Afterwards, you will have a chance to visit Kolomenskoye - a unique museum reserve. It was a favourite summer residence of the tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, the second of the Romanovs. His son Peter, the future great Emperor and reformer grew up here. Apart from Peter the Great`s original wooden house, you will see a recreated 17th century wooden palace that contemporaries called "the eighth wonder of the world". After nostalgia for the monarchy became strong in Russia again, the wonderful palace was rebuilt from scratch by modern-day Russian architects. Inside the unique two-storey wooden edifice in Kolomenskoye, you will see the recreation of the original throne room, living-rooms, pieces of furniture, stained glass windows etc.
Finally, the guide will take you to the Convent of SS. Martha and Mary - another place in Moscow associated with the last of the Romanovs, Nicolas II and Alexandra. The sister of the Empress, Elizaveta Romanova (Grand Duchess Elizabeth) founded this cloister after the assassination of her husband during the first Russian revolution. In 1918, after the Bolshevik Revolution, Elizabeth shared the tragic fate of Tsar Nicolas`s family; she was arrested and summarily executed. Recently, all of them were canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church as holy martyrs. In the grounds of the reopened convent you will see some photos of the last Romanovs, the well-preserved Church of the Saviour, with a new icon of the Royal Martyrs and a monument to St.Elizabeth with the dedicatory inscription; "To the Grand Duchess with penance".