"What a great surprise!!!" Moscow by xaver

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To tell the truth the only reason why I decided to go to visit Moscow, was a grat deal I found, a very cheap tiket 100 euro from Ancona.
I was not thinking about Moscow as a possible destinations fro various reasons: the cold and, above all the rumors I had heard and read about it.
But when I was going to decide if going to Moscow and St. Petersburg a friend (call_me_rhia) told me: St. Petersburg is just a beautiful european town, Moscow is special and I hate to admitt she was right once again!

The surprise.

Fortunatly anyway i decided to go as Moscow was really a great surprise for me, I found it totally clean contrary to what I had heard, absolutelly well preserved and just coloured and alive.My idea of a grey big and unonimous city desappeared as soon as I arrived in the city centre.

Not enough time

The only thing I regret is that I could spend only and I repeat only 5 days in Moscow as they were absolutely not enough to visit all the sites I wanted to and to enjoy this grea city enough, in the end I will have o go back!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Architecture, art, colours
  • Cons:ques burocracy language difficults
  • In a nutshell:Dasvidania
  • Last visit to Moscow: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Thanks for your interesting page and tour of Moscow! Lots of lovely photos!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2015 at 4:21 AM

    What an interesting page on Moscow. Lots of wonderful sights to see. Looks like you really enjoyed the cuisine and found yourself an excellent place to stay. Well done.

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    It was very interesting to read your impression about the city where I live! It's a pity you spent so much time in passport control in Sheremetyevo. Only one mistake: The Novodevichy Monastery was founded in 1524 not in 1954, haha!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    I see you have managed to see a lot and had a nice stay there...

    • xaver's Profile Photo
      Nov 6, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      thanks, yes I had a very nice time in Moscow

  • tratoria's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Amazing pics, It shows that you really enjoy visiting.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2012 at 5:39 AM

    Interesting tips and fine photos! I?m glad Moscow turned out not to be just a grey, big and anonymous city as you had expected.

  • johngayton's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Nice page and an especially useful (and unique) accommodation tip. Moscow's on my list - I'm particularly looking forward to the metro.

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2010 at 10:43 PM

    interesting page to read

  • Jefie's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    I've always been fascinated with Moscow, so thanks for the tour! Too bad the Tolstoj Museum was closed, that would be at the top of my list for sure, but you got to see some truly wonderful cathedrals.

  • Durfun's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Good tip re the homestay; practical & authentic experience :-)


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