There are several excellent parks in Moscow and Kolomenskoye is one of them. This city has dramatically changed for the better in the course of last ten-fifteen years and this wooden palace is a vivid example of such improvements. Built from scratch in 2010 it is often criticized by Muscovites as a poor replica of a disappeared chef-d'œuvre but for foreigners it's really something to admire.
We visited it right after covid restrictions had been eased in Moscow, in the second half of January. The building looks as if it came from a Russian fairy-tale - opulent and intricate from the outside but rather simple and practical inside. This is really how our tzars lived in the times passed. They preferred structures made of wood and not of stones or boulders or even bricks, like in the West - Russian winters used to be long and cold.
Due to covid, tickets still had to be first reserved electronically, through their official site and then, upon arrival, exchanged for hard copies. Ladies working there were nice, friendly and ready-to-help (doubt if they speak English though).
There's also a spacious and comfortably placed parking right nearby, only a five minutes' walk to the complex.
Naturally, one might prefer to visit the place in summer, to walk in the park as well, but believe me - it's also great in winter, especially on a sunny day. Entrance fee is ridiculous - just RUR 400 (ca. USD 9).
Don't miss a kiosk nearby selling excellent Russian drinks, pryanik cakes (made of flour, honey, berries in syrup, sweetened condensed milk, etc.) and other small things.