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“Beautiful park and palace”

Tsarytsino Open-Air History and Architectural Museum
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Moscow Must-Sees Private Tour
Ranked #9 of 2,537 things to do in Moscow
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

It is one of the very palaces in Moscow. the history is unique. The place is very nice. To arrive it is etter to take the metro. Follow the arrows the surronding area is not too nice but you find the place very fast and once inside you feel very well. Simply a beautiful park.

Thank TravelerTrecker
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

The place is nice to visit if it's sunny and warm outside. The palace is beautiful but my favourite is to walk around ponds and planters.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

On a warm sunny early afternoon we visited the wonderful Tsaritsyno Estate, the entrance for which is close to the eponymous metro station. The gardens, flower beds, dancing fountains and palaces were resplendent in the lovely sunshine.

We marvelled at the restoration works that have transformed the estate from dereliction to today’s splendour. It was sobering to reflect that by Royal whim, the first almost complete Great Palace was ordered to be demolished and its successor abandoned some years later.

We crossed the bridges over the ponds arriving at the spectacular musical fountains. We thought we might return at night to see them floodlit in varying colours, but we didn’t get around to that excursion.

We walked under the Patterned Bridge approaching the main buildings. We visited the newly restored lovely Church of St Nicholas, which is again an active orthodox place of worship.

We entered the Great Palace through the modern glitzy basement. The tour was well worth while, seeing a history of the restoration followed by the sumptuous halls adorned with much gilt. Visitors could don Royal costumes for photographs; one kid took to this with aplomb, posing regally with his cane. He seemed positively reluctant to relinquish the finery.

As we were leaving the palace a mighty thunderstorm was in progress. We had some sympathy for the couple of wedding parties disturbed in their photography and scurrying to seek shelter

We continued our tour of more of the beautiful architecture. We saw the gorgeous Opera House originally intended as the medium size palace and planned as a venue for court ceremonies and celebrations. The Bread House, intended as the palace kitchens, is vast and well worth a walk around.

It was a most enjoyable afternoon spent at what was meant to be one of the glittering crown jewels of Catherine the Great. I highly recommend a visit to it.

2  Thank permia
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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...

3  Thank Hakan U
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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!!

1  Thank Eftichios
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