Andropova Avenue, 39.
From 1 April to 30 September the museum is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 9.45 am to 5.30 pm; on Saturday – from 11 am to 7 pm. Monday is a day-off.
The 390-hectar estate is situated in the south of the city on the high bank of the Moscow river. The settlement was first mentioned in historical archives of the 14th century. In fact, the archeological research conducted in the area has discovered the traces of human existence dating back all the way to the period from the 8th to the 10th century. However, historically, Kolomenskoye
is best known as a summer residence for the Russian tsars and princes.
The highlights of the museum-reserve include the magnificent 62-metres tall Ascension church built in order to commemorate the birth of the first Russian tsar – Ivan the Terrible. Also, here you can visit the colorful Wooden Palace originally constructed in the 17th century by the order of tsar Alexei –who especially loved the residence and significantly contributed to its prosperity. During the following centuries, the estate was home to various historical figures, such as Peter the Great, empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great. The complex suffered from fires and the Napoleon's invasion in 1812 and had to be reconstructed several times.
Finally, in the museum area you can enjoy the beauty of the architectural complex, visit the interiors, and see the collection of icons, national vestments, precious items, and art. Alternatively, you can choose to relax in the park, rent a bike or check the souvenir shops and try local food and drinks.
These are our recommendations for you to begin your acquaintance with Moscow. Planning to travel to Saint-Petersburg? Check our list of Top-10 museums
in the Russian cultural capital.