Chaika Swimming Pool
Boasting eight lanes and heated to a pleasant 29°C, this 50m open-air pool is an ideal place for swimming laps year-round. It is...
Church of St Nicholas in Khamovniki
This church, commissioned by the weavers’ guild in 1676, is among the most colourful in Moscow. The ornate green-and-orange-tapestry...
Leo Tolstoy’s winter home during the 1880s and 1890s now houses an interesting museum dedicated to the writer’s home life. While it’s...
Gavroche Wine Bar
First came the beer bars, and then the cocktail lounges. It only stands to reason that wine bars would be next. This one is stylish but...
Pane & Olio
Forgoing the trends that characterize many Moscow restaurants, Pane & Olio is a classic Italian trattoria, offering homemade pasta,...
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Moscow Museum information
Formerly the Museum of the History of Moscow, this excellent museum has a new name, a new location and a new mission. The permanent history exhibit demonstrates how the city has spread from its starting point at the Kremlin. It is heavy on artefacts from the 13th and 14th centuries, especially household items and weapons. More exciting, the museum has space to launch thought-provoking temporary exhibits, including artists' and other local perspectives on the city.
It's housed in the former warehouses and garages of the Defense Ministry, with a central courtyard that displays outdoor art and interactive exhibits.