On our second day in Russia, we went to Izmaylovo Kremlin. It’s a newly built complex museum inside Izmaylovo District and inside the complex, there are so many beautiful kremlins from the different decades so you can see the how these fortresses transform throughout the years. I was so shocked to see this beautiful complex- I was so excited to see Red Square and Saint Basil’s Cathedral, I totally forgot that there are so much more beautiful spots to see in Moscow.
Charming white cement kremlin and one that’s made out of wood. I’m sure you can tell which one is the older kremlin!
Walking inside the complex makes me feel like I’m in Alice in Wonderland! This place is so unreal!!!
They also have love locks! Everyone’s in love.
I guess you can tell who’s the happiest. Hehe.
We roamed around Arbat street, a famous pedestrian street nearby the historical centre of Moscow. It has existed since at least the 15th century so it’s one of the oldest surviving streets of the Russian capital.
Our tour guide said that the weather in Moscow is usually gloomy so they have colourful walls to make it even. You’ll notice they have colourful and pastel buildings everywhere.
Christ The Saviour Orthodox Cathedral. The church is 100 meters tall and you can fit almost 10,000 inside! It was built for 44 years. Fun fact: After it got bombed, they made the area into a giant pool from 1960-1944, but there was a museum nearby and the paintings were deteriorating so they made it into a cathedral again.
All the details inside and outside the church are so intricate. Most of people who live in Russia are Orthodox Christians.
Next stop: Novodevichy Convent, also known as the New Maiden Convent and is proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The convent territory is enclosed within walls and is surrounded by a park, which forms a buffer zone. Since we went there during winter time, the lake turned into ice (my first time to see something like that).
Before leaving Moscow, we tried eating at Grand Cafe Dr. Zhivago, a really chic restaurant just on the ground floor of our hotel. Literally all their dishes taste so delicious it’s crazy! I had a great time in Moscow but even a greater time in Prague and Berlin. I can’t wait to share my next travel diaries with you guys soon! BMS.