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Main Design Attractions to Look Out For While in iSaloni Moscow 2018Wednesday 10 October 2018
Main Design Attractions to Look Out For While in iSaloni Moscow 2018 ⇒ iSaloni Worldwide Moscow is one of the biggest design and home furnishings to take place in Russia, more precisely, in the massive Crocus Expo centre. The event that gives continuation to what enthusiasts and professionals have seen in Salone del Mobile Milano is set to start tomorrow and concludes on the 13th of October. While attending or after the event, you should take some time to visit some of the most marvellous landmarks as well as must-see design and architecture attractions in the country. As a result, today, CovetED will show you a few suggestions one should look out for that a particularly unique aesthetic and history to them, so take a look.
St Basil’s Cathedral
Perhaps one of the most beautiful monuments in the entire world, the St. Basil’s Cathedral features onion-shaped domes in multiple colours in order to give the effect of being the flames of a bonfire. The Cathedral is located in Moscow’s famous Red Square.
⇒ Address: Red Square, Moskva, Russia, 109012
State Historical Museum
Established in 1872 by Ivan Zabelin and Aleksey Uravov, the State Historical Museum is located in a neo-Russian style building and highlights a very particular and extraordinary aesthetic. The Museum houses an incredible collection of artworks, from relics of prehistoric tribes to 6th-century manuscripts as well as pieces collected by the Romanov dynasty.
⇒ Address: Red Square, 1, Moskva, Russia, 109012
Initially, this unique art gallery was the home to the private collection of the Tretyakov brothers. Nowadays, it holds one of the largest repertoire of Russian art in the entire world. The gallery was designed by Viktor Vasnetov. Some of its most iconic works of art on display are Rublev’s Trinity, Girl with Peaches by Valentin Serov and Demon by Mikhail Vrubel, among many other fascinating works.
⇒ Lavrushinsky Ln, 10, Moskva, Russia, 119017
The Pushkin Museum is regarded as the largest foreign art museum in Moscow, showcasing a mesmerizing collection of works of arts by masters of ancient civilisations, the Italian Renaissance and the Dutch Golden Age. Right adjacent to the museum, one can also find The Gallery of European & American Art which houses an impressive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.
⇒ Address: Ulitsa Volkhonka, 12, Moskva, Russia, 119019
VDNKH All-Russian Exhibition Centre
Quite recently, the exhibition centre was completely renovated and put in its best form ever. Activity in the centre started back in 1935 with a more agricultural approach but now it has been transformed into an open-air museum dedicated to Soviet architecture. In its proximities, VDNKH features an extensive park complex that includes numerous museums, shopping pavillions, a horse-riding rink and even a lengthy oceanarium.
⇒ Address: Prospekt Mira, 119, Moskva, Russia, 129223
At the time of its construction (1967), Ostankino TV Tower was regarded as the tallest infra-structure in the world at the time. Visitors have the opportunity to check the beauty of Moscow through an observation deck with glass floors that allows for sweeping 360-degree views of the city.
⇒ Address: Akademika Koroleva St, 15, Moskva, Russia, 127427
The historic Novodevichy Convent was founded in 1524. The convent is comprised of four cathedrals that have a remarkable icon collection and a venerable cemetery. The monastery was home to some of Russia’s greatest personalists, including Princess Sophia and Eudoxia Lopukhina.
⇒ Address: Novodevichy Passage, 1, Moskva, Russia, 119435
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is one of the most visited landmarks in all of Russia. It was built in the 1990s and came to replace a 19th-century church of the same nature after the latter was demolished in the 30’s. One of the most impressive and celebrated works that can be found in the modern cathedral is the iconic “Christ Not Painted by Hand by Sorokin”
⇒ Address: Ulitsa Volkhonka, 15, Moskva, Russia, 119019
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Source: The Culture Trip