Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, Moscow

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Situated just a short drive southeast of Moscow's city center, Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve combines history and nature. Formerly a rural estate developed as a summer retreat for the wealthy grand princes of Muscovy, this open-air museum contains both authentic and reconstructed historical buildings. The complex notably includes a 16th-century church built to commemorate the birth of Ivan the Terrible. Constructed of white stone, the church significantly departed from Byzantine building tradition by incorporating an octagonal body and a tiny dome. Other notable structures within the complex include a log cabin built for Peter the Great and a reconstruction of a wooden palace famed for its fairytale roofs. Plan to visit Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve during your Moscow vacation using our convenient Moscow tour builder website .
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  • The estate Kolomenskoye includes four churches, the oldest of which dates back to 1532. In the 16th century, Kolomenskoye a favorite outdoor place of the tsars. Immediately after the entrance to the St Saviour's Gate, the Church of Our Lady of Kazan. This church dates back to 1650 and is built in Baroque Moscow-style. The test of time has this church from outside be affected. The three other churches are the Church of the Ascention (1532), the Church of St. John the Baptist (1547) and the Church of St. George from the 16th century. Of the last State only the bell tower still there. The Church of St. John is on the southern edge of the estate and is largely surrounded by trees. You should be near to the Tower party well see. This church is not open to the public. On the north side of the estate are dining and souvenir stalls and some restaurants (and toilets). The estate is located south of Central Moscow, about a 15-minute walk from Kolomenskaya metro station that on five stops from the red square is on line 2. That is the green line on the metro map. The grounds of the estate with the churches are accessible 24 hours a day.
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  • All I see in these sheltered away from gardens and flowers and trees is very old and historical churches
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  • This is a great location for a day out. If it's cold, make sure to wrap up warm, as the wind can whip up from the river below. If it's warm, take a picnic and enjoy the views.  more »

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