Kremlin Fountain Cathedral

Moscow

Moscow was founded in the 12th century and it teems with great churches, cathedrals and palaces; from the Kremlin and Red Square to the beautiful, walled monasteries outside the city. Moscow has constantly reinvented itself and is layered in contrasting periods and influences: Orthodox, Tsarist, Soviet and Capitalist.

Like St Petersburg, the list of writers and composers associated with the city is extraordinary: Chekhov, Pushkin, Gogol, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich to name a few. A visit to the Bolshoi theatre is a highlight.