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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

Excellent! Amazing views! Nice atmosphere.

You have to put up with excited kids if school times. Try to go when it is a sunny or clear day of course!

Moscow: Federation Tower 89th Floor Visit Reviewed by Bryn, 04/07/2019

Very interesting, the history and art work was fabulous

Our guide was very knowledgable, we had heard how amazing some of the metro stations were, they exceeded my expectations

Moscow Metro Stations Tour with Hotel Pickup Reviewed by Linda Jane, 02/16/2019

Was a bit cold, but the tour was very good indeed!

We had Julia as our local guide and it was a great experience! Short tour but very informative, nothing boring. The tour does not include Kremlin territory inside but the guide told us a lot about it and showed us most interesting places along the Kremlin walls.

Very informative, friendly guide with excellent English

It came to me in the middle of the night, it’s called an inkwell !! Back to the tour, I booked two tours on the same day & they arranged the same guide ( Raimund ) for both which was very handy, albeit worrisome if I didn’t like guide.. however Raimund had a solid grasp of Russian history, informatively explaining the timelines in interesting ways - you definitely can’t remember it all ! In addition, friendly & genuinely interested in your life & country. The tour locations speak for themselves, but having Raimund to navigate the Metro when your time poor was an excellent choice!

Great tour! Comfortable and very interesting!

I had Vlad as my private guide and it was really interesting to learn about Moscow from him! The car was comfortable and clean! Traffic was very bad and it was a bit disappointing, but we still managed to see major sights. Definitely recommended!