Cats, horses and Vikings: cultural life outside the Capital of Culture – Road.Travel

Cats, horses and Vikings: cultural life outside the Capital of Culture

Road Trip Route. Pet the fluffy pets of the Cat Museum, Watch a show with horses, Climb the legendary Rumbolovsky mountain.

One day trip to Ladoga Lake is a great opportunity to relax from the city bustle and rush and visit unique places in the vicinity of St. Petersburg. This is an opportunity not only to diversify your weekend, but also to learn a lot of new and interesting things, expand your horizons and get a lot of impressions. Route developed with the support of [Volkswagen Caddy](

Adventure. From: Saint Petersburg

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Extraordinary performances and memorable walks

When planning this trip, focus primarily on the poster of the Veleso Theatre. And where exactly you can look before and after the performance - we'll find out below.

Saint Petersburg

Румболовский парк

Rumbolovská hill is a natural monument in itself, but over time it has become a place of memory, significant for all the inhabitants of the city. At the foot of the mountain there is a memorial in the form of oak and laurel leaves, symbolizing life and fame, and an acorn before them, symbolizing new life. Next to the monument there is a stele with the image of trucks, once walking along the Road of Life to the besieged Leningrad. On the stele itself there are poems by the Soviet poetess Olga Berggolts. In a large park with paths behind the memorial there is an opportunity to walk a little and take a photo.

Cats museum (Музей кошки)

The Cat Museum in Vsevolozhsk will be equally interesting for adults and kids. The oldest cat-café in Russia is located in a small two-storey house. The main exposition is on the second floor. Here are not only paintings and figures of cats - in the museum live real cats, which can be petted. The poster of the museum and the cost of the excursion can be found [on the official website](

Restaurant and banquet hall "Dacha"

For lunch you can stop at the restaurant "Dacha", which is hiding in a quiet corner in the heart of Vsevolozhsk. Two halls of the cafe are decorated in European style. There are dishes of European cuisine in the menu. In summer time there is an open terrace and a playground.

Veleso Conno Drama Theatre

We suggest going to a very interesting performance, where the main actors are horses! And no, this is not a circus or a horse club. Horses are treated here with care and love, without ammunition and rigid training. Each performance is unique: there is improvisation from the main performers! All in all, be sure to check out [playbill]( of the performances to pick a day of travel and go enjoy the art. You can also check out [website]( for individual programs.

Mir Mayakov

Lastly, let's go to the restaurant on the shore of Ladoga. Incredible view of the lake, delicious and varied food and cozy atmosphere is the perfect end of the trip! After dinner you can take a short walk along the picturesque shore of the endless Lake Ladoga.

Saint Petersburg