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
Zhenya was very good at explaining us the main facts about buildings in city center (Kremlin, St. Basil Cathedral, Alexander park..). We appreciated taking us to GUM supermarket to ice cream and to local Russian restoraunt Stolovaya, where we could relax a bit. We liked the park built on the place of hotel Moscow and the insights Zhenya gave us and her punctuality (tour lasted 2,5 hours not less, despite the fact that we were only two visitors on tour). It was a quick glance of center that I would gladly recommend to anybody.
Sofia was an extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful guide. She went above and beyond to ensure my wife and I were looked after. We found the metro tour inspiring and exciting.
A very professional, entertaining, and vibrant show of Russian folk music, dancing and singing. Very high standard of performance and presentation. Definitely worth seeing if you are interested in Russian folk culture.
We all found Natalia lovely in every way. Her company, knowledge and English were all superb. Very helpful and we all enjoyed the day.
Really enjoyed the tour - the highlight of our trip to Moscow. Sergey was very knowledgable and told us lots of little extra pieces of information and stories which have stuck with us. He was able to gauge our interests and move quickly through things he knew we weren't as interested in, and spend more time on the things that we were. Highly recommend this tour!