Once a Royal residence and patrimony, today Kolomenskoye is an incredible historical masterpiece with a vast territory of 390 hectares. It is another miraculous collaboration of architecture and nature in the southern district of Moscow, along with the Tsaritsyno Museum park. What can you see in the Kolomenskoye? Most of the territory is untouched landscapes: forests, hills, virgin river banks, but there are also a lot of historical and architectural attractions that will give a real throwback into the past.
One of the most curious places to visit in Moscow, Kolomenskoye has preserved a large number of architectural, natural and archaeological sights. Some buildings were moved here from other places! There are also operating churches and museums.
The most interesting historical monuments are:
- The Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, rebuilt in 2010. The Palace used to be a masterpiece of wooden architecture and amazed everyone who saw it with its appearance and rich interior decoration. The modern version is a close copy of the old building, but is not completely made of wood.
- Church of the Ascension (1532) served as the summer home church of Russian tsars in XVI—XVII centuries. The religious temple treasures the Great Miraculous icon of our Sovereign Lady. The temple is included in the UNESCO world heritage list.
- The House of Peter I is the only memorial Museum in Moscow dedicated to the Tsar — reformer. In it on the island of Markov, the Emperor spent 2 months, watching the construction of a defensive fortress, which was to protect Arkhangelsk from the Swedes. It was Peter Baranovsky(famous restorer), who brought the building to Kolomenskoye.
- The Museum of Wooden Architecture was created by Peter Baranovsky. The visitors will have a chance to witness different towers and religious temples, made of wood.
- The Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God (XVII century), built on the place of the former wooden chapel, was connected to the Palace by a closed gallery-passage. Is an operating church today.
- Church of St. George (mid nineteenth century) with a Bell tower (XVI century) restored in 2006.
- Palace pavilion (1825) — the only memory left from the Palace of Emperor Alexander I of the early XIX century.
- Fryazhsky cellar – a monument of architecture of the XVII century, that was intended for storage of wines and other products that did not require “ice” storage.
Where is Kolomenskoye situated?
By the Kolomenskaya metro station, where you will find the main entrance. Here you will see the most famous park sights such as the Church of Ascension and the House of Peter I.
Attention! The territory is vast and if you want to see the Wooden Palace first, then you aim is the Kashirskaya metro station.
Working Hours 2018:
Daily from 8:00 to 21: 00
In winter (from 30 September to 31 March):
every day, except Monday, from 10: 00 to 18: 00
In summer (from 1 April to 29 September):
every day, except Monday and Saturday, from 10: 00 to 18: 00
Saturdays from 11: 00 to 19: 00
Kolomenskoye with Pradiz
There is a large number of interesting places in Russia and Kolomenskoye is definitely to be included. It would be a great pleasure for us to accompany you to our best tourist attractions. During one of our Moscow tours in Kolomenskoye you will be able to witness history, fine architecture and mind blowing nature! Our private guide in Moscow will walk you to all the secret corners of the park and tell you everything you want to know.
- Attention! Cycling and roller skating in the park is forbidden.