“Tsaritsyno Grand Palace, Moscow”
Tsaritsyno is a beautiful park and estate from the late 16th Century when it belonged to Boris Godunov’s sister, Irina Godunova and used to be called Bogorodskoye before becoming Tsaritsyno in 1775 when Catherine the Great bought the estate.
In 1984, they built the history and architecture museum and now there is also a gorgeous park and an enchanting forest as well as an art museum, the Biryulyovo Dendropark and a cascade of Tsaritsino ponds.
The estate also holds the incredible Opera House of Bazhenov, built in the 18th Century in pseudo-gothic style and is the only architectural ensemble of its kind in the whole country.
The palace is also surrounded by pavilions, pergolas, harbours, grottos and decorative bridges as well as a temple and a modern recreation centre with its own delicious restaurant.
The buildings are full of culture, used for folk art and even musical concerts.
The grounds even hold the burial mounds of the early Slavs tribe Vyatichs, which date back to the 11th Century.
This estate is full of deep Russian culture and history and is a perfect place to immerse yourself to get the bursting experience of Russian heritage.
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 Monday and Tuesdays
Physical rating: Easy – Suitable for all