Top Attractions And Things To Do In Moscow, Russia

The Moskva River and The Kremlin in Moscow, Russia

The Moskva River and The Kremlin in Moscow, Russia

Moscow has changed immensely since the days of Communism. Visitors today find a colorful capital filled with fascinating sights.

The Moscow International Business Centre, also known as Moscow City in Moscow, Russia

The Moscow International Business Centre, also known as Moscow City in Moscow, Russia

It’s possible to tour any number of historical spots, but Muscovites are more interested in the proliferation of restaurants, nightclubs and shopping centers. Tourists are certain to enjoy them too.

The White House, also known as the Russian White House, Moscow, Russia

The White House, also known as the Russian White House, Moscow, Russia

Getting to Moscow

Most people arrive in Moscow via air. The workmanlike Sheremetevo-2 Airport, a facility purpose built for the 1980 Olympics, hosts many European airlines.

Skyscrapers in Moscow City, Moscow, Russia

Skyscrapers in Moscow City, Moscow, Russia

Known by the airport code SVO, it’s the city’s second largest airport. It’s situated nearly 20 miles outside of downtown, which is largely accessible via taxi although there is an Aero express train that takes passengers to Savyolovsky Train Station.

The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia at night

The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia at night

The brighter, more modernized Domodedovo Airport, with the designation DME, provides direct train service to downtown. It’s the country’s busiest airport.

The Moscow Kremlin, Moscow, Russia at night

The Moscow Kremlin, Moscow, Russia at night

Accordingly, its taxi queuing system is better organized. A third airport, Vnukovo or VKO, is the city’s oldest. It’s served by fewer airlines than the other two, but has a sleek, modern vibe.

Getting Around Moscow

The Moscow Metro makes getting around a breeze. Trains depart from most stations about every 90 seconds. Routes are color coded, and most signs are printed in Russian and English.

Metro station in Moscow, Russia

Metro station in Moscow, Russia

Travelers may also want to make use of the convenient trams or the route taxis, which take passengers on a minivan ride to places that buses don’t travel.

Inside a metro station in Moscow, Russia

Inside a metro station in Moscow, Russia

It is also quite easy to pre-arrange your car rental pickup at the airport before you travel to Moscow.

Where to Stay in Moscow

Visitors to Moscow can find different accommodation to suite their overall taste and budget. You can use our hotel comparison tool to find the best hotel deals in Moscow.

Moscow City, Moscow, Russia at night

Moscow City, Moscow, Russia at night

Russia, Moscow at night

Russia, Moscow at night

Attraction and Things to do in Moscow

Moscow is filled with remarkable architecture. The Kremlin is breathtaking as it provides visitors with a glimpse into 500 years of history. Other architecture worth seeing includes the Kolomenskoye Museum Reserve with its 16th century Church of the Ascension.

State Historical Museum, Red Square, Moscow, Russia

State Historical Museum, Red Square, Moscow, Russia

A stop at Red Square is essential. It’s the site of historic St. Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Mausoleum among other structures.

Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Section of Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Section of Red Square, Moscow, Russia

It’s impossible to ignore Moscow’s fascinating history, which is put on spectacular display at the Kremlin’s Armory Museum where visitors see Faberge eggs, weaponry and royal carriages. Another era is celebrated at the Museum of Cosmonautics where tourists get an up close look at the Space Race.

Monument to the Conquerors of Space, Moscow, Russia

Monument to the Conquerors of Space, Moscow, Russia

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia

Saint Basil's Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Church of Ascension, Moscow, Russia

Church of Ascension, Moscow, Russia

Moscow is a center of the arts. Ballet, symphony and opera performances happen frequently. Visitors love the perennially entertaining Great Moscow Circus. The nightlife scene is impressive with its vast array of bars and clubs.

Tsaritsyno Park, Moscow, Russia

Tsaritsyno Park, Moscow, Russia

The Seven Sisters, Moscow, Russia at night

The Seven Sisters, Moscow, Russia at night

The People’s Friendship Fountain (also known as Friendship of Nations), Moscow, Russia

The People’s Friendship Fountain (also known as Friendship of Nations), Moscow, Russia

Izmaylovo District, Moscow, Russia

Izmaylovo District, Moscow, Russia

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow, Russia

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow, Russia

Moscow is beautiful in all seasons, but it’s particularly festive around January 1 when Russians celebrate a combined Christmas and New Year holiday. The Easter Arts Festival in the spring is marked by orchestral performances.

The Moscow Kremlin, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Moscow, Russia

The Moscow Kremlin, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Moscow, Russia

The Grand Kremlin Palace, also translated Great Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia

The Grand Kremlin Palace, also translated Great Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia

May 9 is celebrated with great ceremony to remember the end of World War II. Visitors who come to Moscow at these times will have a particularly memorable stay.

Moscow, Russia at night

Moscow, Russia at night

The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

River cruise on the Moskva River, with the Kremlin in background, Moscow, Russia

River cruise on the Moskva River, with the Kremlin in background, Moscow, Russia

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