Kolomenskoye Village and Park
This park – its history and outskirts – is now part of the city. This remarkable architectural ensemble and the Church of the Ascension (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) carry us back to the Middle Ages. An excursion to Kolomenskoye is especially revitalizing after a walk through Zamoskvorechye District and the Tretyakov Gallery.
This region, at one time the Moscow country estate of Russia’s tzars is now part of Moscow. Here, the first Russian tzar Ivan the Terrible was born, and during the reign of subsequent tzars and emperors Kolomenskoye transformed into a full-fledged estate.
The natural landscape (the village on the Moscow River), picturesque views, traditional Russian architecture (mostly medieval) - a walk around Kolomenskoye will expand your view on Moscow.
Here you can walk along the river, drop by the museum, hear the pealing of the bells, try traditional bagel-like rolls and mead, have a picnic during the summer, and go ice skating during the winter.