Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure (Russian: Центральный парк культуры и отдыха (ЦПКиО) имени Горького, tr. Tsentralny park kultury i otdykha imeni Gorkogo, IPA: [tsɨnˈtralʲnɨj ˈpark kʊlʲˈturɨ i ˈodːɨxə ˈimʲɪnʲɪ ˈɡorʲkəvɐ]) is a central park in Moscow, named after Maxim Gorky. In August 2018, the Park's 90th anniversary was celebrated.
Gorky Park, located at Krymsky Val and situated just across the Moskva River from Park Kultury Metro station, opened in 1928. The park followed the plan of Konstantin Melnikov, a widely known Soviet avant-garde and constructivist architect, and amalgamated the extensive gardens of the old Golitsyn Hospital and of the Neskuchny Palace, covering an area of 300 acres (120 ha) along the river. The history of the Neskuchny Garden can be traced back to 1753, when it emerged in the area between Kaluzhskaya Zastava and Trubetskoy Moskva river-side estate. The neighboring area to Neskuchny Garden, from Krymsky Val to Neskuchny Garden, received little attention right up until the 1920s. Initially it was covered with park gardens, meadows and vegetable gardens belonging to the owners of neighboring estates. It formed a wasteland by the end of the 19th century, and served as a waste heap.
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Joseph Harr | Dec 12, 2017
Went here twice during my stay in Moscow to go ice skating. Such a cool and memorable experience! Highly recommended if you are in Moscow during the winter. It's very easy to rent skates and you can then skate for as long as you you like. With the entrance fee and skate rental it comes 800 Rubles, so very reasonable. Many places around the ice skating area to buy food and drinks - there's even a restaurant. Incredibly fun way to spend a few hours.
Наталья Мосяйкина | Feb 14, 2018
You'll have a nice pastime here in a sunny winter day. Almost no people on alleys and magnificent sun-down. Seen a group of English-speaking tourists here, so it's an international place. There is a number or cafes, food kiosks and restaurants here. If you look for a culture life visit "Garage" museum, and if you want to skate head to a large ice rink with futuristic lighting.
Marianna Stiglitz | Feb 10, 2018
Amazing winter experience! Park trails turned into ice-skating rinks with good quality artificial ice. No-deposit skates rental, lots of fast food options to eat outdoors and a couple of restaurants to go in without taking the skates off. Music, decorations, friendly staff. A must-visit if you are in Moscow.
Harith Aldabbagh | Jan 26, 2018
I love this park. Everytime I visit Moscow I have to come and see this park multiple times. It is very big and has lots of space for biking, skating, or jogging. There is a dance floor at the river bank you can see people dancing or learning it. At summer it is most active in the evening. It's a must if you are in Moscow!
Pavel Anaschenko | Feb 2, 2018
An excellent outside skating facility. I would extend the surface a bit further, but it is big enough already. Hand warmers and some vending along and between a few routes is a good idea, and not too pushy. Good job!
Lubondo Chilekwa | May 19, 2018
I would definitely recommend this place to anybody visiting Moscow. It's such a beautiful place and it's so huge. Ideal for a day out to relax and have a good time with family/friends. You can find very nice restaurants and fast food outlets. The fountains are really nice. Art exhibitions are displayed in a dedicated section of the park. Amazing paintings are always on display. Its got an amazing view of the Moscow river. You can get on a boat cruise along the Moscow river from here too. Prices are fair. Look out for: Tetryakovskaya Gallery. Statue of Peter the Great.
Srdjan Lorencini | Mar 28, 2018
Oasis in Moscow. Most amusing place to escape to semi nature. Over winter is big skating rink. When weather is nice is is great place with facilities for many outdoor activities. If you are no tin to being to active do enjoy walks, relaxing by ponds or Moscow river or have snack in number of nice restaurants. You can have dancing lessons. One of my favourite places in Moscow.
nancy pathak | May 20, 2018
It was extremely grand and beautiful. Everything was very big and we'll lit. It was also pretty close to the river front. All together a great place to spend time.
Kiril Sakovsky | May 12, 2018
Great park to walk or ride a bike during summer. Baby and family friendly. Many entertaining things to do.
David Gilmartin | Mar 31, 2018
Since being overhauled around 2010, Gorky Park is now a fantastic facility for families of all ages. It is clean, busy, has a great selection of cafes and coffee shops. The Garage Museum provides the cultural element. Walkers, joggers, cyclists, skateboard kids, fans of parkour, boules, beach volleyball, skating; all are catered for in a carefree environment.
Liam Humphrey | May 1, 2018
Lovely park. Always lively and full of people. Has lots of events on and good amenities. Only negative is the smell from the engines of the boats of the river.
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