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Free Things To Do In Moscow

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


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...

Moscow CityPass

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  • This is a Moscow city pass
  • This is designed to save you time and money and to enjoy the city at your own pace
  • This pass includes more than 40 attractions including beautiful museums and excursions
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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...

Kremlin Ticket to Cathedral Square from Moscow

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  • 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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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...

Moscow Kremlin Armory Chamber Ticket

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  • This is a ticket that allows travellers to explore the Kremlin Armory Chamber
  • The tour is designed to be enjoyed while learning and gaining knowledge about some of the treasures of the past
  • The tourists get to explore the museum at their own pace
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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...

MOSCOW - St. Basil's Cathedral Ticket

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  • Probably the most well-known religious building in Moscow and perhaps the whole of Russia is St. Basil's Cathedral, mainly because of its colorful domed towers. This church is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos and was built by order of Tsar Ivan the Terrible (also called Ivan IV), in the period...read more

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...

 MOSCOW - Tretyakov Gallery Ticket

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  • Discover one of the richest collections of Russian icons, especially those of the master icon painter Andrey Rublev.

    Founded in 1854 by Pavel Tretyakov, who wanted to make his collection of Russian paintings available to the largest number of spectators, the Tretyakov Gallery has the richest collection of Russian pictorial art from the 12th...read more

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 - Arsenal Kremlin Palace Ticket

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  • Despite its name, the Kremlin's Arsenal Palace not only displays weapons, but also chariots, decorative objects.

    Located within the walled enclosure of the Kremlin, the Palace of Arsenal offers one of the most complete collections in the world of war objects, armor, etc. Although weapons from different historical periods occupy a large part...read more

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...

Explore Moscow 4 Days

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  • Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world.

    Week end in Moscow is a great way to meet foreign guests with the capital of Russia. For two days off we will show the main...read more

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...

Skip the Line The highest observation deck in Europe - PANORAMA360 Ticket

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  • Higher! The panoramic observation deck is located at a height of 327 meters and shows the whole Moscow from a bird's-eye view. More than 350 thousand people visit PANORAMA360 annually.

    Technologically! From a height of 327 meters above the city, a breathtaking panoramic opens to all the main sights of Moscow, which can be guided by the AR...read more

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...

Skip the Line Ice Cream Factory Ticket «Clean line»

clock Duration: 40 to 70 m
  • The factory has professional entertainers and it is specially equipped for the big groups of visitors. Unlimited degustation of ice cream including rare...read more

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...

2 days in Moscow with accommodation and private tour Red square and Kremlin

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  • * Accommodate at the central hotel 3* in Moscow (2 days/1 night)
    * 4 hours of private excursion
    * Enjoy the central square of Moscow, Red Square, and the symbolic center of all Russia
    * Discover the Kremlin, a place of historical and cultural value
    * Benefit from fast access and avoid long waiting times to the Moscow Kremlin
    * Learn...read more
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