Perhaps most famous for sites such as Red Square and the Kremlin, Russia’s capital is a wealth of history and arts throughout the seasons. When the sun sets, you are left with a choice of astounding performances, ballets and circuses.
Religion and faith dot the skyline of the city as remains of the communist Soviet state and the prevailing power of the Orthodox church. With 600 churches throughout the city, whose peeling bells will accompany you throughout your time here, you’ll want a good guide to see the highlights.
What started out as a small settlement on the Moskva River, 900 years ago, to its position at the heart of the Soviet Union, Russia’s capital has witnessed a lot of significant and turbulent change. Visitor’s wishing to get a glimpse into its past can do so at Moscow’s many museums and historic monuments, such as Bunker 42 located 200ft below the city, and VDNKh, an exhibition centre built to celebrate the Soviet achievements in science, industry, culture, transport and engineering.