Sights and sounds of Moscow

  • The Red Square
  • The Kremlin
  • The Lenin Mausoleum
  • State Tretiyakov Gallery
  • The Moscow Great Circus
  • Bolshoy Theatre
  • GUM Department Store
  • The latest in fashion
  • Izmaylov market and handicrafts village
  • Russian and international cuisine
  • Clubs
  • Street cafés

Among the musts, there is of course the Red Square by the Kremlin wall, St. Vasil's Cathedral and the Lenin Mausoleum which with its granite walls does not boast a very handsome appearance but whose interior is everso more imposing. Should you wish to see a Bolshoy ballet performance, please book the tickets well in advance.

Moscow has an amazing variety of restaurants. In addition to international restaurants, a number of restaurants specialize in Russian traditional cuisine. For example the delicious Georgian cuisine is absolutely worth trying. Moreover many ethnic restaurants greet their clients with live music or dance performances. To entertain their customers, quite a number of cafés, bars, and night clubs are open the clock round.

Present-day Moscow is a shopping paradise with a steep increase in new shopping centers over the past years. Beside the famous GUM department store, there are now many other modern shopping centers. For traditional objects and handicraft products, the markets in Moscow are ideal, e.g. the well-known Izmaylov market has fine wooden objects, linen and Russian crystal on sale.

The Kremlin

The Kremlin is the heart of Moscow; it includes several churches, palaces and other buildings. The Kremlin displays a splendour of jewels and the thrones of the tsars.

State Tretiyakov Gallery

The world famous collection of the Gallery includes over 50 000 works of art. Address: 10&12 Lavrushinky Per.

Tips for attractive restaurants

Red Square

Russian cuisine, fine selection of wines, live music. The restaurant is situated by the Kremlin, under address: 1 Krasnaya Pl.


European cuisine, fine selection of wines, jazz and blues music in the evenings. Address: 22/31 Sadovaya-Triumfalnaya Ul.

Kavkazskaya Plennitsa

Georgian cuisine, friendly and fast service, live music. Address: 36 Prospekt Mira.

Moscow has a great variety of restaurants, cafés, wine bars, clubs, discos, night clubs, etc., to suit all tastes.