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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!(81 area reviews)

Theatres, museums and historical 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
Arbat, Moscow, Russia

Arbat

4.5/5Wonderful!(30 area reviews)

Visitors often come to Arbat for its abundant dining options, but many stay to explore sights like Arbat Street and Lotte Plaza. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you take a ride at Smolenskaya Station.

Arbat
Hermitage Garden featuring a garden and heritage architecture

Tverskoy

4.5/5Wonderful!(27 area reviews)

You might enjoy the cafes 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
Airport District, Moscow, Russia

Airport District

5/5Exceptional!(3 area reviews)

The historical 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
Krasnoselsky, Moscow, Russia

Krasnoselsky

4/5Very Good!(9 area reviews)

The museums and cafes are just a few things visitors like about Krasnoselsky. Komsomolskaya Square and Red Gate Building are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Komsomolskaya Station or Krasnoselskaya Station to get around the larger area.

Krasnoselsky
Tagansky, Moscow, Russia

Tagansky

4.5/5Wonderful!(7 area reviews)

Tagansky is well liked for its museums and churches. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Bunker-42 on Taganka and Retro Auto Museum are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Marksistskaya Station or Taganskaya Station - Koltsevaya Line to get around.

Tagansky

Top hotels in Moscow

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Marriott Moscow Royal Aurora Hotel
Marriott Moscow Royal Aurora Hotel
5 out of 5
11 Petrovka Street, Moscow
The price is £143 per night

Located in Moscow City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of TsUM — Central Universal Department Store and Bolshoi Theatre. Moscow Kremlin ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (373 reviews)

"Great place with 10min to Red Square! A lot of restaurants and events around! Like this hotel!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Marriott Moscow Royal Aurora Hotel
Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park
Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park
5 out of 5
Leningradsky Avenue 36, Building 33, Moscow
The price is £101 per night

Located in Airport District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of VTB Arena and Museum of Russian Impressionism. Central Moscow Hippodrome and Aviapark ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (69 reviews)

"Very clean and comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park
Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
5 out of 5
Neglinnaya Street No 4, Moscow
The price is £275 per night

This family-friendly Moscow hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Maly Theatre and Bolshoi Theatre. Moscow Kremlin and Red Square ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (135 reviews)

"Such an amazing hotel! The location is perfect if you are traveling for vacation or business. The bar on the rooftop"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2019

Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

Popular places to visit in Moscow

Red Square
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Red Square

4.5/5(95 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of Moscow when you visit a well-known site such as Red Square. Experience the area's fascinating museums and acclaimed theatre scene.

Moscow Kremlin
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Moscow Kremlin

4.5/5(72 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(39 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

4.5/5(80 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(67 reviews)

With a visit to Arbat Street, a favourite shopping spot in Moscow, you can browse for souvenirs. Take in the acclaimed theatre scene in this culturally rich area.

Moscow State University
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Moscow State University

4.5/5(23 reviews)

Explore the campus of Moscow State University, a top university in Ramenki. Experience the area's fascinating museums and acclaimed theatre scene.

Top things to do in Moscow

Guided Tour of the Kremlin
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Guided Tour of the Kremlin

£43
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£14
Per adult
Moscow CityPass
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Moscow CityPass

£46
Per adult
Private Russian Bath Experience at Sanduny
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Private Russian Bath Experience at Sanduny

£200
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
3Hr Private Kremlin and Red Square Tour with Pick Up
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3Hr Private Kremlin and Red Square Tour with Pick Up

£118
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Moscow Never Sleeps: Moscow Night Lights
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Moscow Never Sleeps: Moscow Night Lights

£94
Per adult

Reviews of Moscow

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 31.543624161073826%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 2.0134228187919465%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

Very impressed with Moscow overall. A modern City, very clean, and Red Square and the Kremlin have amazing architecture. Hotels and the best restaurants are normal international prices, so not cheap, but excellent quality. Careful with Taxi prices !

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Jan 2020

Great quality restaurants and site seeing. Moscow City was great as well

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Jan 2020

Underated

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Jan 2020

Moscow was perfect and exceptionally decorated and clean for all New Year and Christmas celebrations.Felt very safe,moderate prices,friendly people,English announcements in Moscow metro ,excellent food,exceptional shows.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

5 Jan 2020

Thing to do more than just visited the historical places

5/5 - Excellent

Adam

31 Dec 2019

Great City

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