Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, Moscow

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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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  • The classic weekend location in summer and very well-known for many good installations for kids. It‘s always worth a walk when the weather is good. During this time (still summer holidays) it’s not... 
    The classic weekend location in summer and very well-known for many good installations for kids. It‘s always worth a walk when the weather is good. During this time (still summer holidays) it’s not...  more »
  • A very special place to see, I would suggest going for a little while, no need to spend much time here, but it is a beautiful big park, in winter they change it into an ice skating rink, that would... 
    A very special place to see, I would suggest going for a little while, no need to spend much time here, but it is a beautiful big park, in winter they change it into an ice skating rink, that would...  more »
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  • This is the best park in Moscow and my favourite spot to spend a weekend. You get everything you need there - Moskva river, nature, amazing restaurants, tons of entertainment, good coffee. People come there to relax, everyone is so friendly. You can do bunch of sports there, everyone is so active around! If you want you can even take a boat cruise from the park, just be careful when you choose it, make sure they give you information while sightseeing, some just rip you off and want you to drink alcohol. People are overall friendly and happy here. Don’t forget to go to the observation deck on the arch when you come in. There are beautiful views of Moscow, the museum and the price is worth it. Definitely recommend seeing!
  • This was the park of my childhood! My parents would take me there in the 90s and I would ride different carousels. Right now it is a wonderful place to spend time walking, running or cycling. It is a cultural place as well where different exhibitions take place. An amazing park!

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