Ostankino Palace

Moscow, Russia

Ostankino Palace is a former summer residence and private opera theatre of Sheremetev family. Extant historical Ostankino includes the main wooden palace, built in 1792-1798 around a theater hall, with adjacent Egyptian and Italian pavilions, a 17th-century Trinity church, and fragments of the old Ostankino park with a replica of Milovzor folly.

Ostankino Palace is the real gem of Russian art of the 18th century, where the theatrical room with a stage, auditorium, makeup rooms, architecture, sculpture, painting, graphics and decorative art are in unison. The palace was built according to the plan and order of Count Nikolai Petrovich Sheremetev - one of the most distinguished and wealthy people of his time. Sheremetev was passionate about the theater, had a magnificent troupe of serf actors, so the heart of the summer residence was a theater with a unique theatrical machinery. The interiors of the main halls have preserved the original decor and decoration. Special elegance is attached to the halls of lighting fixtures made of crystal, bronze, gilded carved wood. Construction continued from 1792 to 1795, although the first projects date back to 1790, and the final decoration by 1799.



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Founded: 1790
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Russia

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Алла Осокина (11 months ago)
The Sheremetyevo Palace and the adjacent territory have been closed to visitors for many years under the pretext of preparing for restoration. The local press writes that the process is sluggish, but it goes on: in five to seven years they promise to finish the restoration and open the Palace for visits. In fact, the place is significant, the palace is a monument of wooden architecture, a unique example of architecture. Nobody can say for sure what will remain of it after so many years of conservation. Walking into Ostankino Park, you will certainly stumble upon a structure in the woods, a tattered fence and a closed gate. The children whom we took to the Sheremetyevsky Palace to see wonderful concerts have already grown up ...
Саша Новиков (15 months ago)
The palace-theater is a unique building !!! You must see it with your own eyes! But alas! The museum was closed in 2011, scaffolding was installed and ... that was it! These scaffolds are already in need of repair themselves. Twice, even during the museum's work, YM Luzhkov came, millions were allocated, but even his "push" did not lead to the beginning of restoration work. One gets the impression that "someone" is expecting that the 225-year-old wooden palace will collapse by itself and another shopping center will be built on the vacated territory.
Karl 1974 (2 years ago)
Ostankino Palace is a former summer residence and private opera theatre of Sheremetev family, originally situated several kilometres to the north from Moscow but now a part of the North-Eastern Administrative Okrug of Moscow. Extant historical Ostankino includes the main wooden palace, built in 1792-1798 around a theater hall, with adjacent Egyptian and Italian pavilions, a 17th-century Trinity church, and fragments of the old Ostankino park with a replica of Milovzor folly.
Grange Christophe (2 years ago)
Loved the Ostankino Park! Clean, very nice, pond with boats, cool playgrounds for children! Come back here for sure
Гия Санадзе (2 years ago)
Очень красивое место. Куда прекрасней райской кущи.
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