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Moscow
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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

Crowne Plaza Moscow World Trade Centre, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Moscow World Trade Centre, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
12 Krasnopresnensksya emb, Moscow
The price is ¥8,375 per night from May 30 to May 30
Located in Presnensky, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cathedral of Christ the Savior, State Historical Museum, and Lenin's Mausoleum. Bolshoi Theatre ...
4.3/5Excellent! (609 reviews)
"Professional service and an overall very pleasant hotel."

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2021

Crowne Plaza Moscow World Trade Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Moscow - Sheremetyevo Airport
Holiday Inn Express Moscow - Sheremetyevo Airport
3.5 out of 5
Sheremetyevo Airport Mezhduna, Khimki
The price is ¥3,755 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Northern Administrative Okrug, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ezhi Monument, Mega Khimki Mall, and Glider Olympic Training and Sports Center. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (443 reviews)
"Walking to the airport"

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Moscow - Sheremetyevo Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport
5 out of 5
Mezhdunarodnoye Shosse 1a, International Sheremetyevo Airport, Khimki
The price is ¥8,331 per night from May 24 to May 24
Located in Northern Administrative Okrug, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ezhi Monument, Mega Khimki Mall, and Glider Olympic Training and Sports ...
4.4/5Excellent! (760 reviews)
"Excellent place to stay"

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Radisson Blu Hotel, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Inndays Apartment on Lazareva 2
Inndays Apartment on Lazareva 2
3.5 out of 5
19 Ulitsa Admirala Lazareva, Moscow
Located in Butovo, this apartment building is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Bitsa Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin and Prince ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Отлично
"Все устроило. Есть вся необходимая посуда, полотенца, чистое белье. Еще вернусь"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Inndays Apartment on Lazareva 2
Aparthotel Adagio Moscow Kievskaya
Aparthotel Adagio Moscow Kievskaya
4 out of 5
Kievskaya Ulitsa 2, Dorogomilovo, Moscow
The price is ¥5,143 per night from May 22 to May 22
Located in Dorogomilovo, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Arbat Street. Moscow Kremlin and Kremlin Armoury ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (125 reviews)
"This was my second time staying at this hotel and I love it! Very clean, service is 10 out 10 stars. Stuff are always helpful. Highly recommended!"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Aparthotel Adagio Moscow Kievskaya
Juna Aqua Life
Juna Aqua Life
4 out of 5
Vladenie 9, Krasnaya Gorka, Moskovskaya oblast
The price is ¥5,642 per night from May 11 to May 11
Nestled on the beach, this Krasnaya Gorka aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dolls and People Theater, Chayka Culture Palace, and Temple of the Divine Savior. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Good place good people good food have very nice place for kids and enjoy"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

Juna Aqua Life
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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