Art, opera and architecture. Shopping, parks and festivals. In Moscow, visitors can explore iconic landmarks including the Kremlin and Red Square, witness the beauty and artistry of the Bolshoi Theatre, meander through shops in the 19th-century GUM building or admire the more than 700 sculptures in the MUZEON park. The hotel places guests near the most famous sights in the city along with those lesser known yet equally deserving of attention.
Bolshoi Theatre is the national theatre of Russia, the quintessence of the Russian musical tradition and the international center of the music culture. Its goal is to place the classical heritage into the context of changing cultural demand of the Russian society, and to advance and develop the music theatre in Russia.
Is located in the former confectionery factory "Red October". Three spacious exhibition hall can expose more than 400 photographs.
The center operates an open library, whose mission - to collect all the best photography books over the past 80 years. Bookstore Center of Photography Lumiere brothers offers a wide range of constantly updated assortment of books on art and history of photography.
The Moscow Kremlin is considered to be a symbol of the Russian statehood. The architectural ensemble “The Moscow Kremlin and the Red Square” is included into the UNESCO List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The Moscow Kremlin State Historical and Cultural Museum and Heritage Site incorporates the Armoury Chamber and the architectural ensemble of the Cathedral Square, consisting of the Assumption, Archangel's and Annunciation cathedrals, the Church of Laying Our Lady's Holy Robe, the Patriarch's Palace with the Twelve Apostles' Church and the Ivan the Great Bell-Tower complex, as well as the exhibition halls in the Assumption Belfry and in the One-Pillar Chamber of the Patriarch’s Palace.
Garage is a place for people, art, and ideas to create history. Garage is the first philanthropic institution in Russia to create a comprehensive public mandate for contemporary art. Providing opportunities for dialogue, as well as the production of new work and ideas, the Museum’s extensive program of exhibitions, events, education, research, and publishing reflects current developments in Russian and international culture. The museum is located in the heart of Moscow, in Gorky Park.
Moscow Museum of Modern Art is the first state museum in Russia that concentrates its activities exclusively on the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inauguration, the Museum has expanded its strategies and achieved a high level of public acknowledgement. Today the Museum is an energetic institution that plays an important part on the Moscow art scene.
Multimedia Art Museum collection is proud to include works of the classics of Russian photography such as Maxim Dmitriev, Pyotr Pavlov, Carl and Victor Bull, Moisey Nappelbaum, Alexander Grinberg, Max Penson, Alexander Rodchenko, Arkady Shaikhet, Boris Ignatovich, Ivan Shagin, Yevgeny Khaldei, Vsevolod Tarasevich, Dmitry Baltermants and many others. MAMM also supports a number of contemporary Russian photographers and artists who include photography into their art.
The exposition of the Museum includes today a vast collection of tinted plaster casts of famous ancient, medieval and Renaissance sculptures and a collection of original works of foreign artists, sculptors and graphics together with objects of decorative arts. The rooms of the ground floor present mainly the original works: works of art of Ancient Egypt, antiquities, European paintings of the VII-XVIII centuries; two halls — Italian and Greek courtyards are housing casts. On the first floor there are rooms with casts of Ancient Greece, Rome, Middle Ages and Renaissance. The rooms of painting acquaint the public with the art of the XIXth and XXth centuries.
The State Historical Museum presents a great collection of nearly 4.5 million museum objects and over 15 million sheets of documental materials. Take some time to vist the museum located just few steps from the hotel directly on Red Square to admire not only the exhibitions but also the architecture.
The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre
Every theatre season is a journey into the unknown. No matter how well we plan it the outcome is always unpredictable because theatre means creativity, it is an endless road where each turn opens something new and unexpected.
The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. The collection contains more than 150 000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by successive generations of Russian artists. Russian art works, ranging in date from the 11th to the early 20th century, are on the show in Gallery's historic building on Lavrushinskiy Pereulok. New building of the Tretyakov Gallery at Krymskiy Val houses a unique museum exhibition of national 20th century art.
WINZAVOD Centre for contemporary art is one-of-a-kind venue representing the diversity of contemporary culture. First of all, WINZAVOD infrastructure is focused on support and development of Russian contemporary art, which is at the height of popularity.
The Novodevichy Convent is one of the most beautiful and harmonious architectural ensembles in Moscow. It was founded in 1525 by Grand Duke Vassily 111- such was the way for the ruler of Russia to celebrate the re-integration of the old city of Smolensk to the Russian State. In the subsejuent centuries the Convent was a witness to and stage of various important historic events associated with the names of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, Peter the Great.
The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, or St.Basil's Cathedral, was built in 1555 - 1561 to commemorate the victory of the Russians over Kazan Khannate on 1st October 1552. The Russian tzar Ivan the Terrible ordered two Russian architects (Barma and Postnik) to build a monument in honour of the victory, and it is said he had their eyes poked out so that they could never design anything to rival its beauty.
Great Lent and Easter
What do Russians do during Great Lent and at Easter? Nonbelievers go on living the way they always lived, and this period does not mean an awful lot to them. There are also different types of believers. There are those who believe in a higher reality, in Angels and retribution, but they are not members of the Church. They do not fast, do not confess their sins, receive communion, attend the liturgy or observe any other ecclesiastic rites and rituals.
Maslenitsa (Butter Week) is the only ancient pagan celebration still included in the calendar of festivals of the Orthodox Church. In the pre-Christian age, at this time of year when the days were getting longer, tribes all over Europe celebrated the revival of nature, with pagan rituals for seeing off the winter and greeting the spring.
The spa retail shop at The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow offers ESPA Product range rich in essential oils, plant extracts and marine elements that are used throughout ESPA treatments. Choose from a wide range luxury spa products - skincare, body and hair retreats, special men line, bath essentials and candles infused with fragrant essential oils. We will be pleased to create a special gift package with ESPA products or arrange a gift voucher certificate for any ESPA treatment.
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World- famous collection of shops and boutiques inside a 19th century arcade. Located directly on the Red Square. GUM always was and remains the greatest country's store. The building's planning represents three lengthway three-floor passages with deep basements. The glass roof designed by the engineer V. Shukhov imparts uniqueness to the building's architecture. Stretching on a quarter of a kilometer along the Kremlin's wall, the GUM's building encloses the Red Square from the East with its facades' architecture (decorated with facet rustics), and calls up with Kremlin and the Historical museum.
Gorky Park is the central Moscow park, located in the heart of the city. Inaugurated in 1928, stretches along the banks of the Moscow River, it is divided into two main parts – the Neskuchny Garden, which dates back to 1753, and the ‘Parterre', which dates back to the All Russia Handicraft and Agricultural Exhibition held in 1923. With free Wifi, contemporary public art projects, design fairs and a new cafe lineup, Gorky Park is now one of the most popular places in Moscow.
Park of culture and rest «Fili» is located in Moscow along the Bank of the Moscow river on the area to 266.6 hectares, and is one of the largest in the city. Park picturesquely down the steep slopes towards the Bank of the Moscow river. Before it was the palace of Naryshkin, was left the Palace of the 18th century. The name of the Park gave the river Filka. Take a promenade or a bicycle tour.
Park of arts MUZEON is a sculpture park in the center of Moscow. MUZEON is unique place – instead of enclosed rooms its exposition is shown right in the open air. MUZEON begins its history in 1992, when area around the Central House of Artists was used to store monumental sculptures from the Soviet epoch. The park has been collecting monuments for 20 years; now its collection comprises more than 700 sculptures, including some notable pieces by Vera Mukhina, Ivan Shadr, Yevgeny Vuchetich, Yevgeny Chubarov and various contemporary sculptors. Address: Krimsky Val, 2. Hours: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
"Sokolniki" - a unique complex of the park, the natural and national cultural monument of landscape art - as in the past is the property of Moscow. Over the past years, the park has grown significantly and updated. It features provided by the concert stage, the library - reading room, four amusement of the town, a billiards room, a veranda dancing, sports alley with rental skates, bikes, scooters and other sports equipment, swimming pool, go-cart track, numerous cafes.
Explore the first Zoo in Russia that was opened in 1864. The Moscow Zoological Park has come a long way from a small zoological garden to the large scientific, educational and conservation institution of today. At this time, it maintains over 8,000 of animals belonging to more than 1,000 species of world fauna.
Originally owned by the Sheremetev family, as a specimen of a typical 18th century Moscow region residence. The estate was designed as a site for receptions, celebration and other festivities. More than 20 unique monuments of architecture with genuine interiors have been presented including a Dutch Palace, an Italian museum, a Grotto, a Greenhouse, others. Another point of interest in Kuskovo Estate is the only regular French park to have survived in Moscow. There are ponds, canals and Russian and Italian sculptures in it.