Things to do
Visit one of the most interesting places of the city – the first Moscow’s foodmall Depo.
1,700 seats are already waiting for everyone inside, and in the summer there will be another 2,000 seats on the verandas. From Monday till Thursday DJs entertain the guests. From Friday till Sunday there is live music here In the Depo, located in the renovated Miussky tram park on Lesnaya Street, you will find almost all the cuisines from all over the world, from the Greek to the Asian. Most of the restaurants concepts presented in this foodmall are unique. The new space in the center of Moscow has 75 corners, 140 trade shops and a market. The main goal of the founders was to collect all unique places in Moscow in one gastro space.
Vodootvody Canal Fountains
Do not miss the opportunity to visit Vodootvodny Canal fountains and Luzhkov Bridge next to Bolotnaya Square. The fountains are located on both sides from Luzhkov Bridge — the Lovers Bridge, where two lovers swear their troth with a lock. It is worth seeing all the amazing, colorful trees and it is worth experiencing this Muscovites habit with a pad lock with your names and anniversary date. The nearest metro station is Novokuznetskaya, the direct line from the Holiday Inn Moscow Lesnaya hotel.
Visit Old Arbat, a kilometer-long downtown pedestrian street and enjoy the numerous souvenir shops and cafes lining the street. It is a favorite street among strolling tourists and Muscovites. And there are plenty of street performers — musicians, magicians, theater groups, — entertaining the many crowds.
Red Square and Kremlin
Afternoons are the quietest time to explore the iconic red-walled Kremlin, and take a walk in the magnificent Red Square, located only 3 km from the Holiday Inn Moscow Lesnaya hotel. See the Tsar's tombs in the Kremlin's Cathedral of the Archangel and exquisite Fabergé eggs in the Armoury, eerie Lenin Mausoleum. Have your camera handy as you pass the colorful onion-domed St. Basil's Cathedral, built by Ivan the Terrible to celebrate his victory over the Tatars.
Have a wonderful and romantic evening with world-class ballet performance at the legendary Bolshoi Theatre, just 2.5 km away from the Holiday Inn Moscow Lesnaya hotel. It is a great place to enjoy impeccable choreography and amazing scenography, and get delighted with the stunning and glamorous beauty of the building and the interior.
Staying at Holiday Inn Moscow Lesnaya do not forget to visit Novodevichy Convent, one of the most romantic and picturesque places in the Russıan capital. The golden domes and battlements of the old convent reflect in the beautiful pond. After admiring the beautiful images, walk along the pond's square and visit one of the city's most cute monuments of a bronze duck and her ducklings.