What to see in Moscow What to see in Moscow

What to see in Moscow

Boasting breathtaking views, incredible architecture and fascinating historical sites, Moscow is a must see city for any traveler. Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world, a sprawling metropolis that blends the ancient and the modern, showcasing both. Home to ten million people this city offers a wide variety of attractions, from museums to restaurants, shopping centers to cathedrals; you won't have any trouble keeping busy in Russia's capital city!

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A shoppers’ paradise


Lastly, no tourist guide to Moscow would be complete without a mention of the shopping and dining available. For shopping one simply must visit the GUM and TSUM. These two shopping centres provide a full day of shopping at a wide range of budgets.

For those of us who aren’t natives the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming. The list of things to do in Moscow is endless, however here’s a few of the “musts” on any what to see in Moscow list!

The Red Square

No trip to Moscow is complete without a visit to the Red Square. This historic square encompasses some of the most fascinating and well known sights to see in Moscow. One of the most famous being the St. Basil’s Cathedral. You will also find the Kazan Cathedral, the Kremlin, the Lenin Mausoleum, the Statue of Minin and Pozharsky, the Resurrection Gate and the Iberian Chapel. If you were to have only one day in Moscow this would be the place to go.


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Moscow is also famous for its religious sites such as cathedrals Monasteries and convents. Besides the two already mentioned there is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Cathedral of Annunciation, the Cathedral of the Assumption, the Cathedral of The Archangel and the Cathedral of the twelve Apostles. These are some of the most impressive cathedrals ever built and worth seeing. Among the Monasteries and convents the most popular is the Novedevichy Convent.

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What to see in Moscow: a view from above

Patrashy Prudily or “Patriarch’s Pond” is also one of the most famous of Moscow’s many attractions as well as Gorky Park which was achieved its status from a popular novel boasting of the same name. For a great view head to places like the Sky Lounge of the Academy of Science, The Mercedes bar, or the swanky O2 lounge at the Ritz Carton.

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Culture is an important part experiencing any city and not surprisingly Moscow has plenty of it.

The most popular theatre in Moscow is the Bolshoi, followed closely by the State Kremlin Palace, Moscow New Opera and Theatre and the Helikon Opera Theatre. Many more choices are available as this is just the tip of the iceberg. Museums are in abundance as well, comprising the most i’ve seen in any city. The extensive list includes The Moscow Kremlin, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin state Museum of fine arts, Moscow Museum of Modern Arts and many more.


Though we’ve only scratched the surface of Moscow here, take a look at our Moscow Guide for more ideas on what to see and do while visiting this incredible city of diversity.

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