Moscow Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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The Moscow Metro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 111 Reviews

In Moscow, grand boulevards and massive buildings that seem to stretch for miles are the norm, but some of the city’s most impressive sites are actually found ...  Read more

Gorky Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Named after Russian author Maxim Gorky, Gorky Park is Moscow’s most famous park, covering 300 acres along the Moskva River near the center of the city. Opened ...  Read more

Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

A highlight of a visit to the Kremlin, the Diamond Fund shows off the most ostentatious of the Russian imperial jewels. Originally housed in a small room in ...  Read more

Tretyakov Gallery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is known as the finest collection of Russian art in the world and is a must-see for any visitor to the city. Its history dates ...  Read more

Izmailovo Kremlin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Opened in 2003, the Izmailovo Kremlin on the outskirts of Moscow pays homage to the other kremlins around Russia. Built in a pseudo-Byzantine style, it was ...  Read more

Christ the Savior Cathedral

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

The Christ the Savior Cathedral was originally commissioned by Tsar Alexander I after Russia’s defeat of Napoleon, but work did not begin on it until 1839. ...  Read more

Gulag History Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Opened in 2004, the Gulag History Museum is the only museum in Russia devoted to Joseph Stalin’s legacy of terror in the early to mid-20th century. Founded by ...  Read more

Hermitage Garden

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Open to the public since 1894, Hermitage Garden in central Moscow offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Russia’s capital. Throughout its ...  Read more

Lenin's Mausoleum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Lenin’s Mausoleum is the current resting place of Vladimir Lenin, the former leader of the Soviet Union. Lenin’s embalmed body has been on display since he ...  Read more

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow was built to commemorate the achievements of the Soviet Union in space exploration. Sitting at the base of the ...  Read more

Tverskaya Street

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Tverskaya Street is Moscow’s version of Main Street, running uphill from near the north end of Red Square out toward St Petersburg. The street existed as ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 227 Reviews

GUM is an abbreviation meaning “Main Universal Store”, from the Russian “Глáвный универсáльный магазѝн”. It is the name of a private shopping ...  Read more

St Basil’s Cathedral (Pokrovsky Sabor)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 162 Reviews

With its colorful onion-shaped domes, St. Basil’s Cathedral may be one of the most iconic sights in Moscow, if not in all of Russia. Finished in 1561, the ...  Read more

Red Square (Krasnaya Ploschad)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 85 Reviews

Red Square is the central square in Moscow, sitting just northeast of the famous Kremlin. Once a marketplace, over the years it has been the sight of public ...  Read more

Kolomenskoye Museum and Reserve

4.5 star rating: Recommended 50 Reviews

Kolomenskoye is an ancient royal estate located a few kilometers southeast of Moscow. Perched on a bluff above the Moscow River, the estate served as a summer ...  Read more

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