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Largest Ice Sculpture Museum Now Open in Moscow

9. December 2010 by Michelle 0 Comments

Ice Sculpture Museum in Moscow

There are thousands of museums to explore during your trip to Russia and the capital city has just added another one, which happens to be the largest of its kind in all of Europe. The indoor ice sculpture museum at Sokolniki Park occupies over 7,500sq.ft. and is now welcoming visitors to gaze upon various frozen creations.


World famous sculptors used 800 tons of ice and 200 tons of snow to construct a living room complete with ice furniture, a Christmas manger scene, a world of insects, an alien invasion, a prehistoric section with a giant mammoth, and more. Guests can also enjoy the finest Russian vodka in glasses made of ice.


The museum will be open year round, requiring a constant temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. Heavy winter coats can be borrowed at the entrance for those with thin skin. New sculptures will be crafted twice a year. Evening is the best time to visit, since colorful lighting is added to accentuate the artwork, as seen in the photos below.


Established in 1878, Sokolniki Park is located near the center of Moscow and is considered an official “park of culture and leisure”. It’s also home to an amusement park, an outdoor ice skating rink, an expo center, and the Sokolniki Sports Palace. This is a beautiful location to enjoy a date with your favorite Russian bride!





Photos: RIA Novosti, Alexandr Vilf