Russia's prestigious capital holds its own on the global stage, with stunning architecture, museums and a variety of cultural offerings making it an enticing place to visit any time of year.
Set foot on the black cobblestones of Moscow's iconic Red Square and you'll be treated to a breathtaking panorama dominated by the Kremlin's extensive brick walls and St. Basil's Cathedral. This is the historic heart of the city, and where many festivals and celebrations take place. You'll also find the Lenin Mausoleum there, as well as The Monument to Minin and Pozharsky.
Moscow is also home to a wide array of museums and architectural highlights, including the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Flacon Design Factory and an armoury dating back to 1511. The city is no stranger to the arts either, with the Natalya Sats Musical Theatre offering experimental productions for all ages. You can also catch some world-class ballet and opera at the Bolshoi, a six-tier auditorium which has hosted performances since 1825.
The impressive Zaryadye Park is a great place to switch off for an hour or two, and features four different climate zones, an Arctic cave and an unmeltable glacier.