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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

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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...

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 Entrance 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 Entrance Ticket

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • 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...

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
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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...

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
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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...

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

The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center Admission Ticket

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  • The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center was opened in 2012 in the building of the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, the monument of Constructivism designed by Konstantin Melnikov and Vladimir Shukhov.

    In almost a century, the architectural masterpiece of the Russian Avant-Garde became the venue for the most high-tech museum in...read more

Admission ticket to the Adventure Rope Park Skytown

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  • The unique high-rise adventure rope Park Sky Town is located in The All-Russian Exhibition Center (VDNKh). The construction of the Park has no analogues in Russia. It offers striking, different dynamic sport exercises at an altitude of up to 16 meters with maximum personal safety.

    All in one: a single structural complex which consists of 4...read more

Tsaritsyno Museum entrance ticket

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  • Muscovites have long considered Tsaritsyno to be one of the best spots to enjoy a countryside walk thanks to its ancient landscape park.

    There’s a network of roads, paths and historical avenues, some of which were laid out in the middle of the 18th century. These are the remnants of the previous estate owned by Moldovan princes...read more

Admission ticket to the The Museum of Cosmonautics

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  • The Museum of Cosmonautics is the only one in Moscow which collects, stores and displays items telling us a beautiful story of space...read more

Admission ticket to Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve

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  • Kolomenskoye represents a complex site of Russian history and architecture. It comprises 17 architectural monuments, including 12 that make the surviving part of the Tsar’s estate of XVI – XIX centuries as well as 4 wooden constructions that were brought from different regions of...read more

Admission ticket to the New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

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  • Masterpieces of art of the 20th century and the current trends of the 21st century: avant-garde, socialistic realism, non- conformism

    The ticket gives the right to visit only the permanent...read more

Admission ticket to the State Museum of GULAG's History, Moscow

clock Duration: 2 to 4 hou
  • The permanent exhibition named GULAG in Human Fates and History of the Country is aimed to depict the history of GULAG as a single process with the inherent logic. In particular, the exhibition narrates a story starting from the foundation of a huge industrial corporation of forced labor economics to the liquidation of the system after Stalin’s...read more
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