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Moscow
Travel Guide

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

Top Hotels in Moscow

Radisson Blu Hotel, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport
5 out of 5
Mezhdunarodnoye Shosse 1a, International Sheremetyevo Airport, Khimki
The price is $61 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

Located in Northern Administrative Okrug, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ezhi Monument, Mega Khimki Mall, and Glider Olympic Training and Sports ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (743 reviews)

"nice steam room and sauna, restaurant is ok, room pretty small but nice and clean"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Radisson Blu Hotel, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport
Pentahotel Moscow, Arbat
Pentahotel Moscow, Arbat
4 out of 5
Ulitsa Novy Arbat, 15, Moscow, Moscow
The price is $51 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

This family-friendly Moscow hotel is located in a shopping district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lotte Plaza, Moscow Kremlin, and Arbat Street. Bolshoi Theatre and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (412 reviews)

"Highly recommended. Fantastic location and best stuff ever"…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Pentahotel Moscow, Arbat
Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel
Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel
5 out of 5
26/1, Tverskaya Street, Moscow
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $68 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Located in Tverskoy, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Bolshoi Theatre, and Moscow Kremlin. Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)

"Great service, сlean Room, nice breakfast as usual!!!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Moscow

Apart-Hotel Mezhdunarodnaya
Apart-Hotel Mezhdunarodnaya
4 out of 5
Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya 12, Moscow
The price is $56 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Presnensky, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Expocentre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Moscow Kremlin and Bolshoi Theatre. Red Square and St. Basil's ...

Apart-Hotel Mezhdunarodnaya
Aparthotel Adagio Moscow Kievskaya
Aparthotel Adagio Moscow Kievskaya
4 out of 5
Kievskaya Ulitsa 2, Dorogomilovo, Moscow
The price is $47 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Dorogomilovo, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Arbat Street. Moscow Kremlin and Bolshoi Theatre are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (125 reviews)

"This was my second time staying at this hotel and I love it! Very clean, service is 10 out 10 stars. Stuff are always helpful. Highly recommended!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Aparthotel Adagio Moscow Kievskaya
Aparthotel Adagio Moscow Paveletskaya
Aparthotel Adagio Moscow Paveletskaya
4 out of 5
Bakhrushina Street 11, Moscow
The price is $42 per night from Mar 19 to Mar 20

Located in Moscow City Centre, this spa aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Marfo-Mariinsky Convent, Moscow Kremlin, and St. Basil's Cathedral. Red Square and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (111 reviews)
Lives up to the good reviews

"Chose hotel based on reviews and it lived up to its standard. 10 mn walk to metro, and mini market 250 metres up the street. The self service laundry was handy as was the ibis restaurant in the same complex. The only criticism was a bad smell from the shower when i first arrived, but it disappeared ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

Aparthotel Adagio Moscow Paveletskaya
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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