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“A magnificent place to spend a summer day in Moscow”

Tsarytsino Open-Air History and Architectural Museum
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$220.00*
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Private Moscow Must-See Tour
Ranked #5 of 2,479 things to do in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

It is a huge park, surrounding the palace of Catherine the Great, with ponds, a small dam and museums to visit. The open air places, though the time of my visit was a hot day, gives you the soft breeze and freshness you need in a hot summer day. Renting row boats is possible at the dam area though I didn't try to rent one as our visit was a mid-day time and sun was burning. Still I am sure early hours or around the sunset time rowing on the pond surrounded by lovely trees will be very nice.

The palace and the museum area is huge and you have to buy tickets for them at the entrance. Otherwise visit to the park and walking around it is totally free. Of course you have to pay for the attractions as well, if you want to join them. There is a small playground/amusement park for children at the entrance and a horse riding complex up to the northern part of the park.

The only problem I can tell with the park is, there is not variety of restaurants which gives you options about food. All I could see was some shashlik and pirozhki. They looked decent enough but the more variety the better I always say...

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Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

They need to learn English ... As museum is really 5 star but people who working there they are sleeping on chairs and they have no idea of English, so don't ask them anything most probably they will laught at u!!

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

The grounds and buildings are beautiful. However, Catherine the Great never lived here, and the interior of the buildings were not complete until the Mayor of Moscow advocating make the place a cultural center in 2007. There are a couple of rooms finished in an accurate period style, but much of the space is a modern museum filled with some great stuff, just not what you expect. You must pay extra to take photos inside.

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Reviewed April 26, 2011

Very nice place indeed, as such.... go check it out! its fresh. as such. Also, the draft beers that are sold in the cafe, are very good especially when accompanied with pancakes with salted salmon and fresh sour cream. As such.

The palace is very beautiful, I would advice to plan going here on a nice sunny springy day!

2  Thank Machu-Machu
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