and several caf茅s. Do stop by a food stall and try out the typical Russian Shashlik Kebabs and Okroshka.