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The 7 must-see sights of 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.

Bolshoi Theatre Moscow

Bolshoi Theatre Moscow

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.

Moscow Zoo

Moscow Zoo

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.

Pushkin Museum

Pushkin Museum

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.

Moscow Kremlin

Moscow Kremlin

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.

Tretyakov Gallery

Tretyakov Gallery

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.

Lenin's Mausoleum

Lenin's Mausoleum

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.

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Saint Basil's Cathedral

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.

Planning Your Moscow Visit

How many days do I need in Moscow?

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.

How to get to Moscow

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.

What's in a Moscow Mule?

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.

Good to know

  • Language
    Russian
  • Currency
    RUB (руб)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+03:00)
  • Country Code
    +7
  • Best time to visit
    Visit 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

Efficient way to see the best Metro stations

Our guide, Ekaterina from Walks with Folks was great. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the stations. She flexed the tour to fit our plans to visit the Cosmonaut museum afterwards instead of going back to our hotel. I wish I had done the tour earlier in the week as she taught us how easy it is to use the metro. She didn't rush us at all. We had some glitches before the tour with communication. Polina did not receive the responses to her emails from me regarding the name and address of the hotel. Since they had my cell number it was no problem, though. This tour is a great way to make sure you have the opportunity to see some of the most stunning stations and a great way to orient yourself with the Metro system.

Moscow Metro Private Tour with Hotel Pickup Reviewed by Patricia, 09/28/2019

Fab time with Tim at the shooting range. Definitely do this tour.

We were picked up from our hotel by Tim ( who spoke perfect English) our guide for the shooting tour. The military van pick up was a great and enjoyable experience driving through the streets of Moscow. The shooting was amazing and very professionally done. Do go on this tour you will not regret it.

Excellent tour with a lot of information

Very beautiful stations,the girl guide is excellent in explaining everything you need to know about the Moscow metro. It will be very good if you can shorten the time, really the tour is taking too much time. Thank you so much.

Moscow Metro Tour Reviewed by Ziad, 08/05/2019

Oleg was the perfect guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible

Oleg arrived to pick us up spot on time. We had a very engaging visit to Kolomenskoye seeing everything we wanted and hearing a wealth of information about the site and its history as well as lif in Russia and Moscow generally

Wonderful and most beautiful show full of energy

Russian history, traditions and culture is one of the richest in the world, it touches your heart and soul. May God protect and Bless Russia and the Russian people, one of the few civilized countries left in the world.

Moscow: 2-Hour Kostroma Folk Dance Show Reviewed by Sam, 09/15/2019