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Kolomenskoe Estate, Moscow: 11 reviews and 26 photos

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This is one of the most historic places in Moscow, and is on the UNESCO world heritage list.

It is a former royal estate where Tzar Ivan IV grew up. A wooden royal palace built in the XVII century was called by those privileged to witness it as the "eighth wonder of the world". Unfortunately, it has not survived. However, you can still see the ancient gates, the XVII century church of the Image of the Virgin of Kazan, built by Tzar Alexey in memory of liberation from Poland, the XVI century church of the Ascension and the XVI century church of St John the Baptist, erected by Tzar Ivan IV to celebrate his coronation and believed to be designed by Postnik Yakovlev, the architect of the St Basil cathedral on Red Square.

In the XX century the site was turned into a park with several wooden structures brought here as museum pieces. The entrance into the park is free!

Directions: metro Kolomenskoe

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  • Written Jul 17, 2007
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