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Abandoned estates and monuments in the north-west of Moscow

Road Trip Route. Visit the abandoned estates near Moscow., Buy a Pavloposadian handkerchief, Touch the history of architecture of Ancient Russia, Learn to blacksmith.

The journey will take you back centuries and give you the opportunity to see the beauty of the monuments of architecture of Ancient Russia, represented as monasteries, temples, cathedrals and the Kremlin. It is a wonderful opportunity to touch the era and feel the full power of the national heritage of our country. Be sure to visit the smiths and the Museum of Wooden Architecture, which displays peasant life in the most authentic huts. The route also includes estates near Moscow that used to belong to the richest families in Russia. Now they are little known, but this does not prevent them from maintaining their charm and great atmosphere.

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Abandoned Manor House and Museum of Russian Shawl and Shawl History

Did you know that there are abandoned manor houses in the Moscow region that belonged to famous and wealthy Russian families centuries ago? This journey starts with two such places. In the afternoon you will have a unique opportunity to buy the famous Pavloposadskiy shawl at the Russian shawl museum, learn the history of its creation and the influence of fashion on shawls and shawls.

Усадьба Горенки графов Разумовских

One of the largest estates, which was very famous in the age of the nobility. It was owned by such rich families as Dolgoruky, Razumovsky, Yusupov. Now the manor is in disrepair, but you can take beautiful atmospheric photographs here.

Усадьба Пехра-Яковлевское

The manor belonged to eminent noble families and has been widely known for centuries. It is the most real island of the forest, located on the bank of the Pekhorka River with its tall maples, huge oaks and old linden trees. There is a Temple of Transfiguration on the territory. Like the previous farmstead, this one is in disrepair and slowly deteriorating. So be careful when exploring this beautiful place!

Roma Pizza

Delicious pizza, pasta, famous Italian salads and, of course, juicy meat dishes - all this can be ordered in a small but very cozy restaurant. We advise you to book a table in advance, as it's quite crowded on weekends. You may reserve a table at [website](https://pizza-roma.org) or by phone +7 (495) 517-73-56.

Музей истории русского платка и шали

The Museum of Russian Shawl and Shawl History is a private collection of the factory director. The exhibits introduce visitors to Russian traditional women's costumes, the influence of fashion on the popularity of shawls and shawls, and the technology of drawing patterns on fabric. We advise you to purchase an audio guide or order a guide in advance by calling +7 (496) 432-25-19. Opening hours: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. without lunch break. Weekends: Monday and last Friday of the month (sanitary day).

Покровско-Васильевский мужской монастырь

In 2002 more than 100 particles of relics of Kievo-Pechersk saints were brought to this monastery and exhibited for prayer and veneration. If you are not interested in the temple's decorations, you can just walk around the beautiful territory.

Красна изба

The restaurant is located on the territory of the hotel complex "Podvorie". It is one of the best restaurants in the area. You will be pleasantly surprised by the wide choice of Russian dishes, friendly staff and warm atmosphere. Pay your attention to pancakes with salmon and fish under the hat.

Day 2: Old city of Vladimir

The second day of the trip will be devoted to the oldest and most important city of Russia - Vladimir. Many centuries ago it was Vladimir that was the center of political power and religion. You will get acquainted with the famous cathedrals and architectural monuments of the times of prosperity of this city. Don't forget to visit the real forge, learn how to forge iron and feel like a craftsman of those times.

Золотые ворота

The uniqueness of the structure is that only the Golden Gates in Jerusalem, Constantinople and Kiev have survived from the Middle Ages. It was the main, most elegant and solemn gate of the capital of Northeast Russia.

Смотровая площадка у Дмитриевского собора

The Dmitrievsky Cathedral, although small in size, is striking in its grandeur and monumentality. A distinctive feature and value of the cathedral is the richest white stone carvings. Its walls are decorated with around 600 reliefs depicting saints. Try to find mythical and real animals in its reliefs. Be sure to walk to the observation deck and take a few pictures with a view of the Klyazma River. You can buy tickets in advance on [this website](http://tickets.vladmuseum.ru/ru/#id=181&sid=124). Mode of the cathedral: Daily from 10:00 to 18:00; Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00; Tuesday is a day off. Sanitary day: 12.01, 13.01, 14.01, 15.01, 19.01, 20.01, 21.01, 22.01, 26.01, 27.01, 28.01, 29.01, 17.02, 24.03, 21.04.

Свято-Успенский кафедральный собор

The main temple of the city, which is the most valuable monument of the ancient Russian architecture. The frescoes of Andrei Rublev, the brilliant Russian icon painter of the 15th century, preserved in the cathedral are of great value. You can buy tickets in advance on [this website](http://tickets.vladmuseum.ru/ru/#id=181&sid=124). Working hours: Daily: 10:00-17:00; Monday is the day off; Sanitary days: 11.01, 18.01, 25.01.

Памятник Князю Владимиру

Make sure you reach the monument to Vladimir and St. Fedor. A stunning monument, next to which you can enjoy an extraordinary view of the city and the Assumption Cathedral.


Panoramic view over the city from the restaurant's windows won't leave anyone indifferent, and in warm season a chic viewing terrace opens. The menu offers European, Georgian and Russian dishes. We advise you to book a table by phone +7 (4922) 46-47-46 in advance; the place is very popular.

Кузница Бородиных

Learn the craft of blacksmithing with professional blacksmiths who masterfully explain and show the intricacies of their craft. A real interactive workshop, after which you will leave with your forged piece. The forge itself is full of antique and authentic items. Working schedule: Friday from 12 noon to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00.

Музей Ложки

A private museum of spoons with a collection of more than 15 thousand kinds of spoons not only from Russia, but also from other countries of the world. In the museum you will be able to learn about the history of the spoon, different techniques and manufacturing techniques, learn many signs and wonders related to the spoon. The museum works every day from 11:00 till 18:00. If you wish, you can order a tour at [official website](http://музей-ложки.рф/zakazat-ekskursiyu) of the museum.

Gazpromneft filling station #125

There's a gas station coming up. If you are tired, make a comfortable stop - come for a coffee!

Русское подворье

A cozy Russian cuisine restaurant located in the heart of the city. The chic veranda opens in the warm season. Visitors recommend stewed lamb with porridge, lamb, pickles and bilberries. The menu offers a large selection of pirozhki with different fillings. Pay attention to the tinctures of its own production. Working hours: Monday - weekend; Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday - from 10:00 to 22:00; Friday, Saturday - from 10:00 to 23:00.

Day 3: Classic Russian landscape of Suzdal

Today you will get acquainted with the amazing city-museum - Suzdal. The historical monuments of the city are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, which makes it a treasure trove of national culture. Suzdal, as in a time capsule, has preserved almost all of the millennial history of the city, which has had time to visit both the princely capital, and the backwoods. Having visited this city once, you'll want to return here to see the boundless Russian expanses once again.

Музей деревянного зодчества и крестьянского быта

Explore the everyday life of a pre-revolutionary village, look into the huts of peasants and find unique household items that have long since gone out of use. There are 15 architectural monuments on the museum's territory, presented in the form of huts, mills, barns and other constructions of that time. You can buy tickets in advance on [this website](http://tickets.vladmuseum.ru/ru/#id=181&sid=27). Mode of operation: Daily from 09:00 to 17:00; Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00; Sanitary day: 13.01, 20.01, 21.01, 26.01, 24.02, 17.03, 28.04, 11.11.

Суздальский кремль

The Suzdal Kremlin has survived raids, fires and devastation. It is a museum complex where many unique masterpieces of ancient Russian art and exhibits related to Suzdal history are kept and shown. The basis of the architectural ensemble consists of several churches, Episcopal chambers and ancient Nativity Cathedral. You can buy tickets in advance on [this website](http://tickets.vladmuseum.ru/ru/#id=181&sid=27). Working mode: Kremlin grounds: Daily from 9:00 to 19:00; Saturday from 9:00 to 20:00; Expositions: Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m; Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00; Sanitary day: 12.01, 15.01, 19.01, 22.01, 25.01, 26.01, 16.02, 23.03, 27.04.

Le Bazar

In this restaurant you will be transferred to the modern culture of gastronomy. Unusual interior, original details and familiar dishes of Russian cuisine in the interpretation of fusion will not leave you indifferent. They say it's very tasty borscht and salad with pumpkin and duck.

Спасо-Евфимиев монастырь

Initially the monastery was built as a fortress to protect against enemy raids. Over time, however, cathedrals and other structures began to appear here. On the territory of the monastery you can visit the prison castle, where prisoners undesirable to Catherine II and political prisoners and German prisoners of war under the Soviet regime were kept. In the monastery there is a monument-chapel on the place of burial of Dmitry Pozharsky. You can buy tickets in advance on [this website](http://tickets.vladmuseum.ru/ru/#id=181&sid=27). Mode of operation: Daily: 10:00-18:00; Saturday: 10:00-19:00. Sanitary days: 11.01, 14.01, 18.01, 27.01, 28.01, 29.01, 25.02, 18.03, 29.04.

Свято-Благовещенский Киржачский Женский Монастырь

It's time to make a little stop at the nunnery in the town of Kirzhach. From the monastery you can walk to the Kirzhach river and enjoy the peace of local beauty. Mode of operation: Daily: 08:00-17:30.


It's time to refresh yourself before the rest of the trip. Simple and very tasty European and Russian dishes are served here. You can reserve a table by calling +7 (919) 002-20-80.