Kolomenskoye Park is located on the road connecting Moscow to the city of Kolomna. According to the popular belief, the Kolomenskoye park was established by residents of Kolomna fleeing the rule of Batu Khan, the Mughal ruler and grandson of Genghis Khan.
Kolomenskoye was first mentioned in history in 1336, it became the property of the great Moscow princes and then transferred to the Russian Tsars after them.
Today, the park is considered the most popular in Moscow due to its vast green spaces and rich cultural heritage, and reflects many buildings with eclectic and historical architectural features ranging from stone churches to wooden forts and palaces in Neo-Classical style.
On the left side of the park is the only historical building belonging to Tsar Peter the Great, and it was built in 1702 on the island of San Marco at the mouth of the Northern Dvina River near the city of Arkhangelsk (991 km north of Moscow), where the Tsar lived for two months Almost in conjunction with the construction of the Novodvinsk Fortress and the first Russian warships. In 1934, the building was moved to the Kolomenskoy park.
On the right is the Mokavaya Tower of Soma Stocked, which was built on the coast of the White Sea in northern Russia in 1680, and which provided a safe haven for the Russian population. The structure of the wooden tower still bears some pieces of Swedish fragments from the Great Northern War that took place between 1700 – 1721. The tower was moved to Kolomenskoye in 1931, and was restored between 2005 and 2008.
The Ascension, which dates back to the seventeenth century, bore the name of one of the nearby churches, and today extends over an area of five hectares, and contains more than 900 diverse apple trees, and is the favorite place for visitors who enjoy picking apples, and relaxing in the shade of fruit trees that sway with The fragrant breeze smells of fresh apple juice.
On the other hand, the Kolomenskoye Park Hotel is located on the Moscow River, and enjoys stunning panoramic views of the forests and buildings surrounding the city.
The pavilion of the palace dating back to Tsar Alexander I was built in 1825 in the right part of the park, and today it is considered the only imperial palace that is still standing in time, and was later used as a home theater, and a teahouse. In the left section is the front gate complex, built in 1673 during the reign of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich.
The beautiful park offers a lot of fun activities for children and adults alike, and is surrounded by many fine restaurants. While the vast green areas are far from the busy city center, which helps to obtain moments of serenity and tranquility in the embrace of the picturesque nature. In these spaces the magnificent palace of Tsar Alexis I (1629-1676) appears to have fallen from a fairy tale.