Cultural life in Jaroslavl – Road.Travel

Cultural life in Jaroslavl

Road Trip Route. Go to the Iron and Kettle Museum, See the oldest Rostov Kremlin, To be photographed against the background of Rybinskoye reservoir, Learn the history of the valenok, ... and the secrets of the Kalyazinskaya bell tower., .

Yaroslavl land is one of the oldest and most interesting "cultural nests". It is no coincidence that the manuscript "The Tale of Igor's Campaign" has been preserved here, the first Russian theatre appeared here, the first Russian provincial magazine was published, one of the first printing houses was founded. The unique conglomerate of 12 Old Russian cities, like a color scheme, conveys the rich resources of the Yaroslavl region: turquoise Volga, green forests and meadows, blue surface of lakes, gold domes. On this trip you will visit cities such as: Sergiev Posad, Pereyaslavl-Zalessky, Rostov the Great, Yaroslavl, Tutaev, Rybinsk, Myshkin and Uglich.

Arts and Creativity. From: Moscow

Darina Frantz. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Welcome to Sergiev Posad.

Today you will get acquainted with the city of Moscow region, which is included in the route of the Golden Ring of Russia. Every year thousands of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world come here. The city received its name from St. Sergius of Radonezh, the founder of the largest monastery in Russia - the Trinity Sergius Lavra.

Сергиево-Посадский государственный историко-художественный музей-заповедник

The Sergiev Posad State Historical and Art Museum-Reserve is considered the guardian of one of the largest collections of Russian art. This very museum was called the "Hermitage of Russian Culture". The Gallery was founded in 1920 on the basis of the artistic treasures of the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra. Weekend: Monday, Tuesday. Sanitary day: last Wednesday of each month

Музейный комплекс «Конный двор»

One of the oldest buildings in Sergiev Posad. Located in one of the most picturesque parts of the city, on the shore of the White Pond, it has long been classified as one of the most important architectural monuments, which was laid back in 1790. Contemporaries compared it with a "monastery" near the walls of the great Lavra. Weekend: Monday, Tuesday. Sanitary day: last Wednesday of each month


Have a good meal before you take a long walk. In the restaurant menu you will find many hearty dishes of Georgian cuisine. Visitors praise khachapuri and khinkali very much, perhaps you will also like it.

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (Троице-Сергиева лавра)

The Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra is a monastery founded in the XIV century by St. Sergius of Radonezh. Here you can order a sightseeing tour with visits to the three main cathedrals. Experienced guides will acquaint you with the shrines, architecture and sights of the monastery. Children will surely enjoy the educational programs "Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra through the eyes of a child" and "The army of Russia and the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra".

Смотровая площадка

Stop by the scenic observation deck and enjoy the views. Take a photo as a memento and go on your way.

Трактир «Попов Луг»

This is a real Slavic tavern with a beautiful and cozy atmosphere. Here you will be offered delicious homemade dishes made of farm products.

Day 2: Along the shores of Lake Plesheevo

You will meet this day at the shores of a mirror lake surrounded by real Russian nature. According to the plan, there are several interesting places that reflect the culture of our country. Be ready to get a sea of impressions.

Музей утюга

This unusual museum is located in an ancient two-storey merchant house. It is dedicated to the history of the most ordinary object in the life of every person - an iron. It is nice that all the exhibits here are allowed to touch and take pictures with your hands. Iron in a unique collection of more than two hundred. And they are collected not only from cities and towns of Russia, but also from other countries. Mode of operation: Wednesday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00; Saturday, Sunday 10:00 - 18:00 Monday is a day off

Музей чайника

The museum, which contains many different teapots and samovars as well as other household items used in the past centuries. Both adults and children will find it interesting to visit this museum. Funny inscriptions on the house and the shelves with the exhibits will make you smile more than once. Mode of operation: daily 10:00 - 18:00

Русский парк

It is a large territory where real Russian huts, kvass museum, tea museum and many other things are located. Here you can also buy interesting souvenirs for memory and kvass of local production. Various master classes are held here. Here you can also find household items of villagers and a collection of Russian folk musical instruments. Operation mode: daily, 10:00 - 18:00


Lunch you will spend in this small but very pleasant cafe. It serves delicious and juicy burgers.

Сыроварня "Коваль"

At the cheese farm you will learn how and from what real cheese is made, you will be able to see the cooking process through a special viewing window, learn about the history and features of Russian cheese making, and become a real cheese sommelier after tasting.

Варварин Ключ

This is a holy spring, located near Lake Pleshcheyevo. The place is very secluded, quiet and beautiful, and the water from the spring is clean, delicious, enriched with silver, long retains its qualities and has healing properties.

Ресторан Усадьба Плешанова

Pleasant quiet place, located on the shore of Lake Nero. The first dishes and snacks are very good. Visitors recommend Borodinsky borsch in a loaf.

Day 3: Walk around Yaroslavl

Today you will get to an ancient city that is comparable to a book written by a wise and talented author. This book contains many chapters - it is a city that at all times was "ahead of the whole planet", a city that is full of imperceptible details like a tile or an insurance board, hidden behind the luxury of facades. Yaroslavl is so multi-faceted and unique that every person, whether a local resident or a guest, necessarily has his own unique history associated with it, his own unique perception of the city space.

Ростовский кремль

The unique historical appearance of the Rostov Kremlin is appreciated by historians and art workers. Many feature and documentary films were shot within the walls of the medieval fortress. In particular, it was the Rostov Kremlin that became the main scenery for the cult Soviet comedy "Ivan Vasilyevich changes his profession".

Художественный музей

This is the largest art museum in the Russian province. It was founded on the initiative of local artists and antique lovers in 1919. The core of the collection was formed in the first decades from the collections of several Yaroslavl public organizations, as well as from contributions from the State Museum Fund, the Tretyakov Gallery and the Russian Museum, from artists and individuals.


Wonderful restaurant of Russian cuisine overlooking the Volga River. Admire the posh views during your perfect lunch. Here is a popular salad with rabbit liver in honey and maize sauce and pancakes with pear.

Strelka (Стрелка)

Central Park of the city, which offers beautiful views of the Volga, Damansky Island, the quay, the domes of churches. City events are held here, once in honor of the City Day an air show was organized above Strelka.

Звонница с церковью Богоматери Печерской

This is an ancient belfry, which began to be built in the XVI century. Originally there were two tiers in it - on the top there was a bell tower with green tiled tents, and on the bottom - a church. For some centuries in a construction there were some changes. From the top of the bell tower there is an excellent view of the historical center of Yaroslavl.

Памятник Ярославу Мудрому

The monument to the founder of the city Prince Yaroslav the Wise is located on the Epiphany Square in the center of Yaroslavl. The prince is facing those entering the city center from the Moscow direction.

Киш Миш

It's very tasty and beautiful. It's a cozy restaurant that will be hard to get away from. Caucasian dishes are served here.

Day 4: Along the Volga River

Today's route goes together with the mighty Volga, through the main cities of Yaroslavl. You will see the modest but rich in history city of Tutaev. You will visit the banks of the immense Rybinskoye reservoir. And you'll find out why the city of Myshkin has such a bizarre name.

Крестовоздвиженский Собор

In 1283 a wooden cathedral temple was laid here. It survived many attacks and invasions. The temple experienced its ups and downs, but still lives and embodies the history of Yaroslavl land.

Воскресенский Собор

This majestic white five-domed temple is located on a hillside and is surrounded by wooden, darkened houses. It is a bright example of Yaroslavl church architecture and is deservedly included in the list of attractions of the Golden Ring of Russia.

Рыбинский музей-заповедник

The main attraction of the ancient Volga city is located in the building of the New Bread Exchange. The basis of the art collection is represented by the works of famous masters of the Russian school of XVIII - XX centuries: I. Ya. The portrait gallery of counts Musiny-Pushkin is widely represented. It's opening time: Monday-Friday from 9:00 to 5:00, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10:00 to 18:00. All main expositions of the museum (except temporary exhibitions) are open on Monday. Sanitation days: from 1 January to 30 April and from 1 September to 31 December is the last Wednesday of the month.

Памятник Льву Ошанину

The monument to the famous songwriter is on the observation deck. Make a small stop and take a photo as a memento.


It's time for the long-awaited lunch. We suggest we spend it at this retreat. Here you will find a pleasant interior, friendly service and too tasty dishes. Pay attention to the cheese cream soup, eggplant salad and baked potatoes with goat cheese.

Красная площадь

Red Square is one of the most beautiful places in Rybinsk. Its history dates back to the middle of the XVIII century. Originally, the square was completely filled with retail counters and was called Torgovaya. Its present appearance includes restored historical buildings of the XVIII - XIX centuries.

Музей Русские Валенки

Here is an interesting story about the emergence of unusual valenki models, the masters, their techniques. You will get to know not only about felt mice, but also about felt mice made by your own hands. You can buy valenki, slippers in the form of a mouse and even interesting shoes in heels. Hours of work: Monday-Friday 10:00-17:00, Saturday to Sunday 10:00-15:00.

Музей живых ремесел

The Myskino Peasantry Museum gathered the world's largest collection of spinning machines and equipment for flax processing. In the past, they were able to work with linen in every town hut, although the process of transforming linen into fabric was long and painstaking. There are folk festivals, master classes and fairs. Follow the news at [site](


Here you will be greeted as if you were at home, fed with homemade food and served on the most friendly level. Be sure to try the salt and salted cucumbers.

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Day 5: Exploring cities in the Volga region

Today you will continue to get acquainted with the cities of the Volga region. A lot of interesting stories and amazing facts are waiting for you ahead. Take a good mood and comfortable shoes with you, you will walk a lot.

Угличский кремль

The Uglich Kremlin, like most medieval fortresses, occupies a peninsula position: it stands on a cape between the Volga River and the flowing into it Silkovka River and Stone Creek. A ditch was dug from Silkovka to Stone Brook, which allowed to create a water barrier on all four sides of the Kremlin.

Музей тюремного искусства «Запретная зона»

This museum was created by a private individual. It consists of only two rooms, one of which is a replica of a typical prison cell. Here you'll see things that the prisoners have done with their own hands. It'll be interesting.

Музей мифов и суеверий русского народа

This is a private collection dedicated to the study of mythology of the Slavs: fairy tales, bylinas and legends. The museum exhibits are ghouls, ghouls, house, kikimorah and other evil things that Russian people believed in. There are also household utensils used for magic purposes, talismans and amulets.

Museum of the History of Russian Vodka (Музей истории русской водки)

The Uglich land is the birthplace of the famous Peter Arsenyevich Smirnov, who is called the Vodka King of Russia. His spirits were directly delivered to the royal courts of Italy and Norway. He received the title of the supplier of His Imperial Majesty's court, which gave him the right to depict the national emblem of Russia on the labels. Here you will learn the history of vodka appearance and distribution. Monday's the day off.


After such a busy program, it's time for lunch. Here you will find a good selection of European and Russian dishes.

Колокольня Никольского собора

Make a stop in the city of Kalyazin in front of the mysterious Kalyazin bell tower, which keeps many secrets. This is the only thing left of the old town, with a shopping plaza, an ancient Holy Trinity Monastery, streets and slobodas. Everything was flooded by the Uglich Sea. Nowadays the high five-tier bell tower is one of the symbols of the city and the whole Volga, marks the place where once there was a high bank of the river, on which the trading area was buzzing.

Piu Del Cibo

You must be hungry after such a long journey. In this Italian restaurant you will find many delicious and nourishing dishes. Bon appetit!

Day 6: Road home

Despite the fact that today is the last day of the trip, something interesting is planned for you. You will wake up at the shores of the same full-flowing Volga and follow towards the cities Dmitrov and Dolgoprudny.

Монумент Героям битвы за Москву

Stop at this famous monument and honor the memory of those who fought for the Motherland.

Спасо-Влахернский монастырь

The Spaso-Vlakherna Monastery is located in the ancient village of Dedenevo near Moscow, in a very picturesque place. The history of the monastery is connected with the owners of the village Golovin. They were trustees of the monastery and did a lot for it.

Усадьба «Марфино»

An ancient park with centuries-old linden trees is buzzing here, the sky is reflected in the surface of the ponds, romantic arbours on the high bank attract the eye, the church bells are barely heard. The buildings here are a combination of classicism and gothic. The most important building is a delicate pink two-storey palace with white elements, serrated ridges, pointed towers, lancet windows.


This magnificent restaurant is located on the territory of the village "Zelenyi Mys" (Green Cape) with a stunning view of the Pestovskoe Reservoir. In warm seasons there is a large and cozy terrace where you can relax and take your time. The restaurant offers dishes of European cuisine.

Городской парк «Новые Водники»

Take the sun beyond the horizon and remember all the highlights of this beautiful journey.

Усадьба Мысово

Take a walk near this mysterious estate. It's said that its first owner, the Smith, won the estate by cards. There are also rumors that the scout school is now here. And that one of the wooden manor houses was taken to an exhibition in Paris. But anyway, the Kuznetsovs owned Mysovo until 1917. And it was they who built here a house with a tower on the bank of the reservoir and six wooden houses in the Russian style, which were given up for summer houses.

Дом хинкали

It's time to eat up before the rest of the journey, remember the highlights of the trip and revise your photos. Simple and very tasty dishes of Caucasian cuisine are served here. They say it's the best khinkali in town.