Weekend Drive in Moscow

As one of the largest and oldest cities in the world, Moscow has lots to see and do. Catch a glimpse of Moscow in this two-part video.

To the throb of British house and Russian rap, the videographer takes us on a driving tour through the center of Moscow, along the Moscow River front and through the historic boulevards of the oldest districts in Moscow.

As you watch, look out for major landmarks:

  • the Russian White House (Белый Дом)
  • the historic Metropol Hotel (Метрополь) near Theatre Square
  • the red brick walls around Kitai-gorod (Китай-город) and the Kremlin
  • the newly-rebuilt Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (Храм Христа Спасителя)

Moscow has been torn down and rebuilt many times over during the turbulent Russian history. Onion-domed churches gave way to Russian avant-garde architecture, which in turn gave way to Soviet-era apartment housing, and now glass skyscrapers.

Theatre Square, or for cheap tickets, elsewhere

The oldest theaters of Moscow are located on the Theatre Square Teatralnaya Ploschad (Театральная площадь). Dozens of smaller theaters fill the center of Moscow. Many of the historic buildings that line the boulevards contain small concert halls and stages. These houses sell cheap tickets to some of the coolest shows in Moscow.

No car? Go by metro

In case your chauffeur has the day off, fret not. You can reach all of these places in under half an hour by metro. Moscow has one of the most extensive, efficient, and easy-to-use metro systems in Europe.

Get more info about the Moscow metro system at http://engl.mosmetro.ru/ .