Your travel guide to Moscow
Moscow serves as the major cultural, business, political and financial center of Russia. Essential sights to see upon first entering the city include the Lenin Mausoleum and St. Basil's Cathedral. Explore those sights and gain an appreciation for Russia's political and religious history. Red Square is also a major attraction in the city with its historic landmarks and boutiques.
A charming town to visit in the heart of Moscow is Patryarshy Ponds. Patryarshy Ponds contains a park that is an excellent getaway for families as well as beautiful ponds, theaters and restaurants. One of the trendiest neighborhoods of Moscow is Kropotkinskaya, which features an assortment of Art Nouveau mansions. Tverskaya is where all of the celebrations, parades and great fashion boutiques of Moscow are to be found.
Travelers should be forewarned that public transportation can be difficult to manage in Moscow. It is often overcrowded, especially during the work hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The traffic jams in Moscow can also be overwhelming for a first-time visitor. The Moscow Metro runs from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. While it may be packed, the Moscow Metro is the most efficient and clean forms of transportation in the city. The Moscow Metro also connects to many of the neighborhoods outside of Moscow.
Delve into the vibrant cultural scene of Moscow and enjoy ballet performances from the Royal Moscow Ballet. The Moscow Museum of Modern Art is also a great museum to check out for its contemporary collection featuring works from Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollack. The Andrei Sakharov Museum is also a fascinating museum to visit for its political history of the Soviet regime and life of Andrei Sakharov.