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Top 8 Moscow sights by Mind Map: Top 8 Moscow sights

1. The Kremlin

1.1. The Moscow Kremlin is one of the most ancient parts of the city and symbolises the whole of Russia. It is both a cultural sight, as well as the centre of the Russian state, and the residence of the President of Russia

2. Bolshoi Theatre

2.1. The Bolshoi Theatre is the most famous theatre in Moscow. The theatre shows around 3-4 different operas and 2-3 ballets each year. The focus is on classical masterpieces from composers such as Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky. Russian ballet is world famous and is an important part of the Russian culture.

3. St. Basil's (Pokrovsky) Cathedral

3.1. The well-known St. Basil’s Cathedral is located on the opposite side of the Voskresensky Gate of the Red Square. The Cathedral is an architectural masterpiece consisting of nine altars spread out on one single foundation. St. Basil’s is a must-see for anyone visiting Moscow.

4. GUM Department Store

4.1. The GUM is a huge shopping centre, one of the largest in Europe. It is the most famous place to shop in Moscow, but it is also known for its architecture. It is situated on Red Square. The shop has a luxurious style, selling brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Hugo Boss, Burberry etc. There are also many cafes and restaurants. GUM is famous also as a cultural centre. It hosts art and photo exhibitions, and it is one of the venues of the international art festival Chereshneviy les.

5. Moscow Metro

5.1. The Moscow metro is famous for its architecture and the stations called “underground palaces of Moscow” have become main sights of the city. The underground complexes are decorated by statues, monuments and art such as paintings, mosaics, and stained-glass windows. The idea was to give every station an individual shape and appearance.

6. Kuskovo Estate

6.1. This estate was built in the 18th century and is representative of typical Russian estate architecture. It is a magnificent site, with a palace, a large park and ponds. The estate is an ideal place to visit on a nice day out.

7. Central House of Artist

7.1. Central House of Artist is the largest exhibition centre in Russia. Opened in 1979, it consists of 27 halls with 60 galleries. Each year the CHA hosts hundreds of exhibitions from all over the world. There is also a beautiful park with an open air Sculpture Museum, along with recreation areas and playgrounds for children. CHA also functions as a conference centre, and as a festival and concert venue. Tretyakov Gallery is also in the same building as the CHA.

8. Historical Museum

8.1. The historical museum of Moscow has a vast collection representing every phase of the Russian history. The museum is situated on Red Square and it has multiple exhibitions, which display Russia from antiquity until the 21st century. The museum is one of the most popular in Moscow. If you are interested in Russian history, this museum is a must-see.