GO TO PLACES WHEN YOU ARE IN MOSCOW
The Red Square and Kremlin. Although busy tourist spots, they are unique places in terms of architecture where the Russian style, as we know it today, was formed.
Red Square and Kremlin
Metro Ohotdny or Metro Ploshad Revolutzki
Denis Simachev Shop & Bar is a long-time favorite nightspot. A more underground location is Rabitsa. The crowd at Rabitsa may be on the younger side, but it is where all of the fresh and creative force is concentrated.
Denis Simachev Shop & Bar Rabitsa
Stoleshnikov per. 12 Olhogskaya 14
Moscow +7 495 629 8085 Moscow Metro Baumanskaya
Café Pushkin is a must for Russian food. More contemporary spots include the newly opened Technikum and Uilliam’s, which is perfectly located in the Patriarchy ponds area. Other favorites include Ugolek and Severyane. If you like Georgian food, try Patara or Sakhli, where the best Khinkalis (Georgian dumplings) are made.
Café Pushkin Ugolek
Tverskoye Bulvar 26/5 Bolshaya Nikitskaya 12
Moscow +7 496 604 4280 Moscow +7 495 629 0211
FOR THE AUTHENTIC RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE
Novodevishy Monastery if you are looking for a Zhivago mood, or VDNKh to witness the remains of the Stalin Empire.
FOR ART LOVERS...A favorite place to spend the afternoon
Garage of course.
Russian classic art - Tretyakov Gallery.
Garage Center for Contemporary Art
Ulitsa Krimski Val 9, Stroyenie 32
Moscow +7 495 645 0520
Your impression of Moscow for New Visitors
"A city that actually never sleeps, everything is possible and accessible 24\7, from food to blowouts and manicures."
Favorite item to take back home
"Either caviar and smoked sturgeon (which can be found at the Dorogomilovsky market) or an Orenburg shawl."