Beauties of the northwest Moscow region – Road.Travel

Beauties of the northwest Moscow region

Road Trip Route. Savvino Storozhevsky Monastery and Museum of Lyubov Orlova, New Jerusalem Monastery in Istra, Tchaikovsky House-Museum in Klin.

The west of Moscow suburbs is rightfully considered to be "little Switzerland" - nature, architecture, history - everything amazes the imagination and causes the desire to return there again and again. Let's get acquainted closer with the brightest estates, cities and temples of this direction?

History and Culture, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Moscow

Maria Mamedli. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: From Zvenigorod to New Jerusalem

On the first day you'll get acquainted with the small town Zvenigorod and its main places of interest. Then you'll go to Novy Jerusalem - the pearl of the Christian Moscow region.

Саввино-Сторожевский монастырь

Start your trip from Zvenigorod, get acquainted with its main treasure - Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery. It is considered one of the most beautiful and ancient monasteries of Russia. Place of pilgrimage of thousands of believers from all corners of the Orthodox world. Excursion on a monastery book in advance in [pilgrim service](http://savva.pravorg.ru/?page_id=1319).

Культурный центр им. Любови Орловой

Then go to the unique People's Museum of Lubov Orlova. The museum is located here not by chance, the People's Artist of the USSR, the favorite and idol of many generations - Lubov Petrovna Orlova, was born in Zvenigorod and spent her childhood and youth in this place. Here you will see unique costumes from film shoots and get acquainted with a part of the actress' amazing life. The museum is closed on Mondays and Sundays.

Братец Кролик

Immediately after the museum, you can relax in a cozy cafe and have lunch before the road.

Музей русского десерта

And after lunch, it's time to have tea at the Russian dessert museum. Here you will learn how to bake baranki in a Russian oven, learn all about Russian ovens and bakeries and have tea with still warm baranki. Sign up for the tour in advance by phone at [group](https://vk.com/m_r_d).

Новоиерусалимский монастырь

Once you're full of energy, head to one of the main sanctuaries of the Moscow region, the New Jerusalem Monastery. Here you will be able to fully enjoy the whole ensemble, relics and history of this unique place.

Семейное кафе «Дача»

After a busy day, have dinner in a cozy, homey restaurant. It is located not far from the monastery, which is very convenient. And here every gourmand can find a dish to his/her liking.

Day 2: Solnechnogorsk and the estate of A. Blok

Start the second day with aromatic coffee, then go to Solnechnogorsk to get acquainted with the history and nature of the city. At the end of the day an immersion in the life and poetry of Alexander Blok is planned. "A Pharmacy, a Street, a Lantern..."

Кофемашина

Start the new day at the city's lovely coffee shop, where fresh, fragrant coffee is brewed and delicious scones are baked for breakfast.

Gazpromneft filling station #28

Isn't it time to stop on vacation? You can warm up, fill up and buy goods on the way at Gazpromneft's filling stations.

Путевой Дворец Музейно-выставочный Центр

Start the second day of the trip from the City of the Sun. The city is rightfully considered one of the brightest representatives of merchant Russia. Start your acquaintance with the Way Palace of Solnechnogorsk. It is definitely worth visiting several halls of the exposition: "Road Hall", "Noblemen's Drawing Room", "Merchant's Hall", "Room of a townsman", "Peasant Hut", "Hall of Military Valour". The museum is closed on Monday, Tuesday and the last Thursday of each month.

Солнечногорская русалка

After learning a bit about the history of the city, head out to explore the natural landscape. Solnechnogorsk is the only city of the Moscow region, which has its own lake - Senezh. There is an alley of unusual sculptures on the lake embankment in the city park. The inhabitants of the city themselves call Solnechnogorsk park "the park of strange sculptures". The most original of them is the monument to the Mermaid in a tunic and with an accordion.

Mamma Italia

Lunch at a restaurant near the lake. The service is pretty quick, so it won't take long.

Усадьба «Шахматово»

After lunch - to the birthplace of Alexander Blok. You will be able to get acquainted with the history of the poet's family and work. The museum is open until 17:30, weekends are Monday and Tuesday.

Музей-заповедник А.А. Блока, Усадьба Тараканова И.В.

In 1898, a zemstvo school was built in Tarakanovo, and the first exhibition dedicated to Alexander Blok was opened there. Now there is his museum here. And in the park you can admire the monument to the poet and his lady of the heart Lyubov Mendeleyeva. The museum is open until 5:30 p.m., weekends are Monday and Tuesday.

Cafe Marenholtz

Dinner in a cozy cafe in Senezh shopping centre. It's a nice place to cook and there's something to occupy children.

Day 3: Cline: from history to music

On the final day visit Klin, where you will learn the history of the town and the manor of P.I. Tchaikovsky. On the way back you can stop at the outlet and do some shopping.

Колокольня Троицкого Соборного комплекса

Head to the small town of Klin and experience the ancient monuments of Russian culture. It's worth paying attention to the Trinity Cathedral! The grandeur of the construction is amazing.

Успенская церковь в Демьяново

The Church of the Assumption is considered one of the oldest. Its construction dates back to the middle of the XVI century.

Кафе-бар "Улица 8"

A short rest and a snack at a local cafe. Then to the main object of the day.

Дом-музей П.И. Чайковского

The house-museum of P.I. Tchaikovsky. All the furnishings have been preserved, and you can immerse yourself in the life and times of the great composer. For fans of classical music this is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the times of great composers and performers. Also the nature and the location of the manor allows you to take a walk and feel like a real musician. The museum is closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Fashion House Outlet Centre

On the way to Moscow, you can check out a quaint out-of-town outlet, do some shopping and get a little distraction from a busy trip.

Il Patio

You can grab a bite to eat at an Italian restaurant in the same mall.