Yakimanka is known for being walkable and business-friendly with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and cafes. Take in the natural beauty of the riverfront and parks—or broaden your horizons with some local theater. A stay at one of Yakimanka's hotels makes it easy to venture out into the greater Moscow area.
Sightseeing around Yakimanka
The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore. Study the collections at New Tretyakov Gallery - Museum of Modern Art, Central House of Artists, or Museum of History of Moscow. You can buy tickets to live performances at Luna Theatre, Teatrium na Serpukhovke, and Forum Hall. Graveyard of Fallen Monuments, Crimean Bridge, and Peter the Great Monument are significant monuments. Learn about the local history at House on the Embankment, Tolstoy Estate, and Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Bring the family to Moscow Zoo, Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, and Waterpark Caribia.
One popular activity in the area is sightseeing, but there's plenty more to do. Fallen Monument Park, Neskuchny Garden, or Alexander Gardens are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. Old Arbat, GUM Department Store, and TSUM Department Store are other spots for some local fun.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are St. Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, and State Tretyakov Gallery. You can also visit Marfo-Mariinsky Convent, Moscow House of Photography, and Multimedia Art Museum.
Getting around Yakimanka
If you want to get around the city, Oktyabrskaya Station - Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include Oktyabrskaya Station - Koltsevaya Line and Polyanka Station.
The closest major airport is Moscow (VKO-Vnukovo Intl.), located 15.3 miles (24.6 km) from Yakimanka. The next closest airport is Moscow (SVO-Sheremetyevo), located 18 miles (28.9 km) away.