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Things to do in Moscow

Visit Moscow –  a Modern Metropolis in Russia

Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia – the largest country in the world. The first reliable records about Moscow date to 1147 which is considered to be the year of its foundation. In the beginning of the 13th century Moscow, for the first time, became the center of the principality and remained so until 1712 when the capital of Russia was moved to Saint Petersburg. In 1918 capital status however was returned to Moscow.

 

Things to do in Moscow

Today this city meets all the requirements of being a modern metropolis of such a vast country as Russia. Moscow leads in almost every sphere of human activity: the newest medical equipment, up-to-date educational and scientific institutes, the best Russian theaters and cultural venues.

 

The Red Square and Kremlin

The Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin with its Spasskaya Tower, Bolshoi Theatre, the Cathedral of St. Vasily the Blessed and lots of other sights make Moscow one of the most important historical and cultural cities in the world.

 

Moscow Sports

The Russian capital is one of the world sports centers too. Annually it receives famed sportsmen and sportswomen in such complexes as Olimpiyskiy and Luzhniki. This city cultivates many sports but the favorite is football – without a doubt. In 1980 Moscow was the place of the Games of the XXII Olympiad. In 2018 Moscow like several other Russian cities will host the FIFA World Cup.

 

Nightlife

Life in Moscow never stops.Even at night there’s plenty of things to do in Moscow. At any hour you can meet people of hundreds of ethnic origins speaking dozens of different languages. Moscow nightlife is diverse and can offer millions of variants of pastime.

 

Moscow Hotels and Restaurants

Here everyone can find hotels and restaurants according to his/her own preferences. There are representatives of such popular and big hotel chains as InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International, Hilton Hotels Corp., Accor, Best Western International and others. At the same time you can easily find more intimate and cozy, even luxury, independently owned Moscow hotels. No mater what your culinary tastes are in Moscow you’ll have no problems satisfying your palate.

 

When to go to Moscow

The climate here has four clearly expressed seasons with all the character features: winter, spring, summer and autumn. During every one of these seasons Moscow is beautiful in its own way. The coldest month is February and the warmest one is July. The maximum precipitation is observed in July, August and October, the minimum – in March and April. The mist is quite typical for Moscow, especially in June, September and October.

Moscow Facts

Population11 503 501
CountryRussia
LanguageRussian
CurrencyRouble (RUR)
Longitude37.616667
Latitude55.75
AirportMOW, Russia (MOW)

Moscow average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
-6 °C -4 °C 1 °C 10 °C 17~18 °C 21~22 °C 22~23 °C 20~21 °C 14~15 °C 7~8 °C 0 °C -4~-3 °C

OPERA

Moscow Opera House

Bolshoi Theatre

The Bolshoi Theatre is the iconic home of Russian ballet and opera. The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera resides here and are amongst the oldest ballet and opera companies in the world, and are considered by experts in the performance arts to be amongst the best as well. Designed by architect Joseph Bové in Neoclassical style, the Bolshoi Teatre is a sure thing to take your breath away.

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CHOCOLATE-MUSEUM

Museum of Russian Chocolate History, Moscow

Museum of Russian Chocolate History is a popular museum in central Moscow that covers a great variety of chocolate-related topics, such as "The divine beverage of ancient civilizations", "The Spread of chocolate in Europe and the invention of hot chocolate", "The leaders of the chocolate industry", "The October revolution and chocolate in the USSR" as well as chocolate production. There are workshops and tastings as well - in other words everything that a chocolate aficionado could wish for! More info about what to do in Moscow can be found here.

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UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Moscow - Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye

Built in 1532 to celebrate the birth of the future Tsar Ivan IV “the Terrible”, the Church of the Ascension represents a new stage in Russian Orthodox Church building. This church, situated near the centre of Moscow, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent

As the best example of Moscow Baroque, the 16th-century Novodevichy Convent was constructed as a part of the defence system of Moscow. The convent is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its artistic value, its good preservation and its historical importance; the convent was commonly visited by the women of the Tsar’s family and, in addition, its cemetery houses the tombs of many of said family’s members.

Kremlin and Red Square

The Kremlin, residence of the Great Prince and religious centre, and the Red Square, with the Cathedral of St Basil the Blessed, form an ensemble listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to the Kremlin offers seeing various structures such as many orthodox churches, some Soviet-era buildings and the worthwhile Armory museum.

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MARATHON

Moscow Marathon

The race starts near the Novodevichy Cemetery and will take you on a tour along the Moscow River as well as the inner city of Moscow. Along the way you will see some of the most amazing sights that Moscow has to offer, including the Bolshoi Theater, the Kremlin and the Peter the Great Statue. The elevation follows that of Moscow so the course is pretty flat with a couple of hills, making it a fast and fun race. Apart from the main marathon, there is also a 10k run and a race for hand bikes! Don't miss this annual marathon event if you are in Moscow in the month of September!

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