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The 7 must-see sights of Moscow

This majestic city is steeped in history and beauty. A trip here combines the old and the new - learn the story of communism while enjoying the cosmopolitan life of modern-day Russia. If you're planning a visit, read our list of the top things to do.

Bolshoi Theatre Moscow

Bolshoi Theatre Moscow

Drawing on 235 years of history, this is the place to see world-class performance. The ballet and opera companies perform both classic and modern work. A romantic night out.

Moscow Zoo

Moscow Zoo

This attraction offers a few great hours of entertainment, thanks in particular to the arctic animals, such as the polar bears and arctic foxes. Cheap, and kids even go free.

Pushkin Museum

Pushkin Museum

This museum of fine arts is the largest of its kind in Russia and offers a particularly impressive collection of Renaissance works, including masterpieces from Botticelli.

Moscow Kremlin

Moscow Kremlin

This grand turreted complex, with gold domes punching the skyline, is quintessential Moscow. Walk through the numerous palaces and cathedrals, taking in the spectacle and history.

Tretyakov Gallery

Tretyakov Gallery

To learn about Russian art, a tour of this gallery is a must. With more than 17,000 pieces, the collection spans early religious paintings, all the way up to the modern day.

Lenin's Mausoleum

Lenin's Mausoleum

Situated in the Red Square is the final resting place of Vladimir Lenin. To see his body, visit between 10:00AM and 1:00PM and expect to leave bags and cameras behind.

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Sightseeing in Moscow isn't complete without a visit to this amazing architectural gem. Its colorful, patterned spires and fairytale feel decorate the corner of the Red Square.

Planning Your Moscow Visit

How many days do I need in Moscow?

Three days is enough time to take in all the sights, but you can certainly add an extra day to enjoy a little more leisure time.

How to get to Moscow

Domodedovo Airport is the main gateway to and from the city. Most visitors to Russia will need a tourist visa, so check well before you travel.

What's in a Moscow Mule?

This classic cocktail, containing vodka and ginger beer, was actually invented in California, not Moscow, so tourists looking for an authentic version will be searching for some time. But in Russia, drinking vodka is somewhat of a national pastime, so the city offers plenty of chi chi cocktail bars and nightclubs where you can get a true local's experience: great vodka, over ice.

Good to know

  • Language
    Russian
  • Currency
    RUB (руб)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+03:00)
  • Country Code
    +7
  • Best time to visit
    Visit the city in April or May, when the temperate is getting warmer, the days longer, and prices haven't skyrocketed for the summer tourists. Spring also offers less rain than autumn.

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What people are saying about Moscow

Hi Moscow tour I’ve only just got your message as no internet outside my hotel .... apologies for keeping you waiting as I struggled to find you at first... many thanks for waiting I really enjoyed the walk and gained great insight into the political and socioeconomic history 1900s to the present day - I had a super tour guide in Anna who’s English was excellent and patience to answer my rambling questions endless. Many thanks jeremy (Ireland)

Moscow: 2-Hour Communist Walking Tour Reviewed by Jeremy, 02/28/2020

We got lost on the way to the meeting point but our guide waited for us which was much appreciated. We were the only people on the tour so he was able to tailor it to suit our needs. It was very useful having someone to explain the details in the Lenin mausoleum and the metro station, and to give us a potted history of communist Russia.

Elena was amazing! She was really interesting and made the experience so enjoyable. She didn’t rush anything even though we were over the allotted 4 hours by 30 minutes as I wanted to grab food and drinks along the way. Elena just wanted to make sure we saw everything we could whilst in Moscow.

City of Moscow - Private Walking Tour Reviewed by Amy, 03/02/2020

Our guide Sofia was very attentive and provided us with so many historical facts about Moscow and Russia overall throughout our tour. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in getting to know the rich history of Moscow!

Moscow: Kremlin, Red Square, and Metro Tour Reviewed by Maria, 03/02/2020

An extremely amazing excursion viewing Moscows most beautiful subway stations. The tour was full of art and history with an interesting look into Russian culture. Alina was an excellent tour guide!