Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve

Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, Moscow

Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve

Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
This former village and archaeological site housed summer residences of the grand dukes of Moscow, and later of the tsars, and is now a museum and reserve.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Nina A
14 contributions
Feb 2019
I visited in the middle of winter but even then the buildings were worth seeing and visiting especially the wooden palace (with a cafe). And of course very magical in the evening when all the lights come on. A very historic landmark that everyone should try and visit.
Written January 22, 2020
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JAS4805
Liverpool, UK1,459 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
We went here on a wet Monday as most places are closed on a Monday (AS ARE THE PARKS BUIDINGS AND KIOSKS), we got the green line from paveletsky to kolomenskoye. On arrival rain stopped. We left metro entrance and turned right following a footpath with a fast road to the right and shops and apartments to the left, shortly came to park entrance.

The park was deserted but there are manned Police boxes all over the park, we counted five, so you feel very safe here, there were cafes and food but closed on Monday. We saw the replica Tsars summer residence and thought it so lovely we returned the next day when it was open, it was well worth returning and was fascinating, although the middle aged ladies guarding each room need a course in customer service, it was reminiscent of the blue rinse ladies who used to guard National trust properties in the UK.

Incidentally the Tsars summer palace is nearer the next Metro station along on the green line, called Kashirskaya. The station is reached via an underpass under the road, you emerge into a modern station with an old 1960’s style street market, but across the highway, again use the underpass, there’s a brand new shopping mall with all the designer labels, we preferred the outdoor 1960’s version.
Written May 16, 2014
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Vinayak
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan92 contributions
Oct 2018
An excellent escape from the big city crowds for some peace with mother nature. The wooden palace of Tsar has been rebuilt and is worth a visit for its gaudy interiors. I walked from the rocket church till the palace and did not feel unsafe at all. Make sure you go here on a clear weather day.

The park is huge but both ends of the park have Metro stations. You can arrive via one and leave from the other (I got off at Kolomenskaya and took the train back to city center from Kashirskaya).

If you are only interested in seeing the palace, then get off at Kashirskaya station. It is a 10 minute walk from station.
Written September 6, 2019
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CAPerth
Perth227 contributions
Jun 2019
A pleasant enough place to visit but Kolomenskoye is a fair way out from the centre of Moscow on very busy roads, so it takes time to get there and back (we went with a guide in their own car), which could be better spent in other places. We visited the wooden palace, the Ascension Church, a couple of the minor churches and walked through the park. There is a golf buggy transfer from the palace to near the Ascension Church. The Ascension Church is probably more interesting from the outside than the inside but we did not pay extra to see the museum exhibits (which may be better).
Written May 9, 2020
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MadamJosephine
Melbourne, Australia1,112 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Kolomenskoe Park is a wonderful green space for Moscovites, but that's not what foreigners are here to see. Admittedly we were there on a rainy day which diminished our experience. The famous Church of the Ascension with its unique tented stone roof looked very ordinary, in need of a paint and disappointingly not open when we were there mid week.The highlight is Peter the Great's cottage from Archangel with good English explanation panels. Go if you have time but otherwise there is so much more to see and do in Moscow. We stayed in Moscow for a week and couldn't see everything of interest to us in that time. Similarly miss Tsaritsyno (Catherine's Palace) if you are visiting St Petersburg.
Written May 8, 2019
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Richard Whitebread
Wokingham, UK130 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
I spent about two hours walking around some magnificent recently restored historical buildings from around Russia. Each is well described and signposted.

Paths are good quality and you walk down to Moskva river and back up to top where the views are really good.

Lots of apple orchards as well - there is a lot of history with this site which I’d be interested in.

I’d suggest choosing a warm clear day to visit.

Metro stations are nearby but will need short walk. I arrived at Kolomenskaya and left via Kashirskaya.

This is where lot of locals go - is not a tourist trap but there are plenty of facilities. Much better!

Written December 8, 2019
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Helen W
Hawera, New Zealand201 contributions
May 2019
We chose to go to Kolomenskoye simply to get away from the touristy centre of the city, and we were delighted with what we found. Arriving at the south end of the reserve from the Kashirskaya metro station we were able to visit first the reconstructed Tsar Palace. This wooden palace was impressive in its detail and presented history in a living way with information in several languages available in each room. We enjoyed this far more that the Kremlin and would go so far as to suggest missing the Armoury at the Kremlin and spending time at Kolomenskoye.
The park is Huge and while we enjoyed walking the length of it to the other historic buildings, it is a very long way in the heat of the summer sun. There is the option of a little wheeled train which I would recommend. The walk is pleasant, through orchards and with glimpses of the river with the city in the distance. By the time we got to the north end of the estate we were really to hot to spend much time exploring.
I recommend a whole day if you wish to get the most out of this beautiful place.
Written August 25, 2019
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virginiechibani
United Kingdom10 contributions
Aug 2018
It is a huge park. We went by metro. We have visited few buildings and the palace. We wanted to take our daughter on a horse carriage ride. Sign stated every 20mn. A lady called and said there will be there at 3pm. We waited nearly an hour (we needed a rest anyway) but never turn up. Our daughter was a bit disappointed. So if you have children, best not to say anything. Small cafes but no vegetarian food. Worth a visit if you have time
Written August 18, 2018
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Li_Gu
Moscow, Russia46 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Visit this national Russian park if you have spent several days in Moscow and little bit tired of busy crowded city.

The park area is large and consists of several areas with own atmosphere, character and places of interest, therefore I recommend to choose particular area to visit. If you have just one hours, you may save time using entrance to the certain area of park.
entrance №5 and №6 - is a short way to quiet paths and walks among meadows, close to new-built Tsar palace, ancient churchyard, apple gardens, but far away from a real treasure, the outstanding Sobor Vosnesenya.
As for me, Moscow citizen, I love this peaceful part of park, because it allows us escape out of busy city and feel like at village.
entrance №2 is located very close to the historical sights, the main is Sobor Vosnesenya. You may reach this area via №1 very fast, if you go directly towards the Sobor, however, turning left you get into the food street village with "pancakes and Medovukha" and a crowded trade fair on weekends.
Written June 19, 2018
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Marina M
Sofia, Bulgaria19 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Easy access with the Moscow metro, absolutely beautiful park, in my opinion it's a must see in Moscow. Access is free and you can have a nice quiet walk on the Moscow river bank there too. It offers a hiking trail as well. Very beautiful place. Make sure you visit all places shown on the map, you'll need about 2 hours of energetic walking to see everything.
Written June 16, 2018
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