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Home of Russia's aristocratic gentry
This upper-class estate has been home to several rich and famous Russian families. Izmailovo was home to the Izmailovs family and also the Romanovs. Former ruler of Russia, Peter the Great also used to stay at this estate.
Ever since 1980, Izmailovo has become a part of the State Historical Museum. This museum complex includes the Bridge Tower, Cathedral of the intercession and the God’s Shelter for Military Men. Outside of the museum are affordable handmade Russian dolls, Russian fairy tale books and other souvenirs.
The museum has a vast selection of engravings, portraits and weapons from the 1400s and 1500s. Izmailovo is located right next to a metro stop and will certainly be a fun family weekend trip.