18 Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite

Posted on July 21, 2011 by kulichik

Welcome to Kuskovo Manor, the summer entertainment country-house of count Peter Sheremetiev which was intended for parties, celebrations and entertainments. For more than half a century beginning with 1739 and ending with 1792 count P. B. Sheremetiev, son of Peter the Great’s associate Field-Marshal B. P. Sheremetiev, has built and decorated the manor. His summer residence was not inferior to the tsar’s palace in refinement and magnificence.

The pond. Standing on its opposite side one can catch the wonderful view of the Grand Palace.

The ducks are enjoying the weather and the water.

The road leads right to the Grand Palace past the Church.

Do you feel like taking a ride?

The wooden Grand Palace is the main unit of the Manor. It was built in 1769-1775.

For the first time the Manor was mentioned in the 16th century.  It is never crowded as the place is far from the subway and the admission fee is charged here. The situation can be different only on Saturdays as people like celebrating weddings here. Besides, the museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

The sloping rampants were used to take carriages close to the entrance. In this case noble ladies and gentlemen didn’t have to climb the white-stone main staircase.

The Manor entrance fee accounts for 1,5 US dollars. Besides, you will have to pay for visiting separate sights such as the Grand Palace, the grotto, etc.
Total cost will constitute around 30 US dollars maximum.

The front hall. The walls decorated with antique pictures, military attributes and the crest are marble painted.  The lantern with crystal oak leafs is in the center of the ceiling.

Alabaster vases  decorated with fruits and trees are located close to marble candelabrum depicting girls and boys with a horn of abundance.

The oldest billiard table that appeared in Russia. The game itself acquired popularity in the 17th century.


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18 Responses to “Kuskovo Manor: Entertainment House of Russian Elite”

  1. testicules says:

    Yeah this place looks great but there is no closet space and the the commute is murder

  2. Rowski says:

    Not Versailles but itz pretty nice!

  3. Musa says:

    Very nice, I just wish there were more photographs of the inside of some of the other buildings. I especially like the Hermitage building and greenhouse. I enjoyed looking at all the photographs here in this post, Thanks.

  4. ODB says:

    I could live there I understand the french menu ! Where I have to sign ?

  5. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Very nice pictures! Thank you!

  6. Verto says:

    That’s why socialist revolution took place.elites were enjoying lavish life and working class had nothing but anger.

  7. Henry says:

    A very refined palace, ehem, summer house. It’s amazing it’s survived with its original furnishings.

  8. Yanov Uskhar says:

    What did the bathrooms look like?

  9. Hina Malik says:

    impressive work, i would shear it with my FB friends :)

  10. Akasha says:

    is that “cake” real or just made of plastic?

  11. testicules says:


  12. ashka says:

    very nice! I wish to visit it someday.

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