Moscow is the city of contrasts, mixing the simple Bohemian and the glittering glamorous! Do not be surprised to find a church dating from the 16th century covered in gold next to a glass building from the 1990’s. Here, salty caviar is washed down with sweet “shampanskoye”. What represents this spirit better than Moscow’s underground railway? For a few roubles you can travel between stations decorated with chandeliers and marble.

Facts

Population

11,514,330

Currency

Russian ruble (RBL) 1 ruble = 100 kopeks

Opening hours

Most shops are open from 9/11am-7pm on weekdays. Banks are open from 10am-5pm. Some offices are closed an hour for lunch. Many museums are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Newspapers

The Moscow Times The Moscow Tribune

Tourist information

Moscow Tourist Information Centre Gostiny Dvor, 4 Ilyinka, Moscow +7 095 232 5657 info@moscow-city.ru Information can also be found at travel agents and upscale hotels.

Travel to Moscow

Book your flights to Moscow with Etihad Airways and soak in the very essence of this beautiful place with its rich culture and fascinating vibrancy. Moscow offers visitors a glimpse into its classic, ancient past shaped by prominent personalities like Leo Tolstoy. Experience the unique combination of contemporary culture and traditional values in a city that guarantees you a memorable visit. You can also spend some time exploring Moscow’s amazing tourist attractions.

Top 5 Things To Do in Moscow

  • Listed as a World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful structures in Moscow, Red Square is a spectacular historical site that must not be missed
  • Enjoy browsing through the unique, mesmerising works of art like sculptures, paintings and graphics by talented Russian artists at the Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane
  • Visitors interested in viewing a collection of dazzling jewellery and nuggets can do so at the Moscow Kremlin where the Diamond Fund is stored
  • No visit to Moscow is complete without enjoying the sight of the colourful, vibrant domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, a perfect example of unique Russian architecture and one of the finest landmarks of the country
  • Take an interesting tour through the spectacular Grand Kremlin Palace located on Borovitsky Hill. This imposing, enormous palace is now the residence of the President of Russia

Plan Your Moscow Holiday

The city of Moscow is vibrant, energetic and bustling during the summer months. Visitors can also experience the true Moscow, with fewer crowds, during the winter months.

Get flight deals to Moscow with Etihad’s popular offers. If you want to visit this city during the peak summer months, we recommend booking your tickets to Moscow and accommodation well in advance. Spring and early autumn are ideal for those looking for cheap hotels in Moscow.

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