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Moscow Zoo, Moscow

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With over 100 years of history, Moscow Zoo provides a place for you and your family to view and interact with animals. Founded in 1864, the zoo suffered from negelect in the 1980s, but it has been renovated and built out extensively. View over 6,000 animals of 1,000 species, and see the recently added aquarium, aviary, and exhibits of sea lions and nocturnal animals. Other highlights include the penguin pool, big cats, and primate house. Young kids will enjoy the children's zoo, which features animals from fairy tales. Plan to see Moscow Zoo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Moscow vacation generator.
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  • Beautiful place.. need minimum of 3-4hrs so that u can see each n every animal by taking rest ... such a big place..  more »
  • It's a good zoo and nice place to visit alone or with your kids, it's not expensive at all. You can enjoy the nice view of the sky with the open zoo along a lot of animals and species.  more »
  • Moscow Zoo is something very special. If you are tired of seeing "точечная застройка " and not looking for supermarket "в шаговой доступности" this is the place to be. Moscow has successfully invested...  more »
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  • Moscow Zoo is at its best. There is new territory there with amazing sea lion, white polar bears, gorillas, who are nursing their new-born babies right now. Devote a whole day to this trip to enjoy every bit of the zoo. Make sure to bring cash, as most food services do not accept cards. It was an exciting day for me.
  • Very big Zoo with two sites - old and new territory. If you want to watch all exhibitions and animals you need to reserve at least half day.
  • The zoo is really nice to explore...it has soo many variety of animals including all kinds of reptiles,aquatic animals nd it even has a separate place with different monkeys from worldwide...u must visit with a good pair of shoes as u have to walk a lot nd it can take almost 3 hours...in all it is really great..
  • The range of animals is very impressive but the quality and size of the enclosures are poor.
  • Frankly, it could have been better. The collection of animals is impressive, that goes without saying. However, I wish the territory was kept in a cleaner state. Otherwise, it's totally worth a visit. Besides, university students are allowed in for free!

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The capital of Russia and a huge metropolis, Moscow offers a plethora of different types of accommodations. Many renowned hotel chains are represented in the city, and some of its hotels rank among the world's most luxurious and expensive. Those traveling on a more modest budget can choose among the boutique or Soviet-era hotels. There are also numerous hostels and short-term rental apartments throughout the city. When choosing a place to stay, especially if you're only planning for a short visit, always bear in mind the size of Moscow. Staying too far from the center might mean that the precious time you could spend on sightseeing will be wasted in traffic and transport.
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