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“Better than it was” 3 of 5 stars
Review of M. Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation

M. Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation
Krymskiy Val St., 9, Moscow 119049, Russia
+7 495 995-00-20
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Ranked #27 of 1,745 things to do in Moscow
Activities: Sunbathing, Ice skating, Walking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This popular gathering place draws adults and children alike to its recreational offerings, which include a giant Ferris wheel, roller coaster, open-air theater, food stands, fairground, rock club and skating pond.
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“Better than it was”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

It is worth seeing, but the tacky old amusement park has given way to modern urban park features. A great place for a walk or ride.

Visited June 2013
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“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

If you would like to escape from the city - it's perfect place for you. If you would like to escape from the people - skip the weekend :)
Nice place for family, kids and young people. Lots of good restaurants, attractions for small and older one :)

Visited May 2013
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“Very busy when hot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I always wanted to visit Gorky Park, subject of novel and film, and whilst in Moscow recently, had the opportunity... I imagine that it is very beautiful, but on what must have been the hottest Saturday of the year thus far, it was absolutely crammed packed full. Good sideshows, though.

Beware, however, Russia has now introduced anti-smoking laws where it is illegal to smoke in public places. You cannot smoke in the park, but (perversley) you CAN smoke in the cafes in the park... so a quiet cup of tea, or quenching drink, can see you cheek-by-jowl with the hardiest of Moscow's smokers, trying to get their legal 'fix'.

The Soviet-era funfair has now gone and it is (apparently) a far less rowdy place than it was.

Visited June 2013
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“HUGE PARK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Huge Park, full of people in the summer and not for the faint-hearted. People come in droves, in thousands and to be avoided if you suffer from claustrophobia.

Otherwise there are plenty of things that you can do; rollercasting, playing soccer, playing volleyball etc.

And beware not to venture to the Public loo

Visited May 2013
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“I prefer it in winter”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

In summer, there are insane amounts of people so you might be a bit overwhelmed. However in winter the park changes into a massive ice skating rink. It's then when you might want to visit it!

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