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.
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- 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
The Kreml Tour is a highlight of every visit in Moscow. With this tour, you bypass the lines and directly enter. The tour is two hours, introduces you to the most important tsars in Russian history as well as the more recent past including the time of the Soviet Union. I especially liked with our guide how well she put everything in context, meaning that she embedded every fact within the whole history. Also, the introduction in Russian Orthodox iconoclastics was interesting. All in all a great tour, highly recommended!
The dances, songs, music and the artists were exceptionally beautiful and talented. I was amazed by the exquisite costumes and graceful dance moves of the dancers. It captured the history of folk music and dance in Russia through the ages .The energy and enthusiasm of the performers was infectious.Such a colorful & magical display of Russia’s rich culture and traditions! The English guide explained each performance and made it more meaningful .I highly recommend it to all visitors to Moscow. A MUST SEE
The tour took us to important sites that marked turning points of Soviet Russian history. The guide was very knowledgeable and took time to answer all our questions. Would recommend this tour to anybody interested in Soviet Russia. The tour was not as crowded as the general sightseeing tours and included visits to similar spots (Bolshoi Theatre, Red Square, Tverskaya Blvd. etc.).
Beautiful places and it’s rich in history The guide (Raimund) provided a clear explanation of the place and gave us sufficient time to take in the sight and have photo opportunities He was also patient and took time to explain Did not rush through
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.