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Big Moscow Circus on Vernadskogo

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Address: Prospekt Vernadskogo, 7, Moscow, Russia
Phone Number: (495) 930-67-57
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Classic Circus

First of all - this circus changes its program every 6 months, so every review is unique and relevant to a specific show. I attended the "Like Russian" show and it was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

First of all - this circus changes its program every 6 months, so every review is unique and relevant to a specific show. I attended the "Like Russian" show and it was very nice! Although, the acrobats made a lot of mistakes, it was still a spectacular show well worth its price! The clown interacting with the crowd was the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The show was overall satisfactory. Unlike other circus, neither tiger nor lion shows involved which made me a bit disappointed.

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Don't go there if you have issues with animal life in captivity as this performance might look a bit sensitive for you in this respect, though is not all about that! Russian circus shows glory, human physical abilities and animal training at its best. The performance is 2 hours long with additional 20 min break in between and its a... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

As I am used to going to circuses which showcase the acts of trapeze artists, clowns with red noses and dancers, seeing animals being used was a definite shock and caused me to leave the circus early. For those of you who are sensitive towards animal welfare issues this is not a place to go to. I was aware of... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Putting aside animal welfare concerns, the whole show is constantly disturbed by attendants telling Chinese visitors (the 2 times I have been) to stop taking video. In a good location, but not value for money.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It's really massive and really good one actually the best what I ever seen. I recommend to see that even ones to remember it for rest of your life.

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Hong Kong
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185 reviews 185 reviews
125 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were lucky that on the night we were arranged by our Tourist Agency to see the famous Moscow circus, an international competition on circus acts was on and we were able to see many superb circus performances including acrobatic, trapeze, animal show etc performed by competitors from many countries. We were particularly impressed with the Polar bears and Camels... More 

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Amazing Show! We all sat with our eyes glued on the performance for 2.5 hours. No animals in the acts, only acrobats, stuntmen, jugglers and aliens. Costumes were well conceived and at times made you wonder who or what was inside them. This combined with dramatic lighting and music made it a fantastic show. Highly recommend it.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I am originally from Russia but currently reside in Canada. This is my favourite circus ever! My parents used to take me there since I was 4 years old. Even as a grown up when I visit relatives almost every year I follow the tradition and visit the circus. It is so much fun and they always have great shows!... More 

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Shenyang, China
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Traditional circuses, in other words those using trained animals, are out of fashion these days in most parts of the developed world due to concerns over the well-being of the animal performers. It was with some reluctance that I agreed to accompany some eager Chinese business partners to see this show. The animals appeared healthy to the untrained eye, and... More 

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