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Russia's Golden Fall Comes to Moscow's Historic Kuskovo Estate

Autumn is one of the best times to visit Russia's majestic and enchanting manors and palaces. The Kuskovo Estate in eastern Moscow is one of these places.

Built in the mid-18th century by the wealthy Sheremetyev family, it is one of the oldest estates of its kind still standing in Russia's capital. The family used the estate as a summer country home, hosting magnificent receptions, theatrical shows and celebrations.

During the 1770s-1780s, the Kuskovo Estate was visited by nearly 30,000 people, including Catherine the Great and Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II.

The estate was converted into a museum in 1919. Today, it houses the Russian State Museum of Ceramics, with pieces dating from antiquity to the present. The estate's parks, meanwhile, are a favorite spot for Muscovites to enjoy the outdoors.