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Although it is the largest city in Europe, Russia’s capital is best explored on foot and through its metro maze. Moscow boasts of impressive architecture, art galleries, museums, churches and cathedrals, and numerous parks and gardens. It’s a great place to go ice skating in the winter, or to experience the banya therapy (hot steam bath, followed by a whipping with birch branches) that made the Russian bath houses famous. Two circuses, a puppet theater, water parks, and many other attractions make Moscow ideal for a family trip as well.
Famous Formerly an amusement park, today a glorious landmark
Formerly an amusement park, today a glorious landmarkStay.com Editors' Note
Gorky Park was constructed in 1928 and located right next to the Park Kultury Metro Station. It was once developed by the soviet architect, Konstatin Melnikov, but in 2011 it changed focus, from being an amusement park, to being a trendy, modern facility, with art galleries and restaurants.
The Gorky Park is still a great place to bring your kids. There are no more rides, but you will still find play areas;, a brand new beach; an interactive map of Moscow; public kitchen gardens; open-air DJ sets; and for adults, Starbucks stands, the Garazh Contemporary Culture Centre, and fine restaurants.
This park is family friendly and easy to get to by public transportation. Gorky Park is an enjoyable experience for everyone, and great place to go for a fun 1 day trip.
9 Ulitsa Krymskiy Val, Moscow
- 7am to 10pm