Top Cultural Events to See in Moscow 

by deborah on August 3, 2015

in Culture, Travel

Top Cultural Events to See in Moscow

There is a lot to do and see in Moscow, which is why it’s important to stay at centrally-located

Moscow hotels such as The St Regis Moscow Tverskaya.

Red Square and the Kremlin is nearby, and Tverskaya Street is one of the most famous and

interesting streets in the city.

Tverskaya Street

Tverskaya Street dates back to the 12th century as the center of an important medieval city.

It crossed the Neglinnaya River with the first stone bridge in 1595.

The street was the social center of Moscow in the 17th and 18th centuries and there are Palladian

mansions that date from the reign of Catherine the Great that are still standing.

Two of these are the English Club c. 1780 and the mayor’s house rebuilt in c. 1782.

A statue of the founder of Moscow, Yuri Dolgonruky, was erected in front of the mayor’s house on

the 800th anniversary of the city.

Top Cultural Events to See in Moscow

Some other notable buildings that are worth seeing date before the beginning of the Stalin

architectural style in 1935.

They are the central Telegraph Building, the ‘black cube’ of the Lenin Institute and the

Izvestia Building.

The Bolshoi Theatre, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Pushkin Square are also nearby.

Considered the third most expensive street in the world, Tverskaya Street is a great place

to window shop in some of the most expensive stores in Russia.

It’s also the center of Moscow’s entertainment and nightlife district.

The Top Cultural Events in Moscow

Top Cultural Events to See in Moscow

The Electrotheatre Stanislavsky on Tverskaya Street dates back to pre-revolutionary

days, and today, has some of the best shows in Moscow.

It combines avant-garde theatre with classical Russian Theatre art and focuses on innovation

while carefully following the traditions of Russia’s dramatic theatre culture.

Top Cultural Events to See in Moscow

The Kostroma Show allows visitors and locals alike a chance to enjoy history through

brilliant stage performances of the National Show of Russia. It’s a spectacle not to be missed.

It covers the beginning of Christianity in Russia, the Tsarist era, the first man into space and

the Russian Ballet.

With beautiful set design from the mountains to the sea, this show thrills people of all ages.

Top Cultural Events to See in Moscow

The Afisha Picnic is a one-day music festival held at Kolomenskoye Park, a UNESCO

World Heritage Site.

Visitors enjoy delicious food, live music from international performers, and there are small

tents where visitors can attend workshops, lectures and see street performances.

Top Cultural Events to See in Moscow

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts always has a world-class exhibition.

The paintings are displayed in chronological order to give visitors a sense of the evolution

of the art of the era.

The museum also has concerts, lectures and Science at the Museum.

Visitors should plan on spending a whole day in the museum to experience all there is on offer.

Top Cultural Events to See in Moscow

During the summer months, Tsaritsyno Park offers an area of peace in the great city.

With a vast network of water jets and a wide variety of colorful foliage and flowers,

visitors also get an outdoor show. At night, the water show is accompanied by brilliant

lights and music including chart-toppers as well as classical items.

 

Moscow is one of the great cities of the world and offers a huge selection of cultural exhibits

and artistic shows.

Your hotel on Tverskaya Street will be the perfect base from which to visit all the attractions.

 

What are your favorite cultural events to see in Moscow?

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