Kolomenskoe Estate Tour in Moscow
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Kolomenskoye, a former royal estate, is located to the southeast of the Moscow city center of, on the ancient road leading to the town of Kolomna. It became a part of Moscow in the 1960s. Kolomenskoye village was first mentioned in the testament of Ivan Kalita (XIV century). As time went by, the village has become a favourite country estate of grand princes of the Grand Duchy of Moscow. The Ascension church (1532), built in white stone, still exist and was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994. Tsar Alexis I commanded to demolish all the wooden structures in Kolomenskoye and replaced them with a new great wooden palace with fairytale roofs, which was built without using saws. Being called 'the Eighth Wonder of the World', the palace had become the favourite residence of Tsar Alexis I The future Empress Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter I, was born in the palace in 1709, and Tsar Peter the Great spent part of his youth here. Later, in 1768, Catherine the Great commanded to demolish the wooden palace and to erect a much more modest stone-and-brick structure. This new palace was demolished in 1872 too, and only a few gates and outside buildings remain. In 2010 Moscow Government has completed a full-scale reconstruction of the original wooden palace which you can see if you visit Kolomenskoe.