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Moscow

Moscow Oblast

Moscow

Known for Museums, Theaters and Historical Buildings

Visit the capital of Russia, a large modern city that combines dazzling architecture with cultural riches and a fascinating history.

How do you get to Moscow?

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.

Best neighborhoods to visit in Moscow

Things to do in Moscow

Think of Russia and you probably picture this iconic building, whose onion-shaped domes overlook the Moscow skyline.

A centerpiece of the Russian arts scene, this theater’s magnificent auditorium and top-tier productions will impress even the most jaded theatergoer.

Mourners and curious visitors stream to the grave to see the embalmed Vladimir Lenin, the famous revolutionary and one-time leader of the Soviet Union.

Take a walk through many different eras of Russian history at this expansive museum on Red Square.

A symbol of historical change, this cathedral was dynamited by the Soviets, only to be reconstructed following the collapse of the USSR.

Find one of the world’s largest and most incredible collections of both impressionist and post-impressionist painters in this Moscow gallery.

Tickets & Tours

The Moscow City Pass gives you premier access to some of the city’s best sites, including the iconic Kremlin and the fascinating State Historical Museum. With entrance to 42 attractions around the city and 3 guided tours to choose from, you’re sure to get to know this magnificent city well.

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Visit the must-see Moscow Kremlin, an imposing fortress in the center of the city. Once the residence of tsars and the communist leaders, it is now the office of the Russian president. See one of the most beautiful castles in the country and a living textbook of Russian history.

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With a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour, discover the best-known attractions of Moscow. At your own pace, learn about the revolutionary history, varied architecture, and artistic culture of Russia's capital city.

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On a tour of the Moscow Metro, discover why this underground network is recognized as the most beautiful in the world. As you follow your guide through the labyrinth of stations, learn funny stories, hear about the mysterious Metro-2, and admire the stations' lavish ornaments and opulent architecture.

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Get a glimpse of the communist history on this guided walking tour. In Moscow, the former capital of the large Soviet Union, the streets are full of remnants of the communist regime as well as the Cold War. With your guide, see the former headquarters of the KGB and pass by the Gulag Museum.

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The Kremlin is a vast complex with majestic palaces and churches. Beat the long lines and marvel at the opulence of the Armoury, whose outstanding collection includes Imperial Russian regalia and a large number of precious Fabergé eggs. Walls more than 1.

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