Named after Maxim Gorky, the famous Gorky Park in Moscow is one of the tourists’ hot spots in Russia. It’s a historic spot that tells so much about the tales of the past of the country. It was not always the way it is now. The park used to be half barren. But, as time passed by, it eventually started to develop until the day came when it became the best version of it. However, because of modernization and a lot of development, with the help of the locals and the tourists who visited the place, the park now is full of colors. If you want to see and experience why this place is the testament of Russia’s ability to adapt to change, consider checking out our guide to Gorky Park.
Things to do
Once you arrive at the place, it can get a little bit overwhelming. To ease you out, we have compiled some of the highlights of Gorky Park. This should help you bother less and fully enjoy your holiday.
Skating rink: Sunrise
One of the fun activities to indulge in at Gorky Park is to learn how to walk through the ice at Sunrise skating rink. If you don’t know how to skate, this is your chance to learn the basics. Don’t be afraid to try something new, especially an activity that you’ll enjoy at the end of the day.
Bring those childhood memories back to life by enjoying a day biking around the scenic Crimean embankment. Running 0.6 mi (1 km), with wave benches and bicycle waves, it’s the right spot to enjoy Gorky Park with friends and family.
Gorky Park Museum
Calling all artists and art enthusiasts out there, Gorky Park Museum promises to give you an experience full of unique crafts, from aspiring and famous artists. From paintings to sculptors and all the visual arts, this museum is truly a haven, for visitors who know how to appreciate every art form.
Events / seasonal facilities
Quiz Rink Quest
Quiz Rink Quest is one of the exciting events you can join in Gorky Park. The quest includes exploration of the park’s secluded places to find the most interesting objects in the area. There are tons of challenging questions for you to answer, so make sure to bring your squad with you for a thrilling quest.
February Green Schools
If you’re planning to bring the little kids with you in Gorky Park, we have the right event for them to join. Offering masterclasses and workshops perfect for the youngsters, February Green School welcomes learners who want to engage in creativity and science, know the world around them, and make new friends.
Winter workouts in Gorky Park
Whether you’re someone who knows her way around the ice or is someone new, winter workouts in Gorky Park might interest you. Together with the Nike Box MSK, joiners will undergo ice training, lectures, and classes. Everyone can join these exciting workshops. Uniforms and skates are free of charge, which is because of a hockey brand partner.
What to eat
After a long day spent at the park, it’s only natural to feel hungry. And we know just the perfect solution to satisfy your hunger. Continue reading below for some dining suggestions at and nearby Gorky Park.
Café Museum "Garage"
Serving the perfect combination of European and Asian cuisine, Café Museum “Garage” is a famous dining spot in Gorky Park for its artistic decor and tasty treats. The museum is not separated from the cafe, which is why most customers love the place. Menus are seasonal and can accommodate the taste of both youngsters and adults*.
One thing you’ll notice about the restaurants lining the park is the fact that they serve diverse cuisines. One perfect example is another hotspot among tourists and locals alike. the Vietnamese restaurant Bổ. Customers rave about the restaurant’s hit fo-bo soup, shrimp, mushroom, and pork nemes.
A wonderful cafe inside the park, Меркато offers fantastic salads and pizza. this is a perfect place to drop by with your kids. The outdoor seating is lovely too, but in case the weather is not supportive, it is recommended you eat inside.
If you want to enjoy some drinks, this is the bar to visit. Relish the cocktails and enjoy the fantastic weather as you sit outdoors and watch time fly by.
You can also try out Cochonnet - Petanque & Fun Cafe* and Swan Lake, also situated within the park.
Things to buy
There is just one gift shop at the entrance of the park. They stock mostly functional items such as badminton, flying saucer, blankets, etc., that you may require inside the park. You can also collect toys and tents for your little ones.
How to get there
There are a lot of bus lines that will take you straight to Gorky Park. Bus lines to ride on are the following: 111, 144, Warhead, and T47 bus.
If you want to have an easier trip, you can always hail a taxi from the street. Or you can book for one in advance at Taksik +7 495 921-38-31.
Since Uber is an international app that is also commonly used in Moscow for convenient travel, you can opt to book for an Uber ride if you’re more used to riding one. You wouldn’t worry about looking for the perfect spot to wait for a ride since an uber ride will let you choose your pick-up point.
How to book tickets
Availing tickets are easy, with just a click of a finger, you can completely enjoy a day full of fun and enjoyment. Tickets are available from a third-party website or the official website. The entry to Gorky Park is free, however, you have to buy tickets if you want to experience some of their exclusive entertainments, including the skating rink and museum. Experience a hassle-free exploration of the Gorky Park by booking for tickets in advance.
Gorky Park information
Address: Krymsky Val, 9, Moscow, Russia, 119049
Opening hours: 12am - 12pm (daily)
Official website: Gorky Park
Department of tourism: Visit Russia
Modern Moscow: Gorky Park and Museum of Contemporary Art "Garage"
Duration: 3 hours
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