Kremlin Izmailovo and Izmailovski entertainment park
Izmailovo is a large area of Moscow and a park known to citizens and guests of the capital. The first reliable information about the town located in this territory dates from the fifteenth century. For its beauty, this reserved corner can compete with the best parks in the capital. In addition, in Izmailovo you can really relax and immerse yourself in the history of Moscow. The most famous places are the Kremlin in Izmailovo, the Izmailovo Museum-Reserve and the Izmailovsky Culture and Rest Park. Here is the most popular souvenir and antique market among tourists, as well as many small museums and unique themed workshops that will help you create an exciting program for the whole day.
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“The Kremlin in Izmailovo”
It is in front of the station. m. “Partisan.” It is impossible not to notice, even from afar it hits with its expressiveness. Contrary to expectations, this cultural and historical complex was recently built, at the beginning of the 21st century, and is a large-scale copy of the old Russian castle. It consists of towers and royal walls, a castle bridge, chambers and even an Orthodox church. At the entrance to the Kremlin, the “archers” are always on guard. Visitors can climb the bell tower and take beautiful pictures, ring bells, enjoy the intricate decorations of the buildings.
An independent attraction of the Izmailovsky Kremlin has long been a fair of souvenirs and antiques. From here, it is simply impossible to leave without a purchase: there is a gift for all tastes. Long shopping centers full of nesting dolls, painted spoons, dolls, caps with earflaps, and this is only the first half of Izmailovsky’s famous opening day. Here you can find not only classic, but also thematic, collectible memories: for numismatics, for lovers of military paraphernalia, old music records and much more.
If you go a little further, you can buy real antiques at the flea market: bronze products, samovars, dishes, icons from different eras. Trading here is not only appropriate, but even mandatory! On weekends, Izmailovsky Opening Day opens, where Moscow artists offer their work for all tastes and budgets.
Bread MuseumThe Izmailovsky Kremlin also offers a variety of entertainment: horseback riding, lunch in a Russian restaurant, master classes of ancient crafts, excursions and missions around the complex, etc. But still, the main wealth of this place is its unique museums and workshops: the Bread Museum, the Chocolate Museum, the Russian Toy Museum, the Vodka History Museum, the Russian Fleet History Museum, the Ceramic Workshop, the Forge, the Gingerbread Baking and Painting Workshop, the Soap Factory, the Rag Toy Workshop, “Princess Olga’s Candle Factory”, “Amber Box”, “Golden Antelope” (bronze interior of the author), etc. You can create a program of individual visits according to your hobbies and interests.
“Vodka History Museum”
The most popular is in Izmailovo. It is small, only a few rooms, but very interesting. The main exhibition is called “History of five hundred years of Russian vodka”. She talks about the five main stages in the formation of a culture of drinking this alcoholic beverage: the era of the old Russian, the Russian empire, the years of war, the era of the Soviet Union and modern Russia. In total, the museum’s collection contains more than 1000 types of vodka, some of which are on display. At the entrance of the museum, visitors are offered a glass of mead (included in the ticket price), another traditional alcoholic beverage. You can continue the party in the cafe of the Russian cuisine “Tavern” or “Prince”.
Another highlight of the Kremlin is the “Wedding Palace No. 5”, decorated in the style of the baroque “Naryshkinsky” of the seventeenth century. If you are happy lovers, here you can register your marriage and get married in the church of St. Nicholas, and then celebrate the wedding in one of the many restaurants or banquet halls located nearby! Near the Palace you will see a tree of happiness, in which lovers hang locks, the talisman of a long and happy family life. It is one of the largest hotels in Moscow, Izmailovo. The hotel complex was built for the 1980 Olympic Games, held in Moscow. It can take more than 3.5 thousand people. The complex consists of several three and four star hotels and more than 15 restaurants with different national kitchens. Among them are “Mikhail Svetlov”, “Moskovsky”, “Slavia”, “Scandia”, “Lux” and others. You can also visit the bath and health complex, gym, bowling, pool club, sauna, etc.
EXHIBITION OF THE MUSEUM AND EXCURSIONS
Opposite the “Kremlin in Izmailovo” is the artificial island of Izmailovsky surrounded by a ring of silver and grape ponds. In the center is a unique complex of historic buildings: the royal estate “Izmailovo” of the seventeenth-nineteenth centuries. The basis of this museum is the exhibition “Izmailovo – the royal estate of the seventeenth century”, which tells the story of the royal residence. In addition, here you can see the majestic Pokrovsky Cathedral, the front and rear entrance doors, a system of ponds and office buildings from the 17th-19th centuries.
The island was created by order of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, father of Pedro I, on the heritage estate of the Romanov boyars. The Izmailovo Museum-Reserve When Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich Izmailovo was like a European botanic garden. The king was very interested in gardening and created a nursery here, as well as a place to relax away from the noise of the city. The youth years of Emperor Peter I went through this property, where he rode on his first ship, an English ship, and, along with his “fun” regiments, learned the basics of military science. The main entrance to the estate was the 17th-century Bridge Tower, which now houses the Moscow tile exhibition.
IZMAILOVSKY CULTURE AND REST PARK
Next to the Izmailovo hotel complex is the largest urban park in Europe: Izmailovsky, which covers an area of more than 1,500 hectares. It was founded in 1930 as the “Stalin Park”. The territory is conditionally divided into two parts: the Izmailovsky Culture Park and the Izmailovo Forest Park, among which is the Main Alley. The park is well maintained, with many places to have fun and walk. In total, about 20 sports fields are in its territory.
Here you can ride on two wheels of fortune, a roller coaster, horses, sleigh rides and steam trains, rent skates and rollerblades, enjoy a boat ride or a catamaran in Round Pond. The height of the big ferris wheel of the park is almost 50 m. From there you can see the entire park and nearby attractions at a glance.
The northern part of the park is known for its amusement platform, “rope city”, a sports equipment rental center and a crossbow shooting range. In the central part of the park there are 5 tennis courts, a pond with a boat station, playgrounds for games (Ayshtok (analogue of the popular alpine game Kalyuyten), Zhulbak, Kornhol, Shuffleboard, Workout, futsal, etc.). There is a 5D cinema near the big wheel of fortune, which creates the illusion that the viewer participates in the events of adventure films.
In the territory of the forest park is the Izmailovsky Apiary, whose history dates back to the Tsarist era. There, in the mid-19th century, the first museum in Russia was opened with a unique collection of hives. Today, the ecological and educational center of Apiar Tsarskaya is located in a historical territory, where you can see the hives of the Tsar, Tsaritsa and Tsarevna, as well as relax by the pond, walk along picturesque paths or sit in gazebos. Excursions and ecological programs are carried out.