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Museum-Reserve Kolomenskoye
August 23, 2019 18:54

In the summer period (April - September 29): from Tuesday to Friday + Sunday - from 10:00 to 18:00, on Saturday - from 11:00 to 19:00.
In winter (September 30 - March): from Tuesday to Sunday - from 10:00 to 18:00.
Bell ringing - Wed-Sun from 13:30 to 15:30.
Standard ticket - from 100 rubles, for children 7-17 years old, full-time students, retirees, disabled, large families - from 50 rubles. Children not older than 6 years old, WWII veterans, museum workers and other special. cat. - free.
+7 (499) 782-89-17, 782-89-21 - information; +7 (499) 615-27-68, 615-27-71 - ordering excursions.

How to get to Kolomenskoye estate

Metro: “Kolomenskaya”, “Kashirskaya”.
Bus stop: “Kolomenskoye Museum”,  buses No. 263, 291, 299, 608, 701, 901, T67.

The Kolomenskoye Museum is a park complex in the south of the capital, a part of the united state reserve, which includes several other large park zones in Moscow. 

In tsarist times, this area was not related to Moscow, there was one of the royal tsar's residences.

After the revolution, in 1923, it was decided to give these huge, several hundred hectares of territory to the museum-reserve. Kolomenskoye has always been famous for its wooden monuments of architecture. Under the guidance of specialists in wooden architecture, other historically valuable wooden buildings from different parts of Russia were brought here.

History of the Kolomenskoye Estate Museum

A   village on the way from Moscow to Kolomna started to be built up on a large scale in the XIV century. First, the great princes lived here, and gradually the royal family chose the place for themselves.

The oldest architectural monument preserved in the manor complex of the park was built by Prince Vasily III. In the estate you can find echoes of the era of Ivan the Terrible, Nicholas I, and young Peter I often came here.  This place was loved by the family of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich. It was during his reign that the residence experienced its heyday: a wooden palace was built for 270 rooms for all the needs of the head of state, a house church, various kinds of outbuildings, and gates. All this was surrounded by planted gardens.

With each reign, the estate changed, the palace was dismantled and rebuilt, Kolomenskoye experienced periods of decline and desolation.

Churches and cultural monuments

In 1994, the museum-reserve fell under the protection of UNESCO as a world historical and cultural heritage. In 2001, they began a serious long-term restoration, which was completed by 2011.

Until today, the following attractions have been preserved in the manor complex:
  • The wooden palace of Alexei Mikhailovich;
  • House of Peter I;
  • Colonel and Order Chambers;
  • Palace Pavilion;
  • Front and Spassky gates;
  • Water tower;
  • Church of the Ascension of the Lord (Ascension);
  • and a number of other buildings.
An important pride of the Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve is its temple complex, which arose in the 16th – 17th centuries.

It includes the Church of the Ascension, unique in its kind, created according to the principles of a stone tent, the Church of St. George the Victorious, which housed the refectory, the Kazan Church (in honor of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God), the Church of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, the church of St. George the Victorious.

Park Kolomenskoye 

The landscaped area is dotted with wonderful paths. And it doesn’t matter what season it is: each season is beautiful in its own way. In the summer there is a place to hide from the sun, in the fall it is time to admire all the shades of decaying foliage, in the spring - to watch how the ice on the Moskva River and local ponds disappears. In winter, Kolomenskoye turns into a place of winter fun for the whole family with skates and slides.

The concept of the museum is striving for interactivity. They try to take visitors to the historical era, and to give a feeling of how the estate lived in former times. In addition to the usual excursions, court ceremonies, family and calendar holidays, once typical here, are held in Kolomenskoye.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Moscow Moscow parks Kolomenskoye   

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