Itinerary for the day:
– Late breakfast at Breakfast Café
– Quick look in Lotte Plaza
– Gorky Park
– Red October Chocolate Factory
– Walked to the Cathedral
– Shopping around TSUM/ Red Square area for souvenirs
– Back to hotel for dinner
We started the day with a late breakfast at Breakfast Café and while we were there, we saw a Lotte Plaza right across the road. We didn’t realize that the Lotte brand has entered Moscow so we went to take a look there anyway. It’s pretty much the same as the Lottes in Korea, so we just went in, bought some cute socks and left.
Address: Krimsky Val, 9, Moskva, Russia, 119049
Jon checking in at the entrance of Gorky Park.
Named after Maxim Gorky, the park opened in 1928 and has gone through various transformation. Nowadays, Gorky Park is a huge park where the locals picnic and relax in, and a great place to take a stroll along Moscow River and get an ice-cream cone.
There were big “pillows” laid all over the park for park-goers to rest. I have got to bring our attention to the little toddler in the pram –While we were all wrapped up in layers due to the cold weather, here’s the little hero toddler mocking us by being topless. Cool toddler is cool.
Jon getting some lemonade.
There’s a mini amusement park at one corner of the Gorky Park.
Nothing spectacular for an amusement park, more like a nice photo background hahaha.
Along Moscow River
There were many ice-cream trucks all over the park and we got our yummy vanilla ice-cream.
We were crossing the bridge to reach our Uber ride when we saw these locks. Love locks are a global phenomenon it seems!
Red October Chocolate Factory
Address: Bersenevskaya nab. 6, bldg.1
This red brick building is an icon in Moscow for generations and operated as a chocolate and candies factory for close to 150 years. The Red October Chocolate Factory moved out of Central Moscow in 2007 and now, what used to be a factory has turned into an artistic hipster spot where you can find a museum, interesting fashion boutiques, restaurants, pubs and clubs.
You can find lots of mural walls there too. We didn’t let go of the opportunity to take some photos there of course.
We got hungry and found a cosy restaurant to have our early dinner.
We didn’t linger in the area for long and crossed to the opposite side to a cathedral, and subsequently took an uber ride to the Red Square area to buy souvenirs for our friends .
The TSUM Departmental Store looks so pretty at night!
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 1) – Moscow Travel Tips
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 2) – Moscow 6-Day Itinerary
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 3) – Cafes and Restaurants We Visited in Moscow
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 4) – Petroff Palace Hotel Review
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 5) – Day 1 Red Square, Kremlin, St Basil Cathedral, GUM department store, The State Historical Museum, Okhotny Ryad shopping centre
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 6) – Day 2 Airbnb Experience, Pushkin Square
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 7) – Day 3 Moscow Zoo, Museum of Soviet Arcade Games, Aviapark
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 8) – Day 4
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 9) – Day 5
- Moscow, Russia Travel Blog (Part 10) – Day 6