Kolomenskoye is one of the most picturesque and enjoyable Moscow's out of town attractions. It is located on the bank of the Moscow River, 10 km southeast of the Kremlin and surrounded by over 350 hectares of ancient woodland. Kolomenskoye features many vintage wooden structures, such as beautiful churches and tent-roofed constructions. The entire estate is open for visitors and features some fascinating examples of architecture. The earliest building, which has survived until the present is the Church of Ascension, built in 1532 by the Moscow Grand Prince Vasily III in order to thank God for the birth of his son and heir to the throne, who later became Ivan the Terrible. It was the first tent-roofed church to be built in stone. The impressive Church of Our Lady of Kazan was built in 1644 at the time of Russian Tsar Alexis reign.