Top areas in Moscow
This iconic and historically-rich city is the largest metropolis in Europe, featuring some of the most famous architecture and historic sites. The city center is built around the Kremlin, a 70-acre fortress that dates back to the 12th century. This collection of palaces and cathedrals is joined to the east by Red Square, flanked by Lenin's Mausoleum and massive state museums. Looming over it all, the onion domes of St Basil's Cathedral are easily the most-photographed objects in Moscow.
Hotels in Moscow are decidedly upscale, and travelers with a flexible budget will find many excellent hotels in the city center with views of St Basil's, the and Red Square.
A capital city of this size would be incomplete without extensive shopping on offer. The Arbat, with its craft shops and upscale boutiques, is the best place to launch a shopping spree. A more authentic experience can be found at Izmailovsky Park, where all manner of souvenirs, handicrafts and jewelry can be purchased.
Transportation options into Moscow are plentiful, with a total of four airports including Sheremetyevo International Airport serving the city. Each has a selection of airport hotels and is linked to the city center by taxi or the metro.
Find out where the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Moscow are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.