The culture and well-kept lusciousness of Moscow’s centre makes it a relaxing destination for a romantic city break, with plenty of attractions. The grand parks, galleries and museums make it ideal for any time of year, with collections such as that of the Tretyakov Gallery providing delightful exhibitions for visitors.
Moscow’s hold on its past despite its blossoming present gives it an air of sentimentality that makes a stroll through the streets of the city very romantic - take in the café couture and street art that fills Old Arbat in the historic quarter, or peruse the market stalls and gardens of Izmailovo Park and Royal Estate.
From quiet evenings spent in intimate bars and restaurants to lively nightclubs where you can let your hair down and dance the night away together, Moscow has a rich and diverse nightlife. For a real spectacle, book tickets to one of the many circus, ballet or opera performances running throughout the year.
Treat your loved one like royalty on a holiday to Moscow, by indulging in a luxury hotel right in the city centre that will leave you feeling pampered. The National is a grand building boasting a number of luxurious features.
Places to visit
Red Square is an obvious starting point for any visitor to Moscow, the bustling centre around which this vibrant capital of culture sprawls. From here you can see museums, cathedrals, shops and restaurants, and can easily find your way to other attractions such as the Kremlin and the historic quarter.
Moscow is very picturesque and many of its attractions are the statues, mosaics, murals and artworks which permeate the city centre. The Kremlin is the most lavish and colourful of Moscow’s attractions - looming on the landscape in a regal fashion, it refuses to be overlooked by any visitor to the city.
With so much to see and do in this overwhelming city, a sightseeing tour is the best way to soak up all that Moscow has to offer and also get a chance to learn a little more about the city. Join onto a daily free tour or save your energy with a hopper tour bus.
Moscow comprises an eclectic mix of architectural styles ranging from hundreds of years old to more recent expressions of its culture. Meandering through the streets and squares will offer views of palaces, armouries, cathedrals and perhaps most impressively, the beautiful UNESCO Heritage Site of the Moscow Kremlin.
Moscow has an enchanting buzz with lots of attractions, which are easy to get around thanks to its Metro system. Begin by taking in the impressive vastness of Red Square and the massive department store, GUM, which overlooks it, before snaking out through the city through the museums, shops and restaurants.
Whilst Moscow is a modern hub for retail therapy, it also offers lots of activities for families throughout the year. The puppet theatre, zoo and Dolphinarium are popular city attractions, as are the parks during the summer. Meanwhile in the winter, Moscow also enjoys sports such as skiing, skating and sledging.
Moscow can be magical on an evening, especially if you take a trip to the world renowned Moscow State Circus which delights visitors every evening. The restaurants in the city have a varied cuisine and are also very child friendly, with many offering entertainment through the night for families.
A holiday to this grand and impressive city needn’t require an equally enormous budget. The Golden Apple Hotel is a contemporary building with many nearby attractions.