Best Places to See in Moscow: Architectural Gems

Travelling around Russia: Architectural gems of Moscow

I first visited Moscow in the summer of 2008: I went there to work, and we lived really far from the city center. I admit, I did not like Moscow at all: I hated those high grey buildings that were hanging over me, I felt that there was no space to breathe freely. Crowds of people hurrying somewhere all the time, always gloomy and sulky… This image of Moscow had always been in my mind until I visited it this summer. You know, Moscow is incredible! And it was not Moscow that changed, it was me 🙂 There are loads of amazing things to see and do in Moscow, but I want to show you here why it is not grey to me anymore. The cheerless buildings are still there, but this time I paid attention to the architectural gems of the city: Moscow can be bright and colorful, and I have proof 🙂 It really pays off being positive and searching for positive things 🙂 So, here they are, best places to see in Moscow!

Who knows, maybe, you will find here inspiration for your trip 🙂

Architectural Buildings of Moscow


Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Arseny Morozov's Mansion on Vozdvizhenka
Arseny Morozov’s Mansion on Vozdvizhenka: inspired by the Pena Palace in Sintra and La Casa de las Conchas in Salamanca, this house was so weird for Moscow, that it was called ‘fool’s house’

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Building on Krestyanskaya Square
Building on Krestyanskaya Square

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Museum of History in the Red Square
Museum of History in the Red Square

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Medical Center Building in Arbat
Can you guess what this building is? It is a medical center in Arbat!

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Izmailovsky Kremlin
Izmailovsky Kremlin

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | International Commercial Arbitration Court Building
International Commercial Arbitration Court Building

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Kudrinskaya Square Building
Kudrinskaya Square Building, one of Stalin’s “Seven Sisters”

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | A house on Pokrovka street
A house on Pokrovka street

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Trade Chamber of Russian Federation
Trade Chamber of Russian Federation

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Embassy of Belarus in Maroseyka Street
Embassy of Belarus in Maroseyka Street

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Entrance Gate to Gorky Park
Entrance Gate to Gorky Park

Amazing churches of Moscow


Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Annunciation Cathedral in the Kremlin
Annunciation Cathedral in the Kremlin

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | St Basils Cathedral in the Red Square
St Basil’s Cathedral in the Red Square

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Kazan Cathedral in the Red Square
Kazan Cathedral in the Red Square

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | St Clement's Church
St Clement’s Church

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Church of St Nicholas in Klenniki
Church of St Nicholas in Klenniki

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Cathedral of Christ the Savior

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Ivan the Great Bell Tower in the Kremlin
Ivan the Great Bell Tower in the Kremlin

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Church Deposition of the Robe on Donskoy
Church Deposition of the Robe on Donskoy

Architectural gems of Moscow, Russia | Donskoy Monastery
Donskoy Monastery

I admit that this is just a small fraction of Moscow’s architectural landmarks, so I will keep updating it 🙂 Do you have any suggestions for my next visit?

More on Moscow:

My Top 10 Places to See in Moscow
How to spend a perfect day in Moscow

Some of the links below may be affiliate links, meaning that I will get a small commission (it won’t cost you anything!) if you click and book accommodation. As you can see, I do not use advertising on this website, so it will help me to keep this blog going.

Well, in any city you travel, you have to stay somewhere 🙂 When I search for accommodation, I always use two options: it is either AirBnB (click here for a discount on your first booking with AirBnB) or Booking.com.



Booking.com

PIN THIS IMAGE!

Travelling around Russia: Architectural Gems of Moscow

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *