Kolomenskoye is a former royal estate situated several kilometers to the southeast of the city center of Moscow, Russia, on the ancient road leading to the town of Kolomna. Kolomenskoe was founded in the 14th
century as a summer estate of Russian grand princes and tsars. Its unique architectural ensemble was intended to demonstrate the solemn character of the royal residence. The chief attraction of Kolomenskoe is undoubtedly the 16th
century Church of the Ascension.
Kolomenskoe is associated with traditional stories and names of famous Russia's rules, such as Dmitry Donskoy, Ivan the Terrible, Emperor Peter the Great, Catherine II, Alexander I and others.
Besides being an open-air museum, Kolomenskoye is also a natural-scenery reserve spreading on both banks of the Moskva river. In the central part of the estate there is a picturesque park with an alley of old lindens planted in the early 19th century. But the pride of the reserve is a grove of ancient oaks, the oldest in Moscow: some of them are between 400 and 600 years old.
Kolomenskoe is one of the favourite places in Moscow where locals and visitors would spend their free time strolling about its shady park and enjoying the natural beauty of the surroundings and the grandeur of the architectural monuments.
|Admission through the main gates
Peter the Great’s hut