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“Very pretty when you eventually find it!”
Review of Kuskovo Estate

Kuskovo Estate
Ranked #20 of 2,439 things to do in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
1,663 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,235 helpful votes
“Very pretty when you eventually find it!”
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.
Once we found it, it's a lovely collection of buildings surrounded by a very pretty park. We were fortunate enough to be there on a hot day and it was a lovely atmosphere with people sunbathing, picnicking and strolling around. Once reaching the main buildings we decided not to buy a pass for them but just wonder round the gardens. This cost a bargain 40rbls each and was money well spent. The gardens aren't the best kept but the buildings are very picturesque and they are dotted around everywhere. A real mixed of houses, temples, statues etc. An unusual setup but very interesting to wonder around.
If you want to get out the city centre for a morning or afternoon, then I would definitely recommend this place.

Visited May 2013
3 Thank Travellover6128
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“A leisurely walker's paradise”
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 was once used to recreate famous naval battles in miniature at parties. The grounds around the house, and the other buildings, are beautiful, and there is a lot of walking to be done in the surrounding woods.

Visited April 2012
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Calm and pease”
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

Visited August 2011
2 Thank EugeniaVega
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Kuskovo estate”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

We like much walking along the nice straigt lanes in rows of trees, see florishing flower beds, trimmed bushes all the place in green, the square pond with swans and old mansion with multiple purpose one storey buildings around give an atmosphere of the past days which was then an attribute of luxury,

3 Thank Daytues
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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Easy Country daytrip”
Reviewed June 12, 2010

Kuskovo is a pleasant day trip out of Moscow.

Faded glory of a summer home with nice small wooden palace, grotto and gardens. We were there on a weekend and dozens of brides were taking pictures and celebrating.

4 Thank voyager52
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