Parks and Estates

Serebryany Bor
Serebryanny Bor, literally Silver Pinewood, is a picturesque 328-hectare forest park in North-West Moscow, located on an artificial lake on a bend of the Moskva River. It is famous for its beautiful landscape, unique flora, and several well-kept river beaches.
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Bauman Garden
From its very first days, the park became a favourite leisure spot for local residents. The park was a handsome gift presented to Moscow at the end of the 18th century by Prince Mikhail Golitsyn who wished all Muscovites ‘could walk in it freely and at ease’.
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Ekaterininsky Park
The Catherine Park, an outstanding achievement of 18th and 19th-century Russian garden art, is located near Dostoyevskaya Metro Station. The ongoing comprehensive modernization of Moscow parks has not yet affected the park, it still retains its former charm.
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Apothecaries' Garden
The Apothecary Garden opened by order of Peter the Great is the first botanical garden in Russia. It is not a big park but the plant diversity presenting numerous thematic groups as well as several glass-houses will attract both true plant science lovers.
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This cozy 16.5-hectare park is a historic and cultural landmark fitted out with all the essentials needed for outdoor activities. It is located in a business district between the Moscow International Business Centre (MIBC) and the World Trade Centre.
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Kolomenskoye in Moscow
Kolomenskoe is a sightseeing attraction in the south of Moscow which served as a residence for Russian grand princes and tsars for many centuries. Today, it is home to the Kolomenskoe Historical, Architectural and Natural Landscape Museum Reserve.
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Izmailovo is both a large district of Moscow and a well known park. The earliest reliable data on the village located on this site dates back to the 15th century. The beauty of this protected green area rivals that of the capital’s best parks.
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Hermitage Garden
The Hermitage Garden, one of Moscow’ most romantic places, is a small and cozy park within walking distance from Chekhovskaya Metro Station. Three metropolitan theatres – the Hermitage, the Novaya Opera Theatre and the Sfera Theatre – are located here.
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Kuskovo Estate
The Kuskovo Estate is one of most interesting Moscow attractions located to the east of Moscow. It is the former residence of the Sheremetev family. The Sheremetevs owned the Kuskovo Estate for over three hundred years until the Socialist Revolution of 1917.
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Sokolniki Park
Sokolniki Park is in the northeastern part of Moscow. It provides the opportunity for year-round sports, and family recreational activities in a carefully preserved natural environment. Two rose gardens and the museum of calligraphy are the jewel of this park.
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Ostankino Estate Museum
The Ostankino Estate Museum is a historical museum embodying the luxurious life of Muscovite aristocrats in ancient times. The Ostankino Estate took several centuries to take on its present-day look, but it was N. Sheremetev who gave it a special splendor.
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Patriarch's Ponds
For Muscovites Patriarch’s Ponds will always be associated with the timeless novel of Mikhail Bulgakov. Not only literature lovers but also architecture connoisseurs, and those who would just like to have a nice walk will find a visit here worthwhile.
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Lefortovo Park
Lefortovo is a unique corner among sightseeing Moscow places. It has preserved its original appearance since the 18th century. Here you will see buildings dating back to the times of empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great, museums and much more.
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Muzeon Park of Arts
Muzeon Park of Arts is a large and well-planned plot of green land stretching along the River Moskva. The key theme of Muzeon is the art of sculpture. There are over 700 sculptures here in total, including the monuments of Soviet period, and modern sculptures.
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Neskuchny Garden
The Neskuchny Garden is a favourite recreational area among Muscovites. Together with Gorky Park and Sparrow Hills, Neskuchny Garden is an integral part of natural oasis in the city. Shadowy walkways, flower beds, and fountains cover an area of 60 hectares.
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Vorontsovo Park
Vorontsovo is an old Russian estate, the first mention of which dates back to the 16th century. Thanks to state protection and restoration work, this natural reserve has been revived and today pleases its visitors with ancient architecture and landscape art.
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Victory Park
Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill is a tribute of soldiers who fought in World War II, and the victory that was bought so dearly by Soviet people. The victims of that war are commemorated in the sculptures and in the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War.
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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure
Gorky Park is located in central Moscow and is the city's most popular park, offering a wide variety of leisure activities ranging from relaxed strolls to modern art exhibitions. The park stretches along the picturesque embankment of the Moskva River.
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Moscow zoo
The Moscow Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. Located in the city centre, the zoo is a favourite place for families with children and a popular tourist attraction. The zoo is home to about 1,100 species including a number of rare species of wild fauna.
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Moscow Central Botanical Garden
The Central Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences is one of the largest in Europe. It comprises areas representative of the Russian flora, a Japanese garden, a huge 70-hectare arboretum, greenhouses and flower and fruit plant displays.
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Alexander Garden and Manege Square
Alexander Garden and Manege Square are two symbolic places near the Kremlin (rus - Kreml) walls, highly popular both among residents and tourists as areas for promenading. They hold memories of war victories, emperors, outstanding military commanders and heroes.
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Tsaritsyno Park in Moscow
Tsaritsyno is one of unique sights in the southern part of Moscow. It's a historical, natural and architectural ensemble with a palace and park complex dating back to the second half of the 18th cent. It was founded in 1776 by the order of Catherine the Great.
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Sparrow Hills is one of Moscow’s best-known park zones where students, bikers, newlyweds and tourists enjoy outdoor life. The famous observation platform, which gives a breathtaking view of the city, and the Moscow State University are both located here.
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Zaryadye Park
The Zaryadye Park, located on the bank of the Moskva River in the historical Kitai-gorod district, was opened in 2017. This 10-hectare recreational area features all kinds of landscapes, an Ice Cave, an educational centre and cinemas. The park’s jewel is the so-called Soaring Bridge with breathtaking views of the Kremlin.
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Bolotnaya Square in Moscow
Bolotnaya Square ("Swamp Square") situated close to the Tretyakov Gallery has become a symbol of contemporary liberal opposition in Russia. However, this place has great cultural and historical value. It hosted imperial gardens in the 16th–17th centuries.
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VDNKh is a Moscow sightseeing place which serves as a public recreation area for Muscovites and visitors to the capital. Nowadays its empire style pavilions, fountains in summer and huge rink in winter make VDNKh one of the most popular attractions in Moscow.
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