Information about flights to Moscow
Even in the midst of the Russian winter, Moscow still offers an extraordinary variety of cultural activities, whether it's renowned museums, restaurants serving all kinds of cuisines, or dazzling theatrical performances. The world's most northerly megacity, Moscow is home to more than 12 million people and contains one of the deepest and largest underground networks in the world.
One of the Russian capital's most famous symbols, the Kremlin site has been inhabited for more than 2,000 years. The current buildings largely date back to the late 15th century and were designed by Italian architects, although two new Kremlin towers were introduced in the 17th century, bringing the total number to 20. Some of the key landmarks in the complex include the Russian Orthodox Assumption Cathedral, the iconic red Spasskaya clock tower, and the magnificent 17th-century Church of the Twelve Apostles.
Saint Basil's Cathedral
One of Russia's most beautiful landmarks, Saint Basil's Cathedral dates back to the 16th century and is known for its decorative domes and majestic design. The building forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is shared with Moscow's Red Square and the Kremlin. The cathedral is often considered to represent the peak of Russian 16th-century architecture and was, for around 40 years, Moscow's tallest building until the construction of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower.
The Red Square
Another defining symbol of the Russian capital, the vast Red Square is between the President of Russia's official residence and the Kremlin, and is overlooked by the cathedral. For centuries, it has been Russia's most important public space, from where you can find several other attractions such as Lenin's Mausoleum and the State Historical Museum.
Other places worth visiting
Spend some time exploring the charming Novodevichy Convent, which dates back to the early 16th century and has changed very little over the past 300 years. The park is noted for its impressive 17th-century Octagonal bell tower and is often referred to as the New Maidens' Monastery.
In the warmer months, nothing beats a boating trip along the Moskva River, and nothing is more romantic in the autumn than a stroll in Gorky Central Park with its beautiful foliage. You should also consider The Armoury, which showcases a spectacular exhibition of Russian treasures, while the Moscow Academical Musical Theatre of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko is the place to go if you're a fan of world-class dances and theatre shows.