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Next week

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Next week

Well, I am just about ready for my trip, next Wednesday and I have a rough itinerary.

Weds 19th:

Arrive in Moscow and take aeroexpress into Paveletskaya and then onto Comrade Hostel

Once I have checked in, depending on how tired I am, having been travelling since 4.30am, I will probably just wander around Red Square area, trying to get my bearings. Probably have a look at the Kremlin walls.

Thurs 20th:

Lenin Mausoleum

Take Moscow Free Tour

In the afternoon have a walk through Kitay Gorod, including the Old English Court, Epiphany Cathedral and Church of Trinity in Nikitniki

Fri 21st:

St Basils Cathedral

State Historical Museum


Kremlin Tour

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Sat 22nd:

Gulag History Museum

Kazan Cathedral

Novodevichy Monastert/Cemetery

Things may be subject to change but I just wanted to know if this seems like a fairly sensible schedule, to start from. I'm thinking more about giving good tiime to the sights I really want to see, rather than trying to pack too much in and not being able to do these places justice.

Any suggestions/criticisms will be gratefully received.

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1. Re: Next week

Only thing to me is if by Kazanski Cathedral you mean the church right on left as you entry Red Square from the north, then I might tend to skip this. While (typically beautifully charming) It is a smallish place, and think you will at this point already have had quite a nice mix of churches you will have visited. If you are not staying nearby, and still want to do this, I would combine with other elements of your plan that will have you in and around Red Square (a lot of what you are planning to see will!)...

I tend to go there from time to time when in Moscow more for the church service itself, but again, it is quite small.

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> It is a smallish place...

It might be worth adding that the current church was built in 1990-1993 (no, there are no typos here). The original church was destroyed in 1936. There used to be a public toilet on that site after that.

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Thanks guys.

I might skip Kazan Cathedral and do the Retro Cars Museum. That looks like it could be interseting and a bit of fun.

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The walks between the different sites are beautiful, so make sure that you grab a map. I really enjoy the walk from red square to Christ the Savior cathedral. If you enjoy parks you may want to check out tsaritsyno on the dark green metro line south of the center.

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You may visit Red square, Kremlin Cathedrals and GUM in one day - I spent all my life in Moscow and believe this is the best and most beautiful place .

I also like to wonder around Tverskaya street, Bolshoy theatre and Patriarshiy pond - a lot of people, many restraunts, bars and shops.

It is also great fun to taste russian traditional quisine

Have a nice holidays

Edited: 5:38 pm, June 19, 2013
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