Moscow in winter
Winter is such a wonderful time to immerse yourself in the magical world of the Russian capital.
Moscow is a very impressive city with its breathtaking architecture, monuments and many landmarks. The metropolis is ideal for cultural tourism, culinary tours or just for taking walks on the picturesque streets, which inspired many Russian writers.
If you are keen on winter sports and outdoor adventures, Moscow is the perfect place for you. The Russian capital offers its visitors an incredible attraction - one of the largest ice rinks in Europe with an area of 20 thousand square meters. There are big video screens around the facility, which are broadcasting the celebrations of Christmas and New Years Eve in the city since the 1950s.
Walk to the Red Square
The cold weather should not stop you from taking a walk to the famous Red Square in the centre of Moscow. It is located near the Kremlin and it is one of the most beautiful places in the city. There you can see the Mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin, as well as the St. Basil's Cathedral. Every year many festivals and events take place on the Red Square which entertain the locals and the visitors of the Moscow.
Moscow sightseeing boat tour
Even during the cold winter months, the traffic on the Moscow river doesn’t stop. If you love going on sightseeing tours, you should definitely try one of the panoramic boat trips around the city. You will be able to see the main landmarks in Moscow - the Novodevichy Monastery, the Kremlin Architectural and Historical Complex, the wooden statue of Peter the Great and much more.
Nightlife in Moscow
The capital of Russia is famous for its thriving nightlife. You can find a great variety of restaurants, bars and trendy clubs in the center of Moscow. There is definitely something for every taste. The best parties are happening on Friday and Saturday night. So make sure you don’t miss to have fun Russian style.
Shopping in Gum
The State Department Store (GUM) is located in the heart of Moscow, near the Red Square and the Kremlin. The building is a work of the famous Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov and has got very impressive architecture. GUM is the perfect place not only for those who love shopping, but also for the foodies who are curious about the Russian cuisine. Make sure to try the traditional caramel ice cream and Russian pastries.
Bolshoi Theater Performance
One of Moscow's most iconic landmarks is the famous Bolshoi Theater. If you are a fan Russian culture and art, make sure to give yourself an unforgettable experience by attending some of the spectacular opera or ballet performances, played by some of the best troupes in the world.