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.