Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, Moscow

4.5
#1 of 191 in Parks in Moscow
Celebrated in countless books, movies, and songs, Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure draws visitors with its cafes, contemporary public art projects, food stands, and sports facilities. Once packed with theme park attractions, the park underwent a major renovation in 2011, losing most of its old-fashioned amusement rides to become an eco-friendly recreational zone. Designed by avant-garde architect Konstantin Melnikov and opened in 1928, the sprawling park now features an open-air theater and free Wi-Fi throughout its 120 hectares (300 acres). Nearly 40,000 visitors come every day to bike, walk, jog, and rollerblade. During the colder months, the park becomes a winter wonderland, its frozen ponds turning into giant skating rinks. Avoid traffic congestion by coming on foot or by public bus. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure and many more Moscow attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Moscow trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Hello world! Despite the fame and historicality of this park. It's nothing special. It is worth a visit only, "for a tick" ...
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  • Nice to walk through here. On the waterfront you can only find local people. There are a number of eateries. Atmosphere is nice! It was now of course October so the park itself is not so beautiful.
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  • The park liked, although it was overcast and periodically drizzled. Lots of installations and exhibitions. It's green. Nearby is a river and pleasure boats. Views of Moscow. In the heart of the island with pebbles and fast food. I highly recommend the Vietnamese cafeteria. Relatively not expensive, tasty and huge portions. You can see that the park is developing: something is closed, something is reconstructed, and something is opened. Nearby is the 20th century Tretyakov Gallery.
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  • Took the wife and kids for a great walk on the first sunny day after 4 months of freezing. Great playing ground for the kids to wear them down at first so you can have the slow and nice walk afterwards with the wife enjoying the view of the sunset at the banks of Moscow river. It has some small fast food kiosks that are surprisingly of good quality and can be digested normally without having to run to WC, although they are spread out through the park and well kept. The sugar candy sands are well located to attract the kids, but adults can enjoy them too with a big smile on their face before reaching the space observatory place where you can and should stand the long line to have a glimpse on the moon and other planets surrounding us.
  • This is my most favourite park in Moscow. It is not so big but very colourful. You can ride on the bike, eat everything you want and also it is located near by Moscow River.
  • A big park, comforting a lot of exhibitions and events always going on. Long beautiful way along side the river. Monuments and rich with history Must visit
  • Amazing place to spend a lazy afternoon or evening. Best open play area for kids of all ages. Me being the mom also enjoyed a few slides and swings with my daughter....
  • Are you bored and want some fun place to visit? Search no more. It has the best random concerts, games and people. It's even better to go in groups of friends.
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