Travel to Moscow

November 8, 2014 271883 1.51K 29 Comments


tips & information about moscow

Moscow, the largest city in Russia and one of the largest in Europe, with a population of over eleven and a half million. The city is located in the west part of the country along the Moskva river, a tributary of the Volga river. If I had to mention only 3 things that really made an impression on me during my stay, I would say the architecture, the expensive cars and the gorgeous women. Everything here is big. Huge buildings, unbelievably wide streets, endless parks and all of it beautifully structured on a flat ground. There are many sights to see, so you’d better plan well if you want to make it to the ones you really want to visit.

Seeing as I’ve mentioned the metro throughout this video, you should know that it is one of the most important sights of Moscow. This is because when development started in 1935, Stalin used many materials from demolished temples in the construction of the stations. Thus many of the stations resemble museums and have impressive statues, mosaics, paintings and marble floors within them.

Today the metro has 194 stops and you can reach almost anywhere in the city with it. The ticket fare costs 99 rubles, or about 84 cents. However its best you plan your routes in advanced so as to get one multiple route ticket, which is cheaper. I was surprised at the fact that we didn’t have to wait more than two minutes at any station for the train to arrive. A problem that you’ ll have to deal with is that the signs are written in Cyrillic script and that nobody speaks English.

To reach Moscow through the airport you have to take Aeroexpress train which will get you to line 5 of the metro. The ticket costs 400 RUB, or about 8,50€.

It’s definitely worth taking the boat trip on the river, as it will take you through a large part of the city. It takes about two hours and costs 600 rubles, or about 13 euros. During the summer, service is from 11am to 9pm and you can buy tickets at the dock where you board the boats. The closest metro station is Kievskaya, which connects with lines 3, 4 and 5.

Sights in MoscowSights in Moscow

  • Red Square
    Metro: Line 3, Station Ploshchad Revolyutsii.
  • St. Basil
    Metro: Line 3, Station Ploshchad Revolyutsii.
  • Kremlin
    Metro: Line 3, Station Aleksandrovskiy Sad. Entry is allowed to the public from 9am to 6pm and the ticket price is 350RUB, or about 7€.
  • Mausoleum of Lenin
    Metro: Line 3, Station Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Located on the Red Square.
  • Alexander’s Garden
    Metro: Line 3, Station Aleksandrovskiy Sad.
  • GUM (Main Universal Store)
    Metro: Line 3, Ploshchad Revolyutsii.
  • Cathedral of Christ the Savior
    Metro: Line 1, Station Kropotkinskaya.
  • Astronaut Museum
    Metro: Line 6, Station VDNKH. Entry fee: 200 RUB (About 4,50€).
  • TV Tower
    Metro: Teletsentr (upper metro line). It is open to the public every day from 10am to 10pm and the whole tour lasts one hour. The entrance to the “open upper level” costs 980 rubles, or about 21€.
  • Seven Sisters
    Seven skyscrapers of Soviet Baroque architecture with Gothic elements began in 1947 and was completed in 1953 during the Stalinist period. The buildings are located in seven diferent places and stands out from afar.
  • Gorki Park
    Metro: Line 5, Stations Park Kultury or Oktyabrskaya. Free entrance.
  • Izmailovsky Park
    Metro: Line 3, Station Partizanskaya. Free entrance.
  • Kremlin Izmailovo Theme Park
    Metro: Line 3, Station Partizanskaya. Free entrance.
  • Bolshoi Theater (
    Metro: Line 2, Station Teatralnaya.

Restaurants in MoscowRestaurants in Moscow

  • Gin No Taki ( – Japanese cuisine)
    Σταθμός Metro: Oktyabrskaya.
  • Korchma Taras Bulba ( – Ukrainian cuisine)
    A network of 11 traditional restaurants. We tried the one at Smolensky bulvar street, close to the metro station Park Kulturi.
  • Jon Joli ( – Caucasian and Georgian cuisine)
    Pretty nice tastes in a beautiful environment. It is located next to Paveletskaya station of metro line 5.
  • Khachapuri ( – Georgian cuisine)
    A restaurant that we found at tripadvisor which was nice. There are 3 Khachapuri restaurants, we had our meal at the one in the Bolshoi Gnezdnikovsky str. close to Pushkinskaya station of metro line 9.
  • My My (Self service – Russian cuisine)
    Cheap fast food network with delicius tastes. These restaurants has a cow as a symbol and you’ll find many of them while strolling in Moscow.
  • Cafe Pushkin ( – Between Russian and French cuisine)
    Metro: Line 7 Station Pushkinskaya.

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