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What to do in Moscow – Best Places to Visit in Moscow

Moscow is such a vibrant city, so many places to explore, restaurants to visit and fun happenings every weekend! A big difference vs Sweden is the cultural interest. During weekends, the cues to museums and exhibitions starts early morning and lasts all day.  It was time to get some inspiration from the hip young Moscovites and visit some of the arty corners of this city! Here are some places to visit in Moscow as well as what it’s like living in Moscow.

A weekend full of inspiration, graffiti, exhibitions and a touch of glamor!  Enjoy our second Vlog Episode or the blog below!

Living in Moscow

It is hard to keep up with all new places and restaurants in Moscow and luckily there is a lot of new openings in our neighborhood! Just a five minute walk from our apartment, along the river, a couple of new cafes and restaurants have opened. The arty Cafe Benedict has become one of our favorite breakfast and brunch place. Their avocado toasts and  Egg Benedict with pancake as the base is a perfect way  to start the weekend! And of course you need to try out some of the delicious hot fruit drinks – a Russian speciality!

Starting the day @ Café Benedict
Starting the day @ Café Benedict

Just across the river,  located on one of the few islands in the Moscow river, is Red October. A popular place among the cool and hip young Moscovites, full of small roof tops,  cafés and restaurants and of course some graffiti! This is also where one of the most popular clubs in Moscow is located – Gipsy – and where the party never ends!

Great view from Red October
Great view from Red October
A Grafitti Day in moscow
A Grafitti Day…
Strolling around Red October
Strolling around Red October
In Love with these Graffiti Walls
In Love with these Graffiti Walls

Moscow Life

When the terrace of Strelka opens, then you know it is summer in Moscow – or at least it is supposed to be!

This little terrace is our absolute favorite hang out place for summer evenings. Just next to the Moscow River and with Christ the Savor Cathedral on the other side, you can easily let some hours pass by enjoying the sunset, the mozzarella bar and a glass of rosé! Even though it was a bit cold this weekend, it was time for the inauguration!

The first Glass of Wine @Strelka
The first Glass of Wine @Strelka
Golden Sandals & White Fur Coat – Why not?
Golden Sandals & White Fur Coat – Why not?

To get inspiration, Art Play is another place to visit. Located 15 minutes from the city center in an old industrial area, it has a uniue character. Colorful buildings, graffiti, interior boutiques, vegan cafés & exhibitions fills the court yards! You will for sure leave this place full of inspiration and the photo exhibitions are just awsome!

Exploring Art Play
Exploring Art Play
High Up in the Sky, Art Play
High Up in the Sky, Art Play
Art Play, Moscow
Among Art & Lilics, Art Play

Places to visit in Moscow

When in Moscow, you have to visit some of the roof top restaurants.  If you are in for a culinary experience mixed with some glamor, White Rabbit is the place to be. Located under a glass dome on a 16th floor of Smolenskiy Passage, this place breathes glamor the minute you enter. But it is not only the location and the  beautiful modern and unique design that makes you want to go here. White Rabbit is the first Russian restaurant in history that has made it to the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in the World –  as no 23! The menu offers an innovative mix of international and Russian dishes and the choice is not easy! Truffle risotto, halloumi and strawberry salad, ceviche or a delicious Russian Borsch, White Rabbit will for sure not disappoint you!

A touch of glamor – the  perfect way to end an arty weekend full of inspiration and impressions!

Quite a view @ White Rabbit
Quite a view @ White Rabbit
Can not get enough of this view…

 

 

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