Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, Moscow

(4.4/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
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. See Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure and all Moscow has to offer by arranging your trip with our Moscow tourist route planner.
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  • During the winter is a huge ice rink and kiosks for snacks. Beautiful for a night and a quiet afternoon away from the traffic and noise of Moscow.
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  • Honestly, I liked the more Park, when there was an entertainment complex with amusements. We went there since childhood. And when they removed my nephews have experienced deep frustration because so many stories heard, but coming to the Park we didn't find all of this a few years ago. Walking places in Moscow and so enough but good amusement park in downtown ... Alas. .. We visited there on Shrove Tuesday ... What to say ... boring. In addition to the shopping streets and the scenes, as well as pavilions with master classes ... I believe that people should have a choice, as they entertain. I want to go back to childhood and return it to our childhood children with reliable and safe rides. Especially good was there panic room ... but all this is unfortunately already in the past.
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  • Popular Park which I think is much more pleasant to visit in the summer months. Special fountains gushing with music, there are lounge chairs where you can relax, maybe free of charge if the temperature is mild ...
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