attractions The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow  

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List of things to do in Moscow. This list ranks the best things to do in Moscow, the capital of Russia. Named after the Moskva River, Moscow is the most populated city in Europe and is an important political and cultural center of Russia. The city's numerous parks, gardens, museums and world renowned architecture attracts many visitors each year. 

Moscow is most recognizable for its elegant Orthodox churches. Saint Basil's Cathedral is one of Moscow's top tourist attractions with its colorful domes and spires located in the city's geometric center. The church has historically attracted a busy marketplace, known as Moscow's Red Square, that separates the cathedral from the Kremlin, the official residence of the President of Russia. The Kremlin is also a top Moscow destination, and both the Kremlin and Red Square are together recognized as World Heritage Sites as important pieces of Russian history. 

For free things to do in Moscow, the city's underground metro system is recognized as one of the city's landmark due to its extensive nature. The Moscow Metro is one of the largest in the world next to Tokyo and Seoul and serves over 180 stations with unique architecture throughout the system. Moscow is also known for its road system that is a system of rings centered around the Kremlin. The "Moscow Rings" can be seen from the International Space Station. 

What are the top things to do in Moscow? This list ranks the most popular attractions in Moscow. If your favorite things to do in Moscow aren't on this list of must-see tourist spots in Moscow, make sure to add them.

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Saint Basil's Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow

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All-Russia Exhibition Centre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow

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Tretyakov Gallery is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Tretyakov Gallery Moscow, Russia

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Red Square is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Red Square Moscow, Russia

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Moscow Kremlin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Moscow Kremlin Moscow, Russia

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State Historical Museum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
State Historical Museum Russia

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Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Moscow, Russia

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Ostankino Tower is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Ostankino Tower Moscow, Russia

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Kremlin Armoury is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Kremlin Armoury Moscow, Russia

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Gorky Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Gorky Park Moscow, Russia

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Moscow Zoo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Moscow Zoo Moscow, Russia

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Kuskovo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Kuskovo Moscow, Russia

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State Kremlin Palace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
State Kremlin Palace Russia

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Moscow Museum of Modern Art is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow

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Lenin's Mausoleum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Lenin's Mausoleum Moscow, Russia

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Museum of the Great Patriotic ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Moscow Russia

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Memorial Museum of Astronautic... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Memorial Museum of Astronautics

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Moscow State University is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Moscow State University Moscow, Russia

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Russian State Library is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Russian State Library Moscow, Russia

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Fallen Monument Park is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow

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Luzhniki Stadium is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Luzhniki Stadium Moscow, Russia

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Pushkin Museum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow

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Bulgakov Museum in Moscow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Bulgakov Museum in Moscow

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Polytechnical Museum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Polytechnical Museum Moscow, Russia

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Losiny Ostrov National Park is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Losiny Ostrov National Park Russia

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Izmaylovsky Park is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Izmaylovsky Park Russia

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Church of the Ascension, Kolom... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye Kolomenskoye, Russia

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Monument to Minin and Pozharsk... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Monument to Minin and Pozharsky Russia

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Moscow Triumphal Gate is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Moscow Triumphal Gate Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Square of Europe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Square of Europe Russia

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Moscow Botanical Garden of Aca... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences Russia

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Dormition Cathedral, Moscow is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Dormition Cathedral, Moscow Moscow Kremlin, Russia

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Novodevichy Cemetery is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Novodevichy Cemetery Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Neskuchny Garden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Neskuchny Garden

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Museum of History of Moscow is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Museum of History of Moscow

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Moscow International House of ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow

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Moscow State Circus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Moscow State Circus Russia

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Sretensky Monastery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Sretensky Monastery

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Ostankino Palace is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Ostankino Palace Moscow, Russia

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Moskva River is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Moskva River Europe

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Cathedral of Christ the Saviou... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour Russia

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Novodevichy Convent is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow

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Kolomenskoye is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Kolomenskoye Moscow, Russia

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Poklonnaya Hill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow

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Vagankovo Cemetery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Vagankovo Cemetery Russia

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Manezhnaya Square, Moscow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Manezhnaya Square, Moscow Russia

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Danilov Monastery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Danilov Monastery Russia

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Donskoy Monastery is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Donskoy Monastery Moscow, Russia

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Moscow Power Engineering Insti... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow

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Moscow International Business ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Must-See Destinations in Moscow
Moscow International Business Center Russia