Tverskaya Street is Moscow’s main thoroughfare. It joins the Red Square with the Triumfalnaya Square, continues further as Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street and, passing the Belorussian Railway Station, as Leningradsky Avenue.
There are places in Moscow that look as if time has stopped there. They're very quiet, cars are few and there are no neon signs, and cats are strolling lazily about… St. John’s Hill is one of such places.
Zamoskvorechye is a vast and exceptionally interesting district southward of the Kremlin, where outstanding architectural landmarks have survived to our times, such as the Resurrection Church in Kadashi, St. Kliment’s Church, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Church of St. Gregory of Neo-Caesarea and many other historical sites.
The renowned German Quarter was located in the vast area between Baumanskaya and Kurskaya Metro Stations. It is where one can still feel the presence of Peter I, Catherine II and Alexander I, admire the Lefortovo Palace the Yelokhovo Epiphany Cathedral and other landmarks.
These famous streets are known as the old-timers of the spirit of Moscow, which have absorbed the images and stories of different epochs. In the late 20th century they turned into one of the most prestigious and expensive districts of the Russian capital.
There are three streets in the centre of Moscow that flow like rivers from Kitay-gorod to Garden Ring, bringing together the past and present in an invisible stream. These streets are Myasnitskaya (Russian: Мясницкая), Maroseyka (Russian: Маросейка) and Pokrovka (Russian: Покровка), which takes off from Maroseyka.
A number of historic lanes radiate from Tverskaya Street, which starts almost from the Kremlin. Stoleshnikov and Kamergersky are two of such lanes, the former connecting Tverskaya with Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street and the latter flowing into Kuznetsky Most Street.
Tsaritsyno (Russian: Tsaritsyno or Царицыно) is a reserve area in the southern part of Moscow, a unique historical, natural and architectural ensemble with a palace and park complex dating back to the second half of the 18th century as its gem.
Steeple-roofed towers of the Moscow Kremlin and its walls with swallow-tailed crenellations are irreplaceable elements of the metropolis panorama. The fortifications were constructed in the 15th century by Italian architects to protect the city from enemies.
The Moscow Metro is considered one of the most beautiful rapid transit systems in the world. Architecturally, this is a true underground museum, which can be accessed for the price of one ride. Each of its 222 stations is unique in its own way, and many of the stations built in the Soviet era are recognised as masterpieces of architecture.
Kitay-gorod, also referred to as the Great Possad, is an area of Moscow located east of the Kremlin. This is where the earliest streets of Moscow are preserved, as well as numerous unique monuments of architecture, and an active government district.
The Moscow city bike network began to develop rapidly a few years ago. Before that, stationary bike rentals could only be found in some large parks. Moscow is yet hard to call a comfortable place for this kind of transport due to the comparatively small number of bike paths.
You can enjoy the view of the city both from the walls of historical monuments and from modern high-rise buildings as well as picturesque embankments. Almost all of these viewing points can be visited any day. Some Moscow viewing points are part of museum complexes, others are located in skyscrapers, others are just natural part of the cityscape.