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The Palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoe imageThe Palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoe

Day Schedule: Full day guided tour in Moscow (8 hours)

➤Breakfast
➤Kolomenskoye Estate, UNESCO World Heritage Site & Wooden Palace
➤Visiting Tretyakov State Art Gallery & Metro tour
➤End a day at VDNKh with its world's largest open-air skating rink (rent is available on site)

Kolomenskoe Church imageKolomenskoe Church

Kolomenskoe Estate

A short ride from the city centre will take you to Kolomenskoe Museum-Reserve, where you can get an idea of what Medieval Moscow looked like. Here you’ll find the oldest garden in Moscow and a favourite estate of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich, father of Peter the Great.

The Church of the Ascension was built in 1532 on the imperial estate of Kolomenskoye to celebrate the birth of the prince who was to become Tsar Ivan IV ('the Terrible'). One of the earliest examples of a traditional wooden tent-roofed church on a stone and brick substructure, it had a great influence on the development of Russian ecclesiastical architecture and is now one of Russia's few UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES.

The morning in a pine forest, Ivan Shishkin and Konstantin Savitsky, the State Tretyakov Gallery imageThe morning in a pine forest, Ivan Shishkin and Konstantin Savitsky, the State Tretyakov Gallery

The Tretyakov State Gallery

The State Tretyakov Gallery is an art gallery in Moscow, Russia, the foremost depository of Russian fine art in the world. The gallery's history starts in 1856 when the Moscow merchant Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov acquired works by Russian artists of his day with the aim of creating a collection, which might later grow into a museum of national art. In 1892, Tretyakov presented his already famous collection of approximately 2,000 works to the Russian nation.

The façade of the gallery building was designed by the painter Viktor Vasnetsov in a peculiar Russian fairy-tale style. It was built in 1902–04 to the south from the Moscow Kremlin. During the 20th century, the gallery expanded to several neighbouring buildings, including the 17th-century church of St. Nicholas in Tolmachi.

The collection contains more than 130,000 exhibits, ranging from Theotokos of Vladimir and Andrei Rublev's Trinity to the monumental Composition VII by Wassily Kandinsky and the Black Square by Kazimir Malevich.

VDNKh in winter imageVDNKh in winter

About VDNKh

End a day at VDNKh with its world's largest open-air skating rink (rent is available on site). A great place to spend the evening outdoors! VDNKh exhibition centre is a huge open-air space full of Soviet legacy and a perfect example of so-called Stalin's architecture. Today, it is a place not to be missed when you are in Moscow.

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