Tsarytsino Open-Air History and Architectural Museum, Moscow
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Immerse yourself in the world of Catherine the Great with a visit to Tsarytsino Open-Air History and Architectural Museum, located in the southeastern section of Moscow. Designed on the Empress's orders and built on a truly grand scale, this vast estate features a grand palace surrounded by landscaped gardens, artificial grottos, picnic pavilions, decorative bridges, dense forests, and rolling fields. Unfinished during Catherine's life, the sprawling complex remained abandoned for nearly two centuries. Extensively redesigned and finally completed in 2007, the complex offers visitors a rare insight into the lifestyle of European royalty. The easiest way to explore the grounds is by guided tour, so make your arrangements before you make the trip. Plan your visit to Tsarytsino Open-Air History and Architectural Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Moscow vacation trip planner.
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  • The castle is like out of a fairy tale. Not very authentic though. Nice to see from the outside as part of the park. The only paid part I would recommend are the greenhouses, which exhibit plants grow...  more »
  • Incredibly beautiful park, adore hanging out there. Aerial architecture interwoven with woodland-like in a fairy tale!
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  • Interesting place. Interesting story: the Palace built for Catherine the great, who did not like her Majesty. So much money "vbuhano" for nothing! As this is our way! What has changed since then? There is reason to think. In addition, this is a great place for walks. We met there, by the way, white swans. Peter did not see them for a long time.
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