Top attractions in Moscow
This majestic city is steeped in history and beauty. A trip here combines the old and the new - learn the story of communism while enjoying the cosmopolitan life of modern-day Russia. If you're planning a visit, read our list of the top things to do.
Drawing on 235 years of history, this is the place to see world-class performance. The ballet and opera companies perform both classic and modern work. A romantic night out.
This attraction offers a few great hours of entertainment, thanks in particular to the arctic animals, such as the polar bears and arctic foxes. Cheap, and kids even go free.
This museum of fine arts is the largest of its kind in Russia and offers a particularly impressive collection of Renaissance works, including masterpieces from Botticelli.
This grand turreted complex, with gold domes punching the skyline, is quintessential Moscow. Walk through the numerous palaces and cathedrals, taking in the spectacle and history.
To learn about Russian art, a tour of this gallery is a must. With more than 17,000 pieces, the collection spans early religious paintings, all the way up to the modern day.
Situated in the Red Square is the final resting place of Vladimir Lenin. To see his body, visit between 10:00AM and 1:00PM and expect to leave bags and cameras behind.
Sightseeing in Moscow isn't complete without a visit to this amazing architectural gem. Its colorful, patterned spires and fairytale feel decorate the corner of the Red Square.
Three days is enough time to take in all the sights, but you can certainly add an extra day to enjoy a little more leisure time.
Domodedovo Airport is the main gateway to and from the city. Most visitors to Russia will need a tourist visa, so check well before you travel.
This classic cocktail, containing vodka and ginger beer, was actually invented in California, not Moscow, so tourists looking for an authentic version will be searching for some time. But in Russia, drinking vodka is somewhat of a national pastime, so the city offers plenty of chi chi cocktail bars and nightclubs where you can get a true local's experience: great vodka, over ice.
- CurrencyRUB (руб)
- Time ZoneUTC (+03:00)
- Country Code+7
- Best time to visitVisit the city in April or May, when the temperate is getting warmer, the days longer, and prices haven't skyrocketed for the summer tourists. Spring also offers less rain than autumn.
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What people are saying about Moscow
Moscow Metro definitely worth seeing and guide was very knowledgeable. Tour was very organised and interesting. Thank-you
Good overview of Russian history, where the Kremlin fits in and of course Red Square.
We were very, very lucky with our tour guide Mary...she was young, smart, funny, up to date, answered every question and knew a lot, I mean really a lot about history and presence of Moscow...if every guide is like Mary, it is totally worth the money...
Tour guide was outstanding. My wife, adult son and I were the only ones on tour so we had a personal mini-seminar on Metro history, architecture, and history. Super tour experience.
To whom it may concern: For the Communist Tour on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00, I encountered Ms. Tanya Newman at the St. Regis Hotel. In her initial explanation, Ms. Newman went to explain Moscow, Russian history including the monarchy, the late 19th, early 20th century, Russian revolution, Lenin, Stalin, the Soviet Union era, and the post Communist era. It was an impressive number of facts that still have an impact in Russia and around the world today. After my history lesson, Ms. Newman went to describe Lubyanskaya building and square with photographs and details. She described the history of the KGB, the statues honoring its prominent figures, the KGB's modus operandi, the number of victims, the old secrets and the lack of transparency until this day. Ms. Newman indicated that the Solovetsky Stone was one of the few monuments dedicated to the victims. After Lubyanskaya building and square, we proceeded to Red Square and entered the Lenin Mausoleum before it closed.