to Make an interesting walk around the Museum-reserve “Kolomenskoye” invites the portal “Learn Moscow”. A new tour is already available to site visitors and users of the respective mobile app. You can download it from the App Store and Google Play. And share experiences with friends and family during a walk will help free city Wi-Fi.
this is a Route of two kilometres includes 10 objects. All are marked on an interactive map. Clicking on each of the points, you can find the detailed information about different landmarks of Kolomenskoye. So, while informative travel portal users are offered to see the Spassky gate, the Church of the ascension and the house of Peter I, as well as less known but no less interesting exhibits of the Museum-reserve. This, for example, ancient sculpture “Polovtsian Baba” and petition the post time of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich. The travel time of the route is just over an hour.
“On the village of Kolomenskoye has been known since the beginning of the XIV century. The first time it mentions the spiritual letter of Ivan Kalita. Since ancient times, this village located on a high Bank above the floodplain of the Moscow river, was the summer residence of Moscow princes and tsars. Especially loved and settled his great Prince Vasily III. The portal “Learn Moscow” offers Muscovites and guests of the city to walk in “Kolomna” and learn a lot about the attractions of the Museum-reserve”, — said Sergey Sacral, supervisor of it projects in the sphere of culture and tourism of the Department of information technology of Moscow.
to Start the walk serves with the exhibition “the City beautiful, ancient city. The art of the Russian Builder of the XIV–XIX centuries”. It is located in exhibition hall atrium. The mode of operation of the exhibition, as well as how to purchase her tickets, can be found here.
the Exhibition is devoted to the construction business in Russia and the construction of Moscow in particular. Here you can learn about how he worked as bricklayers, carpenters and carvers in the XIV–XIX centuries, and also about building materials and technologies that were used in those days. At the exhibition visitors will see elements of architectural ceramics, white stone carved decor collection of carving and more.
Next, we could walk to the Saviour (Back) gate with musketeer carolinae. They were built in 1670-ies together with the walls of the Tsar’s court and served as the entrance to the commercial part of the Palace of the village.
Another route point memorial post, put up in gratitude to the Emperor Alexander II the abolition of serfdom. Presumably, it was erected in 1881, after the death of the Emperor.
Next stop, the house of Peter I. It is the only Moscow memorial Museum devoted to��th the Tsar-reformer. The log house was built in 1702 especially for Peter I. He was standing on the island of Markov at the mouth of the Northern Dvina river where it flows into the White sea. The king lived in the house for two months, watching the construction of the Novodvinskaya fortress. She was supposed to protect the city of Arkhangelsk, the only other seaport of Russia, from the expected attacks of the Swedish fleet. In 1934, the monument was moved to Kolomenskoe.
Then the visitors of the Museum-reserve is offered to pass through the oak alley. There is, perhaps, the most unusual object in “Kolomenskoye”, the ancient stone sculpture the “Polovtsian Baba”. It is aged more than 900 years. Most of these stone statues were placed in sanctuaries on the tops of mounds Polovtsian. This tomb monument was found in the steppes of southern Russia, and the 1930-ies it was moved to Kolomenskoe.
Guests will be able to be at the Front gate ensemble, which was built under Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in 1673. It was the main gate the king’s summer residence — it is through them the distinguished guests drove to the Tsar’s court. And inside the Tsar’s court the participants will be able to find the petition post. He was the main facade not survived to our days the Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich. According to legend, the pole was placed petitions — requests and complaints to the king. It is placed and Royal decrees.
the Last point of the route — the Church of the ascension. This is the main building of the former summer residence of the tsars. The Church was built by order of Grand Duke of Moscow Vasily III in honour of the birth of his heir, the future Tsar Ivan the terrible. The architecture of the building combines the traditions of Byzantine, Greek, Gothic, and Russian Church architecture. This is the first and oldest stone steepled Church in Russia, marked the beginning of a new tradition in Church architecture. In 1994, the monument was included in the UNESCO world cultural heritage site by UNESCO.
the site is also available stroll through the garden of “Hermitage” and Vorontsovo estate and Kuskovo, as well as in Gorky Park.
the Portal “Learn Moscow” is a joint project of the city government departments of information technology, culture, cultural heritage, education and science. Interactive guide to the city attractions contains descriptions of more than two thousand buildings and structures, 644 monuments, museums 328, 196 territories, data on 208 historical personalities, 128 thematic walking routes 64 and quests. The mobile app is available in Russian and English languages for devices running operating systems Android and iOS.