Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Arbat & Khamovniki

Gallery of European & American Art of the 19th & 20th Centuries

This branch of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts contains a famed assemblage of French Impressionist works, based on the collection of two well-known Moscow art patrons, Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov. It includes r…
Top Choice Memorial in Arbat & Khamovniki

Park Pobedy

The Great Patriotic War – as WWII is known in Russia – was a momentous event that is still vivid in the hearts, minds and memories of many Russian citizens. Magnificent Park Pobedy (Victory Park) at Poklonnaya Hill …
Top Choice Planetarium in Presnya

Moscow Planetarium

The new planetarium shines bigger and brighter than before, expanding in area by more than three times and incorporating all kinds of high-tech gadgetry, interactive exhibits and educational programs. The centrepiec…
Top Choice Museum in Arbat & Khamovniki

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

This is Moscow’s premier foreign-art museum, split over three branches and showing off a broad selection of European works, including masterpieces from ancient civilisations, Italian Renaissance and Dutch Golden Age…
Top Choice Church in Arbat & Khamovniki

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

This gargantuan cathedral was completed in 1997 – just in time to celebrate Moscow's 850th birthday. It is amazingly opulent, garishly grandiose and truly historic. The cathedral’s sheer size and splendour guarantee…
Top Choice Gallery in Meshchansky & Basmanny

ArtPlay

Following on the successes of Winzavod, ArtPlay operates according to a similar concept, occupying the buildings of the former Manometer factory. The ‘design centre’ is home to firms specialising in urban planning a…
Top Choice Church in Kremlin & Kitay Gorod

St Basil's Cathedral

At the southern end of Red Square stands the icon of Russia: St Basil’s Cathedral. This crazy confusion of colours, patterns and shapes is the culmination of a style that is unique to Russian architecture. In 1552 I…
Top Choice Gallery in Meshchansky & Basmanny

Winzavod

Formerly a wine-bottling factory, this facility was converted into exhibit and studio space for Moscow artists in 2007. The post-industrial complex is now home to Moscow’s most prestigious art galleries, including A…
Top Choice Memorial in Kremlin & Kitay Gorod

Lenin's Mausoleum

Although Vladimir Ilych requested that he be buried beside his mum in St Petersburg, he still lies in state at the foot of the Kremlin wall, receiving visitors who come to pay their respects. Line up at the western …
Top Choice Historic Site in Kremlin & Kitay Gorod

Red Square

Immediately outside the Kremlin’s northeastern wall is the celebrated Red Square, the 400m by 150m area of cobblestones that is at the very heart of Moscow. Commanding the square from the southern end is St Basil’s …