Kuskovo - Moscow
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The Kuskovo estate is an architectural complex in the west of Moscow. It was built in the middle of XVII century in classicism style. It is one of the greatest summer estates, which belonged to the Sheremetev family. They are known for their involvement in charity, so Sheremetevs' servants sincerely loved by them. The estate included three parts: behind-the-pond part with the menagerie, the French garden with ponds and marble sculptures and English garden called 'Guy'. There was a lot of different pavilions: Grotto, Hermitage, Dutch and Italian houses, which survived until nowadays.
Kuskovo is one of the most impressive architectural complexes in Moscow countryside which features high-class lifestyle and was the example of harmony and rationalism befriended nicely.
In 1769-75 the main palace was designed by Ch. de Vaya and built by K. Blank. It's a stylish stone building, created in classicism style with baroque elements. The interior has perfect examples of Russian and European art and crafts.
It's a wonderful park to have a stroll and enjoy the simple magnificence of the estate which has witnessed the blissful moments of high aristocracy life.