It may take lots of time to travel around the enormous four-season country, especially if that country is Russia which has loads of tourist spots and pleasant nature. However, you can enjoy most of these amazing places at once in an urban park at the heart of Moscow.
This artificial four-season park not only educates you in history, nature, and ecosystem of these places but also, with the help of up to date technology, it can simulate the atmosphere of that place for visitors.
The Zaryadye Park is at the center of the city, at the side of the Kremlin, and near the Moskva River, right at the spot that The Rossia Hotel exist before. The hotel demolished in 2007 to be replaced by a new modern hotel, but in 2013, the city council announced that an urban park would be built at the place instead. The park area is around 78000m2, though, around 25000m2 of it dedicated to the multifunctional concert hall.
Zaryadye Park is not just any park, it was the first-ever urban park to be built over 50 years in Moscow since 1957, and it costs $480 million. The park designed to be a place for educating people and spreading Russia history and familiarizing about the nature of the country alongside the entertainment. This amazing park uses the latest technologies to simulate anywhere in Russia at any time in the past for visitors for them to understand the nature and history of Russia even better, the ice cave which displays the ecosystem of the far north, or the multidimensional theaters made it possible for the park to reaches its intentions. There is also a multifunctional concert hall, a massive semi-open amphitheater, and of course, an underground museum to make the park more recognizable.
One of the favorite spots for the tourists in the park is the floating bridge over the Moskva river which has a great view of the Kremlin. The floating bridge is a huge V-shape structure that its ending float on the river like a balcony. One amazing thing about this 70m structure is that there is no support for holding it, and it can stand around 240ton which makes it equal to almost 4000 people at once.
Another popular spot of the park is the Media Center which is famous for its time-traveling experience. The audience can see history through huge panoramic monitors with interactive animations of principal parts of the past in Russia. For instance, you can find the Battle of Borodino, Moscow fire, the Fili conference, and many more major points in Russia history in these simulations. The media center features 4-D technology.
If you want to know what is up in the Far North, then you should check out the Ice Cave in Zaryadye Park. This artificial ice cave with interactive screens and real ice tell you everything you need to know about the far north and its ecosystem. The temperature in this place never goes upper than minus 2 degrees during the day and minus 5 degrees at evenings. Also, there are several educational programs about nature, environment, and history takes place in there for young minds.
The enormous 25000m2 concert hall is in the park's territory, though, it's not directly under the park administration. This multifunctional concert hall which has its architectural beauty can hold symphonic, pop, and jazz concerts as well. There is one large hall with a capacity of 1560 people and a smaller hall with a capacity of 400 people in the building.
The amazing amphitheater which is along the concert hall is the largest semi-open area with stable room-temperature even during the winter, in the world. The area protected by a glass dome-shape roof called "glass cortex." The amphitheater features music concerts, lectures, events, or displaying movies on a large screen during the year.
The modern technologies come to help the park to make an excellent platform for teaching and familiarizing everyone with Russia. Alongside the "Time Machine" in the media center which takes you to the critical points in Russia history, and of course, the Ice Cave which informs you about the Far North, this time, you can sit behind the special seats to digitally travel to some significant places in Russia. The "Flight over Russia" program check the atmosphere of the place you want to visit online to imitate the accurate temperature, humid, and even the wind blow and sprinkles.
There is an underground museum in the park which displays old coins, tiles, and artifacts that made between the 14th century to the 18th century. Also, there is a small piece of the white stone of Kitaygorodskaya wall, belong to the 16th century which restored and put in the museum. The computer games, arcades, and centuries-old weapons are the rest of the museum's attraction.
In the tourism industry, Russia tours mostly focus on Russia two huge tourists' favorite cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg. However, it's completely understandable why the most focus is on them, both Saint-Petersburg and Moscow have loads of tourist spots that need more time and energy for exploring them justly. Although, if you want to learn about other parts of Russia from the east to the Far North, or from the south to Saint Petersburg, The Zaryadye Park can save you loads of time and money, and yet, satisfies your curiosity. Also, holding workshops and educational programs, lectures about the environment, history, and nature, and more than anything, entertainment would be enough reasons to visit this place. Since the park is only a few steps away from the heart of Moscow, Kremlin, you can ask your Russia tour leader and easily access this park and roam around it.