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Moscow

Travel Guide
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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

AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow
AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow
4.5 out of 5
18/1 Olimpiysky Prospect, Moscow
The price is £31 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Located in Moscow City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bolshoi Theatre, Red Square and State Historical Museum. St. Basil's Cathedral and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (392 reviews)
"The hotel is right next to a beautiful park with lots of trees and a lake. Some of the staff were not very helpful when it came to resolving a problem that arose towards the end of our stay. There was nothing serious, they just wouldn’t help us out in any way referring to some nonexistent rules of ..."

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2021

AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow
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 £64 per night from 30 Aug to 30 Aug
Located in Northern Administrative Okrug, this luxury hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Ezhi Monument, Mega Khimki Mall and Glider Olympic Training and Sports ...
4.4/5Excellent! (801 reviews)
"Early check in and delayed check out"

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2021

Radisson Blu Hotel, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport
Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel
Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel
5 out of 5
26/1, Tverskaya Street, Moscow
The price is £55 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Located in Tverskoy, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Bolshoi Theatre and Moscow Kremlin. Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (981 reviews)
"Breakfast is the best ! A lot of choices"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2021

Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel
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