City Guide Moscow, Russia

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Moscow City Reviews

  • 90%


    Go to Moscow

    There is no reason not to go to Moscow, the only one that it can be a bit hard to get into. The city is beautiful and there is plenty to see and do. The nightlife is amazing and you will feast your eyes on all the beautiful women, sorry girls the Russian guys aren't that attractive. There are plenty of tourists though. Good for culture, shopping and partying.

    Insider Tip:Take the metro as much as you can. Buy multi trip passes as the more you take the cheaper it gets, while its already cheap as can be. A general trip across the network costs $0.50

  • 30%


    Moscow, the most serious town I've ever been too

    Moscow is very expensive, and the people seem cold and harsh. The streets are confusing and difficult to navigate. It does not represent the rest of Russia, it's its own microcosm for oligarchs.

    Insider Tip:Save your money and visit Saint Petersburg (or any other Russian town) instead!

  • 70%


    Moscow - cold but with the occasional thaw

    There is so much to see in Moscow, from red square to the many churches or stores, or just wandering Gorky Park. Transport on the metro makes getting around the city. The people can be quite cold (like the weather) but if you take the time to make friends they are exceptionally warm and friendly. The range of food is pretty limited with good international cuisine being difficult to find. We found some of the younger people to be more easy to get to know, and happy to share their views on things.

    Insider Tip:If the weather is good, its nice to wander Gorky Park. There was a cafe there that made fantastic coffee and strudels.

  • 80%


    An American in Moscow

    I loved Moscow! The people were amazing and the city was too. I fell in love with the place instantly. I can't believe North Americans are afraid of going. I went as a solo female traveler and had one of the best journeys there of my life. I would recommend you acquaint yourself of the Metro before travel via the intranet and travel sites as it was one of the most difficult systems I had ever navigated. I finally 'got it' my last day there and had that wonderful 'Ah Ha!' moment. Will go again!

    Insider Tip:If you are from North America try to buy all train, airplane and event (concert, ballet, museum etc) tickets before leaving. I found some trouble in making purchases and who wants the glitches while on vacation?

  • 80%



    Moscow is a nice and interesting city with a lot of history and culture. Beside the standard Red Square and the Kremlin it is worth it to visit some of the old metro stations. And the in the O2 bar you have a nice view over the red square.

    Insider Tip:- Metro stations - O2- bar

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