In 2005-07, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov commissioned reconstruction of the palace, and the building, which failed two great Russian architects, was completed. The remake originally drew the ire of Moscow residents, who believed that the new project had no relation neither to Bazhenov, nor to Kazakov. But they relented later, and today this palace-and-park complex is one of the most popular recreation spots in the southern part of the city.
Today the palace is home to the archeological museum, which exhibits everything that was found on the site during reconstruction. The palace is surrounded by a large park with ponds and forest zones, so it is worth a whole day's visit. You can study the landscapes and architecture, take a rest in the museum halls, or hunt butterflies on the green.
- Ulitsa Dolskaya, 1
- st. Tsaritsino
- Palace Complex and Greenhouses: from 80 rub.; park: free admission
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