At the Jewish Museum you will see and hear the story of the God chosen people from their Creator to modern days in 4D. A 3 hour tour covers Moses’ journey via the desert, Stalin’s repressions and much more.
Kuskovo Estate dates back to 13th century and boasts a collection of items belonging to the royal family and nobilities, art pieces and a lot more. You can spend an entire day in Kuskovo, considering its vast territory.
The Museum is located at the Andronnikovsky Monastery of 15th century. There, one can also find the oldest church outside the Kremlin, decorated by the works of the famous icon-painter Andrei Rublev. Unfortunately, many of the frescos were destroyed during the Soviet period.
Museum of Moscow will take you on a historic voyage through founding and evolution of Russia’s capital. Museum offers archaeological finds and historical artifacts, photographs of the extinct buildings and unrealized plans. On weekends, Museum courtyard becomes a venue for multiple events -- from street food festival to a flea market.
Dedicated to the defeat of Napoleon, the Battle of Borodino is a 379 feet canvas which at the time of its creation was the closest thing to 3D art. A few years ago the Museum celebrated its 100th birthday and 50 years since they moved to a new building (constructed on the location of the old hut where the Council at Fili in 1812 took place).
Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MOMMA) has several branches throughout the city; however, locations on Petrovka Street and Gogolevsky Boulevard are most popular for its thoroughly selected exhibits and super friendly staff.
Built on the remains of a former restaurant in Gorky Park, Garage is the creation of Rem Koolhaas, the renowned Dutch designer. Garage is the most popular venue for modern artists of all sorts – from the big stars names to newly emerging names.
Private collection museum – a branch of Pushkin Museum hosting private collections donated to the Museum at various times. The Museum is worth checking out for the variety of collectors’ tastes and from a philanthropic stand point.
Tretyakov Gallery requires no introduction and is the largest collection of Russian art, founded in 1856 by the merchant Pavel Tretyakov. In 1892, it was given to the city of Moscow. Since then, Tretyakov Gallery has been growing and now also includes the artwork up to the early 20th century.
It is the extension of the Tretyakov Gallery, featuring the art of the 20th century and the exhibits of contemporary Russian artists. The Gallery is located right next to Gorky Park, where one can continue the art education at the Museon Park.
The site was created by Olga Sviblova, the muse and patron of the Russian photography. The best of modern art overlooked by Tretyakov Gallery can be found at Multimedia Art Museum.
A Vodka Museum located within the walls of the famous distillery Kristall which contains the entire 100 year old history of the establishment producing the national drink recognized by its aroma by every Russian.
All Soviet kids dreamt of becoming cosmonauts first, and then doctors, teachers and fire fighters. The Museum holds a unique collection of artifacts of the USSR as the space super-power. The Museum underwent a complete reconstruction not long ago and is definitely worth a visit if you are into space exploration.
Moscow Planetarium is one of the worlds largest and the oldest one in Russia (founded in 1929). After a recent massive reconstruction, in addition to the enormous star dome, the Planetarium now offers interactive rides, educational games, IMAX Theater, and the observatory. Be prepared to spend some time in lines to get in.
Moscow Metro is a pride of each Moscovite even if they personally don’t use it much. The Museum depicts the detailed history of metro construction and reveals secrets and mysteries kept within its walls and tunnels.
The only museum in the capital which is open 24/7. The bunker left from WWII is technically still operational with a capacity for 500 people and built to withstand the impact of the atomic bomb explosion. The museum is perfect for thrill seekers and not very suitable for people with limited mobility as it requires descending 20 floors.
35mm is not your typical cinema: Instead of popcorn you can choose from a range of cakes and freshly baked pastry, instead of getting lost in huge rooms you can watch movies in small theaters with the atmosphere of a home cinema and instead of hearing Russian all day you can enjoy movies in their original languages with Russian subtitles. The theater is also a popular gathering spot for expats and Russians who want to practice their English, so a great place to make some new friends to discover Moscow with!
• Diplomatic workers and members of their families
• Transit passengers
• International ship, cargo, train, sea crew members performing their work duties
• Holders of special visas, issued to visit funeral of a person, permanently residing in Russia
• Russian citizens and permanent residents
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia will stop accepting documentation and issue visas (except for diplomatic and special visas). Ministry of Internal Affairs will stop issuing invitations for student and work visas.
Updated: March 17, 2020