Moscow’s Five Best Free Offers
We have compiled a list of activities that you won’t have to touch your wallet or credit card for at all.
Free Tour of Moscow
This walking tour is the best way to explore the historical part of the city. It lasts for two and a half hours and visits the Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum and much more. And the organizers promise that this is no boring history lesson!
For more info and a booking form visit: www.moscowfreetour.com
A new Central Park has opened just beside the Kremlin, on the site of what was a large and ugly ‘hotel Russia.’ It is open24/7. Entrance is free! Check our audio program to explore the park.
The legendary mausoleum on Red Square in Moscow is the tomb of Vladimir Lenin, and is one of the masterpieces of the Soviet architecture. Learn more about this place in the heart of Moscow here.
All-Russian Exhibition Centre
The All-Russia Exhibition Centre, also known as the VDNKh, is a national trading centre, amusement park and giant museum. It is also one of the largest exhibition and recreation complexes in the world. The entrance is free! I have prepared a special interactive program to guide you at VDNKh.
“Sportivnaya” -The Museum of Subway
This small, cozy museum maintains the spirit of the subway, while describing and illustrating some of its hidden secrets. As it is not well publicized, it is often empty. A true hidden gem!
Individual visits are possible on Thursdays. Excursion are held by appointment: +7 (495) 622-73-09.
The Novodevichy Convert
Arguably the most famous monastery in Moscow, the Novodevichy Convent is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check the map. Entrance is free.
Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory
Moscow Conservatory is not only one of the finest higher music education institutions in Russia, it’s also a concert venue for world-class musicians and composers.
Don’t forget to check the programin advance to find out which concerts you can attend for free (if there is No red button, the concert is free) .
A ‘weighing’ bench has been set up in Sokolniki Park, situated at the subway station of the same name on the red line. Just sitting on it will show how much you have gained or lost.
A free bicycle-washing service has opened in the park at Festival Square, between 9:30am and 9:30pm daily. You can also pump up your bicycle’s tires absolutely free at the hiring points.
Please check: www.facebook.com/Sokolniki for more info.
On the third week of every month ( starting April 2019) entrance is free to many of Moscow’s museums, including art, literary and historical museums.You can visit Art museums (Moscow Manège, Naive art museum, Multimedia Art museum, Shilov Art Gallery, Museon and others), Literary museums (Pushkin’s memorial flat, exhibition halls of the State Pushkin’s museum, Turgenev’s museum, Gogol’s house-museum and library), historical museum (Moscow archeology museum, Museum and panorama The Battle of Borodino) for free.