Moscow Travel Guide

Moscow is situated in Western Russia. Close to the countries border are Ukraine, Belarus, and Estonia. Moscow is considered the northern most and coldest megacity in the whole world.

If we talk about its history, then it dates back over 8 centuries. This city is situated above the Moskva River. Moscow is the capital of Russia and it is also the country’s largest and richest city. Moscow holds a special place in the world’s imagination, opulent, spectacular, and grandiose.

Moscow without any doubt has been the epicenter of some of history’s most pivotal moments. It echoes with stories of triumph, tragedy, and innovation. It also echoes with stories of legendary stars and literary great people, political revolution along with the international space race. All these stories are those that changed the world forever.

Moscow has a rich history. Even today, Moscow continues to fascinate its tourist.

It is totally modern with European air. It has a population of more than 12 million. It has the world’s highest concentration of billionaires and also has an attitude that is befitting one of the world’s great cities.

Moscow Travel Guide

Things To Do And See

There are a lot of beautiful and magnificent places to visit and see in Moscow. As already discussed, this city has a great history, traditions, and cultures. Even the arts and architecture in Moscow are mind-blowing. 

Red square

There is no better place to hear the whispered tales of Moscow’s past than in Red Square.

It is the city square of Moscow. The Red Square is often considered as the central square because most of the city’s major streets originate in this square. This Red Square is also referred as the Moscow’s very heart.

  • Saint Basil’s Cathedral:

If you travel to Moscow, then you should definitely visit the Saint basil’s cathedral. It is a building so magnificent and beautiful that has a legend associated with it. According to the legend, Ivan the Terrible had the architect’s eyes removed so that he could never ever again build anything so beautiful as this.

Kremlin

Kremlin is also another of Moscow’s icons.

It is the fortified complexion of the center of Moscow that is actually overlooking the Moskva River.

Kremlin had been the residence of the great prince and a religious center also. It has been the home to the city’s ruling elite for over 1000 years.

Cathedral of Archangel

On your trip to Moscow, do visit the Cathedral of Archangel, the cathedral of annunciation, and Ivan the greats bell tower, all within these red walls. These are beautiful places that are worth visiting.

Alexander’s garden

Many of Moscow’s stories have been forged in the fires of war. Pass through the gates into alexander’s garden.

This park basically pays tribute to Moscow’s unbreakable spirit and this garden is also the home to the tomb of an unknown soldier.

Nearby this victory park is another powerful tribute to those who fell defending the city including soviet soldiers who died in world war 2.

Aerospace towering monument

Visit this monument to the conquerors of space. It is a towering monument that celebrates the aerospace’s triumph of the Soviet people.

Learn more about the space race and the epic contest between the world’s superpowers at the memorial museum of cosmonauts.

Bolshoi

Bolshoi is one of the oldest and most renowned theatre in the world.

Moscow has the streets where some of the world’s greatest writers including Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov used to walk. Moscow also has a proud literary tradition. Recently, modern sculptures and had been added, making it a fascinating place to explore.

Metro

The trip to the undergraduate metro stations is also way much fascinating.

Moscow’s metro is more like an art and history museum, having opulent marble walls, grandiose chandeliers, and heroic artworks at every station.

Food

Moscow has long had a cafe culture and the city’s coffee houses and restaurants where people come to share their stories over rich traditional foods.

Travel Costs

  • Average Daily cost per person, per day
    4,183
  • One week per person
    29,280
  • 2 WeeksPer person
    58,561
  • One month per person
    125,487
  • One week for a couple
    58,561
  • 2 weeks for a couple
    117,121
  • One month a couple
    250,974
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers – How it works. Put these numbers on your website.

A vacation to Moscow for one week usually costs around ₽29,280 for one person. So, a trip to Moscow for two people costs around ₽58,561 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ₽117,121 in Moscow. If you’re traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid’s tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Moscow can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

 
How expensive is Moscow? How much money do I need for Moscow?

How much does a trip to Moscow cost? Is Moscow expensive? The average Moscow trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Moscow prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Moscow
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price for one person for accommodation in Moscow is ₽2,677. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Moscow is ₽5,353.

  • Accommodation1Hotel or hostel for one person
    2,677
  • Accommodation1Typical double-occupancy room
    5,353
Food Budget in Moscow
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Moscow can vary, the average cost of food in Moscow is ₽933 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Moscow should cost around ₽373 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Moscow is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
  • Food2Meals for one day
    933
What did other people spend on Food in Moscow?

Typical prices for Food in Moscow are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Moscow, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Lunch for Two
    550
  • Lunch in the Center Market
    300
  • Breakfast for 2
    1,000
 
Transportation Budget in Moscow
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Moscow is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ₽289 per person, per day, on local transportation in Moscow.
  • Transportation1Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    289

How To Get Around?

In my opinion, the best way to get around in Moscow is using the Metro. Moscow’s underground metro routes are much faster and more efficient. It has an extensive system of stations that have beautiful ornamentation and mosaics. These metro stations are a kind of museum in themselves.

I can conclude that as your time in the city will draw close, you will realize that Moscow is one of the great stories but there is room for more.

Moscow has very beautiful places that you should visit. It has a rich history and stories of unbreakable spirits. Moscow is a fascinating tourist spot. It is a totally modern city with European air.  So come and create your own Moscow story.

Author: yashjourney

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