Take an apartment in Moscow and you're surrounded by some of the best museums and galleries in Russia, as well as a wealth of shopping, dining and nightlife. Step out of your Moscow accommodation and enjoy walks that take in golden domes and imposing fortresses or quiet squares where you can watch the world go by while enjoying a coffee. Your Moscow accommodation choices range from budget-friendly but comfortable rooms to charmingly elegant apartments in buzzing districts.
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The Weather in Moscow
Check out the climate diagram for Moscow. During July, maximum temperatures go up to more than 25° No heat wave is expected in January, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a -11° low. May is the driest month.
7-Day Weather Forecast in Moscow
Moscow gastronomy - a feast for the senses
If you don't want to cook in your Moscow apartment, you'll find a gastronomic scene where traditional meets contemporary.
Breakfast on cottage cheese pancakes finished with sour cream and jam then savour a typical Russian dining experience in an old-established restaurant such as Matreshka. Try blini, borscht, fish soup, syrniki (quark pancakes), pelmeni (Russian dumplings) and caviar.
For after-dinner cocktails, head to Mendeleev Bar or Luch.
Performance and art in Moscow
When it comes to the classical performing arts, Moscow leads the world. Watching a ballet or opera at the Bolshoi Theatre or catching a performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture in the city where it premiered are thrilling experiences.
Circus is almost synonymous with Russia and Moscow boasts two resident shows - Circus Nikulin and the Bolshoi Circus.
If you prefer your art more contemporary then pop into Krasny Oktyabr. This former chocolate factory is home to galleries (and a 98-metre high statue of Peter the Great). You'll have plenty of memories to take back to your Moscow apartment.
The top sights of Moscow
The Kremlin and Red Square
Tours of Moscow should start with Red Square and the Kremlin, the historic, spiritual, and geographic hearts of the city. You'll feel the history when you explore the Kremlin while the magnificence of St Basil's Cathedral is breathtaking.
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
Admire the best of western art in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Highlights are a replica of Michaelangelo's iconic David in the courtyard and Henry Matisse's Goldfish. Insider tip: there is free entry to all Russian museums on the third Sunday of every month.
Muzeon Park of Arts
The outdoor Muzeon Park of Arts houses a fascinating collection of communist-era statues. Lenin, Stalin, Marx and others were removed from their original locations after the collapse of the USSR and relocated here. Next door is Gorky Park - famous from film and literature.
Moscow Zoo is home to 8,000 species of animals, many of them endangered species. Particular highlights are the Siberian tigers and the central ponds populated by huge flocks of birds.
However comfortable, your Moscow apartment won't compare with Tsaritsyno, designed to be the summer residence of Catherine the Great but not finished until the 21st century. Visit on a summer's evening to enjoy classical music in the gardens.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the most popular vacation home amenities in Moscow?
When looking to book a vacation home in Moscow, the most requested amenities include Internet, TV, and Air conditioning.
What's the best month to visit Moscow?
The warmest time of year in Moscow is July and August, with the nightly price of a vacation home starting at .