Moscow is a very densely populated city with more than 15 million inhabitants. In the centre of Moscow, there are tens of thousands of cars, impressive skyscrapers and numerous business centers. Should you wish to spend a day in the fresh air and enjoy sightseeing, then a Kolomenskoye tour is obviously for you. You will be able to enjoy the green areas and walk in quite picturesque places.
Kolomenskoye is the old imperial estate and boasts of having the most attractive and picturesque landscape. It is a real must-see place for anybody staying in our Russian capital.
Our guide will take you on a tour of this lovely royal estate. Well worth the time to visit!
There are volumes of interesting and useful information about the first settlement, built about 2000 ago, very close to the Kolomenskoye estate. For more than five centuries, the much loved Kolomenskoye was the princes and tsar’s country residence. Unfortunately, the original wooden palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, built in 1667-1668 by carpenter foreman Semen Petrov and serf carpenter Ivan Mikhailov was an unrivalled piece of Russian architecture, but, has not survived. Considered by its Russian contemporaries to be the “Eight wonder of the world”, This beautiful palace comprising a large number of buildings connected throughout by passageways. The entire complex must had been very impressive with all its towers, cupolas, Kokoshniks, ogee-shaped roofs, spires, globes, gilded double headed eagles etc. Today the visitors to the museum can begin to understand what the palace did look like, by viewing the model skilfully built by the woodcarver D. Smirnov in 1867. During the reign of Aleksey Michailovoch (father of Peter the Great), the largest and most beautiful building was established. Aleksey Michailovich was a great lover of hunting and liked Kolomenskoye very much. He used to hunt with falcons here.
You will actually see charming wooden structures and among which the wonderful house of Peter the Great, built in 1702 stands, and other buildings erected by many of the country's Tsars. One of the most stunning churches and finest examples of Russian tent-roofed architecture in the country, is the the 62-meter Church of the Ascension built by Italian well-known architects and belongs to UNESCO World Heritage, and is a beautiful place for summer sunbathing or, a simple walk along the snow-covered landscapes during the winter.
Another monument, namely, the Church of St. John the Baptist, built during the16th century, can be seen on the hill on the Moskva river embankment. An interesting fact is this church became the prototype for St. Basil’s church in Red Square. There is some talk that both churches were designed by the same architect.
In summary, if culture and history is your forte, then the fist thing for you to do is to book for yourself, our tour of the Kolomenskoe estate… one of Russia’s gems of history!
The tour will take approximately 3 hours.
Price per person in EURO
Price program includes:
- Entrance tickets;
- Guide-interpreter (English, Spanish, French and German);
- Estate guide;
- Tour in the Estate.
N.B. - We can arrange transportation to museum if needed (extra charge).
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