On a plateau overlooking the Moskva River, the Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve is situated. It was once a lavish rural retreat for royalty but is now a well-liked public park with a variety of cultural attractions. In this verdant outdoor environment, explore historic churches and distinctive specimens of timber architecture.
From the 14th century onward, Kolomenskoye served as a vacation residence for Russian tsars. Tsar Aleksey, I once built a magnificent wooden palace in the park. The first structure was destroyed in the 18th century. View the 2010 full-scale restoration, which was built today.
Not to be missed is the Church of the Ascension, located in a beautiful park. To commemorate the birth of Ivan the Terrible, the church was built in 1532. Take note of its recognizable white tent roof. Enter the church and peruse the museum exhibits, which feature recordings and artifacts documenting the history of the building. Visit the Church of St. John the Baptist, one of the park's other well-known religious sites. Keep in mind how similar it is to St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square in Moscow. The Kolomenskoye church's circular design served as an inspiration for the Muscovite church.
Visit the Museum of Wooden Architecture to see rare wooden examples from all around Russia, such as Peter I's Archangelsk residence and a Siberian jail tower. The restored palace of Tsar Aleksey, a marvel of timber design, is also fascinating since it has exhibits that describe the opulent everyday life of the royals there, including information on the kind of rich meals they consumed.
Take a stroll through the orchards of Kolomenskoye if the weather is fine. Since the 17th century, not much has changed in this lovely and serene area of the park.
Kolomenskoye is an intricate memorial to Russian history and culture. The complex comprises 17 monuments, 12 of which are pieces of the architectural ensemble of the XVI-XIX century royal estates, and 4 of which are wooden structures imported from different parts of Russia. Kolomenskoye has been developing an ethnographic and architectural complex recently. Practical stables, a smithy, a palace with an apiary, and a water mill all developed.
The Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve has a range of hours of operation. The facilities are closed on Mondays, but the park is open every day. The grounds are open to the public without charge, however, admission to the museums is charged. You may still take the metro here even though it's outside of the center of Moscow. At the Kolomenskaya station, exit.
Andropova Ave., 39, Moscow 115487 Russia