The Izmailovo Kremlin
The Izmailovo Kremlin is a cozy corner of Moscow before the Peter I reforms, where Russian history and a fairy tale are intertwined with modernity.
The cultural and entertainment complex “Izmailovo Kremlin” was based on the former residence of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, which was located in Izmailovo in the XVII century. During the work over the Kremlin’s design, drawings and prints of the royal residence were used. Izmailovo Kremlin is located on a hill, surrounded by wooden palisades and stone walls. Tiles of various colors that decorate the white Travel Tower are made using authentic applied historical technologies from antique drawings.
On the Izmailovo Kremlin’s territory other historical buildings of the Tsarist era are recreated, namely the restored pond, a zoo, an aviary, a stables, a garden, a vineyard and a windmill. The Palace of Russian repast provides its guests with food of different regions and nations of Russia. Its architecture recreates the wooden palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich.
On the territory of the Izmailovo Kremlin several museums of Russian history and art workshops are working, where one is likely to learn ancient crafts: the manufacture of Dymkovo toys, pottery and blacksmithing, painting, weaving, etc.
A part of the Izmailovo Kremlin’s complex is the “Vernissage”. This is one of the world’s largest trade fairs of arts and crafts. It is possible to buy here folk craft goods, souvenirs and antiques.