Things to do in District Northern (SAO)

Top 10 Things to Do in District Northern (SAO), Moscow

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  • Zuzka123
    Moscow, Russia1 004 contributions
    We spent about 4 hours in this museum - the house of experiments. There is so much to see and do, it will keep you and (even quite demanding) kids entertained for hours. All the experiments are interactive allowing you to have a go and find out for yourself how this work. The explanations are really well written in russian and in english, so that you don’t have to second guess on what to do or the science behind the experiment. We came during a weekday and had the place more or less for ourselves, I hear that it can get mobbed at weekends. Our 6 year old son loved it, and to be honest so did I.
    Written 8 May 2019
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  • Ghadeer2014
    Kuwait City, Kuwait9 827 contributions
    I visited Avia Park once. It is a large size mall with the tallest cylinder aquarium in the world (23 meters) with marina life. This mall is 4 stories tall and shoppers can view the aquarium from all 4 levels. There is parking on 2 levels. There's one specific level for sports lovers. It is a good mall; however, I prefer the Afimall City, which I suppose is more modern.

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    Written 17 February 2022
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  • Tony_Ast
    Monaco71 contributions
    This museum holds a decent collection of Russian impressionist art and is conviniently located just off Leningradskoe highway with quite easy car and subway access. If You like impressionist art - it's a place to visit, while in Moscow!
    Written 1 August 2019
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  • LadyEWestCountry_UK
    West Country, UK28 contributions
    A long-held dream of mine has finally come true: I have slept in The Peter's Palace in Moscow, which I had seen so many times whilst growing up in Moscow. Only recently has it become possible to see inside. It is both a museum and a hotel. The hotel is listed as 5-star but, it is not. I think it is almost impossible to locate a 'perfect' hotel in a historical building with such a history that also belongs to the Moscow government. When one enters through the main door you are greeted by a very unpleasant uniformed man who orders you to lift your luggage and place it on a conveyer belt that will take it through an Xray chamber (as at an airport). The man shows no intention to help you. So much for 5 stars! But the reception staff are much better. They are friendly and helpful, (with the exception of a young man, who told me when I thought he would accept my money for some gifts I had gathered at reception, and asked if he had any wrapping paper, that "he does not run a souvenir shop" The room we were shown to was spacious and well-appointed. There was a strange buzzing noise, however, which nobody knew how to stop. It was rather loud at night. We thought the sound came from the air -conditioning, but when we switched that off, the sound continued.
    The cleaning was perfectly adequate. The cleaners are probably responsible for a nice touch: on my husband's birthday. In the evening we found a lovely cake in the room. We believe a cleaner saw the presents and cards on the dressing table. They must then have told the management about his occasion. Thank you! The spa was good and mostly deserted. The services in the restaurant and at the bar was extremely slow. The Sunday brunch included with the tour around the palace was marvelous. (We wish to thank Maria, the Palace Tour Guide for an excellent and interesting insight into the history of the Palace). Overall we were pleased with our stay in the Palace and hope to return one day.
    Written 27 August 2019
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  • Olga
    Moscow, Russia2 587 contributions
    Really amazing shopping Mall and this Cylindrical Aquarium! Unique and different! Interesting to observe from different levels. I guess fish has preferences swimming upper or low levels..
    Written 30 March 2019
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  • Gordon B
    Netanya, Israel763 contributions
    We never realised that this is in the middle of the city.
    Fantastic views thatcannot be seen elsewhere.
    Photo opportunity that is a one time deal.
    The centre itself is worth exploring
    Written 25 May 2019
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  • Richard Whitebread
    Wokingham, UK130 contributions
    Delighted to discover this working museum seemingly in the middle of nowhere. I highly recommend you visit.

    It was a Saturday morning and 3 of the engines were steamed up and ready to connect to the mainline. You can get up close and feel all sounds & smells. I saw another pulling a carriage in between regular train services.

    The trains lie up the middle of the museum site with a big turntable. You can also look at some of the engines awaiting restoration. In the old buildings are small museums. All very interesting with many signs in English.

    The staff are great - very enthusiastic and friendly. I suspect there is a lot more behind the scenes.

    The museum can only be accessed from foot bridge over railway yard. One of the stairwells is well signposted.

    Watch out for uneven floors and unsteady handrails within site.

    Cost was 350 rubles cash only. Very good value for two hours. I have some great pictures.

    Written 7 March 2020
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  • Ivars_LT
    Vilnius, Lithuania81 contributions
    It is a good place to begin your Volga cruise, get your unique experience of greatest Russian river, but... The terminal building itself. It is in very poor condition now. It has been abandoned for a while, for years, and only this year they decided to begin the reconstruction works!!! You can't enter the building - as it is not safe. I hope they will finish the renovation to keep this 100% masterpiece of impressive early Soviet architecture of 1937 before the moment of its destruction.
    Nice park to walk around. Great river views from the pier. Definitely recommend to visit it. Even if you aren't departing for the cruise, it is a good place for all guests of northern Moscow.
    Written 20 June 2018
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  • janpo
    Ljubljana, Slovenia45 contributions
    For two hours I've became a child again. It's an amazing collection and tribute to science and vrave man and women of space exploration era.
    Written 15 February 2016
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  • GrandDaddyDom
    Tucson, AZ80 contributions
    We arrived in the vicinity via Metro Orange #06 Oktyabr'skaya station. The Lenin Monument is located on Kaluzhskaya Garden Square that sits astride a street that was once a part of the original route of the Kaluzhskaya Highway. The highway was used by the army of Napoleon as they retreated from Moscow. The square contains a small fountain array and a flower bed. The square has many benches that provide seating. There are several information boards around the boundary of the square that provide information about the area and specifically the square. The information provided is in Russian and English.

    The centerpiece of the square is the monument to Lenin. Around the base is a collection of Soviet Citizens including armed and unarmed men, women and children and others in regional (?) dress. The woman above the grouping represents a symbol of the Victory of the Revolution under Lenin. The statue of Lenin is mounted on a granite pillar that towers over the square. I have read that this is the tallest statue of Lenin in Moscow and the third tallest in Russia. The plaque states it was erected 5 November 1985.
    Written 23 September 2018
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  • Phia0930
    Moscow, Russia172 contributions
    Huge and pleasant shopping mall near Baltiyskaya Metro Station. A parking on the first level. You can find many high quality brands of clothings. Have a kids playground, cinema and food courts plus Restaurants. Planning to visit again, 1 day isn't enough to spend your time especially when your mission is shopping not roaming around.
    Written 12 August 2018
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  • Olga
    Moscow, Russia2 587 contributions
    If you do not live nor work around, maybe you need to go and see it at least one time! I enjoyed unusual architecture of buildings surrounding this place, nice walks, Christmas decorations, children playgrounds, pastry and tea at the Church booth and shopping at the Aviapark Mall. Nice and comfortable place to explore new city development, new metro stations and spend some free time!
    Written 30 March 2019
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