7 Unmissable Things To Do In Moscow

7 Unmissable Things To Do In Moscow

Moscow is home to over 13 million residents and is the capital of Russia. In this cosmopolitan capital, there are a number of great things to do in Moscow including honouring the past and relishing the present.

Check out the absolute unmissable things to do in Moscow.

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1. The Kremlin

The Kremlin is the largest fortress in Europe and is home to the Russian President. This behemoth of a structure is over 2,200 metres long and includes five different squares to explore.

Visiting this fortress is a must when you’re in Moscow but beware of some areas in the Kremlin where you cannot take photos.

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2. Marvel at Design of Metro Stations

Without a doubt, Moscow has the most beautiful metro stations in the world. These intricately-designed stations are absolutely architectural and design wonders that are also exquisite.

You’ll have to do some digging to find out which metro stations you’ll want to visit as they are all different in design and colours.

Marvel at Design of Metro Stations

3. Red Square

Red Square is one of the most popular tourist attractions and is the heartbeat of Moscow. The square is made up of cobblestone and is surrounded by some of Moscow’s most iconic structures including the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral.

There’s lots to do and see in this 400-by-150m square so definitely come check it out.

Red Square

4. St. Basil’s Cathedral

You’ve definitely seen a picture or a postcard of this colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral. Made to look like the flames of a bonfire, the onion-shape domes give it a very distinct and beautiful design.

A stop at this one-of-a-kind, 400+ year-old cathedral is a must in Moscow.

St. Basil's Cathedral

5. Lenin’s Mausoleum

Lenin’s Mausoleum pays homage to the embalmed body of Russian revolutionary figure, Vladimir Lenin. This mausoleum is a big attraction and there’s usually a queue to get into this building.

Politics aside, this mausoleum is a great thing to check out but just beware that you cannot take photos here.

Lenin's Mausoleum

6. Armoury

The Armoury is located inside the Kremlin walls and was originally built in 1511 as a place to store and create weapons for the monarchy. Today, it acts as a museum and showcases plenty of weaponry and jewellery from the many previous centuries of Russian history.

For amazing and historical Russian weaponry that date back to the 16th century, check out the Armoury.


7. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is the largest foreign museum in Moscow and includes incredible pieces of art dating back to the Renaissance period. Many of the works here are split up over three branches in this museum.

For some of the finest works of art from the Italian Renaissance and the Golden Age of Dutch art, come see it at the Pushkin Museum.

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James Wan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, James has always had an inquisitive nature and traveling is now his biggest passion. His biggest thrills are visiting places he's never been to and exploring different cultures. James counts Athens, Tokyo, and Rome as the top three places he's visited.

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