Moscow

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Visit the capital of Russia, a large modern city that combines dazzling architecture with cultural riches and a fascinating history.

From the fortified Kremlin and gold church domes, to modern skyscrapers, museums and galleries, Moscow’s landmarks reveal much about its history and future. Wars and revolutions have transformed the Russian capital many times in the past. Today it is a prosperous and cosmopolitan city. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, hundreds of thousands of tourists come to Moscow every year for its art, history and culture.

Make Red Square your first stop. The enormous historic plaza is bordered by some of the city’s most famous buildings. Gaze in awe at St. Basil’s Cathedral with its intriguing multicolored domes. The church was built for Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century to commemorate a military victory. At the opposite end of the square is the State Historical Museum, full of artifacts that tell the story of Russia from prehistoric times to the present. Venture into the Lenin Mausoleum to see the preserved body of the former head of government of the Soviet Union.

Take a tour of the Kremlin, the vast 69-acre (29-hectare) fortified complex that occupies the spot where Moscow was founded. The compound encompasses churches, cathedrals, palaces and the official residence of the president of Russia. Appreciate the religious icons and frescoes inside the Cathedral of the Assumption. See tombs of Russian rulers in the Cathedral of the Archangel.

Anywhere in Moscow, you’re never far from a park or garden. One of the most famous is the 300-acre (120-hectare) Gorky Park, along the banks of the Moscow River. Walk, cycle or rollerblade along its paths, go boating on the lake or play tennis and other sports. During winter, ice skate on the huge rink.

You’ll find many evening activities in the city. Watch opera or ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre, dine in a café or restaurant on Arbat Street and dance in clubs featuring international DJs.

Fly into Sheremetyevo International Airport and get around by bus, tram, taxi, the metro system or rental car. Let Moscow thrill you with its fascinating buildings and history.

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AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow
AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow
4.5 out of 5
18/1 Olimpiysky Prospect, Moscow
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Located in Moscow City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bolshoi Theatre, Red Square, and State Historical Museum. St. Basil's Cathedral and ...
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport
5 out of 5
Mezhdunarodnoye Shosse 1a, International Sheremetyevo Airport, Khimki
The price is P3,834 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
Located in Northern Administrative Okrug, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ezhi Monument, Mega Khimki Mall, and Glider Olympic Training and Sports ...
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Holiday Inn Express Moscow - Sheremetyevo Airport, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Sheremetyevo Airport Mezhduna, Khimki
The price is P2,254 per night from 4 Dec to 4 Dec
Located in Northern Administrative Okrug, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ezhi Monument, Mega Khimki Mall, and Glider Olympic Training and Sports Center. ...
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Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Moscow - Sheremetyevo Airport, an IHG Hotel
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Aparthotel Adagio Moscow Kievskaya
Aparthotel Adagio Moscow Kievskaya
4 out of 5
Kievskaya Ulitsa 2, Dorogomilovo, Moscow
The price is P2,367 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
Located in Dorogomilovo, this eco-friendly aparthotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and within 3 mi (5 km) of Red Square and Arbat Street. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (130 reviews)
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Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Aparthotel Adagio Moscow Kievskaya
Moscow City 74 Floor
Moscow City 74 Floor
5 out of 5
21 1-y Krasnogvardeyskiy Proyezd 2, Moscow
The price is P10,144 per night from 20 Dec to 20 Dec
Located in Presnensky, this luxury aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Third Ring Road and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Arbat Street. Expocentre and Russian White House ...
3.5/5 Good! (2 reviews)
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Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Moscow City 74 Floor
Kotelnicheskaya Royal Tower
Kotelnicheskaya Royal Tower
4.5 out of 5
1/15 Kotelnicheskaya Embankment, Moscow
The price is P3,877 per night from 6 Dec to 6 Dec
Located in Tagansky, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Zaryadye Park, Red Square, and Moscow Kremlin. St. Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's ...
4/5 Very Good! (7 reviews)
"DO NOT STAY AT THIS PROPERTY! TERRIBLE COMMUNICATION, NO HELP OR NEGOTIATION WHATSOEVER WHEN I NEEDED THEIR HELP."

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Kotelnicheskaya Royal Tower
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