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Big Moscow Circus on Vernadskogo

Address: Prospekt Vernadskogo, 7, Moscow, Russia
Phone Number: (495) 930-67-57
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Ranked #30 of 249 Theater and Concerts in Moscow
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts

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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
41 helpful votes 41 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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163 reviews 163 reviews
112 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Belmar, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Growing up in the U.S., it is almost impossible to not to have a CIRCUS EXPERIENCE. wELL, THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED. My translator treated us to the Moscow Circus and now I am spoiled. The Tiger and Bears ( Oh My!) were incredible.

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I went to this circus as part of a top deck group.Our guide warned us beforehand that we were the first group to go to this circus as part of the tour and warned us that she had heard that the animals may have well been mistreated. Upon entering the arena it was evident that some of the animals weren't... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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180 reviews 180 reviews
75 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went as part of a tour and after a long day were taken to the circus It was amazing. Loved the seals but not to keen on the big cats but appreciate the effort in training them. All animals appeared very healthy and well looked after The clown was the star of the show and acrobats and illusion very... More 

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