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Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation

#13 of 2,388 things to do in Moscow
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Address: Krymskiy Val St., 9, Moscow 119049, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This popular gathering place draws adults and children alike to its...

This popular gathering place draws adults and children alike to its recreational offerings, which include gardens, cycling infrastructure, museums, viewing point, cafes, beaches, climbing park, open-air cinema, sports center, observatory, eco-school for kids, open-air dance-floors, tennis courts, table tennis areas, free wi-fi. concerts and festivals etc. In winter the Park turns into a winter wonderland covering its surface with almost 20 000 square meters of the artificial ice.

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One of the best green parks in Moscow

Moscow is very much overpopulated and there are not so many green spots in the city. Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation is one of the best to visit. Plenty of tries... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Moscow is very much overpopulated and there are not so many green spots in the city. Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation is one of the best to visit. Plenty of tries, alleys, fresh air - the best place for enamored people to start relationship.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Tired of the snow and cold, for sure you are about the planning some spring holiday or city break. Moscow should be the great choice. Besides the museums, theaters, shopping, restaurants, don’t miss the chance to visit the most beautiful oasis in the city, Gorky Park. Surely, you will recall the childhood when you were changing the chain on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Went ice skating throughout a large area of the park they turned into a rink. Was amazing, lots of people, all lit up at night, Great experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Gorkiy park is, in my opinion, a must for every visitor to Moscow. I spent a day there in summer last year, now I had the opportunity to see it in winter and it was a dream for skaters with a network of rinks and adjacent kiosks with refreshments. A walk further on down the river was a fairytale experience.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

How beautiful in winter. The ice skating 'rink' which is more like streets flows through this beautiful park. The entrance gates are magnificent. Get your walking shoes on and visit, you won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Gorky Park is one of many nice parks in Moscow. There are many activities inside. It is possible to walk, run, skate,sun bathe, just rest, eat, drink ..... Easy to access by public transport. Next to river. It is worth visiting for sure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Just sit on a bench and look around. You will see a lot of russians strolling around. Very nice and relaxed atmosphere and very big. A nice place to get away from the moskow traffic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

In winter Gorky Park has a large ice rink which is very popular. They make ice paths so that the skaters can actually skate right round the park. It is very popular. They have also built raised wooden walkways so that visitors can watch the skaters while they skate underneath. This was one of the most enjoyable places we visited... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

You can walk around this park and it's ....a park. Interesting maybe but not really special....unless you go on a festive day when this place becomes an unbelievably interesting venue. City day is the best, it's crowded, it's fun, it's unbelievable. So take a walk in the park but find a festive dasy and turn that into a most memorable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I visited the park in winter and it was beautiful. It is about 25 minutes walk from Red Square to get to the park. There are lots of cafes and restaurants so if you visit in the winter you can escape the cold for a moment!

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Yakimanka acts as Moscow’s evergreen lungs with prime beaches on the Moscow river. All the benefits of visiting and living in Yakimanka are gathered at the Moscow river embankment – three parks: Gorky, Muzeon and Neskuchny garden shape this green stripe with museums showing the hippest contemporary art. The area is full of activities for your eyes (museums), mouth (restaurants) and feet (sport and dance-wise). Access anywhere is easy, just hop on a river boat and continue your journey throughout the city.
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