Tour to Tsaritsyno
Firstly, the mansion was owned by Tsarina Irina, Boris Godunov’s sister. Then Catherine the Great bought this mansion, she was fond of its picturesque landscapes. Catherine II ordered to build a palace there. She didn’t like the first design because the rooms where too small and dark in her opinion.
Another architect finished his work after the Empresses death. Her son Paul I wasn’t interested in this Palace, so it was forgotten for almost 200 years. It was reconstructed in 1984 according to the first plan. Today it’s the largest neo-gothic palace in Europe. In 1865, the railway from Moscow to Tsaritsino was completed, this was an ideal place for the cottages. Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky and Tchekhov all rented dachas here, they enjoyed the local nature and fresh air.
These days there are the Museum’s of History and Architecture and the Museum of Art and of Cause. The park is surrounded by forests in this area. It’s a cherished place for walking for the people of Moscow on sunny days.