Moscow travels
May 20, 2019

Top 15 Must Do Things in Moscow this Summer

01.🍎 Explore Medieval Moscow:
Red Square and the Kremlin

There are so many things to explore around Red Square, just to name a few:

  • the iconic St. Basil Cathedral
  • GUM Department Store
  • Lenin's mausoleum
  • Kremlin cathedrals, the Armoury Chamber, the Diamond Fund
  • the brand-new park Zaryadye (by architects of the famous NYC High Line)

02.🍎 Explore the Metro of Moscow

Moscow underground palaces will leave you speechless. Several stations are the must:

  • Mayakovskaya station - the Art-Deco style monument
  • Novoslobodskaya station with incredible stain glass walls
  • Stations, dedicated to Soviet republics: Kievskaya (Ukraine), Belorusskaya (Belarus)
  • Komsomolskaya (circle line) - the largest station, dedicated to Russian military victories
  • Ploshad Revolyutsii - amazing sculptures and you can enjoy amazing suresticious traditions by Muscovites
  • Savelovskaya - the brand new station, opened in 2018 and a locals favourite for the Instagram photoshoot

03.🍎 Join a Moscow Foodie Walk

The Moscow food scene is incredibly influenced by former Soviet Republics - independent countries nowadays. Enjoy Georgian, Central Asian, Ukrainian and of course Russian cuisines. So many things to try: caviar, Georgian cheeses, Soviet sweets, Russian and Ukrainian dumplings and many many more!

04.🍎 Detour to Sergiev Posad
and explore the Golden Ring

There are only four UNESCO protected sites in Moscow and Moscow Region. And the Holy Trinity monastery is one of them. Visit a so-called Soul of Russia on a day car tour. Incredible lifelong memories are guaranteed! And don't forget to do a Matryoshka nesting-doll painting work-shop.

05.🍎 Explore the area around
Christ the Saviour Cathedral
and the hip Red October

Christ the Saviour Cathedral has an amazing history behind and it is truly amazing inside as well. Next to the temple is the Patriarch bridge with fantastic views of the Kremlin. Crossing the bridge you will end up at the Red October neighbourhood - the popular creative space and so-called hipster paradise with myriads of coffee shops, art galleries, pubs, restaurants, street food joints and nightclubs.

06.🍎 Visit a Cold-War era Soviet Bunker

Only two Cold War period Soviet bunkers were declassified and opened for public visits recently. One bunker is a little too much commercialised and another provides a truly Authentic Experience so far.

07.🍎 Do a Boat tour along Moskva-river

Absolutely the must experience and the best views on famous Moscow sightseeings, the Kremlin, Seven Sisters' skyscrapers, Sparrow Hills, Christ the Saviour Cathedral and many more! Join a fancy one cruise with lunch or dinner by Radisson or any other will walk fine as well.

08.🍎 Visit Novodevichiy Convent,
Sparrow Hills and walk to the Gorky Park

You can start with a visit to the magnificent Novodevichiy Convent - one of just a few UNSECO sites in Moscow, then pay tribute to VIPs at the Novodevichiy cemetery (such as Boris Yeltsin - the first president of Russia and Anton Chekhov, a famous Russian writer). Then go through the Luzhniki sport centre grounds and take a Cable Car - the brand new transportation over Moskva River. A Cable Car will take you all the way to the Sparrow Hills, where you can enjoy an all-Moscow panoramic view. And then you can continue and walk down to the Moskva River and to the Gorky Park.

09.🍎 Do a SEGWAY tour

A Segway tour is the absolute most fun way to explore Moscow landmarks

10.🍎 Explore The Museum of Cosmonautics and visit a Soviet heritage VDNKh Expo

The Museum of Cosmonautics explains the Soviet part of the Space Race back to 1950s-1960s. The very first man in Space was Russian cosmonaut Yury Gagarin, and all Russians are very proud of him. After exploring the museum you can continue towards VDNKh Expo. Stop at the Armenia pavilion for lunch with coffee and some Armenian brandy, enjoy the magnificent Soviet architecture and massive fountains and visit one more Space museum inside the Cosmos pavilion.

11.🍎 Shop at the Aviapark mall

This is the largest shopping mall in the whole of Europe. All famous worldwide brands are here, in a single space as well as a huge food hypermarket to buy some food souvenirs for your friends. Take the metro to the CSKA (ЦБКА) station.

12.🍎 Explore the Patriarch Ponds, a locals favourite area

13.🍎 Visit some of World-Class Art museums

World-class art museums are based in Moscow:

  • the Tretyakov gallery - it's all about Russian paintings and icons
  • The Pushkin Fine Arts Museum - a great western painting collection - Dutch and Flemish masters as well as impressionists and post-impressionists.
  • Garage Museum - best modern international art exhibitions

14.🍎 Explore a breathtaking WWII Museum

15.🍎 Visit Sanduny Bath

Doing bath experience at Sanduny Banya is q quintessential experience and a good way to better Understand Russians and the Russian culture.