Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Moscow, Russia your home away from home
A visit to Moscow, Russia’s capital and largest city, is a thrilling trip with a host of attractions and an amazing culture. Moscow has one of the most instantly recognized skylines in the world. From the star-topped towers of the Kremlin to the colourful onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral, the city has a host of landmarks. It is also a great city of culture with the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.
Things to Do in Moscow
Moscow is all about enjoying the amazing sightseeing, architecture and monuments which are the treasure houses of the city. The best way to learn about the main landmarks is to take a guided tour around the Kremlin, Red Square and some of the other sights. Gorky Park offers plenty of space for walking around or ice-skating in the colder months, Those who appreciate the arts will find plenty of thrilling attractions near their Moscow holiday apartment. The ballet, opera and theatres all put on wonderful performances by world-class performers. The museums and art galleries are also crammed with amazing exhibits to thrill and excite visitors to Moscow. Shopping and dining out may not be as cheap as they once were in this booming city. However it is a very cosmopolitan experience with many world cuisines represented. High class restaurants do expect diners to dress up for their gastronomic experience, but there are plenty of other good restaurants, bars and clubs for a lively nightlife.
Places to Visit in Moscow
The main sights to see from your Moscow holiday apartment are Red Square where the colourful St Basil’s Cathedral can be seen along with the State History Museum, Lenin’s Mausoleum and one side of the huge Kremlin. Within the Kremlin, the Diamond Collection in the Armoury is a truly stunning attraction. There are several churches and beautiful gardens within this huge complex. Old Arbat Street is the area to barter for souvenirs. One of the best preserved historical complexes in Moscow is the Novodevichy Convent, which was also a fortress. It has an adjoining cemetery where some very famous citizens are now buried. Two of the more off-the-beaten-track places to visit from your Moscow holiday rental are the Moscow Archaeological Museum which has wonderful artifacts tracing the history of the city from the 12th century, and the Museum of Contemporary History tracing Russia’s political and military history over the last three centuries.
Weather in Moscow
Moscow has a very extreme climate with summers seeing an average high of 24C (75F) but from November to the end of March the city has temperatures well below freezing, and as low as -14C (6C). It has very little sunshine in the winter and has moderate precipitation throughout the year.
Travel to Moscow
Those visiting holiday rentals in Moscow can reach the city by either of the two main international airports. The Domodedovo (DME) Airport has two terminals and is 34km (21 miles) south of Moscow with a high-speed railway and an express shuttle bus service connecting it with the city. The Sheremetyevo (SVO) Airport is 29km (18 miles) northwest of the city and has three terminals. It also has a rail and bus shuttle service into Moscow.