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.