Kolomenskoye Museum and Reserve
One of the highlights of the estate is the Church of the Ascension, built in 1532 and considered to be a masterpiece of both Russian and world architecture, built in white stone with an octagonal “tent” topped by a small dome at the top. Another highlight is the reconstructed Palace of the Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich. Originally built in the mid-17th century, the wooden palace consisted of 250 rooms and a complex maze of corridors – all constructed without using nails, saws or hooks! Empress Catherine the Great demolished the palace in 1768, but a model survived, forming the basis for the full-scale reconstruction in 2010.
Other buildings to note include the 16th-century George Bell Tower, the 17th-century Vodovzvodnaya Tower and the 19th-century Hunting Pavilion.
Tours & Tickets
Gain insight into Russian history on this half-day tour, combining Moscow’s metro with Kolomenskoye Estate. Discover the magnificent, marble-walled interiors ... Read more
Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)