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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  • with pleasure we go for a walk with his wife. and picnic!))) remember the days when the Palace was used for training climbers ... see how everything changed!
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  • Incredibly beautiful park, a huge territory, interesting museums. I advise you to come back on long walks, and thorough! Be sure to look in all corners of the Park, which are scattered various architectural structures
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  • We recently visited a museum Tsaritsino park and were surprised by the quality of restoration work on the museum itself and unobtrusive Interior surrounding the Museum of nature. Even surprisingly no stalls dead, obsession, you can walk along the paths not involving intrusive interest others. We decided to come to the Museum in the spring when snow will descend.
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