Arbat is one of the oldest streets of the city. First of all arbat street is interesting because it not a frozen historical monument but a vivid and constantly changing environment. Since 1986 the street has been pedestrian; a lot of street artists perform here, painters paint caricatures, lots of paintings and russian souvenirs are being sold here.
The Bolshoy Theatre
The main theatre of moscow and whole russia, fairly called “bolshoy” (which means “big”), has been always famous for its directors, ballet-masters and artists who can take the whole audience and exalt classical masterpieces up to unreachable heights making them immortal.
Address: Teatralnaya sq., 1 (Okhotny ryad or Teatralnaya metro stations).
VVTS (VDNKH) and Memorial space museum
Originally built as exhibition of achievements of soviet production, science and technology, vvts (vdnkh) today is a 2-km pedestrian boulevard with immense pavilions, impressive statues and magnificent fountains. Space museum is located in the underground part of the monument to conquerors of space - one of the most famous monuments in moscow that presents a unique structure of 107 meters in height. This majestic obelisk is coated with titatic panels and presents a tail that a rocket leaves behind. In the space museum you can see the development of space technology in the ussr and russia. In the museum collection there are impressive pieces of space exhibits.
Address: VDNKH metro station.
State historical museum
In the very heart of the capital, on red square, there is a building that looks like an old russian tower-chamber – that is the building of the historical museum, the biggest national museum in russia. In the museum collection there is a great amount of exhibits (nearly 4,5 million) that tell us about russian history from ancient times till nowadays.
Address: Red square, 1 (Okhotny ryad or Ploshchad Revolyutsii metro stations), Moscow.
One of the biggest parks in Moscow that occupies area of 1534 ha. The park consists of two zones: forest and park, which are divided by the Main Alley. In the park zone there are multiple rides, roller skates for hire and a boat station at a picturesque round pond.
Address: Partizanskaya metro station (North exit).
Moscow Kremlin, the main attraction of the city, is situated in the very center of Russian capital. Its towers and churches, old chambers and luxurious palaces rise above Borovitsky Hill over the Moscow river and make an incredibly beautiful and magnificent architectural complex.
The Kremlin museums open hours: every day from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. except Thursday. Ticket office is open from 9:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.
Main and the most famous square in Moscow, stage for multiple important events in Russian and Soviet history, place for mass labour demonstrations in the capital and parades of Military Forces of Russia. Modern Red Square is paved with stones, but this was first done in the 19th century, before that the square was wooden. The square is surrounded by significant memorials and attractions: to the west Moscow Kremlin is situated, to the east there are Upper and Middle Trading Rows (GUM), to the north – Historical Museum and Kazan Cathedran, to the south – Pokrovsky Cathedral (Saint Basil’s Cathedral). On the square itself there is Lobnoye Mesto, the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky and Lenin’s Mausoleum.
Moscow Metro is the second busiest underground railway system in the world following Tokyo metro, which consists of 12 lines and world famous rich decorations of its stations. 182 stations of Moscow Metro are genuine underground palaces that are decorated with statues, sculptures and monumental decorative compositions (paintings, mosaics, stained-glass windows and frescos) of the most famous artists of the country. The stations Mayakovskaya, Ploshchad Revolyutsii with its 76 bronze sculptures of M.G. Manizeer, Kropotkinskaya, Komsomolskaya ring line station with mosaics by P.D. Korin and Novoslobodskaya are the most popular metro stations among tourists.
Open hours: every day from 6 a.m. till 1 a.m.
The Moscow River
Are you bored to walk? Look at Moscow from another side. The river flows across the whole city center and boats depart every 20 minutes in two directions not far from the metro stations Kievskaya and Park Kultury.
Pushkin State Museum Of Fine Arts
Main Moscow museum of foreign art, that is famous first of all for its remarkable collection of works of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists as well as works of European art and Renaissance Age. Among famous authors there are works of Gaudi, Monet, van Gogh, Degas, Picasso, Renoir and many others.
Address: Volkhonka st. 12 (Kropotrinskaya metro station).
Open hours: every day from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m., on Thursday from 10 a.m. till 9 p.m. Monday – closed.
Moscow is a city that never sleeps. Night megalopolis offers to its citizens and guests hundreds of bars, stylish nightclubs and other places of interest. Please refer to our Concierge for more information and contact data.
Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure is a perfect place to hide away from the noise of the city, it has become extremely popular among citizens after it was renovated in 2012. People come here in weekends to relax with children and friends by making up a picnic on the lawn or skating in winter. In Gorky Park there are a lot of popular restaurants and cafes, open-air cinema and even a wooden beach. Free dance lessons, yoga & fitness classes and public festivals are arranged here all the year round.
Address: Krymsky Val st. 9 (Park Kultury metro station).
Poklonnaya Hill and Victory Park
Poknonnaya Hill is a sloping hill to the west of Moscow center, between the rivers Setun and Filka. Today it is an enormous memorial complex, that was opened in honour of the end of the Great Patriotic War on the 9th of May 1995, to celebrate 50-year anniversary of the Great Victory. It fully represents the war history: Victory Monument, Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War, St. George Church, the Memorial Synagogue and Holocaust Memorial Museum, Chapel erected in Memory of Spanish Volunteers, Memorial to Soldiers-Internationalists, Exhibition of Military Equipment and Weapons in the Open Air, Monument to Defenders of Russian Land, the Monument to All Fallen and the memory sigh “Here will be a monument to the defenders of Moscow”.
Address: Bratiev Fontanchenko st.7 (Park Pobedy metro station).
One of the busiest squares, where, surrounded by elegant iron streetlights of the19th century, stands a monument to the great Russian poet A.S. Pushkin.
Sanduny Bath Houses
Sanduny Bath Houses is the largest bath complex in Moscow, open since 1808, when the actor Sila Sandunov bought a plot of land near the Neglinnaya River to build public baths there. Shalyapin called Sanduny Bath Houses the “Tsar Bath”, as they really resemble a palace with huge rooms, high vaults, molding, marble staircases, and gold frescos. Today there are three male and two female sections with wide relax areas, shower-baths, swimming pools and true Russian steaming rooms, sauna rooms, beauty parlour and laundry service.
Address: Neglinnaya st. 14, bld. 3-7 (Kuznetsky Most metro station.)
Saint Basil’s Cathedral
The extraordinary beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral, or Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat, that is situated on Red Square is one of the most famous architectural monuments of Moscow. St. Basil’s Cathedral consists of nine churches with coloured domes, which differ from each other. The cathedral was built in the years 1555-1560 by the order of tsar Ioann IV the Terrible to commemorate the seizure of Kazan by the Russian army.
Address: Red Square, 2 (Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya, Ploshchad Revolyutsii metro station).
Open hours: every day from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m. (in summer) and from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. (in winter); ticket office is closed half an hour earlier.
The oldest and the best-known street in Moscow. Today numerous stores and boutiques, bars and restaurants are located there.
The Tretyakov Gallery
The Tretyakov Gallery certainly has the best and the most complete collection of Russian art. The gallery was established by the merchant Tretyakov in the middle of the 19th century and donated by him to Moscow in the end of the century. Today it is the leading cultural and educational center of the country.
Address and open hours:
- Historical building of the Tretyakov Gallery - Lavrushinsky per., 10 (Tretyakovskaya metro station); Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday - from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. (ticket office and entry till 5 p.m.), Thursday, Friday – from 10 a.m. till 9 p.m. (ticket office and entry till 8 p.m.). Monday – closed.
- Krymsky Val building - Krymsky Val, 10 (Park Kultury metro station); every day from 10 a.m. till 7:30 p.m. Monday – closed.
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Cathedral Church and the main cathedral in Russia is known for its dramatic history. Originally built in 1839 - 1883 to commemorate the victory of Russia over Napoleon, it was completely destroyed by the order of Stalin. Later there was an outdoor swimming pool at its place, and in 1997 the Cathedral was restored.
Address: Volkhonka str., 15-17 (Kropotkinskaya metro station).
The Russian circus is rightfully considered to be one of the best in the world in professionalism and entertainment. It offers amazing acrobatic pirouettes, exciting performance of wild beast tamers, illusionists and clowns. Have an unforgettable evening at Nikulin Moscow Circus in Tsvetnoy Bulvar, just 20-minute walk from AZIMUT Moscow Olympic Hotel.
Address: Tsvetnoy Bulvar, 13 (Tsvetnoy Bulvar metro station).
Ticket offices' open hours: every day from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m., break from 2 p.m. till 3 p.m.
A small park with a picturesque pond is a perfect place for relax, walks and dreamy contemplation of a clean water surface. Open-air photo exhibitions are held there in summer, and in winter the pool turns into a skating-rink.
Address: Chistye Prudy metro station, Chistoprudny bulvar.