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The capital of Russia is a city of extremes. Opulent historical architecture stretching back entire epochs shares street space with uber-contemporary galleries, converted warehouses, and thumping underground nightspots. It's where you'll find the largest concentration of billionaires in one place, yet the metropolis retains a gritty, edgy allure along with the style and swank. Urban adventurers will be in their element in this ornate jungle, while the wide open green spaces provide a soothing oasis amid the hurly burly.

Things to see

Slap bang in the heart of the city stands the Kremlin. Few seats of government count as must-see tourist destinations in their own right, but this is certainly one of them. A castle-like complex, complete with sprawling walls dotted with looming red towers, its most impressive spot is Cathedral Square. Here you'll be surrounded on all sides by gold-domed fortresses such as the Cathedral of the Annunciation and the Cathedral of the Assumption. Even more stunning is Saint Basil's Cathedral, an icon of Russia thanks to the vivid, swirling blues, red, greens, and yellows of its onion domes which almost look like huge balls of ice-cream. It stands by Red Square, the central expanse of the city, which is also home to Lenin's Mausoleum. Here, you can still line up to see the embalmed body of the revolutionary leader who founded the Soviet Union. When it comes to art, you'll be spoiled for choice with Moscow's museums – one of the best is the Pushkin Museum, which features masterpieces by the likes of Rembrandt, Botticellie, and Cezanne. And for world-class shopping, head down the glitzy thoroughfare of Tverskaya Street. It makes for excellent window shopping if nothing else.

Hotels in Moscow

With a city this majestically decadent, it's no surprise that there 5-star hotels in Moscow fit for royalty. Think gold-garlanded guestrooms, gleaming marble floors, and resplendent chandeliers, along with fine dining restaurants and a complete pampering courtesy of the on-site spas. That said, you can also have a comfortable stay in Moscow on a tight budget, with no shortage of mid-range hotels decked out with the usual creature comforts such as WiFi access, air conditioning, and flat-screen televisions.

Where to stay

There are more hotels in Moscow than you can count. They're densely crammed throughout the heart of the city, all around the Kremlin and Red Square – these are ideal for sightseers and shoppers alike. The central Tverskoy and Arbat districts also have accommodation a-plenty. Alternatively, you could consider staying alongside Gorky Park. This famed green space has been given a complete overhaul in recent years, going from a rather drab theme park to an elegant green space dotted with coffee houses, public art, and market stalls.

How to get to Moscow

Flying into Moscow is a cinch – after all, it's served by no fewer than 3 major arrival points. These are Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, and Vnukovo International Airport. Once you're in Moscow, the Metro will whisk you anywhere you need to go. Actually, many of the stations are attractions in themselves, with their carved marble walls, lavish ceiling lights, intricate friezes, and bronze statues lending them subterranean splendor.

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