➤ Guided tour to the Izmaylovo Kremlin
➤ Guided tour to Exhibition Complex Bunker 42
➤ Guided tour to Chambers of the Romanov Boyars
As the symbol of the Russian state, the Kremlin in Moscow’s Red Square is famed and celebrated. But there is a second, less known Kremlin in the northeast part of the city. Located near the Serebryano-Vinogradny Pond, the Kremlin in the city’s Izmailovo District is an unexpected, fairytale-like cultural wonderland.
The colorful and bustling complex is home to several single-subject museums. One is dedicated to Russian folk art, another to bread, and yet another to vodka. It includes a wooden replica of the summer palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, where visitors can experience a traditional Russian meal. It is also home to the Church of St. Nicholas, named after the patron saint of crafts and trade, which at 151 feet in height is the tallest wooden church in the country.
It is a once-secret military complex, bunker, and Spare Long-Range Aviation Command Post (ET-42) in Moscow near the underground Moscow Metro station Taganskaya. It has an area of 7,000 square meters (75,000 sq ft) and is situated at a depth of 65 meters (213 ft) below ground. Construction of the facility began in 1951, in connection with the early threat of nuclear war with the United States. The underground complex was built using the same technique that was used in the construction of the Moscow Metro subway, to which it is connected by two tunnels.
The family country estate of Romanov Boyars (15th-17th centuries) was restored in the 19th century by order of Alexander I, which happened to be the first scientific restoration undertaken in Moscow. The Museum exhibits authentic historical items, including 16th- and 17th-century weapons, books, engravings, writing implements, chests and other objects. This is Russia’s only museum introducing visitors to Moscow boyars’ patriarchal ways of life in the 16th and 17th centuries.
It is located on Varvarka street. This street strikes the imagination of any passerby with the beauty and elegance of its churches. You are just walking along the medieval street, the most ancient in the city.