Sights and Scenes of Moscow

After a bit of difficulty obtaining our Russian visas, one trip to Moscow’s Red Square proved the lengthy process was more than worth it. We opted to stay nearby (which we highly recommend) where we were only steps from the Bolshoi Theatre, The Kremlin, the famous GUM Mall, and, of course, the very impressive St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Tourists in Red Square
St Basil Cathedral in Moscow Russia
St Basil Cathedral in Moscow
Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow Russia

If you’re around on a Saturday, head to the Bridge of Kisses (or the Potseluev in Russian) where you will see numerous brides and grooms tending to a tradition of attaching padlocks to the bridge.

Locks on the Bridge of Kisses in Moscow Russia
Lock Tree on the Bride of Kisses

Despite intimidating ticket lines that seem to have no order, the Kremlin is not to be missed. If you have time and if you find it interesting, you can also visit Lenin’s embalmed body at certain hours, but be prepared for a one to two hour wait. Though short, we found that our three days in the city was the perfect amount of time for us to get our Moscow fix!

Steps in The Kremlin in Moscow
Ivan the Great Bell Tower in Moscow
The Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Russia
Doors at the Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow
Cathedral of the Archangel in Moscow


  • No trip to Moscow is complete without a visit to The Kremlin.
  • Cross the Bridge of Kisses on a Saturday and you’ll be sure to see many a newlywed couple following the tradition of attaching a lock to the bridge.
  • Visit the iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral for an essential Moscow experience.

Marianna Jamadi is currently traveling the world, connecting the dots between her international families across the globe. She left NYC with her globetrotting boyfriend in May of 2013 and together they plan to spend the next year traveling abroad. Follow their adventures on their blog, Nomadic Habit.

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  1. Sara Avatar

    Love this feature — it brought back such memories! There’s a little coffee and ice cream shop at the entrance to GUM on the Red Square side (of GUM) that I practically lived in. Also y’all are lucky to have seen Lenin’s tomb – it just reopened been after a half year of renovations.

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