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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.

OstankinoWikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0
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Ostankino

Ostankino

Famous Historic home of Russia's richest aristocratic family

Historic home of Russia's richest aristocratic family

Stay.com Editors' Note

This museum/palace was once the home of the Ostankino Estate, where the celebrated Sheremetevs family formerly resided. The Sheremetevs family were once one of the richest families in Russia. The museum also contains various 18th century structures and an intricate interior.

Its interior boasts of woodcarvings, amazing sculptures and fabric-lined walls. Among the must-see portions of the estate are the 250 seat private theatre, Trinity Church and 300 year old pieces of furniture.

The Ostankino museum contains ceramic collections from China and Japan. It also has a rare collection of lamps, lights and candleholders. The architecture of this museum is from the Neo-Classical period.

Ostankino
Ulitsa Naberezhnaya, Moscow
Phone
+7 495 683 4645
Hours
9.30am to 4pm