5 free amusement spots in Moscow

Although Moscow is known as one of the most expensive cities in the world, there are still plenty of things you can enjoy for free.

Here are five suggests to enjoy your trip without losing a penny. 

1. Making the most of the park system 

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Moscow has over 60 parks, most of them free entrance. You can spend time watching the 18th century palaces in Tsaritsyno park and admiring the fountain in the evening or strolling around the Kolomenskoye park on the banks of the river. 

You should walk to the famous place of the love story between Sheremetev and actress Praskovia Kovalyova in Kuskovo park or you can ride through a green forest in Izmailovo Park. 

2. Listening to classical music 

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If you like classical music, Moscow is the perfect city for you, because there are many places that you can listen to for free, you just need to check specifically where there is a music player suitable for your time in Moscow. 

You can enjoy classical music at the Bulgakov Museum, Chekhov Museum, Marina Tsvetaeva Museum and Chaliapin Museum. Moscow Tchaikovsky Music Academy regularly hosts free concerts on weekends and holidays.  

3. Visiting the metro station in Moscow  

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Arbatskaya Metro Station

Moscow's metro station is said to be one of the most beautiful in the world - each station is an architectural artwork, 44 of the 206 stations are considered cultural heritage and each has a private history. So, if you do not want to pay for a guided tour, have a look at these places before visiting. 

4. Skating 

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Ice skating is the most popular winter activity in Moscow. If you do not want to go too far from the city centre, the two ice skating rinks - Chistye and Patriarch Ponds are the ideal choices when you can come to play whenever you want, as long as you have a pair of ice skates. 

If you are not afraid to move further, many natural and synthetic ice skating rinks in Moscow's parks like Sokolniki, Lyublinskiy, Northern Tushino park complex and Filyovsky are great places to try this sport. 

5. Visiting museums

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Moscow has over a thousand museums, many of which are free admission on the third Sunday of the month. You can explore Gorky's House, a luxury Art Nouveau mansion, and then move to Bulgakov House, the ancient home of Soviet writer Mikhail Bulgakov. 

If you are interested in learning more about the history of Metro Moscow, visit the Moscow Metro National Museum, and admire the collection of old and unique underground trains. 

By: Judith Edwards

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