Saturday, February 19, 2011

Moscow 2011: Last Day in Moscow

Moscow 2011: Last Day in Moscow


The first thing we did was to go to Sparrow Hills which was a metro stop away from Novodevichy.  Sparrow Hills was supposed to provide a nice lookout for Moscow but never found the actual lookout point.  Nevertheless, the views were still stunning from the vicinity of the metro station:

 Next, we re-visited Novodevichy.  This is the monastery that Russia’s Tsar used to send their wives that didn’t care for anymore.  The monastery was really quiet with virtually no other tourist except us giving it somewhat of an eerie feel to it.  Pictures of the monastery:

After lunch was a visit to Christ the Savior Cathedral.  This is the main Orthodox church in Moscow and it did provide the “awe feeling” one would get similar to visiting St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  Pictures from the outside (Again, no pictures allowed from the inside :( ).

By now, we were pretty tired but decided since it was our last day in Moscow and not having visited any museums, we went to the Revolutionary Museum which was in the vicinity of Pushkin Square.  We didn’t know about this museum before we went and only found out about it through a tourist brochure in the hotel.  It was pretty interesting learning about the different “stages” in Russian history that included exhibit of the previous wars, the revolution, the cold war, etc.  Most of the exhibits were in Russian but there was enough English to get by.  Pictures of the museum from the outside:

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