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Kuskovo Estate

Ulitsa Yunosti 2, Moscow 115487, Russia
(095) 370 0150
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Ranked #33 of 1,394 attractions in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Owner description: This astounding estate, once a summer residence, comprises a central palace with a magnificent ballroom, several smaller buildings, each impressive in... more » Owner description: This astounding estate, once a summer residence, comprises a central palace with a magnificent ballroom, several smaller buildings, each impressive in its own right, and a huge park complete with French gardens, ponds, lakes and sculptures. « less
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Moscow, Russia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Yes, it's not that easy to get to Kuskovo as it's not in the city center and you first have to take metro then a bus or a trolleybus, but it worth it. It's not only a beautiful palace but as well as green houses (which was recently refurbished), the Italian house, the Hermitage and the grotto. The park itself... More

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Moscow, Russia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Russians can build and live on a huge scale, no doubt about it. It was nice for the previous generation of rulers to invite famous italian, French, Holland, German, etc architects and artsy people to show there skills and build such masterpiece of architecheral wonder.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Very impressive estate at the east in Moscow. Very beautiful in summer and early autumn. I would recommend to go there by taxi, because this place is not so easy to reach by public tranportation. In summer it is always overcrouded during the weekends.

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Moscow, Russia
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522 reviews 522 reviews
292 attraction reviews
371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Visited it last weekend. It's a really pretty place which has also fallen into a state of mild disrepair. The park is cute and relatively small so you won't get lost. If you're only looking for a place to stroll amongst some greens, I guess you'd rather go to Tsaritsino as that one is free of charge to enter and... More

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Hong Kong, China
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82 reviews 82 reviews
9 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

After we had visited museums after museums and churches after churches in St Petersburg and Moscow, this place was a refreshing change. There were many wedding couples taking pictures and hardly any tourists. We spent five hours here. Our tour operator booked us a guide to tour the palace. Frankly speaking, this was the least enjoyable part, not because the... More

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Charlotte, North carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This estate was built by Sheremetyevo a rich merchant who never lived here. Airport named after him. He built many buildings on the grounds of various architectural designs. The most inertesting is a grotto that the inside is entirely covered by seashells and glass. All of the frescos and artwork is done this way. The estate has magnificent grounds for... More

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Norwich, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The park and the old palace are truly enchanting.  Nestled in front is an old lake with a small island.  In the back is an outstanding sculpture garden.  I advise to leave enough time, perhaps and hour or so, to make your way through the tour inside the palace.  Our visit gave a true taste of Russian history and culture. ... More

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Dallas, Texas
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475 attraction reviews
1,041 helpful votes 1,041 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We decided to visit the Kuskovo estate and stupidly relied on our guide book to get us there. Unfortunately this just mentioned a tube station, so off we went..could we find the Kuskovo estate after exiting the tube?? Well only after an hour of wondering around very lost. I would therefore highly recommend establishing your route before you set off.... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
53 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Kuskovo is the former home of a Russian merchant and aristocrat who, if memory serves me, married a member of a dance or circus troupe and moved out of Moscow to avoid the gossiping classes. The house is wooden but is so well constructed that it appears to be of stone, with a very attractive lake to the front which... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

It was a little difficult to get there using metro+bus but the place was really wonderful, big pond, wide park and beautiful collection of rich russian guy

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