The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

This original wooden palace was built in 1667 -1672, it amazed noblemen and foreign ambassadors with its splendour, so they even named the palace “the eighth wonder of the world”. Unfortunately, 100 years after the palace construction was demolished because of its decrepitude, and only by the command of Empress Catherine II a wooden model of the palace was created before its dismantling. Nowadays the palace recontruction is possible with the help of this model. The Kolomna palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich opened its doors on the 4th of September, 2010. The appearance of the palace is almost identical to that from old images.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The main volume of constructional works of the “old” palace was made by an carpentels’ artel under the leadership of Senka Petrov and Ivashko Mikhailov. The best artists of Moscow and other cities were employed at all stages of the construction. Paintings of the palace interior were created by masters of the Armory.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The wooden palace created in the 17th century was designed primarily to show to Russians and foreign guests the grandeur of the tzar’s power.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The modern palace (as its previous version) has 270 rooms with the area of ​​7239 square meters. At present interiors of only 24 rooms were recreated. 226 people of 20 different professions were involved in this recreation.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

At the times of Aleksei Mikhailovich the palace was not only a place of rest, but the main country residence of Russian emperors. There were meetings of the Boyar Duma, “exterminated” later by Peter I, councils, diplomatic receptions and army parades.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The modern palace is not completely wooden in contrast to the original version. All constructions are now solid, reinforced concrete and they are edged with logs.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

Aleksei Mikhailovich’s palace is a complex maze of rooms connected by passages.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

Woods for the construction were brought from the Krasnoyarsk region, then treated by Vladimir masters, and then were transported to Moscow.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The palace was divided into two parts: male and female. Accordingly, women could not go to the male half, and even the tzar went to the female half, to his tsarina only in case of special needs.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

It is strange but the female half of the royal family, in fact, was sitting under lock and key and even the tsarina was not be allowed to leave the palace. Their only occupations were crafts and prayers.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The tsar, tsarina, tsarevitches and tsarevnas had separate rooms in the palace with separate entrances and exits, and additional rooms for servants , maids and nannies.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The palace is not recreated in its original place. It was considered that the palace contruction near the Church of Ascension would provoke crowds of people in one place.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The entrance to the palace is paid, but the price of 400 rubles (15 dollars) is rather high.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The rich decoration of the country residence struck imagination of nobles and foreign ambassadors.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

In the palace interiors fine art of the Moscow tsardom of the second half of the 17th century was connected with the advanced construction techniques of that time and with skills of masters. Everything in the palace was planned thoroughly: from floors and ceiling paintings to the smallest details of the furnuture.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

This is a main hall, where foreign ambassadors were waiting for the sovereign.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

Admission rooms and a refectory.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Emperor was sitting on this throne.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

Portraits of Alexei Mikhailovich.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

Peter the Great.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The tzar study.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The tzar bedchamber.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

Baths.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The female half of the palace.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The blue drawing room of Empress Elizabeth.

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World

Location:Kolomna

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21 thoughts on “The Kolomna Palace As the 8th Wonder Of the World”

  1. one more atractión for tourists that nothing has to do with the real history, reconstructed with concreet, in the wrong place, the interiors are invented now and blah, blah, blah… hope it´s the last “blah” of the luzhkov epoc.

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  2. Very Impressive. The “leaf” shaped shake-type shingles used on the roof is beautiful with the shades of green and brown as a normal tree would have. That’s a great idea. I have noticed that the same “leaf” shaped shake-type shingle is used on other Russian structures. I really like it and was wondering if anyone might know, is it wood or other man made material that is used on this fantastic looking palace? I wish I could find it in the United States. I have seen the same leaf pattern used but on some buildings it looks a metal of some kind and other’s it looks like wood.

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    • These planks are indeen wooden, usually made of aspen wood. They are called “lemekh” and you could see them covering the famous Church of the Transfiguration on Kizhi island.

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  3. Awesome!

    Especially of note are the baths – cultured Russians of old times used to be clean and fresh, while European hypocrites were filthy and smelly! How nice that Peter the Great was clever enough not to westernize Russia too much!

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    • Back in the 17th century, Communist-inflected anti-foreigner propaganda of that sort wasn’t thought of.

      Cultured – by which you mean “rich” – Russians of those days might have kept themselves clean; but almost all Russians back then were illiterate uncultured peasants and as filthy as any Frenchman.

      Yes I’m English – here in England, we’re aware that historically, we’re cleaner than the average European. But how come?

      Back when the Vikings were invading England, the local girls often preferred Vikings to Englishmen because the Vikings washed more often (i.e., once a week). That hygienic Norse culture (which affected the British Isles at least as much as Russia) is probably exactly the same cultural influence which caused rich Russians to end up cleaner than average.

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  4. When I win the lottery, I will buy it and fill the girl section once again and have all the rest for me, ofcourse a few servants and internet. I will never wear cloths again, and pee on the floor wherever I want.

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    • LOL 🙂 This palace is in Moscow, in Kolomenskoe park http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolomenskoye , but Kolomna is town about 70 miles from Moscow. Check the location.
      Although Kolomna is old historical town. So there is some old buildings, churches and kremlin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolomna

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