Top 5 things to do in Moscow, Russia

Moscow is one of those cities which instantly makes you feel alive and surprises you at every turn. I first visited the capital of Russia in September 2017 and returned again the same month in 2018 as I loved it so much! Whilst St Petersburg is an incredibly beautiful city, I firmly believe no visit to Russia can truly be complete unless you have seen it’s glittering jewel of the city called Moscow.

Although you can fly into Moscow directly, each time I have taken the high speed Sapsan train from St Petersburg to Moscow. The journey takes about 3 hours and the benefit is you get to view the beautiful & unspoilt Russian countryside on the way. As soon as I stepped outside the Moscow train station I instantly felt what can only be described as a physically “electric” vibe. Moscow is alive and buzzing with energy and I knew it was going to be an experience like no where else in the world! Let’s take a look at my top 5 must-see experiences which I enjoyed and would recommend to any traveller in Moscow!

Admiring beautiful St Basil's Cathedral in September 2018
Admiring beautiful St Basil’s Cathedral in September 2018

Red Square

There is absolutely no feeling that quite compares to the experience of standing in the middle of Red Square, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. I remember visiting there on my first evening, so the first time I saw this historic place was when it was all lit up. This is the time when Red Square is at its finest with the red stars glowing atop the Kremlin and State Historical Museum. The GUM department store is also lit up with stunning lights all over its exterior and St Basil’s at the other end of the square beckoning you to come closer!

Sunset over Red Square in September 2018
Red Square lit up during my last day in 2018
Komsomolskaya Station
Beautiful Komsomolskaya station – September 2018
Moon rising over Saint Basil's cathedral
Moon rising over St Basil’s Cathedral – September 2018
Standing outside St Basil's Cathedral in September 2017
My first visit to Moscow in September 2017

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Lauren Harding
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