Top Attractions In Moscow For Free

Moscow is such a huge and thriving city and is absolutely teeming with incredible things to see and do.

Whether you plan on spending two weeks in Moscow or just two days, it’s safe to say that you’ll need a comprehensive travel itinerary to help you plan the best trip possible!

The capital city of Russia is full of remarkable fun, free and fabulous attractions and activities.

Take a look at some of the very best free attractions in Moscow below, as well as our top recommendations of the best paid attractions in Moscow!

Free Attractions in Moscow

Top Rated Moscow Attractions

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Lenin’s Mausoleum

Without a doubt one of the weirdest, yet incredibly intriguing free attractions in Moscow is Lenin’s Mausoleum.

This museum is dedicated to the Russian dictator, Vladimir Lenin and contains his embalmed body; frozen in time since 1924.

You can visit Lenin’s Mausoleum and pay your respects, wander around the numerous exhibits, or just stare in bewilderment at one of the most unusual museums in the...

Explore the Golden Ring: The Citadel of Rostov

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • It is a perfect day tour to explore the medieval architecture and familiarize with the ever charming Russian countryside.
  • It is a tour to the legendary Citadel in Rostov, with a beautiful cathedral and four tall Kremlin churches with...
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Institute of Modern Art

The Contemporary Art Institute in Moscow is a university in the city centre where you don’t have to be a student to visit the premises and have a wander around.

You can enjoy roaming the campus grounds and seeing what it would be like to be a student in Moscow, as well as admiring the beautiful campus buildings.

Alternatively, if you’re a big fan of plays and performances, but you don’t want to spend a lot of...

Private Tour: Kubinka Tank Museum Tour from Moscow

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • It is an ideal tour to get oriented with the influence of the military machines of the world and the Soviet Union since WWII until today.
  • It is a tour to the distinguished Kubinka Tank Museum which is one of the biggest tank museums in...
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Alexander Garden

Known for being one of the first urban public parks in the city, Alexander Garden is a popular free attraction in Moscow with both locals and tourists.

There are three separate gardens that you can meander through while inside Alexander Garden and you can take as little or as long as you want enjoying the beautiful nature and scenery.

The park stretches along the Kremlin’s western wall which is home to the Kremlin fort...

Kubinka Tank Museum Private Tour

clock Duration: 6 to 9 hours
  • This is a tour of the famous tank museum in Kubinka that has recently become part of a huge military-patriotic " park called Patriot".
  • This tour is a private day tour to Kubinka Tank Museum and the Patriot " Park. Tourists get to...
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Kolomenskoye Estate

Kolomenskoye is a former royal estate and is now a 390-hectare park and scenic reserve that overlooks the Moskva River.

It’s completely free to roam around the gardens of Kolomenskoye, but you will have to pay to enter the estate museum.

The grounds of Kolomenskoye however, are more than enough to sate your cultural needs as there’s plenty of things to see.

Make sure to look out for the incredible...

Private Day Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow Including Holy Trinity Lavra

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • This is a one-day private tour to Sergiev Posad that lets travellers visit the most famous UNESCO-protected monastery in Russia - the Holy Trinity Lavra (Troitse Sergieva Lavra).
  • Tourists gets to visit this holy place where...
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Chistye Prudy

Chistye Prudy, or the Clean Ponds as it’s more commonly known as, is a large pond located in the city of Moscow in the Basmanny District.

This pond is just one of the naturally formed ponds in Moscow that lends itself as a beatific public ice rink during the winter months.

You can visit the pond any time you like, but it’s best visited during the cold weather when the water is frozen so that you can go for a spin on...

Sergiev Posad Day Trip from Moscow Including Troitse-Sergiev Monastery

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • This is a trip to one of one of the most beautiful places in Russia that pilgrims have been visiting since the 14th century.
  • Travellers will get to know the history and many interesting facts of the famous fortress Troitse-Sergiev...
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Gorky’s House museum

Gorky’s House is a beautifully preserved art nouveau mansion that was designed by Fyodor Schechtel in 1931.

The house was presented as a gift to the famous Russian writer, Maxim Gorky, and is now filled with a collection of Gorky’s personal items.

Inside, you’ll find a grand library and an ornately carved staircase. There’s also stunning stained glass windows and numerous ceiling murals to...

Moscow River Cruise with Free Dessert and Coffee on Private Tour

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • Let your guide take you to the dock of Moscow where you will ride a white snow boat brought specially for this trip.
  • Taste the delicacies like apple strudel, coffee mousse, panda cottage, honey parfait.
  • Marvel at the...
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Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory

Another remarkable free attraction to enjoy in the city is the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory which is renowned for being one of the most highly rated and prestigious music universities in Russia!

The spectacular concert hall hosts hundreds of free concerts throughout the year, so chances are that you’ll be able to time your trip to Moscow with a concert performed at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

If choral and...

Private Cooking Class and Market Tour - Up to Two Persons

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • A private guided tour of the local produce market in Moscow
  • Tips on selecting the fresh and right product for local dishes
  • Personal and exclusive cooking class of Russian dishes
  • Guide to the history of the culture and...
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St. Basil’s Cathedral

St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow is without a doubt one of the most notable and popular things to see and do in Moscow.

Famed for its colourful decorum, the cathedral is a pivotal talking point and one of the most prominent buildings in the city.

Situated inside the Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral is an iconic symbol of Russia and is also home to a museum.

Unfortunately you do have to pay to go inside the...

Russian Cuisine Cooking Class and Market Tour from Moscow

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • This is a tour that lets travellers take part in a Russian cuisine cooking class and explore the market in Moscow.
  • Travellers are given the chance to explore the heart of Moscow and the historical area around this place. In the...
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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is a Russian Orthodox cathedral located in the city centre of Moscow and is one of the most popular and famous free tourist attractions in Moscow.

The cathedral opened in 1997, just in time to celebrate Moscow’s 850th birthday!

It’s also the highest orthodox temple in the world so you can rest assured that it’s going to be a very impressive sight to...

Private Tour: Russian Cuisine Workshop and Dinner in Moscow

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • Travellers get to learn how to cook Russian food in this private 3-hour cooking class in Moscow.
  • Travellers also get to hear about the country's rich culinary history from their teacher who is a professional chef as they prepare a...
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Moscow’s metro stations

While this might seem like an incredibly unusual free attraction in Moscow to mention, the city’s metro stations are actually a top highlight of Moscow for many tourists.

They’re renowned for being some of the most beautiful metro stations in the world so even if you don’t plan on taking a train anywhere, you should still head to a few stations regardless.

There are 206 metro stations in Moscow, and 44 of them...

Kremlin Entrance Ticket to Cathedral Square from Moscow

clock Duration: 1 hour 30 mi
  • This is an entrance ticket to Kremlin's Cathedral Square
  • The main attraction of the tour is seeing Ivan-the-Great Bell Tower from up close
  • Tourists also get to see the three cathedrals upon taking part in this tour.
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