Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, Moscow

4.5
#1 of 190 in Parks in Moscow
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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  • amazing lush garden with lots of activities , voleey bal, table tennis , lake , lot of open space and an great place to spend the evening , over looking the moscow river.  more »
  • The park was renovated and we were surprised to see how it changed. There are places to eat and to rest - even benches for lying near the pond, different activities: 2/3/4 wheels bikes for rent/the...  more »
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  • Hey, You must go there if you are in Moscow. Especially in summer, many kind of festival and workshops are there. You can walk and rest with your family or sitting your girlfriend. You can do whatever you want. I really love Gorky park :)
  • It's the main entrance of the park. It has a marvellous fountain in the center. The landscape is mesmerizing. There are benches for people to relax and enjoy the serenity. There is also children section where your little one can also enjoy and play.
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