Zariadie has its own gastronomical center where the guests can taste the various dishes of the Russian cuisine: borscht and fish soup ukha, red rockfish with pepper sauce and Rostov crayfish, flank steak and quails soaked in honey with cowberries, pelmenis and Crepes (blini) with rabbit and smoked pork, kulebyakas and ossetian pies, rum balls and “ptichye moloko” pastry. Besides all these delicious food, you can buy a sandwich take away and take a snack in the park.
That is a perfect place to have a walk in the park, to feed the squirrels, and to enjoy the classical architecture.
There is a park and recreation area around the cognominal ponds in the North of Moscow. You can walk the numerous alleys around the ponds, pass the time in the special summerhouses, and ride a bicycle on the separate paths. Those, who love architecture, will enjoy several buildings left from the time, when there was the Mikhalkovo country estate here.
The large palace and garden complex on the South-West of Moscow is a unique example of Russian Gothic style. There is the abundance of different constructions – the Big Emperor’s Palace, ingenious bridges, pavilions, gates and arcs in the complex. Moreover, there is the beautiful cascade of the Tsaritsyno ponds with several natural and one artificial islands – with the musical fountain on it.
The Tsaritsyno complex is a must-see for all the Moscow guests – its size and beauty are quite comparable with the Saint Petersburg’s Petergof.The nearest Metro stations: Tsaritsyno
The nearest Metro stations: Dostoevskaya
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Historical center of Moscow
It is believed, that the capital’s architecture is not as original and stylish as, for example, in Saint Petersburg. Although, there are some places in Moscow, where you can enjoy the historic development and which are perfect for a relaxed walk. If you prefer something like that, you must visit the Basmanny district of the city, Maroseyka and Pokrovka streets and Chistoprudny Boulevard. These streets consist of the neat low-rise buildings, although some of them are quite exquisite (for example the house in Maroseyka Street 17/6).
The district is worth visiting not only at daytime but also in the evening, when it is especially charming with the evening illumination.The nearest Metro stations: Kitay-gorod, Chistye prudy
The most monumental and ambiguous building in our list is the business-center “Oruzheyniy” situated in the Garden Ring Road. The building was an uncompleted construction project for a long time, but it was finished by the 2016. Now there are offices of the big Russian companies in the building. The business center is illuminated in the evening and the spire is highlighted with different colors.
Owing to the size and the bright highlighting of the spire, the house in the Oruzheynaya Lane is seen from any point in the center of Moscow.
All these spaces have the same background and conception. Initially they were built in the XIX century for the industrial needs: the Arma was the largest gas-plant in the capital, the Danilovskaya and the Novospassky were the weaving plants. However, the time has changed and the necessity in manufacturing became irrelevant. Now the Danilovskaya Manufactory, the Arma and the Novospassky Yard are the modern business quarters in the popular loft-style. Their hallmark is the careful attitude towards the buildings with more than a hundred of year’s history that is why these places are suitable for excursions. There is the minimalistic illumination in the evening creating the romantic mood of the visitors.
The Novospassky is a business quarter with the comfortable infrastructure built up instead of Tsindel’s cotton printing manufacture. Apart from the offices inside the units of the former factory, there are many interesting objects in the territory – the fountain, the brick chimney of the former boiler-house, stylish graffiti on the walls and the other art-objects. In addition, there is the Museum of the Russian Realistic Art in the quarter.
The Arma is the stylish art space instead of the former gas-works, where the offices of the representatives of different art professions are situated. Apart from the typical for that epoch red brick buildings, this quarter is known for the unique huge gas storage vessels, which were formerly used for keeping the gas inside. Now there are the working areas inside of them.
It is the stylish business center located not far from the Belorussky railway station. The futuristic office buildings and the modern urbanistic traditions are blended with the classical architecture of the Old Believer’s church built more than 100 of years ago. As a result, that is a filmable place, which you cannot leave without several shots.
The Zhivopisny bridge
Without exaggeration it can be said, that it is the most beautiful bridge in Moscow. It is situated near the already mentioned Serebryany Bor in the western part of the city. This bridge was built just 10 years ago and since that time, the citizens and the guests of Moscow love it. Also, the Zhivopisny Bridge is the highest cable-stayed bridge in Moscow (105 meters).
Moscow City View Point
Everybody knows about the capital’s business quarter Moscow City with its skyscrapers. In one of the towers of the complex (“The Federation”), there is the highest viewpoint in Europe. From the viewpoint, the visitors are able to admire the panoramic view of Moscow from the 360 meters height. You can check the details about the working hours and the price on
The View Point of the Central Children’s Shop
This viewpoint is not as well-known, as the viewpoint in Moscow City or Ostankino, but it is an interesting place also. It is situated on the roof of the legendary Children’s Shop in the Lubyanka Street. Although the viewpoint in not very high, one can admire the magnificent views of the Kremlin, the historical center and the high-rise building in the Kotelniki Embankment. The urban area can be viewed in details with the help of the telescopes installed here. By the way, the entrance is free of charge.
Besides, there is one of the world’s largest mechanical clock in the Children’s Shop (more than 5 tons of weight) and the world’s biggest LEGO figure. In addition, there is the only official FIFA 2018 shop in Moscow in the Children’s Shop.The nearest metro station: Lubyanka
The Moscow Monorail
Originally, it was established as one more type of public transport in Moscow, but now it is used only for excursions. The monorail in the capital is the only one in Russia; it consists of 6 stations and 1 line little bit longer than 4 km. Now when there is not any final decision of the capital’s government whether to leave the monorail as it is or to create the over ground park there, we have a chance to take an excursion ride by monorail around VDNKh and observe its sights from a distance.
The monorail trains depart every half hour (timetable).
In Moscow, like in any other metropolis in the world, the pace of living is very fast. And, to live it up, the citizens often have to eat on the run. Obviously, the foreign fast food chains are very popular in Moscow. Although, people do not forget about more traditional kinds of snack.
The local fast food is, in the first place, the shawarma (shaurma, shawerma) – the close relative of doner, kebab, durum, giro and another varieties of this dish. The shawarma is loved by everybody in the capital regardless the income or the social stratum. The fans of this dish even created the mobile application “Where is the shawerma”, which has its rating of the cafes, where the tastiest shawarma in Moscow is made. You can download the app on the official site of the project.
If you want to taste the different Russian fast food, you must visit the fast food chain named “Teremok”. Here you can taste the crepes with various fillings, Russian porridges and soups, pelmeni and different national desserts. In summer, you can try the okroshka - Russian cold kvass soup with vegetables and cooked meat.
During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, numerous objects in the capital will be devoted to football. It will be easy to find the soul mates at these places and to see the football fans from the other countries.
The FIFA fan festival
The festival is the main location for those fans, who were not able to get a ticket to the stadium. Here they will enjoy the unique atmosphere and football matches broadcast. The fan-zone in Moscow will be located in a very picturesque place – the park in front of Moscow State University, opposite to the Luzhniki on the bank of the Moskva River. The organizers promise that the festival would house up to 25 000 people every day. There will be everything necessary in the place – the huge screen for watching matches, cafes and souvenir shops.
The Manezhnaya Square
In the very center of the capital, near the Red Square, the installation devoted to the Championship is located. It consists of the 11 figures, dedicated to the main sights of the cities, where the matches will take place and the figure of Zabivaka – the talisman of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Football graffiti in Moscow
The street painters also could not be apart from football and decorated several walls of Moscow houses with colorful graffiti devoted to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Here are the most significant of them:Graffiti with the Avengers on Solzhenitsyna street: