Moscow was definitely not the first priority on my bucket list but I had the opportunity to join an architecture tour, so I did and I don't regret it one bit. The Red square is spectacular and literally takes your breath away. St. Basil's Cathedral looks like something that came out of a movie. The Gum mall facing the red square also known as the state department store is super impressive both from the outside and from the inside. Its glass roof design made it very unique at the time of the construction and it contains luxurious stores and restaurants. Be sure to walk to the hanging bridge at Zaryadye park just a few short minutes away from the red square. Both the bridge and park are beautiful; it is the first public park to have been built in Moscow in the past 50 years, so don't miss it. I was there during October when the weather was not extremely cold and I was lucky to enjoy some sunny days. You can order tickets to their 3D flight simulation in Zaryadye park that flies you over all of Moscow in order to get the feel of the whole city.
In the evening, we had dinner at the outstanding Bolshoi restaurant which is connected to the Bolshoi theater. Be sure to call and reserve your seat.
The address is: Petrovka Ulitsa, 3/6, стр. 2, Moskva, Russia, 125009.
All in all, Moscow is definitely a joy for all senses. I'm very happy that I had the opportunity to visit this magical city.