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Most Popular Garden Ring Attractions in Moscow (Self Guided), Moscow

The Garden Ring is the major circular avenue around downtown of Moscow. Originally, the Garden Ring was built as a defensive fortification for Moscow. Today, the circumference of sixteen kilometers of the avenue is rich in architectural beauties, monuments, museums etc. The tour suggested below will help you get more familiar with Moscow's Garden Ring and its fascinating sights.
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Most Popular Garden Ring Attractions in Moscow Map

Guide Name: Most Popular Garden Ring Attractions in Moscow
Guide Location: Russia » Moscow (See other walking tours in Moscow)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: audrey
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Monument to Chaliapin
  • "Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Moscow" Museum
  • Bulgakov House-Museum
  • Monument to Mayakovsky
  • Museum of Modern Art
Monument to Chaliapin

1) Monument to Chaliapin

Feodor Chaliapin was the most talented Russian opera singer of the 20th century. The monument dedicated to Feodor Chaliapin represents his figure sitting in the same position in which he was portrayed in the famous painting of Ilya Repin.
"Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Moscow" Museum

2) "Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Moscow" Museum

The Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Moscow Museum was opened in the house, which the famous Russian composer of the Romantic era once rented. This institution is a branch of the Glinka museum. Pyotr Chaikovsky Museum contains different memorabilia and preserves the atmosphere of the 1860s and 1870s, which period influenced greatly the composer's personality.
Bulgakov House-Museum

3) Bulgakov House-Museum (must see)

The Bulgakov Museum Moscow, located in building 10, apartment 50, was the former home of the author of The Master and Margarita, a novel long considered to be one of the greatest novels of all times. The museum and areas near it are also the settings for some of the locations in the Master and Margarita. The Bulgakov Museum Moscow is one of three museums dedicated to the novelist. The other two, Mikhail Bulgakov Museum and the One Street Museum, are located in Kiev.

Visitors can view Bulgakov’s personal belongings, photos, and other items related to his personal and professional life. Fans frequently adorn the walls of the apartment with graffiti quoting the author’s works or tributes. Exhibitions, jazz and classical music concerts, plays, tours, and other creative events frequently occur at the small and inviting flat. It is recommended that one check in advance to ensure that they do not miss these special treats. One interesting character at the museum is Begemot, the black cat, named after one of Bulgakov’s famous characters.

Tours last an average of 45 minutes and are generally in groups of 25 people. Workshops are also offered for blind or visually impaired individuals. The museum is open Wednesday from 1 pm to 9 pm and Thursday through Sunday from 1 pm to 7 pm.

The decorations inside the residence are fun, with historic and fiction-related artwork outside, but the exhibitions themselves have no real explanation to them other than labels in Russian, so keep this in mind if you're visiting as a foreigner and go to the other building to have a guided tour as well, which is much more informative.
Monument to Mayakovsky

4) Monument to Mayakovsky

The monument dedicated to the famous Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky was unveiled in 1958. The monument is a six meter impressive figure of Mayakovsky with a pocketbook in his hand. The statue is remarkable not only for the figure that it represents, but also because it has become a popular place for meetings and debates for the local poets.
Museum of Modern Art

5) Museum of Modern Art

Home to a vast array of modern and contemporary art, the Museum of Modern Art is a museum, educational center, and a major player in the Moscow art scene. Along with art exhibitions for the public, courses are offered in modern art, modern culture, photography, action painting and performance art, video art, and contemporary art business for up-and-coming and promising artists. Abstract presentations and single-artists shows are also offered along with group exhibitions.

Established in 1999, five venues located throughout Moscow display a remarkable collection of modern and contemporary art, sculpture, and paintings. Most of the featured works come from the personal collection of Zurab Tsereteli, president of the Russian Academy of the Arts and founder of the museum.

The inventory of collected works continues to improve and grow through donations and purchases. In addition, artwork from famous non-Russian artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Henri Rousseau and Françoise Gilot are also available for viewing. The museum presents the perfect blend of new and existing artists without sacrificing its avant-garde theme. The museum also performs conversation and restoration work, book publishing, and publishes the Dialogue of Arts magazine. Visitor hours are noon to 9 pm Tuesday to Friday. An average of 72,000 visitors per year enjoys the splendor of the Museum of Modern Art.

Walking Tours in Moscow, Russia

Create Your Own Walk in Moscow

Create Your Own Walk in Moscow

Creating your own self-guided walk in Moscow is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
A Walking Tour in Kitai-Gorod, Moscow

A Walking Tour in Kitai-Gorod, Moscow

Kitai-Gorod means China town in the Russian language. This is one of the oldest historical sites in the center of Moscow. In the past, Kitai-Gorod's territory was occupied by traders and craftsmen. Today the famous district is a preserved zone, due Gostiny Dvor, Moscow's first Print Yard, and other meaningful attractions that are presented in the guide below.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Moscow Introduction Walk

Moscow Introduction Walk

Moscow is the capital and the largest city in Russia. It is also a major political, cultural, economic and religious center. The city has a big number of places that worth being visited. Take this orientation walk to explore the best attractions Moscow has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles
Moscow's Red Square Fascinating Sights

Moscow's Red Square Fascinating Sights

Located in the heart of Moscow, the Red Square is regarded to be the central square of the whole Russia. It is also one of the most famous squares in the whole world. Spend 3 hours to this self guided tour and enjoy the sights of the heart of Moscow.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Museum Walk in the Center of Moscow

Museum Walk in the Center of Moscow

Moscow is the capital of Russia and the cultural center of the country. The city boasts a large number of museums which reveal Russia's culture and development. Take this hour tour to visit Moscow's most representative museums in the center of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Moscow without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Moscow, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.4 Km or 5.8 Miles
Popular Sights of All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow

Popular Sights of All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow

Also known as VDNKh, the All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow is a large complex that occupies a territory of 3 square kilometers and has 400 buildings. The complex provides commercial space for major exhibits, and houses Russia's most important monuments, such as Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, the Friendship of Nations fountain, monument to the Conquerors of Space etc. Don't miss the...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 Km or 3.9 Miles

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