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Are you thinking of traveling to Moscow? In our guide you will find information on where to stay, what to see, the best activities you can do and many tips that will help you plan your trip. Moscow, capital of Russia, is one of the most vibrant and amazing cities in Eastern Europe.

Located on the banks of the Moskva River, its buildings and monuments allow travel to the communist and Tsarist past, while museums, theaters and art galleries make this city one of the most important cultural centers in the world.

In Moscow there is much more to see than the Kremlin or the Red Square. Its wonderful religious architecture, busy shopping areas, vibrant pubs and restaurants, and fantastic green spaces make visiting this city an amazing and unforgettable experience.

Although a while ago Moscow was one of the most expensive cities in the world, it is now much more convenient for tourists. Take advantage of your vacation and plan your trip to Moscow with the help of our guide.

things to do in moscow

1. Red Square

The Red Square is the heart and symbol of Russia. Around it are important historical monuments, such as the Lenin Mausoleum, the Resurrection Gate and the Kremlin Wall. We will also find fabulous churches, such as Kazan Cathedral and Saint Basil's Cathedral, whose colorful bulb-shaped domes are a true postcard of the city. We recommend a tour with a guide to learn about the history of these emblematic places.

Without a doubt, it is the best place to look for accommodation. One of the options to consider if you visit Moscow and do not want to stay in a hotel is to rent an apartment. This alternative will allow you to have more freedom and can be one of the cheapest options if you want to avoid the most basic hotels and hostels.

Located on the right bank of the Moskva River, the green Sparrow Hill offers excellent panoramic views of the city, surpassed only by those offered by some of Moscow's huge skyscrapers.

2. Moscow University

There are two things that attract the attention of the building of the Moscow University: its imposing dimensions and its incredible beauty.

Taking a cruise on the Moskva River is an excellent way to get to know the city from another perspective. There are several companies that offer the tour with different modalities.

3. Novodevichy Convent

The Novodévichi Monastery is one of the best known in Moscow. It is an architectural ensemble of Baroque style that is exceptionally preserved. The Novodévichi Monastery is a church and cemetery complex that was founded as a convent in 1524. It is worth knowing this architectural and historical jewel surrounded by walls and a huge park.

4. The Kremlin

Located in the heart of Moscow, facing the Moskva River and east of the Red Square, the Kremlin is a place of invaluable historical and cultural value. The Kremlin Fortress of the 12th century was once the symbol of Russia's political power. In its 28 hectares surrounded by walls some of the most important palaces, monuments, churches and cathedrals of Russia rise.

5. Museum of Cosmonautics

One of the most famous museums in Moscow is the Museum of Cosmonautics. It is an interesting visit to learn about the history of the Russian space program and the space race between Russia and the United States. Another must-see museum is the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, which exhibits works and objects from the 8th to the 20th centuries.

6. St. Basil's Cathedral

Also known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin in the Mound, the church of Saint Basil is a unique architectural monument that surprises scholars with its originality.

The tallest Orthodox church in the world has a long history to tell. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior is one of the most imposing buildings in the country. Located in the center of Moscow, near the Kremlin and on the banks of the Moskva River, the original, from the 19th century, was destroyed by Stalin and rebuilt after the World War II.

7. Tverskaya Street

To the north of the Red Square, connecting the Manege square with the Garden Ring, the main street of Moscow extends: Tverskaya. One of the most popular streets in Moscow is the Tverskaya or Gorsky Street. On the sides are neoclassical mansions and modernist buildings and houses the most famous and expensive shops.

Another famous street is the pedestrian Arbat Street, where you will also see many historic buildings. You will enjoy its cafes and restaurants and its almost bohemian atmosphere. One of the most wonderful things about traveling is that it allows you to know other customs and cultures. And Arbat Street is the perfect place to beat the current daily life of Muscovites.

8. Moscow metro stations

The Moscow metro is one of the main attractions of the city. The first ten stations were opened in 1935 and its construction and renovation continues today.

Moscow metro stations are a fantastic example of monumental architecture. Those that are part of the Golden Ring, in particular, are worth a visit. Accompanied by a guide, see the most famous and beautiful metro stations and learn incredible stories about the underground life of Moscow.

9. Bolshoi Theater

The famous Bolshoi theater is the most important in Russia and one of the most famous in the world. Its enormous dimensions make it the second largest theater in Europe.

10. Lenin's Mausoleum

The visit to Lenin's mausoleum has become a must in Moscow. In a striking pyramid of the Red Square the embalmed remains of the leader of the Bolshevik revolution are preserved.

Bunker 42 is one of the many nuclear shelters that were built in the city during the Cold War. It is also known as the Stalin Bunker.

Take advantage of your visit to Moscow to get to know the second largest city in the country, St. Petersburg. Its landscape bridges, canals and domes, its wonderful architecture , its magical atmosphere and its white nights make it a difficult city to forget.
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  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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  1. Oh that is so cool!!! I've never been to Moscow but my parents did a few years ago and they were raving about it and about how gorgeous this city is...Soonnnnnnn

  2. Moscow is surely a beautiful place to visit, i definitely will consider Moscow when planning my summer trip.

  3. It looks beautiful! I'd love to visit any of these places!

  4. Never visited Moscow, hope I can go some day. Very nice descriptions.

  5. Wow Moscow looks like an absolute dreamy location! I would love to have the opportunity to visit there myself one day... it's definitely on my travel bucket list!

  6. I'd like to visit Moscow. My second oldest went not too long ago and appreciated it.

  7. Moscow is really a great place to visit. I've heard that the architecture is amazing

  8. Moscow is definitely on my bucket list of places to go to. And seeing the Kremlin an Red Square would be at the top of my list for sure. I am going to have to check out the app you talked about. Sounds very useful.

  9. I have always wanted to visit Russia! Moscow is on my bucket places to see one day!

  10. Russia is a beautiful place with wonderful architecture. It’ so inspiring. I wish I could go there.

  11. Moscow is one of my favorite destination of all time.

    I have heard a lot about their architectural excellence.

    Thanks for the wonderful post.

  12. Moscow seems like a wonderful place to visit. Glad to learn about it here! Lavern Moore

  13. This looks like a beautiful place to visit!


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