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Big Moscow Circus on Vernadskogo

Prospekt Vernadskogo, 7, Moscow, Russia
(495) 930-67-57
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Ranked #116 of 1,405 attractions in Moscow
Type: Performances
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Brisbane, Australia
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149 reviews 149 reviews
68 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The show is beautiful and completely worth the price you pay. The only thing I didn't like was the part with the animals. It's unnecessary and you see the artists that control the seals and big cats to hit to be able to control them! If they hit (it's not hard, but they still do it) in front of the... More

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Moscow, Russia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

A grand setting and a plethora of activities keep you spell bound on a magical sojourn called the Russian Bolshoi Circus..! The circus staff remains the same...the performing companies come and go..the shows also change...so its better to be a bit informed prior going to see something. The show stretches to around 2 n half hours....with a 20 min break... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We visit Big Moscow Circus every year and it's always fun for the whole family. The show programs are always impressive. The circus is located near one of the Moscow's attractions - the State Univercity, so you can plan to veiw both locations.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Wife and I were on our honeymoon - yes, in Russia... last night in country we went to the circus and had a great time. Lots of acrobatics a number of animals and three pretty funny clowns. Basically a smaller version of a cirque du soleil show. But don't expect to see any bears ;) Also there is no photography... More

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Amherst, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The Moscow Circus was an addition to my trip. It was clean, organized and very entertaining. An elephant and a baby tiger were in the lobby. If you wished with some $$ you could have your picture taken with them. Souvenirs, popcorn, candy, etc. were available in the lobby. There was a huge coat room to accommodate jackets, coats, etc.... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I almost talked myself out of going to the Moscow Circus. But it was the most unusual circus with the best performances I have ever seen. The variety of acts and the precision and talent of the performers was excellent. This is truly a must see when you visit Moscow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is probably one of the finest I have ever seen! It changes every year. The change usually involves different animals that a trained to do unbelievable stunts.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Very short review: Do not go there if you want to see cruelty to animals. I know some performances are also fun for animals, but I think that it is not normal to whip the animal twenty times during one performance. And I have no words how to describe bear flying in some cage.

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Hyderabad-Deccan, Andhra Pradesh, India
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124 reviews 124 reviews
65 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The new renovated circus is soothing for eye and a good entertainment for tourists specially. It gives feel of the evolution over time in this arena. The Elephant performances are outstanding considering the small size of stage. Highly recommended from my side.

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