The Holidays Can Be Hectic; Why Not Plan a Dream Vacation?
During the busy time surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday after our fourth piece of pumpkin pie, we all probably start daydreaming about our next getaway. That might mean a trip to a tropical paradise or a quiet country cabin, somewhere to spend a little quality R&R. Although nothing beats a relaxing vacation, maybe what you really need is to map out your next adventure, to travel across the world and visit places so beautiful it seems there is no possible way they truly exist.
The city of Moscow, Russia, is known for its beautiful architecture and memorable sights. You can marvel at the peaks and eves of The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, more commonly known as St. Basil’s Cathedral on the Red Square. Today, the cathedral, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat. It was built from 1555 to 1561. After you tour the cathedral, you can take a moment to enjoy the breathtaking sight of the Kremlin over the Moskva River. The Kremlin, also known as the Moscow Kremlin, is the most well-known of the Russian Citadels. Within the Moscow Kremlin are five palaces, four cathedrals and an enclosing wall. The Grand Kremlin Palace is also located within these boundaries, formerly serving as a Moscow residence for tsars. Today, the palace is the official residence of the president of the Russian Federation.
Wait until sunset and visit the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the second tallest Orthodox Christian church, with its captivating golden domes. You may observe a bit of history at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin Wall in the Alexander Garden, where the guards continuously keep watch over the unknown soldier.
When you visit Moscow, the beauty and wonder are unforgettable.