Moscow is not only the capital of Russia, but the epicentre of Russian culture, offering visitors an insight into politics, economics, history, fine arts, performing arts and more elements that are at the heart of the country’s being. However, Moscow is a very large city and if you are strapped for time or unprepared, finding and deciding on the right things to do in Moscow can be an overwhelming task. That’s why we’ve taken the liberty of giving you the round up of the top things to do in Moscow!
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Moscow’s museums are truly some of the best in the world and cover everything from art to army artefacts, so you are bound to find one that captures your interest. One of the most important things to do in Moscow is to visit at least one – if not more – of the capital’s museums. The Moscow Kremlin is a must-do on your trip to the city. If you have more time, consider visiting the Armoury Chamber, the State Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.
Moscow is home to over six hundred churches – each displaying a unique style of architecture from classic Russian styles to opulence influenced by the Renaissance. The St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the best things to do in Moscow overall, and the most famous church of the capital, known for its resemblance to a bonfire and its vibrant, multicoloured spires. Other must-do churches in your Moscow sightseeing agenda include The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, The Cathedral of Assumption and The Cathedral of Annunciation.
Russia is known for having some of the world’s most unique experiences in nature and the capital city delivers on this promise as well. Visiting the parks in Moscow is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable things to do in Moscow. Neskuchny Garden is the oldest of its kind in Moscow and once served as residence to the emperor. It is also home to the Green Theatre which is one of the largest open-air amphitheatres in all of Europe. If you have the time, make a day trip to Elk Island, a national park that is, as the name suggests, a great place to spot elks in the wild.
If you like to indulge in retail therapy, Moscow has some great options. GUM is the most prominent department store in the city – visit the one near the Red Square to access all of your favourite international brands under one roof, in a building that is nothing short of an architectural marvel. For street shopping, visit Arbat Street and Izmailovo Market for great finds at great prices.