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Visit the capital of Russia, a large modern city that combines dazzling architecture with cultural riches and a fascinating history.

From the fortified Kremlin and gold church domes, to modern skyscrapers, museums and galleries, Moscow’s landmarks reveal much about its history and future. Wars and revolutions have transformed the Russian capital many times in the past. Today it is a prosperous and cosmopolitan city. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, hundreds of thousands of tourists come to Moscow every year for its art, history and culture.

Make Red Square your first stop. The enormous historic plaza is bordered by some of the city’s most famous buildings. Gaze in awe at St. Basil’s Cathedral with its intriguing multicolored domes. The church was built for Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century to commemorate a military victory. At the opposite end of the square is the State Historical Museum, full of artifacts that tell the story of Russia from prehistoric times to the present. Venture into the Lenin Mausoleum to see the preserved body of the former head of government of the Soviet Union.

Take a tour of the Kremlin, the vast 69-acre (29-hectare) fortified complex that occupies the spot where Moscow was founded. The compound encompasses churches, cathedrals, palaces and the official residence of the president of Russia. Appreciate the religious icons and frescoes inside the Cathedral of the Assumption. See tombs of Russian rulers in the Cathedral of the Archangel.

Anywhere in Moscow, you’re never far from a park or garden. One of the most famous is the 300-acre (120-hectare) Gorky Park, along the banks of the Moscow River. Walk, cycle or rollerblade along its paths, go boating on the lake or play tennis and other sports. During winter, ice skate on the huge rink.

You’ll find many evening activities in the city. Watch opera or ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre, dine in a café or restaurant on Arbat Street and dance in clubs featuring international DJs.

Fly into Sheremetyevo International Airport and get around by bus, tram, taxi, the metro system or rental car. Let Moscow thrill you with its fascinating buildings and history.

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Where to stay in Moscow

Moscow featuring food

Moscow City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(312 area reviews)

Theaters, museums, and historic sites highlight some notable features of Moscow City Centre. Make a stop by Moscow Kremlin or Red Square while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Okhotny Ryad Station or Biblioteka Imeni Lenina Station to get around town.

Moscow City Centre
Amazing sunset in Moscow

Arbat

4.5/5Wonderful!(115 area reviews)

If you're spending time in Arbat, you might enjoy attractions like Arbat Street and Lotte Plaza. You might also enjoy the neighborhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Smolenskaya Station to see more of the city.

Arbat
Hermitage Garden showing heritage architecture and a park

Tverskoy

4.5/5Wonderful!(133 area reviews)

You might enjoy the cafés while in Tverskoy. Hermitage Garden is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Novoslobodskaya Station or Mendeleyevskaya Station to see more of the city.

Tverskoy
Petrovskiy Park. Not far from metro station Dinamo.

Airport District

4/5Very Good!(11 area reviews)

The historic sites and restaurants are a few things visitors like about Airport District. Check out VTB Arena while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Aeroport Station or Petrovsky Park Station to get around town.

Airport District
Moscow Zoo as well as an individual child

Presnensky

4.5/5Wonderful!(59 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Presnensky. Spend some time visiting top spots like Russian White House, and catch the metro at Ulitsa 1905 Goda Station or Krasnopresnenskaya Station to see more of the area.

Presnensky
Attrapark amusement park in Moscow featuring a classic Schwarzkopf City Jet roller coaster.

Izmaylovo

4/5Very Good!(38 area reviews)

Izmaylovo is a destination travelers like for its shopping, and you might hop aboard the metro at Izmailovskaya Station or Partizanskaya Station to explore sights like Izmaylovsky Park.

Izmaylovo

Top Hotels in Moscow

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Park Inn by Radisson Sheremetyevo Airport Moscow
Park Inn by Radisson Sheremetyevo Airport Moscow
4 out of 5
Mezhdunarodnoe Shosse 1, Khimki district, Khimki
¥4,040
per night
Apr 10 - Apr 11

Located in Northern Administrative Okrug, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Ezhi Monument, Mega Khimki Mall, and Arena Khimki. Crocus Expo Center ...

4.3/5Excellent! (80 reviews)

"Very convenient. Very friendly staff. Could not want a better place"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Park Inn by Radisson Sheremetyevo Airport Moscow
Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel and Business Centre, Moscow
Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel and Business Centre, Moscow
4 out of 5
Europe Square, 2, Moscow
¥3,119
per night
Apr 6 - Apr 7

Located in Dorogomilovo, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Arbat Street. Moscow Kremlin and Bolshoi Theatre are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (556 reviews)

"Bit aged but very clean. Super friendly staff. It offers free gym and swimming pool access👍. Rooms have nice view of the river. Great location near the metro and shopping centres. Definitely it had a great value for the money. Enjoyed a pleasant stay here. Thank you for the staff"…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel and Business Centre, Moscow
Pentahotel Moscow, Arbat
Pentahotel Moscow, Arbat
4 out of 5
Ulitsa Novy Arbat, 15, Moscow, Moscow
¥5,907
per night
May 3 - May 4

This family-friendly Moscow hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 15-minute walk of Lotte Plaza and Arbat Street. Moscow Kremlin and Kremlin Armoury ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (364 reviews)

"This hotel is situated perfectly for dining and shopping. The room was clean cozy and convenient although the light swtches and air conditioning were a bit tricky. The whole staff was great from reception, bar, restaurant, etc."…"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2020

Pentahotel Moscow, Arbat

Popular things to do in Moscow

Red Square
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Red Square

5/5(454 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of Moscow during your trip to a well-known site like Red Square. Experience the area's acclaimed theater scene and fascinating museums.

Moscow Kremlin
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Moscow Kremlin

5/5(255 reviews)

Visit the most iconic square in Russia, which is bordered by many of the city’s most famous landmarks.

Bolshoi Theatre
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Bolshoi Theatre

4.5/5(221 reviews)

A centerpiece of the Russian arts scene, this theater’s magnificent auditorium and top-tier productions will impress even the most jaded theatergoer.

St. Basil's Cathedral
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St. Basil's Cathedral

5/5(368 reviews)

Think of Russia and you probably picture this iconic building, whose onion-shaped domes overlook the Moscow skyline.

Arbat Street
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Arbat Street

4.5/5(248 reviews)

With a visit to Arbat Street, a favorite shopping spot in Moscow, you can find the perfect gifts to bring home. Discover the area's charming cafés and its acclaimed theater scene.

Luzhniki Stadium
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Luzhniki Stadium

4.5/5(29 reviews)

Catch an event at Luzhniki Stadium during your trip to Moscow. Experience the acclaimed theater scene and fascinating museums in this culturally-rich area.

Top activities in Moscow

Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

¥4,267
Per adult
Moscow: Kremlin Ticket and 2-Hour Group Tour
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Moscow: Kremlin Ticket and 2-Hour Group Tour

78% of travellers recommend
¥5,334
Per adult
Moscow CityPass
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Moscow CityPass

¥5,800
Per adult
Moscow Metro Guided Tour with Transport Tickets
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Moscow Metro Guided Tour with Transport Tickets

88% of travellers recommend
¥3,674
Per adult
Private Tour of Moscow Kremlin, Moscow Metro & River Cruise
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Private Tour of Moscow Kremlin, Moscow Metro & River Cruise

¥56,684
Per adult
Quest with actor Wreck legends story of the Titanic
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Quest with actor Wreck legends story of the Titanic

¥2,644
Per adult

Reviews of Moscow

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 13, 2020

I got to see St Basil so I was really happy about it and eat stroganoff all day! So I was a happy camper

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 29, 2020

Add Moscow to your bucket list...

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 22, 2020

Best Capitol in the world, the cleanest and very rich. Also much cheaper than other european cities. Last time I was in Moscow 20 years ago it was not an impressive place. Now it is amazing. Visit in summer - you will not regret it.

5/5 - Excellent

Jen

Jan 16, 2020

Moscow during Christmas WAS MAGICAL!! IT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! DONT JUST THINK ABOUT VISITING MOSCOW- JUST GO AND SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW INCREDIBLE RUSSIA BECAME!!! BRAVO RUSSIA MOSCOW!!

5/5 - Excellent

Deb

Jan 16, 2020

Moscow is a beautiful and historic city. Red Square with fresh snow and holidays lights was straight out of a fairy tale.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

I took a tour of the Kubinka Tank Museum about one hour drive from Moscow, it was amazing and worth seeing for any history buff.

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