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Things to do in Moscow

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Moscow. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Moscow attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Moscow to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Moscow.

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  • Art 4

    Igor Markin's Art 4 is the first private museum to open here in 100 years and showcases his personal collection of Russian art from the past four d... More
  • Cara & Co.

    Another world-class boutique for avant-garde fashion imported from Japan, New Zealand, and Europe. Find designs by United Bamboo, Nicholas K, and B... More
  • Denis Simachev

    Denis Simachev, a petit, flamboyant dresser with long dark hair and a droopy mustache, recently opened his first flagship—a large building swaddled... More
  • Dome

  • Museum of Contemporary History

    At Moscow's Museum of Contemporary History, visitors follow the story of Russia from the end of Romanov rule through present times; it also contain... More
  • New Tretyakov Gallery

    Not to be confused with the Tretyakov Gallery, the more interesting New Tretyakov is in the same building as the Central House of Artists. On the t... More
  • Osen

  • Pobeda Gallery

    The gallery aims to introduce Russians to photography as fine art. Its first show was a provocative narrative series by Ellen von Unwerth. More
  • Respublika

    The bookstore has a sleek, aggressively modern interior and the slogan "Books, music, perspective." On sale are gorgeous editions of everything fro... More
  • Sandunovskiye Baths

    Sandunovskiye Baths, renovated in 2006, is the city's most famous bathhouse, which offers ornate halls for steaming, plunging into cold pools, bein... More
  • Sanduny

  • TsUM

    Here, slim-thighed trophy wives named Ksusha browse an exquisite selection of $1,000 dresses in sizes two and four. (British retailer Nicholas Harv... More

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