Tsaritsyno Estate, Moscow

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  • Tsaritsyno Palace - Great Bridge over the ravine
    Tsaritsyno Palace - Great Bridge over...
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    Tsaritsyno Palace

    by HORSCHECK Updated Apr 24, 2010

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    The history of the Tsaritsyno Palace dates back to the 16th century when Tsarina Irina, the wife of Tsar Fyodor had an estate here.

    In the following centuries it changed its owner several times. In the late 18th century the complex was partly torn down and rebuilt after plans of empress Catherine the Great.

    The whole complex, which was never finished is located in a large park which is also home to several pavillions, churches, pergolas and bridges. The park is a popular place for excursions.

    Directions
    The Tsaritsyno Palace and park are situated in the southeast of Moscow. The nearest metro station is "Tsaritsyno" on the dark green line.

    If you have some time I recommend to get off at "Orekhovo" and enter the park from the backside. This way you can stroll through the whole park and leave via "Tsaritsyno".

    Address: Tsaritsyno Palace, ul. Dolskaya 10, Moscow

    Website: http://www.tsaritsyno-museum.ru/

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    Park Tsaritsyno

    by Pablos_new Updated May 18, 2009

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    Tsaritsyno park with the remains of the Palace of Ekaterina the Great.

    Palace and park was completely renovated in 2007. Now it is one of the most beatiful palaces in Russia. Worth to see.

    See more in travelogue. Rate here.

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    Tsaritsyno - an estate finally rebuilt

    by filip007 Written Oct 19, 2007
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    While Catherine the Great never finished the palace, being dissatisfied with the work of her architect Bazhenov, current mayor of Moscow - Luzhkov completed the palace just this september.

    Tsaritsyno is a lovely estate combining two ponds, great walks either around the ponds or in the forests, a small museum, a church, the restored palace and some restored ruins standing alone. Especially the Bread Gate with its teeth is impressive.

    In winter, there are ski paths around the estate and the place is nice for other winter games too...

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    Tsaritsyno

    by pinik Written Sep 14, 2005

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    Another nice place to spend a day without leaving Moscow. The place with long history. It was planned to be the residence of Empress Ekaterina the Second, but this plan wasn't realized...

    See some more pictures and read about Tsaritsyno in my travelogue.

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    Tsaritsino

    by musbars Written Nov 14, 2003

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    Very interesting historical trip.
    Ekaterina the Great commanded to build a country palace for her by a great Russian architect.
    When it was finished, she arrived to see, did not like it, turned back, and left. Since that time nobody has lived there.
    Now architects from different countries come to help to renovate this place.
    It is also a Park with a pond.

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