The sights of Kolomna are so varied and fascinating that every tourist who comes to the city should see them. If you have already planned your trip but don’t know what to see in Kolomna, read our review carefully.
In compiling our rating “The best sights of Kolomna”, we took into account the reviews of locals and recommendations of experienced guides. In our general opinion, such interesting excursions in Kolomna deserve your attention as:
At the entrance you will always be greeted by a quartermaster (a figure, not a real person) in the appropriate uniform. Next to him you will see a barrier and a booth made of wood. Both before and nowadays, the Kremlin of Kolomna has an imposing and respectable appearance (restoration works were carried out not so long ago). There are many objects on the Kremlin territory: a school, several residential buildings, temples and monasteries. You can stroll through the souvenir shops and cafes, visit the local history museum. If you don’t want to walk, buy a ticket on the omnibus. A coachman-guide will take you in a horse-drawn carriage through the entire square. Such guides in Kolomna are able to tell a lot of unusual legends and historical facts.
Official site: http://kolomna-kremlin.org/
The oldest square in the city, on which four famous churches are located at once. In the evening and at night it is illuminated by many shining lights, and acquires a fairy-tale look. You should visit such sights of Kolomna, for example, in order to see the ancient wooden mansions and manor houses - the square is surrounded by them on all sides. The buildings are residential.
Official website: http://kolomna-kreml.ru
Your trip to Kolomna would not be complete without seeing this legendary architectural monument from 1525. The inside of the passage tower holds ancient icons, including the city’s patron saints.
Official website: http://kolomna-kreml.ru
Date of foundation of the sanctuary - 14th century. Today the monastery is on the outskirts of the city, but it is one of the most visited sites in Kolomna. The modern territory of the temple is a colorful place that blooms on summer days. In addition to plants and all kinds of greenery, it is rich in greenhouses and beehives. Not so long ago restoration work was carried out. When you come here, you will be able to look at the cancer with the ashes of St. Theodosius.
Official website: http://www.starogolutvin.ru/
Date of foundation - 14th century. The monastery got its name from its location - it is located in the village of Bobronovo. Clergymen and patriarchs like to visit the temple. There is a society of fans of church history and a Sunday school for believers.
Official website: http://bobrenev.ru/vo.htm
The monastic complex includes several beautiful chapels and temples. Organized excursions are held on the territory. A visit to the souvenir shop, which sells products created by the sisters of the monastery, is offered. In the monastery itself there are relics and icons of St. Matrona of Moscow, Luke and other saints.
Official website: http://novogolutvin.cerkov.ru/
An ancient temple for Orthodox people, built in the 16th century. It was originally made of wood, but the modern building is stone in the Baroque style. The property is owned by the Old Believers of the Russian Orthodox Church. Unfortunately, the original interiors were lost in the early 20th century.
The monument, created on the finances of the Kolomna administration, was presented to the city in 2007. Recall that the Moscow prince was named “Donsky” after he won the battle of Kulikovo. The monument is located near the Kremlin.
Official site: http://kolomna-kreml.
Don’t know what to visit in Kolomna, but you love sweets? Come to this “delicious” museum. You can learn how a treat is made, become a participant in an entertaining tea party with actors dressed up in costumes. The complex is located in an old mansion and occupies several rooms. During the tour you will be tasting different kinds of marshmallow - you can buy the ones you like most of all right here. There is an outdoor cafe in the courtyard.
Official website: http://kolomnapastila.ru
Another great option of where to go in Kolomna with the whole family. The territory is also small (it is necessary to sign up for a tour in advance). Guests are invited to take part in an interactive theatrical show, learn about the peculiarities of production and try kalachi (baked here in a 19th century oven). The local store sells fresh and fragrant pastries.
Official website: https://kolomnapastila.ru
Exhibits in the exhibition halls are provided by I. Kulikova - these are teddy bears, games, dolls, created in 1890-1980 years. The museum was created about 4 years ago. Conducting tours is engaged in the owner of the toys.
Official website: http://kolomna-kreml.
The items in the collections tell the story of 2,000 years of Kolomna history. There are traditional exhibits from the world of fauna and flora (two rooms are devoted to them at once). The other halls contain merchant’s household items, archaeological finds, and objects telling about the traditions and culture of the city.
Official site: http://www.kolomnamuzej
The museum complex began its work not too long ago, and is the property of one of the local residents. The collections are based on home weaving looms (spinning wheels, spindles, etc.), textiles, folk costumes. The museum was originally a shop, now it fully occupies two levels of the house.
Official website: http://www.len-kolomna.ru/
Just like many hotels in Kolomna, the museum is located in a historical building, interesting in itself. Visit the manor house and you can visit, for example, a room stylized as a real Russian hut with a stove. Over six hundred samovars of different colors and sizes are on display. There are also other elements of home utensils.
Official website: http://domsamovara.ru/
Such interesting places in Kolomna are especially recommended for tourists who love honey. The interactive museum complex is located in a 19th-century building that once belonged to a merchant family. The ancient manor house still has wine cellars and cellars for storing honey (the current owners of the museum have restored them). Guests are offered a lot of entertainment: innovative 3D projections, own making and immediate tasting of spicy sbitnj, sampling of honey, getting acquainted with the mead-maker and his assistants, the key woman.
Official website: http://medovusha.ru/
A modern and rather unusual museum, the main theme of which is the Russian avant-garde of the 20th and 21st centuries. If you like the original sights of Russia, by all means come here. You can see not only the 19th century building itself, made of wood and perfectly preserved. But also the creations of such masters as Guro, Kozhin, Matyushin.
Official site: http://museumart.ru/
A spacious museum complex, located in a Russian hut of the 19th century. Exhibits - ancient dolls, elements of the national interior, all kinds of handicrafts. The center has a school, which offers master classes and interactive tours for guests, thematic programs for children of different ages. For example, you can attend a festive meeting on Shrovetide or Christmas, or take part in a class on making a rag doll. Workshops are geared toward both children and adults. At the entrance to the house, you will be given unusual cloth halters. The walls of the room set aside for the tea party visitors are entirely covered with scraps of different colors.
The entire territory of this museum is one room. However, you should not refuse a visit here, because the tour is really interesting. The samples on display are items created by the blacksmiths in different years, weapons, ancient armor, scales, irons, and other household items. A souvenir shop and blacksmith shop are open at the complex, where integrative performances are given.
Official website: http://sloboda.art-kovka.ru/
Date of opening - two years ago. The exhibits are a variety of music boxes, Kolomna gramophones of previous years and even centuries. If you do not know what to see in Kolomna in 1 day, make a visit to this wonderful thematic center. The music played here and the stories of the tour guides will not disappoint you.
Official website: http://коломенскийпатефон.рф/
Another unusual museum complex, the collections of which tell us about everyday life in kommunalka. Excursion programs are interactive and usual overview programs. In the theatrical performances (buy tickets in advance) there are artists in matching outfits. The end of any local tour is a tea party in an improvised Soviet kitchen. Visiting the show will be interesting for anyone of any age. The museum exhibits paintings by contemporary creators, organizes creative evenings and educational classes.
Official website: http://artkommunalka.com/
If you have already seen all those sights of Kolomna, photos with names and descriptions of which we have collected in this review, do not get upset. You should go on excursions to such places of the city as:
In a small museum complex, consisting of two rooms, will be of interest mainly to adults. The collections include the rarest coins and bills. You can find out where the name of our national currency came from, look at poltinas and grivnas, trace the way of money evolution from antiquity to the present. You should also visit the “financial center” for its extraordinary interiors.
The center organizes thematic and sightseeing tours. In addition, you can listen to a lecture on a particular topic of war. The museum complex includes a study of the history of the Great Patriotic War, a hall with an exhibition of unique products of the war years, and the Hall of Fame.
Official website: http://kolomna-memorial.ru/
Date of opening of the ice center - 2006. This two-story rink is one of the most well-appointed and large-format ice rinks in our country. You can see it right now - the shooting of the popular Russian show “Ice Age” took place exactly here. In addition to sporting events, cultural events and meetings of important persons of the city are organized in the center. The ice rink is open for all comers.
Official website: http://kolomna-speed
The park square features a memorial with an eternal flame, several sculptural compositions dedicated to military themes and soldiers, monuments to numerous victims of World War II and an alley of glory. The facility was founded on the territory of the former cemetery at the end of the 20th century with money allocated by the city authorities and residents of Kolomna.
Official website: http://kolomna-memorial.ru
Spacious entertainment and park area with numerous attractions. Enjoys great success with both local residents and visitors to the city. The park was founded in 1948, and originally it was owned by one of the Kolomna enterprises. However, later it was opened for all comers. A huge amount of greenery and fresh air gave this attraction the name “urban lungs”. There is entertainment for people of all ages, there are cafes and souvenir stores.
We told you about the main attractions of Kolomna briefly, and we hope that you will want to see them in person. Read also about sights of Kostroma and get inspired for your further journey around Russia.