Around Manezhnaya Ploschad

Kilometre Zero

Kilometre Zero (December 2011)

Right outside the Resurrection Gates you will see on the ground a large circular bronze plaque. This plaque was established in 1995 and marks kilometre zero - the exact centre of Moscow (although all distances to the city are actually measured using the central telegraph office a few metres away). You will also see people observing the tradition here which is to stand in the centre, make a wish and then throw a coin on the ground. This is then, more often than not, followed by babushkas and homeless people scrambling to pick up the coin and pocket it.

sights by districts  sights in Central Moscow

Location Manezhnaya Ploschad
Metro Okhotny Ryad, Ploschad Revolyutsi