Moscow Travel Guide

Searching for Moscow travel guide? I have compiled one for you already!

This practical guide will help you get the most out of your trip. It's based on my own experience, unlike many of the shiny "official" booklets.

Who knows? Maybe one day you'll stun some Russian friends with your knowledge!


First things first. You've got to choose your hotel before you plan anything else.

For general information, visit Moscow hotel rooms page, and choose the best accomodation option for you!

If you aren't willing to spend more than 200-250 USD per night - take a look at discount Moscow hotels page. It reviews some of the best inexpensive hotels Moscow has got.

If you really wish to save, check out "Hotel Soyuz" - a decent, cheap hotel in Moscow. It's cheap and it's good. Quite far from the center, but nothing you couldn't handle.

It sits to the north, so "Sheremetyevo" airport should definitely be your choice.

In any case, you'll probably need this map of Moscow.

You can also rent an apartment in Moscow. This page will tell you more.

Got a higher travel budget? Get a room in some of the luxurious Moscow hotels.

Ahh, the rooms, the view, the service...Must say I envy you. Well, just a little bit.

Metropol hotel in Moscow

Metropol hotel in all its glory


Once in Moscow, you need a reliable and fast means of transport.

The chances are you'll be using Moscow metro frequently.

Why? First, it's much cheaper than taxi. One ride will cost you less than 20 rubles. You'll save even more if you buy 5, 10 or 20 rides ticket.

Another good reason is traffic. You'll be visiting city center often, and that's where things get really bad for drivers. Spare yourself from all the headache.

Most of the stations sit near the landmarks. It'll take you no more than 15 minutes by feet to get to them.

Don't forget that Moscow metro is a landmark by itself! Visit this page to learn more.

Need a map? here you go!

I've brought together the most up-to-date Moscow metro maps I could find.

Okay, transport's checked. Moving on to the next page of our Moscow travel guide.

Moscow Sights

Your next task is to make a list of sights to visit. My Moscow sights page will help you with that.

Surely you should visit The Red Square and The Kremlin, but don't stop there.

Cathedral of Christ the Savior

The gorgeous Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

If you have time, pay a visit to Arbat and Park Pobedy as well.

By the way, I've arranged Moscow sights by their priority, so you won't have to guess which one to visit next. That's especially useful if you can't visit them all.

Want something special? Tired of common tourist routes? My Moscow travel guide is there for you! The page about center of Moscow is all you need to get an unforgettable, unique Moscow travel experience. Check out this update to learn even more about Moscow's historic center!

By the way, check out Luzhkov Bridge in Moscow that's right next to Bolotnaya Square. It's not an important place to visit, but it's still kinda cute, plus it's really close to Tretyakov Gallery. And no, it most probably has nothing to do with Yuri Luzhkov.

If you want to learn more about Moscow history, visit Vozdvizhenka street that has a lot to show you.

Tired of big city's rhythm? Visit Kolomenskoye Estate, breathe some fresh air and learn more about Russian history!

You can also visit Tsaritsyno Park and Estate to learn even more about history of Russia and Moscow!

Moscow Museums

Don't miss the wonderful Moscow museums! Learn about Moscow, Russia, the Universe, and everything! Here are the links - page 1,page 2, page 3.

Moscow Restaurants

After a long day of walking and sightseeing, it's time for some relaxation!

Spend your evenings in magnificient Moscow restaurants.

"Syrnaia Dyrka" is my personal favorite.

This cheese restaurant brings you the best of French and Swiss cuisines!

Their dishes are a work of art. It's hard to recommend a particular one, but one thing is a must - fondue.

No words could describe it. One thing is for certain - do not leave without tasting it.


Still, you can't spend all your evenings in restaurants. You need some entertainment, right?

Well, my Moscow travel guide sees to that.

Here is the list of Moscow theatres you could visit.

It wouldn't be boasting to say they are among the leading ones in the world. After all, Russia has got a very rich theatric tradition.

You'll be deeply touched by the acting, and find yourself sympathizing with the characters.

...and I can bet you'll return for more!

Not a big fan of theaters? Go to Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoi Boulevard instead! It's well-known for its shows in Russia and abroad, so satisfaction is guaranteed!

Coming with kids? Even better! Believe me, they'll be squeaking with joy!

That's it for now. I'll be updating this Moscow travel guide frequently, so be sure to check back soon!

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