Why visit Moscow?
Majestic churches, impressive historic fortresses and palatial buildings: Moscow is a fascinating city whose emblematic architecture reflects the turbulent history that has defined Russia throughout the centuries.
The traces of the USSR can be found around every corner of the city, side by side with the iconic relics of Imperial Russia, like the mythical Red Square, the imposing Kremlin and the beautiful St Basil's Cathedral.
Discover a fascinating world of Cold War bunkers, golden-domed basilicas, world-class art museums and the legendary "palace of the people", as the Moscow Metro has been nicknamed. Whether you fancy watching a classic Russian ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre, perusing the fine arts at the Pushkin Museum or marvelling at the sheer size of the monuments to the Soviet state's achievements at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre, this travel guide will help you on your way!
Where to start?
If you're going to travel to Moscow and you don't know much about the city yet, the first thing to do is to dive into its legendary history - understanding the past will help you understand the present. Next, check out our practical hints and tips on travelling to the city, before discovering which of its most important museums, monuments and attractions pique your interest.
Looking for a place to stay?
Booking your accommodation in advance is the best way to get great discounts. Our detailed guide on where to stay in Moscow will help you decide which neighbourhood you'd like to look for hotels or apartments in, and our hotel search engine will find you the best deals!