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About Moscow

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Russia's capital has secured its spot on the global stage thanks to its architecture, museums, and wide variety of cultural offerings that make it an exciting place to visit any time of year.

Stepping onto the black cobblestones of Moscow's iconic Red Square instantly treats you to a striking panorama – dominated by the Kremlin's brick walls and St. Basil's Cathedral. Here you'll also find the Lenin Mausoleum and the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky. This is the historic heart of the city that hosts many festivals and celebrations around the year.

Moscow is also home to a large selection of museums and architectural highlights, including the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Flacon Design Factory, and an armory dating back to 1511. The city is no stranger to the arts either, with the Natalya Sats Musical Theater offering experimental productions for all ages. You can also catch some world-class ballet and opera at the Bolshoi – a 6-tier auditorium that's hosted performances since 1825.

The impressive Zaryadye Park is a great place to relax for an hour or two. It has four different climate zones, an Arctic cave, and an unmeltable glacier.


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Most popular time to visit July-September
Cheapest time to visit February-April
Local currency RUB 100 = $1.42
Language Russian
Average weekend price $46 per night
Average weekday price $50 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Moscow reviews

What other travelers say about Moscow


Moscow is an amazing place.

March 8, 2020

Moscow is an amazing place. Everyone can find something to itself. Amazing variety of food, wonderful architecture and walking paths, lots of museums. Developed nightlife. Just come and see for yourself.

Liza Russia

Moscow is no Russia.

February 21, 2020

Moscow is no Russia. You have to know that. IMPORTANT: I cannot recommend visiting during winter. No, it's not about being cold. If you are ok with Boston, you will definitely be ok with Moscow. It's just the mood, and the dirt and the chemicals used to melt the ice. It will melt your shoes and then melt your soul away. Cheers! That said, it changes every time I visit. you can see and smell the difference. more: New things are built every year. Metro got twice as big in 10 years, a new space museum opened recently (see pic). Plenty of excellent and cheap restaurants.

Victor United States of America

I have no desire to return to Moscow.

February 20, 2020

I have no desire to return to Moscow. The people have the worst attitudes. There is no sense of community. Everyone spitting on the sidewalks, blowing their noses on the ground, and a terrible smell everywhere you go.

Nick United States of America

A great city.

February 16, 2020

A great city. The main sights are quite easily seen - Kremlin and red square are a confined area and can be seen fully in a few hours. Other sights and art galleries are now far off either. Other than this, Moscow is like any other big city. I would recommend two days in Moscow then the rest in St Petersburg, for a more relaxed time. Be wary of two things: New, yellow taxis that appear legitimate but are not Yandex or UBER. They will charge ten times the prices. The tip is - if this is the case, open the taxi door, give them a tenth of the price and walk away, and take a picture of the taxi and numberplate. The driver will not get violent, as they know the police will not accept their behaviour. The driver may threaten the passenger with the police but ignore this. In fact, use the metro - it’s so cheap, easy to use (metro lines are numbered and coloured) and staff are so helpful. People with doves - they come to you usually in tourist areas (Bolshoi theatre for example) and out doves on you saying it is Russian tradition and insist on using your phone to take a photo. They will then ask for about 2000 rubles (about 25 GBP) and a group of them will appear demanding it saying they told you about the cost before. Lots of options - just don’t pay. Either walk away quickly/ get other people’s attention around and ask for help/ find a larger group of people and say your friends are there and walk to them / give something (a few hundreds rubles)/l then briskly walk away/ throw lots of change on the floor to distract their attention so you can leave etc. They know they shouldn’t be doing it so don’t be scared by any intimidation.

Andrew United Kingdom

City has its own charm, filled with rich history.

February 16, 2020

City has its own charm, filled with rich history. Nice and well planned roads/streets, friendly taxi drivers. And mind you city has enough Indian joints which offer you North indian food, just in case you are home sick. Else you can try out local cusine which also very good, especially georgian and Uzbek dishes. Lots of sight seeing places and mueseum to hangout. And of course Vodka flows like Volga here

Anonymous Oman

Beautiful city, amazing in the winter and the New Year.

January 31, 2020

Beautiful city, amazing in the winter and the New Year. I highly recommend to ride through as many Metro stations as you can, each had history or incredible art. If feeling lazy or in a hurry, the cabs are quite cheap with Yango/Yandex.

Liran Israel

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