Kuskovo is a marvelous palace and park ensemble built in the mid-18th century. It was a country residence of the Sheremetev family, one of the richest noble families in Russia. Being one of the first great summer country estates of the Russian nobility, it was designed as a place for receptions, celebrations and other festivities.
To this day, more than 20 unique architectural monuments have remained intact, including the Palace with its original planning and interiors, the Grotto, the Great Conservatory, the Dutch and Italian Houses and an old home church.
Today the Kuskovo estate is a home of the Russian State Museum of Ceramics that boasts an outstanding collection of more than thirty thousand exhibits of ceramics and glass of various epochs from all over the world. Also, the museum possesses some superb works of Russian and European art, decorative arts and crafts as well as an exclusive collection of 18th century paintings, mostly portraits of Russian emperors and members of the Sheremetev family.
One of the estate’s highlights is the only regular French park that has survived in Moscow to present days and which houses splendid marble Russian and Italian sculptures, ponds and pavilions. It is a great place to take a walk, relax and enjoy the views of this magnificent estate.
Kuskovo is a stunning architectural ensemble, which belonged to the Sheremetev family and represents one of the earliest examples of summer country residences in the 18th century Russia. To this day, several magnificent architectural monuments have remained well preserved, as well as a French formal garden with its marble sculptures, pavilions and ponds, the only park of its kind in Moscow. Nowadays, the estate houses the Russian State Museum of Ceramics, which contains one of the world's largest collections of Russian and foreign ceramics and glass of various epochs from antiquity to modern days.