Moscow is not only the capital of Russia but is also the most densely populated city in the nation, with over thirteen million residents. The city is one of the most prominent tourist places in Russia as it is the epicentre of politics, economics, culture, history, art and science – it truly offers something for every type of traveller! Moscow is also home to some major tourist attractions and must visit places in Russia, like the Moscow Kremlin (a sprawling compound of churches, palaces and art museums), the St. Basil’s Cathedral (an iconic Orthodox church with world-famous multicoloured domes), the Red Square (a major city square in the capital) and the Bolshoi Theatre which is the home of Russian ballet and opera.
The capital city also boasts of a vibrant culinary scene, comprised of local and international fare to suit every possible travel budget. There are plenty of street food options available (think Danilovsky Market and Food Market 21) and for those with higher budgets, high-end dining options like Café Pushkin and Buono are not only fantastic culinary experiences, but landmark places to visit in Russia in their own right.