Situated approximately a 15-minute walk from some of Russia’s most famous sites, including the Kremlin and Red Square, the four-star Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel offers guests a central meeting point between historical Russian baroque architecture and modern infrastructure, housing 387 hotel rooms and suites with views of Tverskaya Street and the city skyline.
Moscow, Russia: What to see and do
A swelling nebula of culture, history, and oligarchy in Russian’s past, Moscow not only represents the capital of the Russian Federation, but holds itself as a major political, economic, and scientific centre of Eastern Europe. Harbouring nearly a millennium’s worth of history in revolutions, invasions, sieges, and a booming economy, Moscow has become one of today’s most-visited capitals of the world, garnering the attention of tourists with their Baroque architecture and remnants of Tsardom and Communism in the form of the Kremlin and Red Square, the latter which offers guests access to viewing Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin’s tomb.
Stately copper statues and high arching ceilings laden in history greet guests unmovingly from the interior of the Moscow Metro, known to be one of the longest, busiest, and deepest metro systems in the world. Aside from its endless bustle of crowds, tourists flock to awe at its vaulted Baroque ceilings and Stalin-era statues to rub for luck. Should the underground scene prove unappealing to open-air seekers, Moscow’s crowning glory of the St. Basil’s Cathedral welcome guests with its brightly coloured flame-shaped domes which can be viewed from the centre of the Red Square. Dating as far back as the late 16th century in terms of infrastructure and design, the once-church now functions as the State Historical Museum of Moscow. Heap years of art and history into open minds with a visit to the State Tretyakov Art Gallery, and the Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve where much of Russia’s rich history of development and cultural growth is catalogued. Those seeking a sight of art in motion can purchase a ticket to the Bolshoi Theatre, or adjourn to a traditional Eastern European bath house for some good old fashioned rest and recuperation.