Izmaylovsky Kremlin is not a historical place, it is rather new – the construction is finished in 2000. It is some kind of modern reconstruction of the tsar residence of the XVII century. And though all the buildings inside this cultural and entertaining complex are modern, their design reflects quite precisely the principal tendencies and style of that time.
So Izmaylovsky Kremplin is a comfortable corner of Moscow before Peter I where the Russian history and fairy tail interlace with the modern times!
It is also a vast museum complex including 7 museums. And of course the Kremplin itself with its majestic whitestone buildings is like an outdoor museum.
Russian meal palace
Russian vodka museum
The most interesting museum on the territory of the Kremlin is Russian vodka museum moved here from Saint-Petersburg. It is quite fair: namely in Moscow vodka appeared in XV century. In the museum there are lots of exhibits reflecting its long history: old recipes, labels and bottles and the most important is the first distillating device by means of which the first portion of russian vodka was made. After the excursion you will be invited to taste the vodka into the tavern. You won’t find such a big choice of vodka nowhere else and in the menu are presented the traditional snacks for it.
Russian national costume and culture museum
In the exhibits of this museum is reflected the history of Russian in the different subjects of every day life of simple people and tradtional Russian costumes. The collection was being captured for more than 10 years.
Street and Nikolsky cathedral
The museum is located on the high wooden tower. On the very top of this tower there are bells of different size, sounding and historical epochs. Every visitor can try himself as a bell-ringer.
Russian fairytale museum
Here the excursion is a real interactive theatre performance! You will see the heros of the Russian national fairytales and bylinas and the children can participate in the struggle of the heros against the evil.
Russian toy museum
The goal of this unique project is not only to let the adults and children know the history of the russian national toy, but also to show all the diversity of the toy trade in our and to introduce into the fascinating world of the russian amusements and entertainments.
Saint Nikolay cathedral
Traditionally in Russia a new settlement had been formed around a cathedral. In onther words the cathedral was the first building in the village. And by this tradition the center of Izmaylovo Kremlin is also a cathedral. Today this is the highest orthodox catherdal made from wood. Its height is about 42 meters. Saint Nikolay is the patron saint of the traders and and craftsmen. The cathedral is acting.
Saint Nikolay Cathedral
Vernisage, souvenirs and a flea market
There is also Vernisage –a fair where you can see and buy the artworks and national trades. It is There is also a flea market with a big choice of all kind of the antiques. The fair is also the best place to buy the souvenirs. Here you will find just amazing choice of Matreshkas, shapka, shawls and other wonderful things made manually by the artists, joiners, talented masters.
Traditionally during the old Russia times the similar fairs were located around Kremlin.
Kremlin every day 9:00-20:00
Vernisage and souvenir market Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00-18:00
Museums: every day 9:00-18:00
Free admission on the territory
Metro station: Partizanskaya
Address: Izmaylovskoy avenue, 73j