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Kuskovo (Кусково)

Kuskovo

 

 

Location: Ulitsa Yunosti 2    Map

Constructed: mid-18th century

Tel. (495) 370 0160

Subway: Ryazanskiy prospect, Vykhino

Open: mid- Apr- Sep: 10am- 6pm Wed- Sun

Oct- mid- Apr: 10am- 4pm Wed- Sun

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Kuskovo Palace

 

Kuskovo Palace and surrounding parks is located in the suburbs of Moscow. Grandiose estate of Kuskovo was constructed by the orders of Count Sheremetyev. The architects for the mansion were Theodore Argunov and after 1763 it was taken over by A. Mironov.  The interior of the main palace is decorated with paintings, stucco, gilding, mirrors and decorative fabrics. Much of the marble plates inside are not solid. They were made from a mixture of marble powder and flour mixed with water. Once the mixture dried out it gave an impression of a solid marble pieces. Kuskovo estate once housed open air theatre. Besides the park contains scattered buildings such as Chinese pavilion, the Hermitage, the grotto, Dutch and Italian houses with traditional interior of the time.

 

In 1919 the manor was nationalized by the Soviet government and turned into a State Museum. In 1938 it was combined with Russia's only museum of ceramics, which is why Kuskovo also houses world's largest collection of ceramics and glass from antiquity to present. Over 30,000 of items have collections from Italy including Venice, United Kingdom, Russia, China and others. Collection of the Russian porcelain from the 18th century is especially impressive and beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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