D' Hotel

There are several sights of interest near the D'Hotel. The All-Russian Exhibition Centre (VVTs/VDNKh), which now hosts a variety of trade fairs and exhibitions, was founded in the 1930s as a place to display the progress of Soviet farming and later manufacturing. With its formal gardens and rows of stylized pavilions, mostly dating from the 1930s and 1950s, it is one of the finest places in Moscow to appreciate Stalinist architecture, and is also home to Vera Mukhina's celebrated monumental sculpture of Worker and Collective-Farm Girl. Also in the park is the Space Obelisk, an impressive monument which houses the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, charting the Soviet Union's role in the space race.

A short walk to the north-west of VVTs will bring visitors to Ostankino Park and Palace, once the home of the prominent Counts Sheremetyev, and the third-largest wooden building in the world. Famous for its serf theatre, the palace now operates as a museum housing large collections of antique furniture and applied art. The northern part of Ostankino Park was transformed in the late 1930s into the Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Science. Meanwhile, just south of the Ostankino Ponds is Moscow's impressive TV tower, the tallest free-standing structure in Europe.

Major attractions

Moscow Kremlin

Distance:8.5 kilometers
Taxi:20-30 minutes Show driving route
Public transport:You can get to the Kremlin in under 35 minutes. When you exit the hotel, head north down Yaroslavskaya Ulitsa. Take the first turn left and keep walking straight until you reach the VDNKh Metro Station. Take the orange Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line and travel south five stops to Turgenevskaya. Change to the red line continue south three stops to Biblioteka im. Lenina. When you exit the metro, you will be able to see the main entrance to the Kremlin in the Kutafya Tower in front of you. Show transit route

Red Square

Distance:8 kilometers
Taxi:Around 20 minutes Show driving route
Public transport:The square is about 30 minutes away from the D' Hotel by public transport. Head to VDNKh metro station and travel south on the orange line six stops to Kitai-Gorod. Exit the metro station onto Ulitsa Il'inka. Follow the street about 500 meters and it emerges onto Red Square. Show transit route

Bolshoi Theatre

Distance:8 kilometers
Taxi:15 - 30 minutes Show driving route
Public transport:It will take about 35 minutes to get to the theater. Take the metro from VDNKh metro station (around seven minutes' walk from the hotel) and travel south on the orange line five stops to Turgenevskaya. Change to the red line and continue south two stop to Okhotny Ryad. Exit the metro via the interchange station Teatralnaya to emerge on Teatralnaya Ploshchad ("Theatre Square"), only two minutes' walk from the Bolshoi Theatre. Show transit route