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by Mara Vorhees




Moscow 1 offers advice on getting the most out of Moscow's art scene from the Bolshoi Ballet to the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum and Kremlin. The guide also includes a practical language section.
Download Lonely Planet Moscow epub
ISBN: 1864503599
ISBN13: 978-1864503593
Category: Travel
Subcategory: Asia
Author: Mara Vorhees
Language: English
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 2nd edition (March 2003)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1430 kb
FB2 size: 1702 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 807
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Kifer
Moscow is a huge city, of course, with many things to do and see. I only spent two days, focusing on the Kremlin area. Lonely Planet was more than sufficient for this area, though once again the graphics and photos were sub-standard. In terms of practical information, i don't have much to complain about; though walking around the Kremlin is pretty easy.

The metro map is useful, and the practical guidance about leaving your bag before entering into various sites is on the dot.

As many things are written in cyrillic and not a lot of tourism staff speak english, this guide is a must-have unless you are fully escorted.

The visitor has to be prepared for various unexpected closures, time changes, and reroutings. But this can happen anywhere.

i didnt use the food recommendations; but personally i recommend the cafeteria in the GUM or the food court in the other commercial center near the tomb of the unknown soldier. these are great during a day of sightseeing, and americans will find familiar foods and not need to speak russian (pointing works perfectly!).
Arakus
I found this book very helpful. Moscow (and St. Petersburg) are in a different universe from the rest of Russia, and they have very much to offer the traveller.
Alianyau
This city guide is informative and up-to-date. We used it to help get around Moscow a day before we got on a cruise boat. The neighborhood guides are informative and clear. They help travelers make good use of their time. Each neighborhood section includes a suggested walking tour. These tours are well laid out and a good way to see an area of town. We have also used the Kyoto city guide, similar in layout to the Moscow guide. What prevents me from giving the Moscow guide 5 stars is its organization - I liked the idea of having walks organized into a single chapter (as in the Kyoto guide) rather than appended to the end of each neighborhood (as in the Moscow guide).
Ariseym
Just came back from Moscow. I usually love LP Guides and have only been using LP guides when I travel, so it was a surprise that the Moscow guide turned out to be be so lacking in terms of usefulness. The problem mainly lies in opening times of sights and details about admissions. It was quite obvious that the guide needs an update.
Gaiauaco
Provides a good overview of the main attractions in Moscow. Nice map to take with you.
Nahn
I have been living in Moscow for 3 months now as part of a 3 year posting. I brought this book along expecting it to be of help, but I have hardly used it.

OK, I'm getting older (my first LP guide was New Zealand, 1978, which I still have), but I would have preferred more unexciting, but useful information about where to buy day-to-day items. I think one can reasonably assume that the average person who buys this book, rather than the Russia guide, is going to be in Moscow for longer than a few days. Supermarkets barely get a mention, but there are pages on expensive (and useless other than for window-shopping) specialty shops.

Lots of space devoted to drinking and nightlife. I would have preferred a bit more space on more sedate and less wallet-emptying places like parks. There is a lot of green space in Moscow, but you would hardly know it reading this guide. Moscow is a big city, and much of interest is neglected or given cursory treatment in this book.

While finding accommodation wasn't a problem for me (we were provided with an apartment), I have never found this part of any Lonely Planet guide particularly useful. Other visitors with the same guide book are converging on the same hotels and there is far more hotel information on the internet than any guidebook can possibly include anyway. Its time guidebooks stopped listing hotels and just provided general information about the best areas in which to seek accommodation and maybe some helpful websites. That saved space could be used for information about those places of interest that currently get neglected or given that cursory treatment I mentioned before. Ditto for restaurants (which often seem to be out-of-business anyway).

In short, if you like boozing, looking in expensive specialty shops and aren't going to explore too far afield in Moscow, you might just find this useful.
kolos
Good book to give you the general idea of what to expect in Moscow. The book did some what explain that the Russians have figured out how to milk you of your money part of capitalism The subay section is right on the money as well as the Arabat section. I stayed in the Arabat section of Moscow so I can not comment on the other location descriptions. However one would thing that the other sections were just as good. Pick up a week or two before you leave and spend an hour or so each day and read it and plot your days. Lots to see and not enough day or night in your time to see it all.
I came to Moscow on business and my work took me to parts of Moscow that are not necessarily tourist attractions like science institutes. But I thought that having a book about Moscow would help. This was just not the book for me. Moscow is a behemoth city so it would be difficult to cover everything. But, things like the maps not covering the entire city and the map of the subway only covering the main section was really irritating. The metro map is very different than the official maps. it would be useful to have the official map in there. The instructions on getting Sergiev Posad were not great either. The hotel listings are pretty limited. I know..it's a lot to ask. If you are going to Moscow beyond the typical tourist places, don't buy this book.