Palace of Tsar Aleksey Mikhailovich, 17th century.


The tour will allow visitors to the Kolomna palace, who bought tickets for the sovereign’s mansion, the Tsar and the princes or for the state halls and private chambers of the royal family members, climb up to the observation tower and see from above a unique panorama of the roofs of the royal corominas that make up the architectural highlight of this medieval miracle. And after having gone down to the tower under the observation tower, guests will discover how Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich spent time in the afternoon with his children.

For students in grades 1-11 and adult visitors
Duration: 45 minutes

During the tour, the guests will get acquainted with the history of the construction of the palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, will take a walk through the ceremonial halls and the personal chambers of the Tsar and Tsaritsa Tsaritsa and discover how the royal family spent time in their Kolomensky palace .

The male half of the palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich 5+ During the tour, guests will visit the ceremonial halls of the palace, as well as the private chambers of the Tsar’s tower and the Tsarevich tower, and familiarize themselves with the history of the construction and reconstruction of the palace, its structure and the “order” (order) of sovereign life in the seventeenth century.

During the tour, the guests will visit the female half of the Kolomna palace and learn about the life of the Russian czars and princesses during the transition from the Middle Ages to the New Time.

In examples of works by the best teachers in the Armory and 17th-century provincial icon painters from our museum’s collection, young visitors know the art of writing icons. The idea of ​​the iconic painter’s hard work, the stages of his work to create the icon will form an inspection of the icon painting workshop. And the amazing monuments of icon painting presented in the exhibition serve as evidence of great skill.

Treasures of 17th-century Russian art 7+ Thematic visit of the exhibition, displayed in the chambers of the youngest princes in the palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich. During the tour, visitors will find unique monuments of 17th-century Russian art from the collection of the United State Museum of Moscow Reserve. The knowledge of the exquisite and richly ornate products that create the 17th-century favorite image of the “Garden of Eden” accompanies the work history of the best Russian painters, painters and engravers, wood carvers, tile artisans and blacksmiths who worked in The decoration of the royal palace in Kolomensky.


The ceremonial summer residence of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich was in the village of Kolomenskoye. Here, in the second half of the seventeenth century, a magnificent architectural ensemble, called the Eighth Wonder of the World, was built. The royal mansions consisted of many wooden buildings (chambers) in the form of tents, bulbs and barrels, joined by galleries, porches and corridors. The unprecedented grandeur and beauty of the buildings surprised foreign ambassadors and affirmed the power of imperial power.

Unfortunately, to this day a great monument has not been preserved, an outstanding work of Russian wooden architecture of the 17th century. It lasted approximately 100 years and was recreated two centuries later, in 2010. Today, a magnificent building corresponds to the old building, its only difference is the reinforced concrete frame, located under wooden logs and designed to protect the structure from fire .

The palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich (his design) was erected next to the place where the royal mansions were in the past. During the tour, you can inspect the building created by modern masters, as well as familiarize yourself with the life and lifestyle of the royal family.

You will examine the office of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich and the Tsarevich Fedor room, the office of Peter the Great and the largest and most solemnly decorated room: the Halls of Dining. Important matters were discussed in the Chamber of the Duma, and the king received guests in the Chamber of the Throne.

the history

The Tsar loved Kolomenskoye very much, here he hunted and received ambassadors, and it was he who turned his property into a fairytale house. The construction took place for five years, from 1667 to 1672, the work was done by talented carpenters under the direction of Ivan Mikhailov and Semyon Petrov.

It should be noted that Peter the Great, son of Alexei Mikhailovich, treasured his father’s house. Here he learned to write and tell, sailed here, sailing along the Moscow River, and here he developed a desire for military affairs.

However, later, when the capital moved to St. Petersburg, the Moscow estate was abandoned and in ruins over the years. It turned out to be difficult to restore it and Catherine II ordered the dismantling of the building, but first measure and draw plans for all the premises.

Fortunately, documents and drawings have survived to this day and, according to them, in 2007-2010 the set was built in Kolomenskoye.


Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich’s palace consisted of 27 towers and chambers, connected by a canopy and passages. The height of some cameras reached 30 meters, and the total area of ​​the set is more than 7000 square meters. meters

The mansions are divided into female and male halves. On the female side, you will see the chambers of the Tsarina and Tsarevnas, and on the male side, the rooms of the Tsar and Tsarevichs, as well as the chambers destined to wait and receive guests. The king’s soap and the wooden bathtub were also recreated.

The first impression of the building is the festive atmosphere and the joy that the artisans tried to express. The windows are decorated with carved wooden platforms with colored details and the decoration is imitated with stone imitation. Window and door cornices also surprise with intricate carvings. Many decorative elements and stained glass gave the building an elegant and festive look.

The interior of the palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich

The walls and ceiling of the hallways are decorated with paintings, the stoves are lined with luxurious tiles. The ceiling painting in the front chambers presents a biblical theme; The Throne of the Tsaritsino Chamber represents stations in the form of men of different ages.

In the dining room on the roof, we will see a symbolic image of the sun and stars, the signs of the zodiac and the moon. These picturesque paintings emphasized the protection of the tsarist authorities of the celestial forces. In the chambers of Elizabeth Petrovna, the ceiling painting represents the “Triumph of Mars and Venus”.

Pedro el Grande Isabel’s daughter’s room is decorated in a Baroque style. Pay attention to the incredible beauty of the Venetian crystal chandelier, stylized in the 18th century.

Many interior elements, icons and tapestries are genuine, created by masters of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Although the palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich is only a life-size model of an ancient structure, even an external examination of the architectural ensemble will give you real pleasure.