This Estate once belonging to Count Sheremetyev is now a museum of Russian ar of those days. There are also held concerts of different chamber orchestras playing the music of renaissance, baroque and classicism era. These concerts really worth visiting as you feel yourself completely in the fantastic atmosphere of XVII-XVIII centuries.
One can get there taking any tram from the VDNKH metro station in the ditection of the TV tower or by 20-25 minute walk.
There are some more interesting churches within this area. Just walk around and look out for them.
I really have to say that I liked the churches with the domes and the snow and the (lousy) weather made like in a russian fairy tale.
(Moscow is one my list of places I would like to visit again.)
We came to Kolomenskoje instead of the All Union Exhibition because it was closed some days before. But I liked Kolomenskoje too.
Unfortuneatly we had not such a good weather but the church looks really interesting covered with snow ...
Just click on the picture to see the great details of the church .....
I have changed the picture into black and white because I like this more than the coloured version.
This is an unfinished residence of the Empress Catherine II, represents an ensemble of pavilions and palaces, which comprises the architectural styles of classicism, old Russian and pseudogothic. The ensemble consists of: The Big Palace, The Small Palace, 'Opera House', 'Cavalry school', 'Bread Gates', bridges. Since 1998 a lot of musical performances are held in 'Opera House'.
Address: Dol'skaya street, 1; tel. 321-0743, 325-4544; nearest metro 'Tsaritsino' or 'Orekhovo'
It’s worth visiting! This museum is not actually off-beaten track, it is within Moscow but a bit far away from the city center.
Brief history: It’s one of the top among Russian estates. Its was formed during several centuries and got its final look during the count Sheremetiev N.P. in XVIII-XIX cent. The internal decoration of the palace almost hasn’t been changed. Chandeliers, furniture and other pieces are at their original places.
Ostankino palace is the only one theatrical building of XVIII cent., which retained the stage, auditorium, make-up rooms and part of the stage mechanisms.
Best collections: - one of the best glued-laminated parquets, - unique collection of carved gilded furniture (847 pieces), - unique collection of fans (272 pieces), - precious collection of china (1687 pieces), - precious collection of architectural drawings (898 pieces)
Address: 1st Ostankinskaya str., 9; tel. 286-6288, 283-4645; metro station “VDNKh” then trams #11 or 17. The direction of Ostankino TV center and Ostankino TV tower, just a few stops off the metro.
Open: The museum is opened from May, 19 till October,1 (except Mondays and Tuesdays).
Working hrs: 10.00-18.00, ticket booth opened till 17.00. During raining or when humidity exceeds 80% the museum is closed.
We took a day trip one day to KOLOMENSKOYE..on a bluff in a bend on the Moscow River its 10 minutes from the kolomenskoe metro stop...St John the Baptist Church(built for ivan the terrible)...KAZAN CHURCH...Peter the Great's wooden cabin..ST Georges Belltower...all quailty stuff...and a great view of the Moscow River.It is well worth the trip to the outskirts.
Kolomenskoye - former hunting grounds of the czar. There are a couple of churches - a newish one (still active) with onion domes that look like the sky, and older one modeled on the style of the wooden churches (pictured), and another if you hike further in the woods with an interesting churchyard. Also old wooden buildings. Sit on the hillside and comtemplate the view of the Moskva (Moscow) river and the city beyond. Some art is sold here by local artists. At the metro station of the same name (Kolomenskaya).
See http://www.museum.ru/Kolomen/Defengl.htm for more.
It was really new for me to see how names of the popular brands are reversed and spelt not in original language, but in Russian.
That was always so funny.
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