- The Kremlin: this fortress houses many buildings. It is also the power seat of Russia. The residence of the Tsars, it still has the tombs of many Russian rulers. There are many religious monuments such as the Saint Michael Archangel Cathedral or the Assumption Cathedral. Plan on at least one day to visit the Kremlin.
- Red Square: next to the Kremlin, Red Square is a must-see in Moscow. Saint Basil's Cathedral dominates the square. It was built in 1555 and is one of the capital's emblematic monuments. It is completely red and topped with nine onion domes. Lenin's tomb is also in the square as well as the impressive State Historical Museum.
- The Novodevichy Convent: this famous convent is a fine example of Muskovite Baroque style architecture. Many women from Russian nobility and aristocracy were sheltered here.
Other monuments are worth visiting as well:
Go to the Goum, Moscow's historical store for shopping. It now has 200 shops.
The university of Moscow: an impressive building, it is the emblem of architecture under the Soviet regime. It is part of a large complex, called the "seven sisters", that are supposed to represent the power of communism. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Leningrad Hotel are part of the complex.
Gorki Park is the perfect place to relax after long walks in the city. You can even go skating in the winter. Also, don't miss a trip to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, one of the largest in the world with over one million works of art on exhibit.