Popular Sights of All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow, 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 chance to visit some of the most popular sights at VDNKh. There is a list of attractions suggested below.
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Popular Sights of All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow Map

Guide Name: Popular Sights of All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow
Guide Location: Russia » Moscow (See other walking tours in Moscow)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km
Author: audrey
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Ostankino Tower

1) Ostankino Tower (must see)

Ostankino Tower is currently the tallest free-standing structure in Europe and 11th tallest in the world. Standing 540.1 metres (1,772 ft) tall, Ostankino was designed by Nikolai Nikitin and was built to mark the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution. Construction began on the tower in 1963 and was completed in 1967.

The tower has 3,544 stairs, an elevator that can take 13 people to the top of the tower in less than a minute, and weighs 55,000 tons. An average 0.2 million people visit...   view more
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Ostankino Palace

2) Ostankino Palace

Ostankino Palace is a neo-classical wooden building that was constructed from 1792 to 1798. The palace grounds include many architectural treats: a picturesque park, stunning gardens, a splendid theater hall, a pond, and a beautiful church. It is the third largest wooden building in the world. Ostankino Palace is the former summer residence and entertainment site of the wealthy Count Nikolai Sheremetv. In 1918, it became property of the state.

Visitors will enjoy viewing the palace’s many...   view more
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Sergey Korolyov House-Museum

3) Sergey Korolyov House-Museum

The Sergey Korolyov House-Museum is the former house of the “founder of practical Russian space-flight.” The house was a gift from the Soviet government to the rocket engineer and space designer as a reward for the successful launch of the first artificial satellite. Korolyov lived in the house from 1959 to 1966. In 1972, the house became a museum. Thousands of items are available for viewing: books, photographs, documents, and personal belongings. Many of the items were donated by...   view more
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Aerolift

4) Aerolift

The basket of Aerolift is a spherical aerostat which offers the possibility to see the city from a height of 150 meters. A trip with the aerostat lasts about ten minutes. Trips at night are available if you wish to see the city's lights and the impressive panorama from...   view more
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Monument to the Conquerors of Space

5) Monument to the Conquerors of Space

A monument created in 1964 to celebrate the achievement of Soviet space pioneers, the Conquerors of Space is a 350-foot tall titanium monument that is shaped like the exhaust spiral of a rocket. The Russian space exploration program and their accomplishments are what pushed America to put a man on the moon.

Located near the All-Russia Exhibition Centre, the simplicity and the beauty of the tribute cannot be denied. Both sides of the monument are decorated with people who helped to make the...   view more
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Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Monument

6) Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Monument (must see)

The Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Monument perfectly represents the Soviet theme of solidarity, magnificence, and supremacy. Both figures are shown walking from east and west as they patriotically display the symbols of communism, the hammer and sickle. The male worker holds a hammer in the air while the woman holds a sickle alongside the hammer completing the symbol. The monument perfectly brings together the peasant farmer and the industrial worker, one of the goals of communism.

Originally...   view more
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Krugovaya Kinopanorama

7) Krugovaya Kinopanorama

Krugovaya Kinopanorama plays a type of cinema presentation that projects the film on a circular screen with a horizontal 360° view. Eleven cameras work synchronously for that purpose. The Kinopanorama shows documentary movies about Moscow. It is the only cinema of this kind in...   view more
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Central Pavilion

8) Central Pavilion (must see)

Also known as Pavilion №1, The Central Pavilion was designed by Yu.V. Shuko and E.A. Stolyarov in wedding-cake style. It is a 97-meter high tower (including the spire) crowned with a gold-plated sculpture. The Pavilion is an excellent representative of Russian classical architecture. Before the fall of the Soviet Union, a statue of Vladimir Lenin used to stand in the front of the pavilion. The monumental building has undergone renovation and was unveiled on June 1st, 2018, as the Main Alley...   view more
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Friendship of Nations Fountain

9) Friendship of Nations Fountain

One of the most stunning discoveries for those who visit Russia is the extraordinary Friendship of Nations Fountain, a display of 16 statutes that represent the former member nations of the of former Soviet Union: Russia, Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Lithuania, Latvia, Tajikistan, Estonia, Turkmenistan, Moldavia, Georgia, Kirghizstan, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. The 16th country, Karelo-Finnish SSR, was incorporated back into Russia in 1956. The main objective of the fountain was to...   view more
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Stone Flower Fountain

10) Stone Flower Fountain

The Stone Flower fountain boasts with a big sculpture of a flower decorated with mosaics and stones from the Urals. The fountain also features multiple bronze figures of swans. This thousand sheet gorgeous fountain is unique in the All-Russian Exhibition Center and in the entire...   view more
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Aerospace Pavilion

11) Aerospace Pavilion

The Aerospace Pavilion, originally called the Mechanization pavilion, is an impressive building with a giant arch. This arch has an embrasure made of mirror glass. The pavilion is famed for its dome with metallic...   view more

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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.

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