Moscow City Guide
Although the Russian city Moscow, lives and breathes the history of the Soviet period, one can see and feel the metro expansion in every direction with nightlife hubs and the innovative locavore movement because of the ban on imported foods. A trip to Moscow is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The huge, dynamic and diverse city has so much to offer. It is always better to come with extra days to cover the city and its attractions. The right time to visit Moscow is during May until October, but you can always plan a winter holiday as well and get to see preparations for the New Year and the Russian Orthodox Christmas.
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Where you can stay
Stay in the center area which is also the most scenic part of Moscow. You can be near several central metro stations.Mayakovsky Museum and the beautiful Chistye Prudy will also be nearby. Moscow carries the reputation for having the most expensive hotel accommodation, but there are new lodgings that are inexpensive such as the friendly hostels or Moscow’s futuristic capsule hotels.
What to do
Catherine, the Great’s palace is a must visit, and the Russian empress’s palaces in Saint Petersburg definitely steal the limelight. The chapel is breathtaking, and superb grounds surround the palace. Glazunov Museum is located between Christ the Savior Cathedral and Alexander Garden and boasts of a collection of modern art and contemporary illustrations from famous Russian literature. Chistye Prudy is just the right venue for a quiet and scenic retreat. You can browse several boutiques and shops nearby. If you have more time, you can go visit less-touristy museums such as Museum of Leo Tolstoy or experience Russian sauna “banya” or go ice skating in the Red Square.
What to eat and drink
Vogue Café is ideal for a quick bite while the Fresh restaurant is right for all the healthy eaters and vegetarians. Here you can enjoy a great selection of delicious salads, soups, and veggie juices. Drink your Seoul is a popular Korean restaurant where you get to enjoy Korean inspired food and drinks. Uilliams café offers delicious salads and small bites such as crab bruschetta and duck breast salad. This traditional Russian restaurant, Marivanna is very traditional and lavish and serves Russian dishes. Mendeleev Bar is perfect for a good drink.
What to shop
You can browse beautiful and low-priced jewelry at Russian Orthodox Churches. Look for original and neon-colored clothes at the Russian brand, Kira Plastinina and the clothes are inexpensive, fun and chic. Another Russian brand, InCity sells wardrobe basics such as well-cut jackets and black dresses at affordable prices. For the regular, everyday shopping, you can always go to the malls. If you look around, you will find Russian women wearing a colorful headscarf and in a huge furry coat and sky-high heels.