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Introducing Moscow


Cathedrals, monument and squares are what Moscow is best known for, and the city's beauty really seems to defy the passage of time as it becomes more and more popular each year. The name of the city’s most famous square, Red Square comes from the Russian word "krasnaya" which means "red", although it was so named long before the advent of communism. Some of the places to visit in Red Square include St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum and the histori GUM department store. Next, head over to the Kremlin, the spectacular fortified residential complex of Russian rulers in the heart of the city, full of cathedrals and palaces harking back to the opulence of the tsarist era. The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts holds incredible pieces from the ancient city of Troy, while the Novodevichy Convent is the final resting place of some of Russia's most famous historical figures. And of course there's the Bolshoi Theater where you can see some of the world's best ballet and opera performances.

Moscow is known for:


History and Art Entertainment and Shopping Culinary Skiing Urban

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Tula (193 km)
Nizhniy Novgorod (418 km)
Syktyukar (1311 km)
CURRENCY
Russian Ruble (RUB)

COUNTRY CODE
+7

ELECTRIC POWER
C, E, F

TIME ZONE
GMT +1

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€2.59

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL
€39.50

Moscow airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) is 32 km outside the city center and is accessible by train and bus. The Aeroexpress trains are probably the easiest way to to get to and from the city center and the airport. They leave on the hour between 6:00 a.m. and midnight. It takes 35 minutes and tickets costs 5 euros. You can also take any bus from the airport to a metro station, which will then take you to your destination in the city center.

Average time from airport: 35 minutes

Distance from airport: 32 km

TAXI:

If you want to take a taxi from Vnukovo International Airport, be aware that traffic in the city is notoriously bad. Without traffic it takes about 30 minutes and costs 15-22 euros.

Average taxi price: 15-22 euros

CAR RENTAL:

Miles & Smiles members earn 100 Miles per day, up to maximum 1000 Miles. What’s more, rentals made through the website for 1 or 2 days earn an extra 250 Miles, while rentals for 3 or more days earn an extra 500 Miles.

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