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Grotto near pond in Kuskovo

Grotto near pond in Kuskovo

The Kuskovo Estate, nicknamed the Moscow Versailles due to its formal French gardens, is a perfect example of an 18th century Muscovite country residence. The history of the estate dates back to 1715, when Tsar Peter the Great awarded the village of Kuskovo to Boris Sheremetev, a Russian general who excelled at the battle of Poltava and who decided to build a summer residence there.
The Grotto (1755-61) by F. Argunov was a resting/cooling place for guests on hot summer days. It is designed to seem like an underwater cave with its sea shell decorations and greenish color. Nowadays the Grotto pavilion has the unique collection of porcelain, antique ceramics, faience, majolica, glass, and crystal from the West Europe and Russia.

Photo taken on 2004-07-11 at 11:17:53

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Yair Weissman Yair Weissman
From: Israel
Date: 2015-12-22 07:11:57

We landed in Moscow for one night connection and we only had a few hours in the evening to tour the city.
A Google search prior to our trip, resulted in a few guides for a night tour of Moscow, and I contacted them all by email. Arthur was the most responsive and communicative, and gave the best impression by far, so we payed the deposit by Paypal and waited for the day.
Arthur met us at the hotel at 20:00 as agreed (90 minutes after landing) and took us to a great tour of the city, explaining both what we see all the time, as well as the history of Moscow and Russia. Arthur also took nice photos of us with his professional Nikon camera, and two days later sent them to us via Dropbox.
I would recommend using Arthur's services with no hesitations! Excellent English, Good clean car, polite and knowledgable.
Next time I'll be visiting Moscow (hopefully during day-time, no doubt I'll use Arthur's services again.