There is no person who probably has not heard about Gorky Park in Moscow (Gorky Central Park of Culture and Recreation). This large green area of more than 200 hectares in the center of the capital on the banks of the Moskva River, according to many residents and guests of Moscow, is the best place in the city for recreation, walking, and sports. The park was founded in 1923, under the leadership of Academician Zholtovsky, the territory for the first Russian agricultural and handicraft exhibition was arranged. In 1928, the territory of this exhibition, Neskuchny Garden and the adjacent part of Vorobyovy Gory were united in the Central Park of Culture and Leisure. In 1930, the project for the development of the park zone was carried out by the architects A. V. Vlasov, K. N. Melnikov, and L. M. Lisitsky. The name of Maxim Gorky was given to the park in 1932. Today, the Neskuchny Garden, the Vorobyovy Gory, and the monumental Museon are part of the Maxim Gorky Park, and the total territory of the park is 219.7 hectares.
Gorky Park is one of the most popular parks and one of the best places for recreation in Moscow. The Park is located between Pushkinskaya Embankment and Leninsky Prospekt. The park is beautiful at any time of the year, and always full of tourists. In the spring, every flower blooms and smells, and the tulips are incredibly beautiful. The park is visited by thousands of people every day. When you get to Gorky Park, you forget that you are in Moscow, at there you can relax and stay away from the daily noise and city bustle. In the park, there are zones for recreation, work, outdoor games, sports, dancing, and yoga. The park has provided all the conditions for fans of sports lifestyle. Free admission, Wi-Fi, new modern zones, and events – all this has turned Gorky Park into the epicenter of the capital’s life, making it one of the main points of attraction for both young people and the family audience. For children, riding on horses and ponies, velomobiles and carriages is organized. There is a children’s “Luna Park” in the park. In winter the largest open skating rink of the capital functions here. Its area is about 40 thousand square meters. There are shooting galleries, arcade and prize games, made for both children and adults.
You can walk along the alleys, admire the blooming tulips and other colorful flowers, lie on the grass or in comfortable hammocks. The park has a large swimming pool with beautiful fountains, and around it, there are many benches, where you can also relax. There is also a pond on which you can go boating and catamarans. There is also a football field, tennis courts, skate parks. In the park, you can ride on rollers, bicycles, scooters. On the territory of the park, folk festivals, entertaining and cultural events, concerts and shows are often held. Gorky Park is a favorite holiday destination for many Muscovites and guests of the capital. Take a Russia tour and explore this unique park by yourself and you will find that the park is not a legend! Museum of sculpture “Museon” is the largest open-air museum in Russia and has more than 1,000 outdoor sculptures: public art, avant-garde works, social realism monuments, etc.
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