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Although it is the largest city in Europe, Russia’s capital is best explored on foot and through its metro maze. Moscow boasts of impressive architecture, art galleries, museums, churches and cathedrals, and numerous parks and gardens. It’s a great place to go ice skating in the winter, or to experience the banya therapy (hot steam bath, followed by a whipping with birch branches) that made the Russian bath houses famous. Two circuses, a puppet theater, water parks, and many other attractions make Moscow ideal for a family trip as well.

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Izmailovo

Izmailovo

Famous Home of Russia's aristocratic gentry

Home of Russia's aristocratic gentry

Stay.com Editors' Note

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.

Izmailovo
Gorodok Baumana, Moscow
Phone
+7 495 367 5661
Hours
10.30am to 4pm