Moscow - Presnya (Chapter)
This is the Presnya chapter from Lonely Planet’s Moscow guidebook.
The vast, diverse Presnya district spans the centuries, taking in 19th-century residential areas, 20th-century skyscrapers and 21st-century development. The district’s attractions are equally varied, ranging from traditional venues like the zoo and the planetarium, to the fantastical (and unique) Ice Sculpture Gallery. Presnya is also home to many of Moscow’s top restaurants, including the highly lauded Café Pushkin.
• following The Master and Margarita from its opening scene at Patriarch’s Ponds to its climax at the Central House of Writers, or CDL, following up with a visit to the author’s Bulgakov House
• stargazing, performing science experiments and braving flight simulation at the Moscow Planetarium
• indulging in an haute russe feast at Café Pushkin or a Ukrainian peasant meal at Shinok
• restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment and Shopping.
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