Family weekend in Arkhangelsk. – Road.Travel

Family weekend in Arkhangelsk.

Road Trip Route. You'll get acquainted with cultural sights and the history of the Arkhangelskoye palace and park complex, Have a lunch in a cafe, the style of which will plunge you into the atmosphere of past centuries, Visit the nature reserve "Lochin Island.

Moscow is an amazing city that is full of new opportunities, interesting people and is the centre of attraction for many. However, no matter how attractive this city is, from its noise and crazy speeds, you often want to rest and replenish your strength somewhere in nature. And believe me, there is no need to go far away at all, because you can find all this in the Moscow Region. Thanks to this route you can enjoy the beauty of architecture and nature in Arkhangelskoye and even see the estate, where Alexander Pushkin and Nikolay Karamzin liked to visit. You will also visit the nature reserve "Lohin Island" where you can enjoy the coolness of the forest and the purest pine air as well as have lunch in a cafe, where the interior repeats the style of the estates of past centuries. **Recommendations:** - It is important to keep a social distance and wear personal protective equipment when visiting public places. - It is also worth remembering that when checking into hotels, as well as visiting museums it is required to have a valid QR-code or a negative PCR-test for not more than 72 hours.

Families with Kids. From: Moscow

Ann Mikhaylova. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Cultural and natural attractions of the Moscow region

Today we are going to visit the palace and museum complex "Arkhangelskoye" and get acquainted with the rich history of this place, have lunch in a cafe in the style of an old manor house, see the lake, which is more than 12000 years old, and much more.


Museum-Estate Arkhangelskoye

Arkhangelskoye is an 18th-century palace and park ensemble located in the Moscow region, not far from Krasnogorsk. There is an old manor house on the territory, which once belonged to both the Golitsyn family and Prince N.B. Yusupov. A.S. Pushkin, N.M. Karamzin, V.A. Serov, I.F. Stravinsky and even the tsar's family often visited it. The estate has been reconstructed several times, but even now it continues to amaze visitors with its beauty and history. There are the Yusupovs' vault, the Temple of Archangel Michael, the small palace "Caprice", the tea house, the temple-monument to Catherine II, the rose fountain and much more! Here you can stroll along the shady alleys, enjoy the nature and the beauty of the architecture of the past centuries. **Please note** that visiting the exhibitions and events from November 8, 2021 you must have a valid vaccination or sickness certificate or a medical certificate with a negative result of PCR-testing done one day before visiting the Museum. More details can be found [on the official website of the Museum-Reserve](

Kafe 7 Dacha

There is also a cafe "7 Dacha", where you can have a delicious and inexpensive lunch. The cafe replicates the cuisine and interior of the last century manor houses, which will allow you to immerse yourself even more into the atmosphere of those times!

Smotrovaya Ploshchadka

Not far from the architectural complex there is a lake where you can take a ride on a catamaran, boat or just enjoy a walk and the local scenery.

Zapovednik "Lokhin Ostrov"

"Lochin Island" is a nature reserve, which was formed in the XIX century due to straightening of the course of the Moscow River, and today it even has the status of a state natural monument of regional importance. There are many representatives of the flora included in the Red Book, and the main attraction of the reserve is the lake Gluhaya Yama, which is said to be more than 12000 years old! Here you can stroll through the forest, enjoy the pine scent and the cleanest air.

WHITE restaurant

The day will be best finished with dinner in a cozy and elegant restaurant, enjoying dishes of Caucasian, European and Russian cuisine. Here we will be able to taste the traditional cholodets, rack of lamb, and pilaf with shish kebab.