Moscow is the capital of Russia and the largest metropolis in Europe with a population of 12 million. Despite the large size of the city and numerous renovations, the historical center of the city around the Moscow Kremlin, which is included in the UNESCO list of historical Heritage, has been preserved here. The city was founded by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky in 1147.

In the first day you`d better go to the center of the city, and visit the Red Square and the Kremlin with all its environs – Alexander Garden, Manezhnaya Square, and Chinatown where there remained some buildings of the old Moscow. It would be rather interesting to walk on the two bridges over Moscow-river, which are on both sides of the Kremlin. 

There you can have a very beautiful view of the Kremlin and the rest of the city. In the walking distance from the Kremlin there is the Cathedral of the Christ the Saviour. You`d better visit it in the first day too. In the evening you may go to one of theatres where you can enjoy Russian ballet or opera (and it is better to get the tickets in advance).

In the next day you should visit the Tretyakov Gallery, where there is a very interesting collection of Russian painting, which you could hardly find in any other gallery of the world. In the afternoon you may visit one of the estate parks of Moscow: Kolomenskoye, Tsaritsyno or Novodevichiy Convent. The first of them is most interesting. Kolomenskoye is a landscape park on the high bank of Moscow-river, where there is the Church of the Ascension, included by UNESCO in the world heritage list. 

In the evening, if the weather is fine, you can visit the observation deck on the Vorobyovy Gory, giving a beautiful view of the entire Moscow. Nearby there is one of the most famous Stalin sky-scrapers – the Moscow University. You can also go down Moscow-river in a pleasure boat.

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Sunset over the Kremlin towers in Red Square
Church of St. Basil (Intercession Cathedral) is the symbol of Moscow and Russia as a whole
View of Moscow Kremlin from Big Moskvoretsky Bridge
Moscow. The domes of the Annunciation cathedral and the Dormitory (Assumption) cathedral at the Moscow Kremlin.
Moscow. At the Moscow Kremlin you understand why Moscow is called «white stone» and «gold-domed».
Moscow. Moscow Kremlin and the Grand Kremlin Palace as viewed from the Bolshoy Stone Bridge.
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour-the main Cathedral of The Russian Orthodox Church
Red Square
Lenin Mausoleum is at the foot of the Senate Tower in the middle of Red Square
Main buildings of the New Maidens` (Novodevichy) Convent as viewed from the lake
Domes of the Archangel Cathedral over the Moscow River.
The facade of the Bolshoi Theatre on Teatralnaya square in Cener of Moscow
The Palace of the Russian Meal at the Izmailovo Kremlin.
Manezhnaya square and Alexandrovsky garden near the Kremlin walls
Flower beds in the Alexander Garden and the Trinity Tower - the highest tower of the Kremlin
Moscow University Building is a landmark of Moscow
The main house where Lenin lived in the estate Leninskie Gorki
Tower Palace of Alexey Michailovich at Kolomenskoye
The palace of Sheremetyev at the Kuskovo Estate as viewed from the Large Palace Pond. 
The building of the HPS-2 Museum on Balchug Island in Moscow
The Grand Palace in Tsaritsyno Park
In the Park of Fallen monument Muzeon you can see hundreds of sculptures of the Soviet era
A huge monument to Peter I (the height of 98 meters) on the waterfront Park Muzeon in Moscow
Bell Tower and Refectory in Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery in zvenigorod
The strong walls of the Kolomna Kremlin and the Granovitaya Tower.
Flowerbeds of blue hyacinths in Zaryadye Park in Moscow
Moscow. The Ivan the Great Bell Tower and the Kremlin cathedrals as viewed from the Moscow River.
Dormitory (or Assumption) Cathedral in the Sobornaya (Cathedral) Square
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Volkhonka street
Front door of the Tretyakov State Gallery
Tsar Cannon was cast by the founder Andrei Chokhov in 1586
Tsar Bell of the Moscow Kremlin is a monument of the Russian foundry of the 16 century weighing 200 tonnes
The main house in the estate of the princes of Vyazemsky Ostafevo in the Moscow region
Fountains before the Nike Stele and the Museum of World War II at Victory Park
The lobby of the Mayakovskaya metro station: the floor is covered with marble, and the columns are semi-precious rhodonite
The Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Patriot Park is the main temple of the Armed Forces of Russia
The huge building of the Northern River Station in Moscow looks smart, thanks to the arches