In the southern part of Moscow, about a 20-minute drive from downtown, are the lands of the Tsaritsino Estate (its official full name is the State Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno). The estate operates as a museum and includes a great number of pavilions and palaces constructed especially for the empress, Ekaterina II. This large complex of palaces was designed a romantic gothic style, by Russia’s great architect, Bazhenov, in accordance with the project he was working on. Unfortunately, the empress didn’t like his work and ordered the rebuilding of the residence once more. But, after the death of Catherine the Great, this architectural idea was not completed.
During the 19th century, lovely park was created encompassing a group of ponds nearby.
Today, Tsaritsino in a restored museum-reserve and also a decorative monument to history and culture. It covers a tremendous area, considering that it is still in the city of Moscow, over 700 hectares. This is well worth seeing if you happen to be in the Moscow area. You can see many valuable architectural sites with historic connections to the village, ancient barrows from three thousand years ago to the beginning of the 12th century.
It is also one of the favorite place for Moscow residents as well as for our foreign guests to spend time outdoors. Much of the monuments belonging to historical and cultural heritage were painstakingly restored and the grounds were renovated. Our guide will show you museum exhibition with its rich collection of arts and crafts. If you go, you will see The Large Palace, the Small Palace, the Opera House, the Cavalry Barracks hut, the Khlebnye Gates and some charming bridges. There is also a chance to attend regular concerts in the restored Opera House Hall.
Make a decision to join us on a tour of the Tsaritsino estate.
The tour will take approximately 3 hours.
Price per person in EURO
Guide-interpreter (English, Spanish, French or German);
Tour in the estate with inside visit of The Large Palace and Khlebnye Gates.
N.B. - We can arrange transportation to museum if needed (extra charge).