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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Informative yet light-hearted. Well-planned and thoughtfully executed.

Elena was the perfect guide, answering questions succinctly and making sure that the whole group was carefully guided around the Metro. Thoroughly recommended.

Moscow Metro Tour Reviewed by Gill, 11/12/2016

A great service always with a smile and with lots of information

Elena is great, she explained everything in full detail and would wait for everyone to see or take pictures, she knows a lot about history, very recommended tour.

Moscow Metro Tour Reviewed by Ricardo, 11/07/2016

Excellent way of understanding the Kremlin

We had an excellent guide who helped us understand the myriad of buildings that make up the Kremlin. Although not part of our tour she helped us secure Armoury which we did the same afternoon with a very good audio guide.

The Guide Irina made all the difference to the tour.

The guide Irina made all the difference to the tour. She had complete info on all the metro station she took us around and the tour was fantastic. I would recommend everyone to take up this tour and if they are lucky they will have Irina has the tour guide.

Moscow Metro Tour Reviewed by Arbet Balakrishna, 09/13/2016

Excellent tour because of outstanding guide Dasha.

The Kremlin is fascinating, and the tour guide, Dasha, was perhaps the best guide I have ever encountered: extremely knowledgeable, she nonetheless did not sound like a talking textbook, but had her own passionate opinions. Very articulate; excellent English. Eleven extra people the guide had not expected turned up at the last moment; they had booked via a bus company and it took 45 minutes for the guide and her manager to sort the mess out. The companies involved need to get the bookings more exact.

Moscow: Kremlin Ticket and 1.5-Hour Tour Reviewed by Michael, 07/02/2016

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