During any season, at any hour of the day, Moscow thrills visitors with its artistry, history, and majesty. As one of the most vibrant European capitals, Moscow is a powerful mix of history and edginess, full of world-famous sites and attractions. Russia’s capital has been in existence for more than 800 years and has enough to keep visitors busy for months.
Here’s the ultimate first-timer’s list of 11 main visits and few extra things to do in Moscow, from Europe’s oldest fortress and grandiose cathedrals to lively green spaces and futuristic skyscrapers. Home to almost over 12 million souls, Moscow is many things to many people, and everyone finds their own reasons to visit Moscow.
Quick Tip: I traveled to Moscow from Saint Petersburg by a SAPSAN Train. You can reach Moscow in 5 hours by this high-speed train. And if you plan early you can get seats in the ‘Restaurant Car’ section since the ticket includes Breakfast and Lunch. (It feels good to eat after you have rushed to get this 6 AM train 😜)
2. Saint Basil’s Cathedral
3. Lenin’s Mausoleum
5. Zaryadye Park
6. Bolshoi Theatre
7. The floating bridge over the Moskva River
10. The Seven Sisters
11. Moscow Metros
One week’s trip to Moscow will cost you around 35,000 Rubles (35,252INR!) including the stay and food. I would recommend you to buy the Metro card (500 Rubles) and it will work for local buses too. So the Conveyance is sorted!
It is incredibly beautiful and it is one of my favorite cities in the whole world! I was lucky enough to be just in time for the “white nights”! 🤍 Hope you do too!