What is remarkable about the ancient city of Dmitrov? Why is a frog considered its symbol? What is unusual about Zhostov's painting? The answers to these and other questions we will find out by going on this short journey.
During the day of our trip we will get acquainted with Russian folk craft - Zhostov paintings, then go to the ancient city of Dmitrov and visit the most remarkable and interesting places.
Good morning! Today we have a busy journey from the capital to Dmitrov. We are going to learn a lot of new and interesting things!
Start your journey by refueling at Gazprom Neft filling stations, grab coffee and fresh pastries on the way to make your trip more comfortable!
We'll visit the village of Zhostovo, where the famous Zhostovo factory, which produces trays with bright artistic paintings, is located. We will visit the tray museum, where there is a huge collection of products, and get acquainted with the history of great crafts. After that we will take part in a master class, where we will understand the secret of painting and create our own masterpiece. Visits are made by [advance booking](https://zhostovo.ru/page/excursions).
Our acquaintance with the city will begin at the main Dmitrov Square. This is where various events are held. On the square there are monuments dedicated to two great people - Yury Dolgoruky and Vladimir Lenin. We'll walk around the square, take beautiful pictures.
Not far from the square there is a cozy grill bar with a good range and fast food serving. We will have lunch and rest, then go on to get acquainted with the city.
While in Dmitrov, you should definitely visit the house of the famous Russian scientist, geographer and public figure Kropotkin. Here we will learn about the life of Peter Alekseevich, his merits, as well as see the preserved household items of the XIX century. The museum is closed on Mondays.
We will visit the main attraction of the city and get to know its history even better. We'll walk along the museum-reserve, which contains architectural ensemble of XIX century, Assumption Cathedral, Elizabeth Church and monuments.
The frog is considered the symbol of Dmitrov. A small museum was opened in honor of it. Here we will visit the excursion, look at interesting exhibits of the museum and find the answer to the question - why did the frog become a symbol of the city?
After the Museum of Frogs we will visit the fountain, on which sit four tsarevna frogs, which, according to the plot of the townspeople, waiting for their Ivanov-Tsarevich.
Before heading back to Moscow, let's stop by the atmospheric restaurant Volna. This restaurant is popular among tourists for its warm and friendly atmosphere, delicious food and drinks. You can book a table at [website](https://volna-restoran.ru).
This is the end of our journey to Dmitrov. In one day we got acquainted with one of the ancient cities of the Moscow region.