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Moscow Attractions

Moscow is one of Russia's biggest cities and is the main seat of the national government. The city is a vibrant mix of old and new with many of the old Soviet-era structures still standing today. When visiting Moscow, tourists are encouraged to have a map with them at all times or they should consider participating in one of the many Moscow tours that are readily available in the area.

Moscow, like other famous cities in Russia, features a number of breathtaking cathedrals, most notably St. Basil's Cathedral. Built in the 1550's by Ivan the Terrible, this architectural masterpiece features a unique design with vibrant colors and towering spheres making it popular among tourists from across the globe.

Like St. Basil's Cathedral, the Red Square is one of the many must see attractions in Moscow. Located in the middle of this sprawling metropolis, the Red Square was once the site of crowded markets and public executions. Now, tourists and local citizens alike pose for pictures in front of the Kremlin wall, while popular concerts perform in the center of the Square all year long as well.

Located next to the Red Square, the Kremlin is one of the most popular things to do in Moscow. The Kremlin, home to the State Palace, which is a variety of government offices and cathedrals, is now open to the public for daily visits as part of Moscow excursions. The Kremlin is also widely known as one of the best spots for history buffs to come and learn about Russia's storied past.

Also located within close vicinity of the Red Square is the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. This fabulous museum, known as one of the top tourist places in Moscow, is home of impressionist and post-impressionist art pieces. Many great pieces of artwork from the country's top artists are put on display all year long, which makes a tour of this museum a must for every visitor to Moscow.

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Things to Do in Moscow with Kids

There are lots of amazing experiences in Moscow that the entire gang will get a buzz out of. These are a few of the most popular family friendly experiences around.

Free Things to Do in Moscow

Touring on a budget in Moscow? Spend time instead of money on great experiences.

NB Gallery - Roam the halls and study the fascinating exhibits at this museum.

Patriarshy Bridge - If you're into modern-day design and architecture, add this attraction to your itinerary.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Come to understand some of the history of the area through this site.

Manezh Square - Learn why locals and visitors alike love the charm and character of this place.

Monument to Marshal Zhukov - Make room in your to-do list to take a look at this place of local importance.

Kazan Cathedral - Take a few moments for some meditation or prayer at this tranquil holy site.

Alexander Gardens - Prepare a picnic and enjoy a stroll around the interesting plants.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Moscow

Moscow City Centre

Theaters, museums, and historic sites highlight some notable features of Moscow City Centre. Make a stop by Moscow Kremlin or Red Square while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Okhotny Ryad Station or Biblioteka Imeni Lenina Station to get around town.

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Arbat

If you're spending time in Arbat, you might enjoy attractions like Arbat Street and Lotte Plaza. You might also enjoy the neighborhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Smolenskaya Station to see more of the city.

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Tverskoy

You might enjoy the cafés while in Tverskoy. Hermitage Garden is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Novoslobodskaya Station or Mendeleyevskaya Station to see more of the city.

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Airport District

Noted for its historic sites and restaurants, there's plenty to explore in Airport District. Top attractions like VTB Arena and Third Ring Road are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Aeroport Station or Petrovsky Park Station to see more of the city.

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Khamovniki

Khamovniki is a destination travelers like for its restaurants, and you might hop aboard the metro at Frunzenskaya Station or Sportivnaya Station to explore sights like Novodevichy Convent.

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Basmanny

You might enjoy the restaurants while in Basmanny. Atrium Mall is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Baumanskaya Station or Kurskaya Station to see more of the city.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Moscow on a sunny day?

When the weather is putting on a show, these experiences are hard to pass up:

What to do in Moscow on a rainy day?

If it's pelting down during your trip, shake off your umbrella and try out these indoor activities:

What is Moscow famous for?

No stay in Moscow is complete without seeing Red Square and St. Basils Cathedral.

What should I not miss in Moscow?

Put these attractions high on your must-do list to get the most out of your visit:

  • Bolshoi Theatre
  • Moscow State University
  • Kremlin Armoury Museum
  • Lenins Mausoleum

Are there cheap things to do in Moscow?

Keep more of your hard-earned money in your wallet with these thrifty and fun activities:

What can you do in Moscow for free?

You'll barely have time to fetch your wallet out of your pocket with so many free attractions:

  • Red Square
  • St. Basils Cathedral
  • Cathedral of Christ the Savior
  • Novodevichy Convent