About Moscow

The first stops on any tour of Moscow are Red Square and the Kremlin - the heart, not only of the city but also the symbolic heart of the Russian nation. Radiating out from the Kremlin and nearby Manezhnaya Square are famous streets such as ulitsa Petrovka and Tverskaya ulitsa, which runs north to Pushkin Square, and immediately south is the Moskva River (Moscow River), which curls through the center in a series of winding bends.  

The Garden Ring Road encircles the city center and most of the famous sights are contained within this boundary. Many attractions are southwest of the Kremlin, along the river, including Gorky Park, the pedestrianized boulevard of ulitsa Arbat and the parklands surrounding the Luzhniki Stadium and Moscow State University. It is worth noting that most museums are closed on Monday.