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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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Top Hotels in Moscow

Marriott Moscow Royal Aurora Hotel
Marriott Moscow Royal Aurora Hotel
5 out of 5
11 Petrovka Street, Moscow
The price is CA $205 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Located in Moscow City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of TsUM — Central Universal Department Store and Bolshoi Theatre. Moscow Kremlin ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (375 reviews)

"Great place with 10min to Red Square! A lot of restaurants and events around! Like this hotel!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 11, 2020

Marriott Moscow Royal Aurora Hotel
Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park
Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park
5 out of 5
Leningradsky Avenue 36, Building 33, Moscow
The price is CA $139 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Located in Airport District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of VTB Arena and Museum of Russian Impressionism. Central Moscow Hippodrome and Aviapark ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (70 reviews)

"it is very well organized and well maintained property.the draw back is the hotel is off location no subway or any other amenities near by."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2020

Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park
Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
5 out of 5
Neglinnaya Street No 4, Moscow
Free cancellation
The price is CA $337 per night from Nov 13 to Nov 14

This family-friendly Moscow hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Maly Theatre and Bolshoi Theatre. Moscow Kremlin and Red Square ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (135 reviews)

"Such an amazing hotel! The location is perfect if you are traveling for vacation or business. The bar on the rooftop"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2019

Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
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

Apartments Gloriya
Apartments Gloriya
3.5 out of 5
Izyumskaya, 34 k.2, Moscow

Located in Butovo, this apartment building is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Bitsa Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of Prince Plaza and Church of the Intercession of the ...

Apartments Gloriya
MaxRealty24 Leningradskiy prospekt 77
MaxRealty24 Leningradskiy prospekt 77
3.5 out of 5
Leningradskiy prospect 77 Bldg.1, Moscow

Located in Sokol, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Arena CSKA, Aviapark and Metropolis Shopping Center. Megasport Arena is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) ...

MaxRealty24 Leningradskiy prospekt 77
Juna Aqua Life
Juna Aqua Life
4 out of 5
Vladenie 9, Krasnaya Gorka, Moskovskaya oblast
The price is CA $58 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Nestled on the beach, this Krasnaya Gorka aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dolls and People Theater, Chayka Culture Palace and Temple of the Divine Savior. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

"Good place good people good food have very nice place for kids and enjoy"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 2, 2018

Juna Aqua Life
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.

Popular places to visit in Moscow

Moscow Kremlin
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Moscow Kremlin

4.5/5(23 reviews)

Visit the most iconic square in Russia, which is bordered by many of the city’s most famous landmarks.

Bolshoi Theatre
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Bolshoi Theatre

4.5/5(28 reviews)

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

St. Basil's Cathedral
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St. Basil's Cathedral

5/5(41 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Moscow

Guided Tour of the Kremlin
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Guided Tour of the Kremlin

CA $73
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Private night tour of Moscow
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Private night tour of Moscow

CA $404
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
3Hr Private Kremlin and Red Square Tour with Pick Up
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3Hr Private Kremlin and Red Square Tour with Pick Up

CA $198
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Moscow CityPass
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Moscow CityPass

CA $71
Per adult
Moscow Metro Guided Tour with Transport Tickets
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Moscow Metro Guided Tour with Transport Tickets

CA $48
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
10 Most Beautiful Moscow Metro Stations
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10 Most Beautiful Moscow Metro Stations

CA $165
Per adult

Reviews of Moscow

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 12, 2020

Moscow, I love You!!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 3, 2019

I speak Russian and have friends there. So I get to see many places that the guidebook does not cover.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 25, 2019

Must to visit city!!!

2/5 - Disappointing

Camille

Sep 17, 2019

No tourist culture yet.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 17, 2019

Clean, safe, beautiful.

5/5 - Excellent

NATALIA

Sep 10, 2019

One of the cleanest and most beautiful cities in Europe. Lots of museums and cathedrals to check out and good food all around the city. Absolutely beautiful Metro stations that are so clean that the floors shine.

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