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    Day 3

    124 mi

    Canoeing down the Pra River and the ancient Kasimov

    We rest by the Pra River, which is called the pearl of the Meshchersk region. On the banks of the river there are many equipped parking lots for recreation. The banks are high, wooded, here and there are comfortable sandy beaches. The river is calm, there are no rapids, you can meet small rocks sometimes. After that, you'll spend the night in Kasimov, a town with an amazing history, which deserves a trip of its own.
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    1 hr 20 min
    Pamyatnik S. Yeseninu
    10:30 AM10 min

    Pamyatnik S. Yeseninu

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    In the morning we arrive at the place Spas-Klepiki. For admirers of Sergei Yesenin's work, this place is known for the fact that the famous poet studied here in the church-teacher's school.
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    Muzey Yesenina
    11:00 AM1 hr

    Muzey Yesenina

    Museum
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    If you like quiet rest and informative excursions, you can go to the museum dedicated to the poet, and then take a walk along the banks of the picturesque Pra River. Yes, such places can't help but inspire.
    The museum is closed on Monday.
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    Beach on the Pra River
    12:30 PM30 min

    Beach on the Pra River

    Beach
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    If the weather is good, you can swim, or just relax on the banks of the river. The area here is very picturesque.
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    30 min
    Platforma Tuma
    1:30 PM30 min

    Platforma Tuma

    Museum
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    On the way to Kasimov we come across a curious open-air museum. It is dedicated to narrow-gauge technology.
    At the beginning of the last century, many kilometers of such roads ran through the hard-to-reach forests of Meshchera - they were needed to transport timber and peat. Konstantin Paustovsky beautifully recalls these roads: "Beyond Gus-Khrustalny, at the quiet Tuma station, I boarded a narrow-gauge train. It was a Stephenson-era train. The steam locomotive, resembling a samovar, whistled with a child's falsetto.
    Once the Meshchera line, praised by Paustovsky, was more than 200 kilometers long, then - 100 kilometers, and the last segment mysteriously disappeared from the Russian Railways. A criminal case was even opened for theft - of course, still unsolved.
    Today, narrow gauge railroads are a relic and a rarity, so the museum is definitely worth a visit. Here you can see an old passenger car, a flat car, a track snowplow, a diesel locomotive TU-A7 in good condition. The museum is open daily and around the clock.
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    1 hr
    Kasimovskiy Dvorik
    3:10 PM1 hr

    Kasimovskiy Dvorik

    Café
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    We'll have lunch at the art-café "Kasimovsky Dvorik". The menu includes shashlik, fish on coals, poultry dishes: hungry travelers have their eyes wide open.
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    Kasimov Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve, Khan Mosque
    4:55 PM30 min

    Kasimov Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve, Khan Mosque

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    We'll spend the rest of the day in Kasimov. This city was once the capital of the Kasimov Khanate, a state that was formed in the mid-15th century. In Kasimov there are many traces of the rich past - old mosques, khan's tombs and other curious buildings.
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    Ascension Cathedral
    6:00 PM1 hr

    Ascension Cathedral

    Church
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    The cathedral acquired its present appearance in the nineteenth century; previously there was a wooden church on this site, which had not survived the fire. Interesting fact: the church was built according to the same plan as the cathedral in Gatchina, and is considered one of the most beautiful representatives of the temple architecture of Ryazan province.
    After visiting the temple, go for a walk through the city streets and squares. Kasimov is a very interesting provincial town, contrasting, so it is worth taking time for an evening walk to get to know it better.
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    Kasimovskiy Dvorik
    7:35 PM1 hr 30 min

    Kasimovskiy Dvorik

    Café
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    There aren't many places in Kasimov where you can have a good meal, so we go to Kasimovsky Dvorik again. By the way, the shashlik here is very tasty!
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