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
Mario, our tour guide was very insightful and knowledgeable about the Moscow Metro. The tour itself was a fantastic experience. Highly recommend it for anyone who is visiting Russia for the first time.
I booked this at very short notice online, and met the guide as per the booking in front of the entrance to the Kremlin. The tour lasted an hour and a half and covered most of the areas within the Kremlin, apart from the armoury, where you need a seperate ticket. The tour was very enjoyable and an ear piece and amplifier was provided so that you could easily hear the guides commentary, even if standing some distance away. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone curious to see and find out the history of the buildings which make up the Kremlin in Moscow. It was professionally conducted and well organised.
We loved this tour. We enjoyed being told about the recent history of Moscow by a local guide. Elena described events in the communist history very well, and her description of these events was made even more interesting with the anecdotes she told about specific people's experiences. She took us to places that we simply could not have found on our own without doing a lot of research. We not only learned a lot but it helped us to become familiar with the city centre and so I think it’s a great tour to do early on in your visit.
We really enjoyed this tour. It was very informative and took us to places we might not have found on our own. We learned a lot from Andrew and we enjoyed hearing about the history of the Peter the Great Monument and also about some of the statues in the sculpture garden. Recommend highly.
Allthough the guide was one hour late and excused himself abundantly, he overid himself with an excellent tour, his knowledge left the impression of beeing outstanding ! - Thank You thank You !