Leisure in Moscow


Leisure is deemed to be an unavoidable part of every day life. Here is an overview of leisure activities available in Moscow.

Moscow, the Russian capital city, is world famous for its cultural and historical legacy. So if you are moving there, you are likely to discover and explore different aspects of this rich heritage through various activities. Indeed, Moscow not only hosts many places of interest but also offers a range of leisure activities to locals and expats having settled there.

Like in most big European cities, sports lovers can also enjoy the city's modern sports infrastructure, as well as many other facilities, such as registering with a sports club or a gym.

Culture at its best

Feeling bored? You may visit one of Moscow's sixty museums displaying historical remnants, as well as classical and modern arts, sciences, etc. You can also attend the Bolshoi Theater which regularly hosts ballet shows, as well as dramas, etc. Moscow is definitely a city that will satisfy your appetite for culture and desire for knowledge in a peaceful and serene environment.


Indeed, Moscow has modern and developed sports infrastructure and related facilities for all ages. Whether you like water sports, contact sports, self-defense, athletics, you are likely to find all that you need there. You will also find health tracks where you can relax and nature parks where you can enjoy a family picnic.

Kids activities

Gorky Park, which is found along the Moscow River, is yet another famous place of interest, especially for kids. Chudo-Grad and Luna Park are the city's most popular amusement parks. Children can also stroll around various green spaces and playgrounds. When winter comes, ice skating takes over. So you can enjoy this thrilling sports along with your children.

Brain games

The Russian sports history has been marked by Garry Kasparov, a chess champion who started the chess movement in the country. Chess is still very much alive today and present thanks to several chess clubs which are accessible around Moscow. You can not only register with these clubs but also take part in chess competitions which are regularly held in parks in summer. As for chess fans, they can attend local and national tournaments which are regularly held in Elista, in the Kalmykia region.

 Useful links: - Moscow Forum
Moscow Info
Russian Museums
Moscow Chess
Yell - List of pools Moscow
Russian Basketball Federation
Russian Volleyball Federation
Russian Hockey Federation
Russian Football Union
Moscow News - Parks Moscow

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