Discover Moscow portal is presenting a new selection of the Garden Ring attractions

December 26, 2021
Tourism and travels

The Moscow official tourist portal “Discover Moscow” offers to take a short trip around the Garden Ring and see the sights of the capital’s centre. The route includes nine historical and modern Moscow landmarks.

One can walk along it or take a ride on public transport, making stops at interesting places and sites.

The walk requires to follow safety rules: wear masks in transport and premises, and observe social distancing. When visiting concert halls, museums, galleries and estates, you will also need to present the QR code of the vaccinated or the recovered.

It is recommended to make a stop at the Moscow International House of Music at 58, Kosmodamianskaya Embankment, building 8. This is a large philharmonic complex with four halls. This is a venue of opera and pop star concerts, performances and creative events. The House of Music catches attention with its unusual shape. It resembles an elegant crystal goblet. The building is crowned by a weather vane — a treble clef.

Besides, there is museum and historical complex “Bunker-42” in Taganka (11, Fifth Kotelnicheskiy Lane) along the route. It is located in the 65-meters deep underground anti-nuclear bunker. It was built in the middle of the 20th century for military needs. Now it houses a museum dedicated to the history of the Cold War. Guided tours are available.

Another point of the route worth visiting is the F.I. Chaliapin Memorial Manor House (25, Novinsky Boulevard).  The history of this mansion dates three centuries back, it is one of the Moscow buildings that survived the fire of 1812. Fyodor Chaliapin settled here in 1910. A museum named after him opened in the house in 1988. Visitors can see Chaliapin's personal belongings, his stage costumes, furniture and paintings.

The route will also bring you to the Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art (1/8, Fourth Syromyatnichesky Lane, building 8). There was a brewery here in the 19th century, and a wine factory in Soviet times. After production activities stopped, the building was occupied by one of the largest art centres in Russia. It contains galleries, studios and workshops representing different areas of contemporary art: painting, photography, design and many others. The centre hosts exhibitions, lectures and performances.

Photo by Yulia Ivanko,

There is another interesting sight in the Garden Ring. This is the Moscow Planetarium — a modern scientific and educational centre of astronomy with its own observatory. The Park of the Sky astronomical museum, the Urania Museum, Large and Small Star Halls and a 4D cinema operate on its territory. It has recently reopened after modernization.

The trip should be completed with a visit to the Hermitage Garden or Gorky Park.

The new Moscow tourist portal “Discover Moscow” was launched in July 2021. The site contains useful information for a comfortable trip to the capital. Here, tourists can find out about useful city services, read about interesting events taking place in Moscow, find information about various attractions, watch online excursions and make a virtual walking route taking into account their tastes and preferences. The information is presented in three languages — Russian, English and Chinese.


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