➤The Moscow Kremlin (all the highlights including the Armory)
➤Moscow city tour: the Red Square, Saint Basil's Cathedral, GUM, the Bolshoi Theatre, KGB Headquarters
➤Excursion in Novodevichy Convent
➤Sparrow Hills (Lenin Hills)
➤Take a ride by famous Moscow metro
➤Transfer to the train station
➤Boarding the evening train to Kazan
Pokrovsky Cathedral, or St. Basil's Cathedral, is not just a church. It is a memorial temple constructed on Red Square in honour of the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. The main fight in which the Russian troops won a victory happened in the day of the Intercession of the Theotokos. So the temple was consecrated in honour of this Christian holiday. The cathedral consists of separate churches. Each of them is also consecrated in honour of holidays in which there were decisive fights for Kazan: Trinities, the Palm Sunday and others.
The Red Square is a historical symbol of Moscow. The name of the square originated from the Russian word красная (Krasnaya) meaning "red" because it is related to the word красивая (krasivaya) meaning "beautiful". The Red square separates the Kremlin from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod. Thousands of tourists come here not only from all corners of Russia but also from around the world.
Get to know the city by taking a metro ride to the place of your first visit. Metro is the fastest ways to get anywhere in this city and to avoid traffic jams. If you want to see the Bolshoi, it’s a good idea to book your tickets in advance!