Moscow has some really wonderful parks, and Gorky is one of the highlights. If you’re looking for green space for some gardens, sports, food, arts, and … beaches? then Gorky seems like just the place. It has all of those and much more. It’s a very large park and there are all kinds of things taking place over the weekend, so you can easily spend half a day there. In the park I saw music concerts, visited a new contemporary art museum, enjoyed gardens and (closed) fake white-sand beaches, and got loads of free stuff from all sorts of promotion companies roaming around (like two coke-zero bottles, yay).

 

Let’s take a walk around the park…

 

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure : Moscow

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure : Moscow

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure : Moscow

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure : Moscow

 

Recently opened is the wonderful Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Since it was brand new, I couldn’t find it in any of the guides, and decided to go in and have a look. They fed me with some free Russian dumplings, they got me to play ping-pong inside the museum (it was an exhibit, can you imagine?), and, oh-yeah, the no-photography exhibitions were pretty interesting too, although still somewhat small. But I get the feeling this is going to grow into one great museum with time.

 

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure : Moscow

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure : Moscow

 

Around the park there were also some music concerts, and that day there was also the Moscow marathon…

 

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure : Moscow

 

And the park is located next to the lovely river…

 

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure : Moscow

 

If you’re in need of a map of Gorky Park:

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure : Moscow

 

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A lovely way to spend a day with the family out in the open at the heart of a city. Be sure to check out that new funky contemporary art museum as well.



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