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Tverskoy Boulevard, 26А, Moskva, Russia, 125009
Chef Andrey Makhov of Cafe Pushkin recently contributed to AFAR, and opened his second location in New York. But if you are in Moscow, you will want to check the original out. Open 24 hours, with a great vibe. You may want to ask for Dmitri, a...
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Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia
Along Russia’s Kamenka River, the medieval township of Suzdal draws weekenders from Moscow, about 130 miles southwest, to its opulent, onion-domed Orthodox churches and well-preserved monasteries. But Muscovites also visit to experience Suzdal’s...
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Voznesenskiy Pereulok, 7, Moskva, Russia, 125009
You will be hard pressed to believe this is a grocery store if you look up the walls and the ceiling. Not only you will get a great assortment of food and drinks here but you will be surrounded by art and artsy things (not sure how original or...
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Lodochnaya Ulitsa, 4, Moskva, Russia, 125362
Jet-lag be damned! After being whisked in from the Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, our hosts Oleg and Sergei took us to the Uzbekistanian restaurant Chaikhona No. 1, an otherworldly choice located within the city’s Gorky Park. Although apparently a...
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Smolenskaya Square, 3, Moskva, Russia, 121099
Book a late dinner in order to see both the sunset and nightlife aspects of White Rabbit, which offers panoramic Moscow views with excellent food . Be sure to end the night soaking up your surroundings with a hookah!
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Sadovaya-Karetnaya Ulitsa, 20, стр. 2, Moskva, Russia, 127051
It wouldn't be a successful trip to Moscow without a Moscow Mule. Luckily you don't have to stick to tourist bars to do so. Delicatessen is a basement bar and down a strange side street that you would never expect to walk down. It appears as...
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Лубянскй проезд, 25 стр. 1, Moskva, Russia, 101000
The streets and narrow lanes of this ancient neighborhood northeast of Red Square can yield wonderful shopping discoveries. Take a stroll and keep your eyes peeled. Try Vologda Linen for fabrics, the GUM department store for modern outlets, or the...
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This former chocolate factory was refurbished in 2010 into an arts and entertainment complex to suit the modern tastes of today’s Muscovites. On an island across from the Kremlin, the red brick complex houses art galleries, restaurants, shops,...
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First opened in 1808, this traditional Russian bathhouse (‘banya’) delivers the goods in both the beauty of the building itself and the cleansing you’ll receive. With 5 different bathing rooms, multiple lounge areas, swimming pools, steam rooms,...
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Teatral'nyy Proyezd, 2, Moskva, Russia, 109012
For over a century, the Hotel Metropol has hosted the world’s elite. Whether you’ve got the dough for a night in the Presidential suite, or simply want to splurge on a Sunday brunch – it’s the hotel of choice in downtown Moscow. At the very least,...
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Bolotnaya Ploshchad', Moskva, Russia
A ten minute walk from Red Square, there is a small forest of love-lock trees. Couples used to lock the locks onto the small bridge, but the weight was damaging. The city erected a number of metal trees upon which the locks are now attached. It’s...
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Moscow, Russia, 129366
In the summer (or the winter), walking around here is a joy. There is a scale model of the solar system, people everywhere, and a giant monument to space exploration and the cosmonauts. Go on a weekend afternoon if you want to be with the crowds...
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Tsaritsyno District, Moscow, Russia
A summer residence for Ecaterina II, the park was closed during the soviet regime to be reopened few years ago after considerable renovation efforts. I truly enjoyed my time here.
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Tverskoy Boulevard, 26А, Moskva, Russia, 125009
Can't have enough of it. And Cafe Pushkin delivers time and time again.