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Private Photography Tour in Moscow
"Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and will customize your itinerary if you have some preferences. Walk like a Russian Boyar seeing the best Moscow can offer. Your tour can focus on architecture people design landscape local life even rooftop scenes and that's only the tip of the iceberg. See the best hand-picked places for scenery
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Private Photography Tour in Moscow
"Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and will customize your itinerary if you have some preferences. Walk like a Russian Boyar seeing the best Moscow can offer. Your tour can focus on architecture people design landscape local life even rooftop scenes and that's only the tip of the iceberg. See the best hand-picked places for scenery
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Private Moscow City Driving Tour
"This private tour will give you a good understanding of how Moscow was built and laid out. You will hear fun facts and fascinating stories about Russian history and present-day local life of Muscovites. Make friends with your friendly local swap travel stories and enjoy the views from your window. With landscapes like this you will want to make plenty of stops for photos. You can have as many stops on the way as you like. This is going to be epic. After a pickup from your hotel at 1 the tour will start with Tverskaya Street the main street of Moscow with the monument to the founder of Moscow Yury Dolgoruky. Sneak a peak at St. Basil's Cathedral looking like it could be straight out of a Disney picture. Drive along the borders of medieval Moscow
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Zoopark


This place can be easily reached through Kraznopresnenskaya or Barricadnaya metro stations.
This photo shows one of the wall towers. of the zoo,
As I dont like zoos , just passed by , but could see it was very crowdy.

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GIPA
Jul 24, 2016

Huge collection and friendly penguins

The Moscow Zoo (Russian: Ìîñêîâñêèé çîîïàðê) was founded in 1864 by a group of professor-biologists, K.F. Rulje, S.A. Usov and A.P. Bogdanov, from the Moscow State University. In 1919, the zoo was nationalized. In 1922, the ownership was transferred to the city of Moscow and has remained under Moscow's control ever since.

The zoo had an area of 10 hectares when it first opened, with 286 animals. In 1926, the zoo was expanded to adjacent lands, increasing the area to 18 hectares. The zoo's original buildings were wooden, built in the old Russian style with intricate wood trims.

In 1990, the zoo was renovated. Notable additions include a new main entrance in the shape of a large rock castle, and a footbridge that connected the old (1864) and new (1926) properties of the zoo. Prior to construction of the footbridge, the zoo operated as two 'separate zoos' because the Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Street divides the properties.

In addition, the zoo was expanded once more. New exhibits were opened including a sea aquarium, an aviary, a creatures of the night exhibit, a sea lion exhibit and a section aimed at children. Waterfalls and streams were added throughout to give the zoo a more natural feeling.


Moscow Zoo PlanThe Moscow zoo has over 6000 animals representing more than 1000 species and covers an area of about 21.5 hectares.

The zoo studies animals behaviour, feeding and reproduction, and breeds rare endangered species.
I noticed that a lot of animals are adopted by companies and just physical people(they are under their support) I liked it.

Entrance fee for adults is 150 rub (5$) and free for kids under 18.

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eugini2001
Oct 05, 2009

Zoo Park

In this zoo you will see rare animals, such as Ussurisk tiger, or the snow panther, apart from many other exotic ones.
The ticket has the same price for Russians and foreigners, 100 rubles, or 3 euro. Inside there are cafeterias and the restaurant (traktir) Yolki Palki with good food.
Metro station to get there is Barrikadnaya.

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jorgejuansanchez
Dec 23, 2006

Moscow Zoo

The Moscow Zoological Park has come a long way from a small zoological garden to the large scientific, educational and conservation institution of today.

The Moscow Zoological garden was founded by the All-Russia Emperor Society for Acclimatization of Plants and Animals in the middle of XIX century; it was opened for visitors on 13 of February 1964.
Besides, for those days it was a unique experiment aimed at the creation of the zoo in quite severe climatic conditions, as it was in central Russia.

Moscow goverment is talking about another place for Moscow Zoo many years - place in the center in Moscow is comfortable for visitors but doesn't allow Zoo to develop.

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kris-t
Mar 20, 2006
 
 
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Not for animal lovers

All I have seen in there was miserable. Those people don't have the slightest imagination of a good treatment of animals. Please do not support this. Don't go into that zoo, unless you like to see suffering animals and local visitors feeding bears with sweets!!!! IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!

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Getting to Zoo

Address

Bol'shaya Gruzinskaya ulitsa 1, metro Krasnopresne

Hours

  • Sunday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 17:00

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