“Greenhouse at Kuskovo Palace, Moscow”
Kuskovo Park is a unique estate of Russian aristocratic country houses, with interiors as glorious and original as the façade.
Originally a village in the south-east of Moscow, it was flattened in the Polish invasion of 1611 and used as a hunting reserve until Count Boris Sheremetev decided to build a summer home there, starting an estate of grand houses.
The palace is exquisite as a single story, salmon pink and white structure. It was completed in 1775 and the interiors are just as rich and historic today with charming Flemish tapestries, an abundance of silk wallpaper and an impressive collection of 18th Century European and Russian paintings. It’s not only Russian buildings in this fabulous estate but Italian, Dutch and Swiss cottages, Blank’s Hermitage and an old Orangery, home to the State Ceramics Museum with an extensive collection of porcelain dating as far back as the 18th Century.
This tour is a unique experience of both Russian and European culture and history with authentic, impressive buildings and incredible designs.
Location: Russia, Moscow
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 4 hours
A local guide and any other fees including any museum entrance fees. Meals and transfers included only where stated
For groups of more than 6 people, price will be provided on application.
Restrictions: Unavailable on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or the last Wednesday of each month. Also closed during heavy rain – No Restrictions but involves walking
Physical rating: Easy – Suitable for all