Moscow City Travel Guide & Information
The golden city of Moscow, with its abundantly rich history, striking architecture, and astounding culture, is Russia's capital. A must see in Eastern Europe, Moscow is a cold and windy city that provides travelers with warm and cozy cafes, candy-land-like churches that swirl through the sky, startling, age-old statues, a crazy cadence, and some very impressive vodka.
Things to do in Moscow City
Archangel Cathedral: Hovering over the burial grounds of most of Russia's rulers up until the1690's, Archangel Cathedral is most famous for what lies beneath it. The church was built as a commemoration of the end of great famine and was dedicated to Archangel Michael, guardian of the Moscow princess. It has 5 domes and presents an essentially Byzantine-Russian style.
Lenin's Tomb: Super creepy, but definitely worth the time and chills, Lenin's Tomb features the embalmed body of the notorious, 20th century Russian Leader Vladimir Ilich. The body is viewable inside of this large stone mausoleum. For several years Lenin shared his tomb with Stalin, until the two were separated in 1961.
Kofemania: With fresh, food of quality that is always prepared well for its guests, Kofemania is reasonably priced and it offers a mean cup of Joe. It's right next to the Music Conservatory so often times you'll see a lot of musicians coming in to have their lunch or to simply take a break with a nice cup of coffee.
Address: B.Nikitskaja, Moscow, Russia
Soup Cafe: With a tasty selection of soups, comfortable sofas, and a small but nice selection of drinks, the Soup Cafe offers a relaxing atmosphere, as well as other menu items that seem to be gaining some popularity. Guests can also enjoy areas of the restaurant that offer music by a DJ.
Address: 1 Brestskaya 62, Moscow, Russia
Contact Information: 251-1383
Karma Bar: A fun mix of hookah pipes, Latin tunes, live music, free dance lessons, diverse DJs, happy hours, and a delicious mix of Asian food make up this fun Russian bar in Moscow.
Address: Pushechnaya ul 3, city centre
Contact Information: 624 5633
Propaganda: A calm cafe by day, Propaganda serves lunch and coffee to many business people, but at night this place turns into a buzzing dance hall, stripping the floor of its coffee tables and allowing guests to let loose.
Address: Bolshoy Zlatoustinsky per 7, city centre
Contact Information: 624 5732
Where to Stay in Moscow City
Golden Apple: Prices from 161.00 USD per night: Great rooms, a friendly, helpful staff, and a great location, Golden Apple is not likely to disappoint its guests, especially with its reasonable prices. The staff knows their city well and will be able to give you good recommendations. The amenities include, wireless internet with a charge, free parking, a sauna and fitness center, room service, an airport shuttle, car rental, and an ATM machine on-site.
Address: 11 Mal. Dmitrovka Ulitsa, Moscow 127006, Russia
Katerina City: Prices from 233.00 USD per night: Immaculate, friendly, and close to all of the main metro lines, Katerina City is a great stay for business or pleasure. You'll get a great internet connection and a delightfully stocked, complimentary minibar in your room that is replenished everyday. The hotel also offers a sauna, complimentary breakfast, business and banquet facilities, a bar/lounge and more.
Address: Shluzovaya Naberezhnaya 6, Moscow 113114, Russia
Hotel Cosmos: Prices from 90.00 USD per night: A large and accommodating hotel, Hotel Cosmos offers its guests a special ambiance, several on-site restaurants, comfortable beds, and clean, quiet rooms. The hotel also offers its guests, 24-hour front desk service, a sauna, airport transportation with a charge, 24-hour rooms service, a bar/lounge, dry-cleaning and laundry facilities, and more.
Hotel Budapest: Prices from 134.00 USD per night: A helpful, multilingual staff, lovely rooms, spotless bathrooms, and a convenient location, Hotel Budapest is close to reliable public transportation, and promises to do its very best to please its guests. The hotel includes, a coffee shop, a bar/lounge, limited hours of room service, internet access, laundry facilities, and more.
Address: Szilagyi Erzsebet Fasor 47, Budapest H-1026, Hungary
Passport & Visa Requirements
All foreigners visiting Russia need some sort of visa. A Russian visa can either be a passport-sized paper document that is separate from your passport or a sticker in your passport. The visa lists any children that are traveling with you, entry/exit dates, and the type of visa you're carrying whether it's, a business visa, tourist visa, transit visa, private visa, or a student visa. Tourist visa's only allow you to stay in Russia for up to 30 days, and you're expected to have all of your hotels booked ahead of time. Make sure you keep your visa, because you need it to get out of the country too, if you lose it, this may be difficult.
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When to visit Moscow City
July and August are the most popular months to visit Moscow, therefore tickets for this time can be difficult to find at an inexpensive price, if at all. If you're planning to go to Moscow during this time, plan your trip ahead of time. Late spring and early fall are good times to visit Moscow.
The weather is pleasant and it's a little less crowded. Finding cheap airfare is easier to do in the winter time, when Moscow isn't flooded with tourists. The snow covered landscapes are absolutely beautiful, but, it's also extremely cold, so take care.
Moscow City Weather
(for the US you can use www.climate-zone.com)
Average Annual Temperature: 42.75 Degrees
Average Max Temperature: 47.25 Degrees
Average Min. Temperature: 36.25 Degrees
December – February: 21 Degrees
March – May: 41.34 Degrees
June – August: 64.34 Degrees
September – November: 41.67 Degrees
Average Rainfall (inches/year): 1.6 inches
The main language spoken in Moscow is Russian