Boat Trips, Moscow
Bogdan Khmelnitsky Bridge is the steel arch foot bridge through the Moskva River in Moscow.
On this site from 1905 till 1907 was built bridge whose serve as railroad bridge for the Little Ring of the Moscow Railway. Authors was engineer Lavr Proskuryakov and architect Alexander Pomerantsev. In that period the bridge was call Krasnolushskyi Bridge.
Since 2000 bridge was on this present location because whole structure was moved closer to Borodinsky Bridge.
In September 2001 this bridge was officially reopened as Bogdan Khmelnitsky Pedestrian Bridge.
The main bearing design is two arch bridge— an arch of 1907 in weight almost 1400 tons, length 135 m. The author was L.D.Proskurjakovym. The arch is completely blocked by a glass cap.
Settled on Moscow embankment artistic complex know as Square of Europe (Russian: площадь Европы, read: ploshchad' Yevropy) is popular tourist attraction.
This square used to be part of Kiyevsky Rail Terminal Square renamed in 2002 after construction of animated fountain call "The Abduction of Europa". The author this design is Belgian sculptor Olivier Strebelle. Another major landmark nearby is the interesting pedestrian Bogdan Khmelnitsky Bridge across the Moskva River, built in 2001. The bridge links the southern corner of the square to Khamovniki District.
Greater Stone Bridge (Russian: Большой Каменный мост, read: Bolshoy Kamenny most) is a steel arch bridge whose spanning Moskva River at the western end of the Moscow Kremlin. Its predecessor was the first permanent stone bridge in Moscow, Russia. The existing bridge (third on the same place) was completed in 1938 by engineer Nikolai Kalmykov.
The Moskva River (Russian: река Москва, read: Reka Moskva) is a river that flows through the Moscow and Smolensk Oblasts in Russia. The city was named after this river. It is a tributary of the Oka River.
It very popular Moscow river boat trips.
The monument 300 Years of the Russian Fleet is officially name for big monument to Peter the Great in Moscow on Moscow river. It is about 58 m high and about 600 t. Very controversial as I heard and not favorite for local.
But is placed on beautiful artificial island. It can be spotted for various places including from pedestrian bridge near Christ the Savior temple and Red square. So, it cannot be missed.
Apparently the only flotilla yachts that can break the river's winter ice, The Radison Royal are operational 365 days a year.
Indoors they have climate control together with a bar and a retaurant. It appeared to mostly be rich Russians and not tourists who chose to take a river excursion on this boat. There was an onboard photographer but she didn't bother with us as we were clearly only on it for the trip and a rest! The Russian women, however, got into character for the camera and each one became a super model and exampled a fine variety of poses and pouts!!!
A glass dome makes up the walls and the ceiling but, a note for photographers, in the glare of the sun it is difficult not to get a lot of reflection... better outside!
There is an upstairs section but that gets full quickly and there are two outdoor sections at either end of the boat which were empty, peaceful and great for taking photos from.
The boats depart from Novoarbatsky Most (next to the Radison Hotel - a beautiful building dripping with hammers and sickles). I got the metro to Krasnopresnenskaya (Kievskaya and Smolenskaya metros are probably also of equal distance) which was a bit of a trek - most people seemed to arrive at the boat by taxi.
To be fair, we did not plan to take this particular boat but by the time we got to Novoarbatsky Most we were tired, hungry, thrist y and this was the only option and about to leave! Thus much said it the boat served all of its purposes and was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours in the afternoon, whilst resting our weary feet!
You get a great view of Moscow, from a different perspective.
Starting at Novoarbatsky Most and the Radison Hotel (build in 1953 as Hotel Ukraina it is the 2nd tallest of the Seven Sister buildings). Sights include:
Kievsky Railstation, Metro Bridge, Borodinsky Bridge, Bogdan Khmelnitsky Bridge, Novodevichy Convent, Novoberezhkovsky Bridge The Grand Sports Arena of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Luzhniki Metro Bridge, Sparrow Hills, Novoandreevsky Bridge, Neskuchniy Garden, The Maxim Gorky Ventral Park of Culture and Leisure, Gorky Park Pier, Andreevsky Bridge, Central House of Artists, Krymsky Bridge, Estrada Theatre, Patriarshy Bridge, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge, Kremlin, Bolshov Moskvoretsky Bridge, Hydro Power Plant No.1, Bolshoy Ustinsky Bridge, Inhabited Building on Kotelnicheskaya Naberezhnaya, Bolshoy Krasnokholmsky Bridge, International House of Music and Novospassky Bridge.
There are numerous other buildings to look out for, including the late Red October Chocolate Factory, the statue of Peter the Great...
The cruise is around 1000 roubles (approx £20) per person.
Nuestra visita a Moscú la iniciamos tomando el Metro hasta la estación de Kievskaya donde tomamos un barco para recorrer el río Moscova y así tener una visión general de Moscú antes de empezar a visitarlo y fue una idea muy buena
El Metro llega a una zona moderna con una plaza bonita y un puente antiguo que lo han cubierto usando cristal y acero estilo moderno
En el muelle se compran los billetes (400 Rb) y allí mismo embarcas .El barco de dos pisos recorre el río haciendo distintas paradas en las que uno se puede bajar y volver a subir , nosotros bajamos en la séptima que era Novosspasskiy que está a los pies del Kremlin
El tiempo fue muy bueno y en 40 minutos ves a la gente paseando tranquilamente a la orilla del río o tomando el sol , sus puentes y paisajes que realmente valen la pena, en los que puedes ver entre otras muchas cosas el monasterio de Novodevichy , el ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, la catedral de Cristo redentor , la Estatua del zar Pedro el Grande y una vista majestuosa del Kremlin con sus murallas y las cúpulas doradas de sus catedrales
Our visit to Moscow began taking the Metro to the station Kievskaya, where we took a boat to cruise the Moskva River, and get an overview of Moscow before starting our visit and this was a very good idea
The Metro comes to a modern area with a beautiful square and an old bridge that is covered using modern glass and steel
In the docks we bought the tickets (400 Rb) and embarked right there. The double-decker boat took us along the river making various stops where you can go down and go up again, we went down in the seventh stop that was Novosspasskiy which is very near the Kremlin
The weather was very good and in 40 minutes we could see people walking quietly along the river or sunbathing, bridges and landscapes that are really worth, in which you can see among other things the Novodevichy Monastery, the ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer, the statue of Tsar Peter the Great and a majestic view of the Kremlin with its walls and the golden domes of its cathedrals
If you are talking about just a couple hour ride on the Moscow river, yes it's worth it.Just look at a map for the nearest dock, get on and take it to any other dock. If you are talking about a Moscow to St Pete cruise, please reply . My wife and I just returned from one and I have a lot of thoughts and perhaps suggestions.
The surreal 94.5 m tall Peter the Great Monument was created by the sculptor Zarub Tsereteli to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Russian fleet.
The bronze monument consists of various ships and a giant statue of Peter the Great.
The Peter the Great Monument is situated at the western end of the island in the river Moskva (Metro: Polyanka).
Under construction for a few years, the monument is an impressive addition to the Moscow River.
A clip of the monument in Winter:
In mid-90s the giant and controversial monument to Emperor Piotr I was installed across the river from Christ the Savior cathedral. Piotr I was one of the pivotal figures in the Russian history: he launched massive reforms to style the country along European lines, moved the capital to Peterburg, abridged influence of the Orthodox Church, and established the Russian Navy (to which the monument ostensibly is dedicated).
The sculptor, Tzereteli, despite gaining numerous commissions is very controversial in Moscow, particularly for his love of giganticism.
One of the great ways to see the city is to take a ride on the "river tram". Theoretically there are various routes, but the most frequent is the one-way 1.5 hours long journey either from Kievskiy train station (metro Kievskaya) to Novospasskiy monastery (metro Proletarskaya), or the same route in reverse. I recommend going from Novospasskiy monastery, as that way there are a LOT less people, and you will be guaranteed ample and good seating. Boats run roughly every 30 min.
I really enjoyed the river boat tour of Moscow because it offered an overall vantage point of Moscow. I took the tour on my last day in Moscow, after spending previous days a specific venues. The boat meanders through the city and offered a chance to reflect on all of the sites and even see new ones. We were fairly beat from walking the city the 3 days before and the boat allowed us to sit back have a couple of beers and just relax while taking in the August air and beautiful sites. I think it took about one hour to one hour and a half for the "end to end" tour (there are many stops in between). Forgive me for not remembering the cost, but it was very reasonable and oh, yeah it costs more for tourists than people from Russia--like most things in Russia (I don't mind that, by the way).
Don't forget to make a boattrip on the river the Moskva. You'll see a big diversity of the attractions Moscow has; an amusement park, wooden statue of Peter the Great, the Russian Orthodox Church, metrobridge over the river and many more..
Nice opportunity to see rather different parts of Moscow from the river. Ships are passing under the Kremlin walls and beside the Vorobievy hills.
One of the final stops of the boat route is close to the Kievskaya metro station.
It's also possible to catch the boat on it's way from Kievskaya to the center as there are some stops on its way. The only thing is that the ticket price is fixed, it doesn't depend on how many stops you'll go by a ship. The ticket is one-enter - you can't leave the ship in the middle of the route and than continue the way on another one.
The ticket price differs on workdays (Mon-Fri) and weekends/holidays. There are also discounts for children (about half of the price).
In the September 2004 the highest price (Sunday, adult) for the ticket was 240 rubles - about 7 euro.