In recent years, the creation or revival of estate-reserves, museums of Russian wooden architecture, at worst, stylized antique villages has become a sign of good manners among the leaders of the regional level. Beneficial from all sides. The President's instruction on the development of domestic tourism is being carried out, an interesting object appears (very often with the support of private investors), which can become a kind of visiting card of the area. And given a successful market situation, a new old village or village will even replenish the regional budget to some extent.
Moscow River near Kolomenskoye
It is clear that the estate-reserve and the open-air museum differ from each other. Kolomenskoye is perhaps the first time in Moscow when it was possible to combine both in "one bottle". Therefore, limiting myself to just a small historical background, I would like to propose a haphazard walk around the estate, during which it will be possible to get acquainted with individual artifacts.
Some 15-20 kilometers from the Moscow Kremlin. The first mention left in the will of Ivan Kalita in 1339. The first wooden church on the high bank of the Moskva River in 1532. The place where Ivan the Terrible in 1564 announced a new state policy - oprichnina.
Located close to the capital, Kolomenskoye went through all the stages of its formation and development, remaining for many years the residence of the tsars.
After the October Revolution, in 1923, the Museum of Russian Wooden Architecture began to be created on the territory of the estate. The Tower of the Nikolo-Korelsky Monastery and the Mokhovaya Tower of the Sumy prison were transported to Kolomenskoye. Museum workers began to collect old books, household items, wood and metal products, and other objects of applied art. The initiator of this undertaking was the architect and restorer Pyotr Baranovsky, and N. Rupee, the former Deputy People's Commissar of Education of the RSFSR.
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A new stage in the development of the Estate Museum began in the 1960s. Outbuildings from the village of Preobrazhenskoye, the watchtower of the Bratsk prison, the passage gate of the Niko-Korelsky monastery, the House of Peter I from near Arkhangelsk were brought to Kolomenskoye as exhibits of the open-air museum.
The inclusion of Kolomenskoye in Moscow in 1960 contributed to an increase in the interest of both Muscovites and guests of the capital in him. And the appearance in 1969 almost at the entrance to the estate of a metro station, turned it into a favorite place for walking.
You can spend a weekend closer to nature, get to know the history and traditions of different peoples, take part in thematic master classes or chat and take pictures with alpacas, ostriches and even crocodiles on animal farms, in ethno and eco-parks of the Moscow region and the distant suburbs.
Educational excursions will be interesting for both children and adults, and riding horses, camels, ostriches or in a dog sled will be remembered for a long time. In some places you can stay overnight and live in a real hut or yurt. The visit usually takes place by appointment.
We have collected for you the most interesting places in Moscow and the Moscow region, where you can have a great time with the whole family in the fresh air. Below you will find information about the infrastructure of parks and farms, the cost of services and contact details.
For convenience, we marked all the places mentioned in the article on the map of the Moscow region:
More than 10 species of wild and domestic animals - raccoons, alpacas, Zebu cows, donkeys, rabbits, goats and sheep, poultry and even peacocks. The farm employs professional zoologists. Pet food tokens can be purchased at the checkout counter.
Farming workshops for toddlers and older children, small towns, badminton, interactive lectures on animals and wildlife, creative workshops. Every week a new program. There is also a pottery workshop, you can ride a donkey.
On the farm, children tend to the plants, water, plant, observe, and harvest. The farm is located in a huge, fenced and guarded area. There is a cafe, a veranda, sun loungers by the water, a playground and scenic spots for photography. There is also a souvenir shop.
Chamber farm in the village. Alpacas, goats with kids, mini-pigs, a lamb with a lamb, a peacock, turkeys, geese and other birds live here. All of them graze freely on the lawn, the owners conduct excursions (3 hours).
The owners of the farm have restored tall wooden swings and "giant steps" according to old drawings, there is a trampoline and park attractions.
On the territory of the farm, you can stay in a real hut. The log house has eight beds, wooden furniture, a fully equipped kitchen with utensils, a bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and underfloor heating on the ground floor. Stove and electric heating. On the terrace - rocking chairs and blankets, on the lawn - barbecues with skewers.