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Great Moscow State Circus on Vernadskogo

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Fabulous show

The Moscow Circus is amazing. The acts all have great music, costumes and choreography. The only... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Winnipeg, Canada
Circus is not just for kids!

We spent 10 days in Russia, saw an opera and a folk show and this was by far everyone's favorite... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Roger F
Dallas, Texas
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Great Moscow State Circus is the largest circus in Europe.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Vernadskogo ave, 7, Moscow 119296, Russia
+7 495 930-67-57
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

The Moscow Circus is amazing. The acts all have great music, costumes and choreography. The only disturbing part is the animals. The dogs and horses were great and enjoyed those acts. The acts with two Bears, two monkeys and Eleven big cats (two lions and...More

1  Thank BettyK123
Reviewed 28 September 2018

It's quite sad to see animals forced to perform risky tricks. I felt a little bad and uncomfortable after watching it. I read up about animal abuse in circuses and I'll never watch any circuses involving animals again.

1  Thank tyljo
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We spent 10 days in Russia, saw an opera and a folk show and this was by far everyone's favorite. This Circus is very athletic with shows of strength mixed with dancing, clowns and animals. Amazing costumes! I consider myself an expert on Circuses, having...More

1  Thank Roger F
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The Moscow Circus is amazing. It was very entertaining. Probably the most talented performers out of any circus. My favorite act the one with the bear! Add this to your bucket list!

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Unfortunately, TripAdvisor does not allow to rate smth "Good". It is either "Average" or "Very Good". I would rate this circus as Good. But...a few Buts... If you have never been to a circus in Moscow, you should go - the old one, located closer...More

1  Thank SubjectivelyObjectiv
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We have just come back from seeing the show in Anglesey north wales and we loved it. It was well organised, well thought out. The stunts were amazing and very dangerous. They were executed with up most professionalism. And the clowns were hilariously funny. I...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

This circus was the best part of our 11 day holiday in Russia..visited it with wife and 2 very young kids- 1 and 3 years old.. As for booking, best to book directly on their site..and trust me, every seat is good..I bought a rub...More

2  Thank Nirmesh P
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I have been to hundreds of Circus shows including Circ de Sole. I went because it was a included show on my cruise visit to Moscow. I was sceptical. However after 5 minutes I was amazed at the skill and performance of the acrobats and...More

2  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I just been there this afternoon. My son love it. It is great performance and a must visit when in moscow

1  Thank Ton k
Reviewed 29 July 2018

On our last night in Moscow recently we attended the circus. I was a bit dubious about attending as there were animals in the show but I was more than happy to see all the performing animals were well looked after, healthy and appeared to...More

3  Thank pal410
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Response from SubjectivelyObjectiv | Reviewed this property |
My review represented true facts, based on my recent experience attending the show of this circus in Moscow. There were 11 lions and tigers, 2 bears, 2 monkeys, dogs. You might need to contact the company directly to receive... More
Nirmesh P
19 July 2018|
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