About Masha K
Lives in Moscow, Russia
Since Oct 2014
25-34 year old female
I am an art specialist who travels a lot. I've lived in Venice, London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Saint Petersburg and travelled all across Europe because of my job, currently I reside in Moscow. I'm really glad to share my personal discoveries in terms of local food, art&culture places and other activities with a wider audience!
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
Arenas & Stadiums
Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Parks
This park, located near to the Treatyakov Gallery (20th century art) and the Central House of Artists, is famous for its collection of outdoor Soviet sculptures, which are pleasant to walk around. The park's embankment also offers a beautiful wooden terrace to sit out on, a number of cafes, and a long, open-air pavilion where local artists sell their works.
Truly a park to be proud of, this centrally-located park was designed as a leisure space for workers, and today is one of the hippest places in the city. Featuring lots of cafes, street food spots, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, cycle paths, boats for hire, and even a beach on the bank of the Moscow River — there's plenty to explore here!
This center used to be entirely dedicated to glorifying the Soviet Republic's achievements in various different areas of production and agriculture. The vast grounds are designed around a central axis which stretches to the Fountain of Republics — a large golden monument glorifying the Soviet people. There are numerous pavilions of great architectural value to admire here, and the more recently-added Polytechnic Museum holds frequent exhibitions that may be worth a look, too.
You can enjoy a great panoramic view of the entire city — day or night — from the top of this area (the highest point in Moscow), plus it's situated next to Moscow University, a great example of Stalin's architecture which they say was built to survive a nuclear bomb attack. To explore inside the University, book a tour in the Museum of Soil which is on the 16th floor of the University Tower — you will never forget it!
All the traditional park activities can be enjoyed here. Plus, the Path of Health — which runs for 6km, and is designed only for pedestrians — is a great place for a slow and relaxing walk.
Located on the opposite side of the river to Gorkiy Park, this area is packed full of sports sites, and most famous of all is the Luzhniki Sports Palace. Needless to say, everything dates back to the Soviet times, thus the architecture of the palace itself is really interesting. Among other things, you'll find an open-air swimming pool and tennis courts here, plus it's home to the Russian Olympic Committee.
A hidden gem in the center of the city, the cozy Hermitage Garden dates back to the 19th century, when the park was a favorite haunt of actors and artistic circles. Although small in size, today it's home to three theaters — Sphere, Hermitage and New Opera — plus a concert hall and a cafe.
A monument to Russian military glory, built during World War II, this park features lots of noteworthy monuments, as well as a military museum with tanks and other machines displayed on a peaceful green grass background.
One of the nicest suburban estates in Moscow, most of the buildings here were constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries by Italian architects, and served as private homes for Princes Sheremetev and Yusupovs.