– Book a hostel with a kitchen
– Get an accommodation close to the Red Square
– Get a Troika card for the metro at the information booths and charge your card for the rides you need.
– Use public transportation to get out of the airport. It is easy, cheap and fast!
– The GUM department store at the Red Square has free maps at the tourist information booth.
– Take cash with you. The exchange rates in exchange houses are not bad
– Take into consideration the opening times for the Lenin Mausoleum
(Daily from 10.00 to 13.00, closed on Mondays and Fridays)
– Do a free tour and inform yourself about the city on a budget
– Go to an Orthodox Mass and learn more about another culture
– Visit the space museum
– Take pictures at the Red Square in the mornings. It is empty!
– Get lost in the metro stations, as they are beautiful. Check out the Metro Station guide HERE
– Photograph the sunset from the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge
– Rock the night at the Krasny Oktyabr district
– Witness the change of guard every hour at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier next to the entrance to the Kremlin
– Search at least one of the seven sisters and feel like a kid in front of this replica of the Empire State building.
– Visit the Gorky park and enjoy a piece of green in a city of concrete
– Local bakeries are great for a good and quick breakfast
– For good and cheap food, supermarkets have small food courts in the back.
– Always take a bottle of water with you
– Drink with the locals at the Kruzhka bar in the Myasnitskaya Street