What's the Weather like in Moscow in July
The summer weather during July in Moscow can get considerably warmer gradually over the course of the month.
The average temperature during this time of the month is 19 degrees Celsius, with a high of 23 degrees Celsius and a low of about 14 degrees Celsius.
Moscow records the hottest day of the year on the 24th of July.
Humidity and Rain
The city records around 80 mm of rain during the month of July with an average duration of about 11 days of rainfall.
During this month, July 22nd has the maximum chance (35 per cent) of having a wet day when compared to other days across the year.
Moscow records about 17 hours of daylight on an average during this month, and is known to be one of the months with the longest days.
The total number of sunshine hours for the city during this time of the year amounts to 9 hours.
July in Moscow records an average hourly wind speed ranging between 0.3 miles per hour of 8.0 miles per hour throughout.
When planning a trip to Russia during the summers, it is recommended that you pack light, summer clothing and a couple of cosy pullovers and scarves for cooler nights.
Also, do not forget to carry an umbrella since Moscow during summers is greeted by frequent thunderstorms.
Moscow Hotels in July
Barivkah Hotel and Spa
A posh hotel located in a luxury shopping village is the Barvikha Hotel and Spa. Located at a 14-minute walk from Barvikha train station and a distance of 28 km from Moscow centre, this refined hotel has a louvered timber façade which stands out as one enters the hotel. This hotel features elegant studios and suites with facilities such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, terraces, designer furnishings and Italian linens, mini steam rooms and living areas. The upgraded suites offer kitchens too. With 24/7 available room service facility, other amenities include a gourmet restaurant, a seasonal terrace, a sleek lobby bar, a luxe spa with an indoor pool, saunas and fitness rooms. The hotel also offers personal shopper and chauffeur services.
Sheraton Palace Hotel
The Sheraton Palace Hotel is another opulent restaurant located at a 7 minute walk from the nearest metro station, also 3.2 km from both the iconic Red Square and the Saint Basil's Cathedral. The hotel features luxurious, upscale standard and upgraded rooms with flat-screens, minibars, free Wi-Fi, seating areas with pull-out sofas, access to a club lounge with perks. Plush suites offer extra bedrooms and living areas; some being split-level. Other amenities are an elegant restaurant which serves regional and European cuisine, a chic piano bar with Japanese dining, a fitness room, 7 meeting rooms and Visa support.
Design Hotel (D'Otel) is a wonderful choice if you'd like to go for an affordable, yet chic hotel with professional services. Easily located at a 12 minute walk from the Malenkovskaya train station, 2.4 km from the VDNKh exhibition center and 3.5 km from the scenic urban Sokolniki Park, this hotel features upgraded rooms and suites. The rooms and fashionable suites have a relaxed and streamlined wooden décor and feature free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, TVs, desks, living areas and living rooms, complimentary minibars, bedrooms and whirlpool tubs. The hotel has an in house contemporary bar and restaurant attached, and offers a hearty complimentary breakfast for its guests.
Azimut Hotel Olympic Moscow
AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow is another hotel that is light on the pocket, yet fulfils all of your touristy expectations within a budget. This neat place is located next to the Olympic Sports Complex, and is a 13-minute walk from the nearest metro station and 4 km from the iconic Red Square. While this hotel offers all the usual facilities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, pull-out sofas, and apartments with kitchens, some rooms have access to a lounge offering free breakfast and evening meals. To be of maximum service to their guests, the hotel has a free shuttle to the city center and the metro station, and also offers other amenities like a bright, relaxed restaurant to unwind, a bakery, an event space, a fitness centre, an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna, a tea station and a relaxation area.
Bars and Restaurants
Cafe Mandarinovy Gus
Cafe Mandarinovy Gus is a homely canteen-style restaurant with an interesting décor specializing in traditional Russian cuisine. Offering gorgeous home cooked food that's hearty, delectable with considerable portions, this restaurant is very popular among tourists and locals alike. Great quality, sublime tastes and garden fresh food, this lovely place has decent waiting times and a great homely vibe. All in all, this is a friendly restaurant with public catering and is the perfect Russian idea of cheap, good food.
I Love Cake
I Love Cake is our favourite recommendation for visitors in Moscow for its hearty, absolutely delicious cakes. This restaurant offers all kinds of cakes from cheesecakes to sponge cakes, chocolate and berry cakes, and a 100 or more varieties. Wonderful and hearty breakfast courses will definitely fill your heart and leave you happy and fulfilled for the rest of the day. The cakes that they offer are huge and delightfully fresh, and the service is upscale and friendly. This place has a nice and warm atmosphere and is a must visit if you enjoy cakes.
Shinok is a restaurant with an interesting touch, and will leave a lasting impression on you. This restaurant offers you a great introduction to traditional Russian cuisine and serves one of the best Borsht you've ever tried. We also recommend the Vareniki, a classic Ukrainian recipe with cheesy potato filling- they are one of the bests in the city. Another very interesting aspect to this restaurant is the great mini farm zoo inside. Eating in the company of friendly animals is definitely a great dining experience, paired with the amazing food and service.
City Space Bar and Restaurant
The City Space Bar & Restaurant is an in-house restaurant for the grand Swissotel Krasnye Holmy Moscow hotel. Offering a great panoramic view of the Moscow city, this restaurant is one of the highest located bar and restaurant in the whole of Moscow. It is located on the 34th floor of Swissotel Krasnye Holmy, and the restaurant's décor is reminiscent of a classic flying saucer landing on the top of a sky-scrapper. The 360 degree panoramic view offers a sighting of the beautiful Moscow River, sky-scrapers, the ancient Novospassky monastery, the Ostankino TV Tower and the brilliant night city lights from a height of about 140 meters. The food is brilliant, tasty and fresh and the service is impeccable.
Things to do in Moscow in July
The Tsaritsino, a unique natural, historical and architectural reserve is located in the southern part of Moscow and houses a palace and a park. The major park is one of the most loved attractions by Moscovites and tourists alike. Built in a neo-gothic fantasy style, the architecture of the place will remind you of 13th to 15th century old medieval catholic cathedrals. Apart from the luxurious, historically rich palace, the park is a great place to spend your summer evenings in Moscow. This gorgeous landscape park reflecting the Empress's personal taste and charm has a romantic and mysterious vibe and beauty. The park's natural topography and flora houses some rare native species. Filled with a lot of ancient sculptures, this park has the largest animated fountain in Moscow, annual flower festivals, a boathouse and a stable yard, costume photo shoots and electric car tours. We highly recommend this place for its wonderful mix of history and natural beauty.
If you want something particularly interesting, try visiting the famous VDNH exhibition on a hot summer day in Moscow. This park cum exhibition centre being one of the most popular public spaces in the city is a favourite place of rest and entertainment for the local crowd. The cultural and recreational activities in the park feature all over the year with several events and concerts, sporting activities, festive shows and openings, and children's activities. During summers, the park features fountains performing in all glory, daytime activities, orchestra and musical performances, theatre shows, summer exhibitions and interesting summer clubs and events.
State Tretyakov Gallery
Another interesting place to visit during the summers is the famous State Tretyakov Gallery. Located near the 'Tretyakovskaya' or 'Novokuznetskaya' metro station, this is one of the largest museums in Russia featuring over 100000 remarkable works of Russian art including sculptures, paintings, graphics and interesting icons. Being a large museum, you will require a minimum of 2 or 3 hours at leisure for your visit. Wonderful masterpieces and works of art will leave you spell bounded as you contemplate the history and rich traditional era of Russian painting art. This is a great choice, a brilliant opportunity to get introduced to Russia's fine art, and a must-visit if you plan to dedicate a whole day to museum visits.