Dear visitors of our website! Our short Moscow Travel Guide is aimed to help you to plan your unforgettable Moscow travel adventure. If you are going to visit Moscow and don’t know what to see in Moscow, our Moscow Travel Guide will definitely help you because we are going to describe TOP 10 Moscow attractions and the way how to find them in the biggest Russian town.
Of course, everyone knows the 1st “must-see” tourist attraction in Moscow is – The Kremlin. Every Moscow city tour includes the visit to Moscow Kremlin, if you’d like to book a guided tour, please, check our special “Show me Moscow Kremlin” Tour. You can also explore it on your own; the cheapest and the fastest way of travelling to it from your hotel is by Moscow subway. Don’t forget, you will need the “Borovitskaya” Subway station, the entrance to the Kremlin is right in front of it through the Thrinity Gates and Kutafia Tower, on both sides of which you will find white ticket offices. Unfortunately, on Thursdays there is a day off, but during other days the Kremlin is opened from 9:30 till 18:00 in Summer and from 9:30 till 17:00 in Winter (but the ticket offices will be closed at 16:30). Tickets to the territory of the Kremlin are for free for children and teens under 16 and for adults they cost 10$ approximately.
The 2d “must-see” Moscow attraction is – St. Basil’s Cathedral (the cathedral of Vasily the Blessed) which is situated on the Red Square. It is opened daily from 11:00 till 16:30, the price for the entrance ticket is approximately 6$ for adults but for children and teens it will be for free. Don’t forget that during “high travel season” it is really impossible to get inside as there are long lines to the entrance so we would recommend you to come even before the official opening of the ticket offices or to book the private guided tour “Show me the Kremlin and Red Square“.
The 3d TOP Moscow attraction is – the symbol of Christianity in Russia, the main orthodox cathedral of Russia – the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It is opened daily exсept Mondays from 08:00 till 17:00, but on Mondays it opens its doors to the public at 13:00 and closes at 17:00. Entrance is free of charge. But if you want a guided tour to the Cathedral, please check our “Show me Sightseeing Moscow Tour” and discover the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and other highlights of Russian capital. If you’d like to travel on your own by subway – the station you need is called “Kropotkinskaya” (Red Line).
The 4th “must-see” Moscow attraction is – the State Tretyakov Art Gallery with a wonderful collection of art created by prominent Russian artists. The gallery is closed on Mondays but it is opened on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 10:00-18:00, and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – 10:00-21:00. The entrance ticket’s price is 10$ without private excursions inside. If you prefer a guided tour – book our “Show me Tretyakov art gallery” Tour. The Tretyakov Art Gallery is only 10 min walk from the “Tretyakovskaya” subway station (Yellow Line).
The 5th notable Moscow attraction is – Moscow Metro itself. We recommend you to make a round-trip around the central Moscow subway stations. The majority of these stations were constructed in 1930-1940’s during the Stalin’s power. So there you will find crystal chandeliers, bas-reliefs, mosaics and sculptures with Soviet Union symbols. Moscow Metro is opened daily from 05:30 till 01:00. One ticket to get inside the metro costs 1$. Don’t forget to exchange money to local Rubles and take with you some cash. We also recommend you to watch closely your belongings (especially passports and telephones) as there are pickpockets. For more info, please, check our “Show me Moscow Metro” Tour.
The 6th “must-see” Moscow attraction – is Tsaritsyno Park. It is not just a simple park. It was a Royal Estate of Catherine-the-Great. On the territory of the park you will disciver the former Royal pavilions, bridges, and palaces of Romanovs in neo-gothic romantic style. We also recommend you visiting the Grand Palace in Tsaritsyno Park. The park is opened every day from 06:00 till 00:00. The Palace museum opens at 11:00-18:00 from Tuesday till Friday. It is closed on Mondays, but on Saturdays it works till 20:00. Full ticket costs 6$. It is pretty hard to get there by foot or by bus, so you can travel there by Moscow Metro to “Tsaritsyno” (Dark-green Line) or in a private tour “Show me Tsaritsyno and Kolomenskoe“.
The 7th “must-see” Moscow attration that we recommend you to see during your Moscow Russia Travel is – Kolomeskoye Estate. There you will find lots of original 16th century churches, wooden cabin of Peter-the-Great, and the Great Wooden Palace where Peter’s daughter – future empress Elizabeth was born. This palace is opened every day exept Monday at 10:00-18:00. Full tickets cost 7$ for adults, tickets for children under 6 are for free. If you are going to Kolomenskoye Moscow by Metro you will need dark-green line and “Kolomenskaya” Station. Our Travel Agency offers a special tour to Tsaritsyno and Kolomenskoye Estates at a very cheap price. The tour includes a private guide, entrance tickets and a private transportation.
The 8th “must see” Moscow attraction is – Sparrow Hills (Vorobievy Gory) and Moscow State University – a magnificent skyscraper constructed in Stalin’s Empire Style. Also there is a wonderful observation deck from which you will get the wonderful panoramic view to the city. As there is no subway station right in front of the observation platform, you will have to get to the “Vorobiovy Gory” Metro Station and then walk across the park up to the huge structure with a steeple on top – it is the Moscow State University, in front of it you will find the observation platform.
The 9th “must-see” Moscow attraction is – the Ostankino TV Tower and it’s amazing restaurant on top! On a beautiful sunny day you should definitely have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the “7sky” restaurant, which is 334 meters high! We organize special guided tours to Ostankino TV Tower, but if you want to travel there on your own, find the orange metro line and “Alexeevskaya” station. You will need a 10 min walk to the TV Tower Moscow. It is opened daily at 10:00-21:00. Full tickets cost 17$ for adults. For more info check our “Show me Ostankino TV Tower” Tour.
The 10th TOP Moscow attraction is – the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre. During your Moscow Tourism don’t forget to buy tickets to the most popular Russian Theatre. You can do it on its official website or contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org