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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  • A pleasant enough place to visit but Kolomenskoye is a fair way out from the centre of Moscow on very busy roads, so it takes time to get there and back (we went with a guide in their own car), which....  more
    A pleasant enough place to visit but Kolomenskoye is a fair way out from the centre of Moscow on very busy roads, so it takes time to get there and back (we went with a guide in their own car), which....  more »
  • It is a nice state park with many interestig museums espetially palace of tcar. But very huge territory 
    It is a nice state park with many interestig museums espetially palace of tcar. But very huge territory  more »
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  • A good setting to choose for a 2-3 hour promenade. One would have to climb and descend often, as the park is located on a river bank. Not too much of architectural entertainment to be found there. Unless you have a guide who glues it all together, it all looks like a dozen of random wooden buildings scattered over a large area with little or no commentary.
  • Great place to have a walk along the river, sit on the grass, look at the traditional architecture and learn some history. Also very nice for biking. Several cafes and coffee places.

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