17 Interesting Things to do in Moscow, Russia

From humble beginnings on the edge of Europe, Moscow has since grown into the global powerhouse it is today, being the Russian capital and home to millions of people in the world’s largest northern city.

With such illustrious history, there are a lot of things to do in Moscow, and first-time visitors to the city may be daunted by the size and scale of this metropolis.


Located on one side of Red Square, the distinctive red walls of the State Historical Museum are another landmark of the city.

State Historical Museum

The museum is a real treasure trove of exhibits dedicated to space travel, and you can find some hugely important relics from the space race during the days of the USSR.

Museum of Cosmonautics

Moskva River Cruise

If you would rather travel above ground though, then one of the best things to do is to take a cruise along the Moskva River.

Moscow Hermitage Garden

The Hermitage Garden is a classic public space in the city that dates back to the end of the 19th century.

You might not be able to get into space, but you can rise high above the city by visiting the Ostankino Television Tower.

Ostankino  Television Tower

If you’re interested in history, then the Armoury Chamber is a great museum to visit when you are in Moscow.

The Armoury Chamber

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