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Russia's prestigious capital holds its own on the global stage, with stunning architecture, museums and a variety of cultural offerings making it an enticing place to visit any time of year.

Set foot on the black cobblestones of Moscow's iconic Red Square and you'll be treated to a breathtaking panorama dominated by the Kremlin's extensive brick walls and St. Basil's Cathedral. This is the historic heart of the city, and where many festivals and celebrations take place. You'll also find the Lenin Mausoleum there, as well as The Monument to Minin and Pozharsky.

Moscow is also home to a wide array of museums and architectural highlights, including the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Flacon Design Factory and an armoury dating back to 1511. The city is no stranger to the arts either, with the Natalya Sats Musical Theatre offering experimental productions for all ages. You can also catch some world-class ballet and opera at the Bolshoi, a six-tier auditorium which has hosted performances since 1825.

The impressive Zaryadye Park is a great place to switch off for an hour or two, and features four different climate zones, an Arctic cave and an unmeltable glacier.

Tonight

From £4 per night

This weekend

From £9 per night

Next weekend

From £9 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit April–June
Local currency RUB 100 = £1.04
Language Russian
Average weekend price £34 per night
Average weekday price £35 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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Moscow reviews

What other travellers say about Moscow

6.0

You really only need 3 days in Moscow to see the sights;

31 March 2020

You really only need 3 days in Moscow to see the sights; most will be around Red Square anyway. Most sightseeing attractions are solely in Russian and aimed solely at Russians, so keep that in mind. All attractions are expensive in Moscow. Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was my favourite sightseeing thing to do in Moscow and it's free. The Cosmonautics Museum was also great. You have to go through lots of security in Moscow. Bag checks, metal detectors to enter metro stations, museums, churches even shopping centres. Get yourself a local sim card from any phone shop to get cheap internet on the go (I paid 450 rubles for 2 sims) and to receive a russian phone number so you can access free wifi and use the Yandex taxi app to order taxis. Moscow is easy to navigate using the metro and their Troika card. Would recommend using taxis instead of the metro if their are 2 or 3 of you and you are not travelling during peak tourist season. Advice on getting tickets to the Diamond Fund, avoid lines 4 and 5 at the Kremlin ticket office (those tickets are for Russian guided tours) instead go to line 10 and buy a ticket for the Amoury, When you pass security and enter the Amoury building you will pass the cloakroom and the audioguide (free with deposit), the entrance to the Amoury is past the giftshop. Once you scan your ticket and pass through the turnstile enter the staircase and climb the first flight of stairs; you will find two ladies behind a desk on your left that will sell tickets to the Diamond Fund if you hold a passport that is not Russian.

Kate
Kate Australia
10

I loved VDNKH, I walked hours are the park, the Moscow...

23 March 2020

I loved VDNKH, I walked hours are the park, the Moscow Oceanarium. (Aquarium). I especially loved the Museum of Space near the metro exit of VDNKH metro. I walked through and around Red square, the university just mention a few places. There is so much to do. The metro system is simple to use and will take you to almost anywhere in the city. The Subway stations are also works of art and history and worth stopping into many of them for an evening of sightseeing., the Yandex metro app helps to plan trips.

David
David Australia
8.0

Kazbeck Georgian Restaurant was lovely but overpriced.

21 March 2020

Kazbeck Georgian Restaurant was lovely but overpriced. Shilov Art Gallery was lovely and really interesting. The Metro Stations (Komsomolskaya, Novoslobodskaya, Belorusskaya, Mayakovskaya and Kievskaya) are wonderful and very much worth a visit. Izmailova Kremlin / Market is a great attraction. And of course Red Square the associated attractions are great for a day out.

Anonymous Ireland
10

Moscow is magical, it is a beautiful and clean city with so...

18 March 2020

Moscow is magical, it is a beautiful and clean city with so much to do! The architecture is amazing and the restaurants and bars are great. Definitely recommend the Red square including St Basils cathedral, over Christmas there is an amazing Christmas market with open air ice-skating in the square. The metro is extremely easy to use and affordable.

Anonymous Vietnam
10

Советую, обязательно прогуляться по Пятницкой улице,...

12 March 2020

Советую, обязательно прогуляться по Пятницкой улице, Камергерскому переулку. Посетить Парк Зарядье, Красную Площадь, Парк ВДНХ. Обязательно сходить в Третьяковкую галерею, Театр Оперетты, Малый Театр, Большой Театр. Поужинать в Patara на Патриарших прудах, в Рыбном базаре или Вилла Паста, затусить в баре BQ.

Olga
Olga
10

Amazing place.

9 March 2020

Amazing place. Hugh monuments, a lot of history, museums and galleries everywhere. There are lots of walking streets, all with beautiful lighting, many bars and restaurants. The city is extremely clean, even coming from the Netherlands I was surprised by how clean and safe it was. Public transport is amazing and makes everything so easy. Definitely a must see

Guido
Guido Netherlands

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