Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, Moscow

4.7
#5 of 544 in Museums in Moscow
Situated just a short drive southeast of Moscow's city center, Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve combines history and nature. Formerly a rural estate developed as a summer retreat for the wealthy grand princes of Muscovy, this open-air museum contains both authentic and reconstructed historical buildings. The complex notably includes a 16th-century church built to commemorate the birth of Ivan the Terrible. Constructed of white stone, the church significantly departed from Byzantine building tradition by incorporating an octagonal body and a tiny dome. Other notable structures within the complex include a log cabin built for Peter the Great and a reconstruction of a wooden palace famed for its fairytale roofs. Plan to visit Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve during your Moscow vacation using our convenient Moscow tour builder website .
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  • I spent about two hours walking around some magnificent recently restored historical buildings from around Russia. Each is well described and signposted. Paths are good quality and you walk down to.....  more »
  • best time to visit is in May when apple trees are in bloom. Second best time is August and September. You can pick up tasty apples for free  more »
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