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Moscow off the beaten path

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Moscow off the beaten path
Experience a side of Moscow many travellers miss out on including the Moscow Cat Museum with paintings, sculptures, embroidery, ceramics, and costumes dedicated to the feline world, as well as the Bunker-42 on Taganka (Cold War Museum) where you can learn about the different types of bombs being manufactured and tested during the Cold War.
Good for: Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Cold War Museum at the Bunker-42 on Taganka
Cold War Museum at the Bunker-42 on Taganka

A unique exhibition of Cold War history located about 65 meters underground, Bunker-42 is a military history museum and an entertaining complex founded in the former classified military building of the USSR.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Patriarch's Pond
Patriarch's Pond

This green space in central Moscow is great for people-watching and an ideal spot for some rest and relaxation. The park’s pond also serves as an ice rink in the winter and is home to swans in the summer.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)
GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin)

The largest department store in Russia, dating back to the days of the tsars, is located opposite the Kremlin in Red Square.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Russian: Музеи изобразительных искусств им. А.С. Пушкина) is the largest museum of European art in Moscow, located in Volkhonka street, just opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The International musical festival Svyatoslav Richter's December nights has been held in the Pushkin museum since 1981. The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts... More

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Russian: Музеи изобразительных искусств им. А.С. Пушкина) is the largest museum of European art in Moscow, located in Volkhonka street, just opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The International musical festival Svyatoslav Richter's December nights has been held in the Pushkin museum since 1981. The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts holds one of Russia's largest collections of foreign art from ancient times to the present day. Its modern presentation introduces visitors to the Museum's extensive study collections of toned plaster casts reproducing works of Graeco-Roman art, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The Museum also houses original paintings and sculpture, drawings and examples of decorative and applied art. In the halls on the ground floor original works of art are displayed from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, together with European paintings ranging in date from the 8th to the 8th centuries. Two halls, known as the Italian and Greek Courtyards, contain casts. The halls on the first floor display for visitors casts of art works from Ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The halls, hung with paintings, exhibit works of art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Known for its outstanding temporary exhibitions, this museum also has an impressive permanent collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Danilov Monastery
Danilov Monastery

Founded in the late 13th century, this is the oldest Moscow monastery and now an official residence of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Burganov's House
Burganov's House

The Moscow State Museum “Bourganov’s House” was founded in January 2001. It is situated in the historical area of Moscow (metro-station Kropotkinskaya). Its founder Alexander Bourganov is a gifted contemporary artist, the Full Member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, Doctor of the History of Art. The museum collection presents the works of Alexander Bourganov, Maria Bourganova and... More

The Moscow State Museum “Bourganov’s House” was founded in January 2001. It is situated in the historical area of Moscow (metro-station Kropotkinskaya). Its founder Alexander Bourganov is a gifted contemporary artist, the Full Member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, Doctor of the History of Art. The museum collection presents the works of Alexander Bourganov, Maria Bourganova and Igor Bourganov.The main exposition is located out of doors in the open air. The works of A. Bourganov and his private collection have laid the foundation of the exposition. It begins directly in Big Afanasievsky lane, where some sculptural works of the artist are on display, occupies the museum’s territory and ends at green rest area of Sivtsev Vrazhek. The hall of “Small Louvre” has become the first indoor exhibition place of the museum. It is a relatevely small underground space, which is covered with a glass roof. On top of the roof one can see the sculptural composition named “Horses”. Exhibinions, concerts and other cultural events usually take place in the hall of “Small Louvre”. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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