Probably you already know that I’ve been in Moscow last month. I haven’t been there for more than a year and it felt a bit different at that time. This time I loved it so so much! Partly because I really missed snow around Christmas times. So, I’m sharing my week-long itinerary – and how you can make the most of it in Moscow!
What To Do
There is so much to see in Moscow. Starting from the famous Moscow Metro and Red Square and rounding up with the historical grocery stores (which are incredibly beautiful as well).
Let’s start with the city center area since it’s my favorite part of the city. Besides the Red Square which became a symbol of Moscow there is much more to see. For example, a luxury department store GUM which turns into a fairytale mansion as winter comes. You can recognize it by thousands of Christmas lanterns on the facade. Don’t miss out to go inside – it has almost every luxury brand there is (Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Furla, Gucci and Prada). You can also spot a Laduree cart if you love macaro0ns as much as I do. You can also try the famous ice cream cones which I love there as well.
If you go left from the Red Square you will find yourself in the Alexander Garden. I like it more in the summer with beautiful trees and flowers. Through the garden you can enter the Kremlin Square (there are several museums and ancient churches there). You’ll need to buy a ticket to enter though.
Museums & Art Galleries
There are more than 200 museums and galleries in Moscow. I personally love 2 of them – The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts which is the largest museum of European art in Moscow (Volkhonka str., 12) and The State Tretyakov Gallery – the collection of art from several centuries (Lavrushinsky Ln, 10).
Churches & Cathedrals
You can also visit Russian churches and Cathedrals – they are all very beautiful. My favorite ones are Saint Basil’s Cathedral (which is located on the Red Square) and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour which is the tallest Orthodox Christian church in the world (Volkhonka str., 15).
Bolshoi Theatre & TSUM
The Bolshoi Theatre (Theatre Square, 1) is also one of my top places to visit while in Moscow. It’s a historic theater which performs ballet and opera. Next to it is TSUM department store which specifies in top brands in fashion and beauty items. It also has a cosy cafe on the top floor.
Where To Eat
There are two Ladireè tearooms in Moscow. One of them is a full dine cafe, the other is tea + mini deserts only.
Vogue Cafe is a great place to have lunch. The atmosphere is very cosy and the staff is friendly.
The best sushi I’ve ever tried. The aesthetic is so chic and calm and the food is amazing!