Catching one hour of sunshine on the Red Square…
Time seems to fly by whenever I’m home and although I spend majority of it with my family, I love a few moments exploring the city. I always seem to visit the Red Square and on this occasion I honestly thought it wouldn’t happen due to non stop rain, but lucky for us we caught few minutes of sunshine to wonder past some of the most iconic monuments of Russia’s capital.
We walked over from the Ritz Carlton hotel to the Alexandrovsky Garden where you can spot changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Eternal Flame before walking to enter the Red Square either along the Kremlin Wall or further on through the Voskresensky (Resurrection) Gates. You will also spot a zero point circle of the whole Russia (it is known that all the roads have their starting point here) where many locals and tourists stand right in the middle, close their eyes and make a wish while throwing a coin over their heads.
As you wonder through, you’ll see State History Museum, Gum shopping mall which was built in the 1890’s and past Lenin’s Mausoleum which leads towards the The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed. It is probably one of my favourites sites of Moscow as I’m also in awe of how it was built around 1555. For approximately $10 you can enter inside and get a pretty decent view from the top, which on this occasion we didn’t get to do.
Have you been to Moscow? What is your favourite site?
Don’t forget to check out my guide to Moscow