Moscow - Zamoskvorechie (Chapter)
This is the Zamoskvorechie chapter from Lonely Planet's Moscow guidebook.
Zamoskvorechie – its name meaning ‘Beyond Moscow River’ – stretches south from the bank opposite the Kremlin. This dynamic district is the site of Moscow’s premier traditional art museum, the Tretyakov, as well as the capital’s most exciting contemporary art and entertainment complex in the former Red October chocolate factory.
- strolling, cycling, rollerblading, dancing, drinking, sunbathing, playing petanque and otherwise being hyperactive (or hyper-lazy, if you wish) in the revived and gentrified Gorky Park
- spending a half-day at the Tretyakov Gallery, admiring the superb collection of Russian icons, the cutting social commentary of the Peredvizhniki (Wanderers), the whimsy of the symbolists, and other prerevolutionary art
- walking through a forest of sculptures, including fallen Soviet idols at Art Muzeon Sculpture Park
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sports & Activities and Shopping
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