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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.


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Most popular time to visit March–May
Cheapest time to visit June–August
Local currency RUB 1,000 = £9.86
Language Russian
Average weekend price £39 per night
Average weekday price £40 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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I visited a lot of capitals and i can tell with full...

9 May 2021

I visited a lot of capitals and i can tell with full confidence that Moscow is in the top 5 best capitals to visit in the world!!!! Besutifful Clean Secure Good restaurants Cultural Affordable price

daniel-anis India

One of the most amazing cities on the world!

6 April 2021

One of the most amazing cities on the world! So many hidden gems, spectacular vistas, great crowd, history and teeming modern life! See the OKO, eat at Ruski restaurant there, see the Kremlin over the Bolshoy Ustyinskiy Bridge, check out Bolshoi Theatre and many many more things to enjoy: a trip is always too short for Moscow, but u need to speak Russian or have a good friend who does.

Ilya Kovalenko
Ilya Kovalenko United States

Listen to me!

29 December 2020

Listen to me! THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY in the WORLD. Once you visit Moscow every other city will be boring. So many thing to see so 3 days are not enough! Take your time. Wherever your accommodation may be you will get with the metro in split of second. The connections are mind-blowing. A city with culture, architecture - BEAUTY. So many landmarks to see, a city that never sleeps. The parks are so clean, neat; museums stunning; VDNK the most adventures place. FOOD: eat in their traditional restaurants and your stomach will be the most grateful to you! (try the ice cream in Gum & also the pastry). If you're going in winter you have to learn to ice skate and buy the tickets in advance.

Tami Tami
Tami Tami Serbia

Moscow is a wonderful city with so many attractions and...

14 November 2020

Moscow is a wonderful city with so many attractions and places of interest old and new. The people are very friendly and helpful they all seemed very happy to see tourist and were very helpful with any language issues very well worth a visit

Algernon United Kingdom

Moscow is big, eclectic, and can feel a bit rushed and...

30 October 2020

Moscow is big, eclectic, and can feel a bit rushed and chaotic, if you don't live in a city over 10million people. Make the most of your stay by: 1. Living near transportation, especially hubs, and nearer the center. Download taxi apps or know about night busses too. 2. Plan some options for food on your way. Chocoladnitsa cafes and Vkusville stores have something for everyone, veg options can be found. 3. Put 2 or 3 contrasting things on your itinerary, with breaks and options to do just 1. For instance, yhe Tretyakov or the Kremlin might be more than one day. 4. Tool around above ground. Trams and busses help you see the city. 5. Think in neighborhoods. In a huge city, each neighborhood has a different feel. Choose one that suits you. 6. Download offline dictionaries and maps. Sim cards are cheap, but don't get stuck with no words. Wifi is not everywhere, nor is English. ... With e-visas on the way for over 50 countries after borders reopen (hopefully by late spring 2022, Russia is the place to go. Come and visit!

Jamie Latvia

Moscow is one of the great cities of the world which offers...

19 October 2020

Moscow is one of the great cities of the world which offers a lot to travellers. It has many theatres and parks, countless monuments and churches and is a gateway to the vast lands east of the Ural mountains. It has undergone great changes from its Communist times and now rivals any Western city for entertainment and shopping. There is a high-speed train link to St Petersburg if you wish coextend your visit to Russia but to miss visiting the monasteries close to Moscow would be a great loss.

Riccardo di Wandsworth
Riccardo di Wandsworth United Kingdom

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