Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia’s symbolic center. It’s home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum’s comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.
During any season, at any hour of the day, Moscow thrills visitors with its artistry, history and majesty.
Kremlin & Red Square: The very founding site of the city (and arguably, the country), the Kremlin and Red Square are still at the heart of Moscow – historically, geographically and spiritually. Feel the weight of this significance as you wander within the walls of the ancient fortress, marvel at the mind-boggling magnificence of St Basil’s Cathedral and pay your respects to the revered leader of a now-defunct state. Moscow will move you. It will tantalise your senses, soothe your spirit and boggle your mind – and it all starts right here at the Kremlin and Red Square.
Communist History: The remains of the Soviet state are scattered all around the city. Monuments remember fallen heroes and victorious battles, while museums attempt to analyse and synthesise the past. See Lenin and Stalin – off their pedestals – at the whimsical Art Muzeon. Step into the socialist-realist fantasy at VDNKh. Descend into the depths of the Soviet system at Bunker-42 Cold War Museum. Ride the museum-like metro and remember the millions who suffered at the Gulag History Museum. Nowadays, retro clubs and cafes give their guests a taste of the Soviet experience. You can even try your hand at Soviet-era arcade games.
Performing Arts: What is more thrilling than watching a ballerina defy gravity, leaping across the stage at the glittering Bolshoi Theatre? Or feeling the force of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, just a few blocks away from where it premiered more than a century ago? Or oohing and aahing as circus performers soar under the big tent? The classical performing arts in Moscow are still among the best in the world. Nowadays, even the most traditional theatres are experimenting with innovative arrangements, reviving lost favourites and hosting world premieres. Whether you appreciate the classics or prefer the contemporary, the capital’s performing arts will impress.
Orthodoxy & Architecture: At nearly every turn in Moscow, you’ll see golden domes peeking out over the rooftops and hear church bells peeling through the streets, which are dotted with some 600 churches – many of which are glittering after recent renovations. There are colourful hidden gems, historic fortresses and gargantuan cathedrals. The exteriors are adorned with stone carvings and glittering domes; interiors are packed with ancient icons, swirling incense and faithful worshippers. For more than a millennium, Orthodoxy has helped to define the Russian nation, a significance that is palpable in these atmospheric spiritual places.
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Saint Basil Cathedral
Moscow State University
The Moscow Kremlin
We offer you a real military tank safari! Come to Moscow with your friends or family and take a part of this crazy adventure!
You can go for a tank driving and shooting tour in Moscow and St. Petersburg! There are variety of the legendary military vehicles (T-62, T-80, BMP-1, BRDM, BTR-80).
Put on your military camouflage and shoot a tank gun or other available firearms. A selfie with a Kalashnikov AK-47 Or AK 47 Shooting.
A Unique Place in Moscow
Moskvarium lets everyone get to know the amazing fauna of the world ocean and find out about marine life in the farthest places on earth.
Here you can spend all day: take a walk around the Aquarium, see a fantastic water show, have a bite at one of the many cafes and restaurants. Besides, it is not only a good place to entertain yourself, but also to gain some knowledge and experience in scientific work with unique opportunities to study marine biodiversity.
YOU CAN VISIT the largest aquarium in Europe situated far from the sea. 80 fish tanks are inhabited by more than 12000 marine and freshwater animals.
Our visitors have a unique opportunity to watch big marine animals, such as killer whales, beluga whales and dolphins.
Meet the inhabitants of deep seas: starfish, rays, xiphosuras and others.
World Famous Russian Circus
Russian Circus famous not only among Russians but also worldwide. In Russia, the circus has long been one of the favorite form of entertainment for young and old. In Moscow, there are two main highly lauded, permanent circuses.
Near the center of city, Tsvetnoy Boulevard has been the site of the Moscow circus since 1880. The Moscow Circus is one of the most historical constructions of the modern century. This is an amazing place for spectacular performances, where outstanding people and skilled craftsmen from all over Russia gathered: artists, equilibrists, trainers, jugglers, kings of laughter, clowns and many other talented talents! This circus also called “Old Circus” and now Nikulin Circus (Nikulin because of it’s most famous clown Yury Nikulin (had always set the standard by which all other circuses were measured). Nikulin circus having sitting capacity of about 2000 guests.
Nikulin Circus was the only famous circus in Moscow till 1971, when the new Bolshoi Circus on Vernadskogo was built. Five interchangeable rings are located in a huge machine hall at the depth of 18 meters. With perfectly adjusted mechanical and electronic equipment the replacement of one ring with another takes 5-6 minutes. One huge thirteen-meter ring goes down, slides aside while another one takes its place and is lifted upwards by a “giant hand”. All five rings were used in many shows of the Circus: horse ring, water ring, ice ring, illusion ring and light ring. The Big circus having sitting arrangement for 3500 spectators.
The shows performed by both circuses feature acrobatics, animals, dance, cabaret and clowns. The displays of daring-do are truly amazing, especially the aerial arts. Only the Nikulin Circus features big cats in its performances, but both venues have monkeys, bears and sea lions. The animals are apparently not mistreated – though their very involvement in the show might make you cringe.
About the park
Dreams Island is the first in Russia and Europe’s largest indoor theme park of a world level. On its territory you will find 9 fairy-tale worlds with world-famous cartoon characters, a city promenade and a landscaped landscape park.
You can not only ride exciting rides, but also fight the villains shoulder to shoulder with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, see how the inhabitants of the mysterious Transylvania Hotel live and go to the mysterious dinosaur country with Mowgli. And also to visit Rome, Barcelona, London and Beverly Hills without buying a plane ticket!
You can take a walk along the streets of these cities, take a picture against the backdrop of world attractions and buy what you have long dreamed of in the zone of the city promenade “Island of Dreams” under giant glass domes. For outdoor recreation, we advise you to go to a landscape park with a wide variety of children’s, family and sports fields.
“Island of Dreams” – a family park of great positive emotions!
1. Theme park: Entry Ticket Required
The first in Russia and Europe’s largest indoor year-round theme park awaits everyone who believes in magic! On its territory, you will find yourself in 9 fairy-tale worlds, where you will meet with the world-famous cartoon characters. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Smurfs, The Snow Queen, Pinocchio and many others will lead guests into the wonderful world of fairy tales and magic: 27 exciting rides, show programs, meeting with characters, interactive entertainment, theme cafes and more are waiting for you. It will be disastrous!
09 Thematic areas | 27 Rides | 05 Unforgettable shows | 09 Meetings with characters | 18 Cafes and Restaurants | 10 Theme Shops
2. City promenade – Free Entry
A new format of leisure. City promenade “Island of Dreams” – shopping and entertainment in one bottle!
The city promenade “Island of Dreams” is 4 spacious pedestrian galleries and 3 atriums, made in the architectural styles of different countries. Thanks to this, you can travel to other cities and feel their atmosphere without leaving Moscow. Here you can see the famous Gaudi’s “House of Bones”, walk along the Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, take a picture of yourself against the backdrop of the Coliseum or look into the red telephone box of London.
Bad weather is not a hindrance – the city promenade is covered with huge glass domes, which create the feeling of walking through the streets of the city in the fresh air. Here you can relax with your whole family, go shopping, have a bite to eat in a cafe or restaurant. The central square, the size of a football field, is covered by the largest glass dome in Europe. Under it there is a multiplex for 17 cinema halls, a universal concert hall with 3,500 seats, a Venetian carousel and a cafe with a summer terrace by the pond.
26 Restaurants and Cafes | 12 Cafes in the food court area | 120 shops
Street of London: London is the foggy and mysterious capital of Great Britain. Its austere buildings hold many secrets and traditions. You can touch the centuries-old history and count all the red telephone booths on the London street of the city’s Dream Island promenade.
Street of Rome: Roman holidays without leaving Moscow? In the “Island of Dreams” everything is real! You can penetrate the atmosphere of sunny Italy, taste the most delicious pasta and take a picture against the backdrop of the majestic Coliseum on the street of Rome of our city promenade.
Barcelona Street: Bright, unique and amazing Catalonia awaits the guests of the “Island of Dreams”! On the street of Barcelona of our city promenade, an eternal holiday reigns, and architectural creations are amazing. Do not miss the chance to be photographed against the background of the famous Gaudi modern monument of modernism!
Beverly Hills Street: The atmosphere of celebration, fun, shopping and unforgettable parties – all this is Beverly Hills! One of the brightest cities in the United States and an indisputable favorite of Hollywood stars. You can plunge into the dizzying atmosphere of this city, go shopping at the famous Rodeo Drive and take a walk under evergreen palm trees on Beverly Hills Street of the Dream Island city promenade.
Moscow square: All roads lead to Moscow! The central square of Moscow is the heart of the city promenade “Island of Dreams.” It is here that the stylized streets of Rome, Barcelona, London and Beverly Hills flock. In an area the size of a football field, there are cafes, shops, green lawns along the pond, gardens, fountains and benches for relaxation. Here everyone can visit the multiplex for 17 cinema halls, a universal concert hall with 3,500 seats and take a ride on the Venetian carousel. The central square is covered by the largest glass dome in Europe with an area of 8.6 thousand square meters, thanks to which one gets the feeling of a summer walk in the fresh air – do not forget to look up!
3. Landscape park: 44 ha – Park territory: Free Entry
The covered part of the “Island of Dreams” is surrounded by a landscaped landscape park, which is divided into southern and northern. In the south there are places for children and families, and in the north – for sports and active.
Northern part of the park: The best place for outdoor activities? This is the northern landscape park of the “Island of Dreams”!
Yoga? Football? Cycling? Choose your favorite sport and come – for outdoor activities all conditions are provided here. Hilly terrain, areas for working out, yoga or team sports, jogging, cycling and more are waiting for you. For relaxation in this part of the park there are a chill out area and areas for corporate events, and in order to refresh yourself after a good workout you can choose one of the food trucks with a varied cuisine for every taste.
Southern part of the park: This is an ideal place for families and walks with children!
Looking for a place for versatile relaxing outdoors? You to the southern landscape park “Islands of Dreams”! Here you can have fun on the dance floor, touch the art, visit the open-air cinema or relax on a sun lounger by the pond. Adventure lovers will love the labyrinth of plants, where it’s not so easy to get out, and young visitors can have fun in 8 different playgrounds. Nobody will remain hungry – food trucks with a varied cuisine are also represented on the territory of this part of the park. Connoisseurs of such a holiday can hold a corporate event here.
“Moscow Maket” was opened on the Lilac Alley of VDNH in Sep. 2017. Total layout area is about 429 square meters.
It is a model of the city within the Boulevard and Garden Rings.
Model includes more than 23 thousand buildings, structures on a scale of 1: 400, recreated with absolute accuracy.
The Moscow model is equipped with an interactive system for illuminating buildings from the inside, which can be controlled by selecting objects in accordance with the scenario.
The model is curious for its realism: at the right time, chimes are struck from the Spasskaya Tower, bas-reliefs and panels are accurately recreated on the buildings. All models of buildings are placed on a real urban basis: each hill or lowland in the city is 100% displayed on the layout.
Team of 60 artists, architects, graphs, mock-ups, performs the whole process from preparing drawings of buildings, creating terrain, cutting plastic mock-ups, painting houses to connecting each building on the mock-up to lighting and entering it into a computer database.
Hotel Korston Club, Moscow
Near Vorobyovy Gory Metro Station, Moscow, Russia
Located about 1 km from Vorobyovy gory metro station, Hotel Korston Club is 5 km from 16th-century Novodevichy Convent and 8 km from The Moscow Kremlin.
Warmly decorated rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and minibars. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas. Refined suites add separate living areas, whirlpool tubs and/or iPod docks. Room service is available 24/7.
There are 2 polished restaurants and 3 bars, as well as a fitness center, a sauna and a nightclub. Other amenities include a business center and event space. A breakfast buffet and parking are available for a fee.
Hotel Courtyard By Marriott Moscow City Center
Near City Center, Moscow, Russia
Located in the city center – about 13-minute walk from a metro station, 1.5 km from Red Square and 2.1 km from the Moscow Kremlin.
Room service is available. Hotel rooms have flat-screen TVs, tea maker, coffee makers, minibars, Wi-Fi (fee). Upgraded rooms offer free Wi-Fi, and some have pull-out sofas. Lobby coffee shop provides continental and American breakfast.
There is an American/Mexican restaurant, a bistro with a courtyard, a fire pit, spa, fitness room, business center, 5 event rooms, etc
Hotel Azimut Moscow Olympic
Near Olympic Sports Complex, Moscow, Russia
Hotel Located not far from city centre. Situated In a modern building next to the Olympic Sports Complex, 13-minute walk from a metro station and 4 km from the Red square.
Room amenities includes minibars, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add pull-out sofas, and apartments have kitchens. Club-level quarters offer access to a lounge with free breakfast and evening meals. From Hotel, there is a free shuttle to the city centre and the metro station.
Other Hotel amenities include a restaurant, a bakery and event space, health club with a fitness center, an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a tea station, a relaxation area etc.
Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel
Near Moscow Metro Station, Moscow, Russia
Hotel located 6 km from Moscow city center (3 km from a metro station) Refined rooms with soundproof windows have free Wi-Fi , flat-screen TVs, sitting areas and mini fridges.
Suites add separate dining and living rooms. Upgraded suites include whirlpool tubs and kitchenettes. Club quarters offer access to a lounge with a terrace, and perks such as snacks and breakfast. Room service is available.
There are 2 restaurants a cozy bar, a spa, an indoor pool, a hot tub, a hammam, a fitness centre, etc.
Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow
Near St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow, Russia
Located at city centre. Hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Moscow Metro and a 15-minute walk from St. Basil’s Cathedral and situated on Red Square.
Elegant rooms with high ceilings offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Some have sittings areas and/or views to the Kremlin.
All suites add separate living rooms, while some feature custom interiors designed by European royals.
Hotel is having a fine dining restaurant, a lobby lounge offering afternoon tea and a bar/restaurant with a terrace, spa with an indoor pool, a fitness centre, 12 meeting spaces etc.
Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel and Business Centre
Near Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Located about 4.5 km from the Kremlin and 4.8 km from Red Square.
The rooms have minibars; free Wi-Fi and flat-screens. Upgraded rooms include espresso coffee machines.
Suites add separate living rooms, Upgraded suites have kitchens. Upgraded rooms and suites come with complimentary breakfast. Room service is offered 24/7.
There are Spanish, Japanese, international restaurants, an Asian-style spa, an indoor heated pool, a fitness room, saunas, a hot tub, 14 meeting rooms, a conference hall with a cinema screen etc.
Moscow Marriott Club
Near City Center Metro Station, Moscow, Russia
Hotel in the city center is a 4-minute walk from the nearest metro station and 2.3 km from landmark Red Square.
The rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, minibars, tea maker, coffeemakers. Some rooms have access to a lounge with complimentary continental breakfast and evening appetizers.
Suites have separate living areas (some with pullout sofas), etc.
There are 02 restaurants serving international and modern European cuisine, and a lobby bar, an indoor pool, a spa, a fitness center, meeting and event space, etc.
The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow
Tverskaya St, 3, Moscow, Russia, 125009
A 5-Star Hote, The Ritz-Carlton is located in heart of the city Moscow.
Hotel celebrates the mystery and decadence of Russia’s most recognizable city. The Ritz-Carlton hotel is having elegant hotel rooms and suites with Moscow views. You can experience five-star exclusive luxury of the hotel.
Guest rooms and suites offer large layouts in Moscow with windows overlooking the city, dedicated workspaces and marble bathrooms with separate rainforest showers. The lavish Presidential Suite with scenic Kremlin views features a spacious living area with a library and a grand piano.
Additional amenities include:
- Club Level accommodations and amenities
- Rooftop O2 Lounge with Red Square views
- Lavish breakfast buffets
- Pan-Asian cuisine and 15 varieties of sake
- Spa collaboration with ESPA & La Prairie
- Crystal-studded vitality pool
- 24-hour fitness studio
- About 10,700 sq ft of event space