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Big Moscow Circus on Vernadskogo

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Address: Vernadskogo ave, 7, Moscow 119296, Russia
Phone Number: (495) 930-67-57
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Great Moscow Circus is the largest circus in Europe.

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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
Mark S

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We saw the K.U.K.L.A. (К.У.К.Л.А.) show. Large cast of very talented and professional performers. Superb costumes. Lions and tigers on stage were very impressive too. The show was very long, 2.5 hours with an interval, but it didn't ever get boring. Unfortunately as I don't speak Russian I didn't understand what story they were trying to tell with the dialogue.... More 

Thank AlistairRiddell
San Diego, California
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340 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went to the famous Moscow circus at the evening show which is about 2.5 hours long. Once you get into the building you will be bombarded by junk food, toys/souvenirs for kids and also opportunities to take a photo with various animals including a leopard. The ring is not very big and the seats are very steep so everyone... More 

Thank gzau
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great for all ages- so much variety which excited me and kept me on the edge of my seat.Very entertaining but it's warm in the tent dress light and take water.Absolutely loved it!

Thank Gaynor93
Bangkok, Thailand
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123 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The show wowed me since the beginning through the end. To me, it is worth the ticket cost. The performance is grand and spectacular with live music, beautiful clothing, stunning stage set-up, and impressive acrobat entertainment. What I like most, well it might sound odd to many people, is the fact that the show featured very little animals and they... More 

1 Thank piyawadee11
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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192 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a fine Circus experience, and one you won't get close to having in North America. Really takes you back to another time... The facilities are well looked after, and the performances are excellent. LIVE MUSIC from the circus orchestra!

Thank mm__j__ww
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

1 Thank Mark S
Hong Kong, China
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4 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.

Thank YKfromHK
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

3 Thank Alliohna
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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62 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

Thank Rhianna W
Moscow, Russia
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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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