Sometimes you have to slow down a quick run and look around. How much beauty surrounds us! It's just close, that's why it's invisible. We will drive slowly through the surrounding places and discover many new things in nature, architecture, history and crafts of the Moscow region. Following our route, you will visit the famous Fedoskino, learn the secrets of lacquer miniatures, walk in the Dmitrov Kremlin, enjoy the atmosphere of the Marfino estate. In Klina you will see with your own eyes the production and painting of Christmas tree toys, visit the national park Zavidovo and relax on Lake Senezh.
Today you'll visit the museum of lacquer box in Fedoskino, walk in the Marfino manor, admire the beauty from the shaft of the Dmitrovsky Kremlin, visit the museum of frogs, taste delicious dishes.
Let's start our journey by visiting the Museum of Folk Arts. This is the former mansion of merchant Lukutin, the owner of the famous varnish handicrafts. They founded this craft to make lacquer visors for headgear during the war with Napoleon. And the caskets were taken up later, in peacetime. On our surprise, there were very interesting excursions where told about occurrence of a craft, about the Chinese caskets "schinuazri", with what, actually all and began.
Very close to Fedoskino is the Marfino Manor. Here we will enjoy the silence, peace and purest air. Beautiful manor house in pseudo-Gothic style, quiet pond with rolls, stairs, rotunda, summer cool in a deciduous park, in winter frosty beauty. There is also a military sanatorium. The energy of peace and tranquillity. There are such pleasant places!
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.
We are moving away from the Russian manor house and are approaching dinner. We decided to stay in a family cafe. Clean, very tasty, we liked the menu adapted for children. We had lunch and took some more desserts with us.
And now we're going for a walk in the Dmitrov Kremlin. We've started the inspection from the Kremlin shaft. What marvelous views are opening here! We took a lot of pictures. It's so nice here! There are interesting expositions in the museums on the territory of the Kremlin, in the temples, and what we liked the most - is not very crowded. Everything is calm, orderly and noble.
Of course, the children couldn't get past the frog museum. Yes, don't be surprised, there is one. If you want, they'll give you a free tour. You can buy any of the ones you like, but we, having examined the green beauties, did not stay long here.
On Dmitrov Square, which is considered the younger brother of Moscow, the fountain "Waiting" also surprised the frogs. Sitting, waiting for the prince. While we were trying to understand why frogs are so loved in Dmitrov, children were photographed against their background.
We had dinner at the Provence Restaurant. It's cozy and delicious. Unusual dishes in the menu and service pleased.
On the second day of the trip you will find the process of making Christmas toys, a trip to the national park "Zavidovo", rest on Lake Senezh and a variety of cuisine of local restaurants.
I've always wanted to see the production of Christmas tree toys with my own eyes. Ever since we were kids. And here is a museum and a factory! Let's go! We visited the workshops where both pears are made and where they are painted. Very interesting excursions. And in general, there are 12 halls in the museum. To see the Christmas tree toys and learn about their production is quite possible. Monday's the day off.
Just half an hour from the Christmas tree toy museum in Klinna wonderful national park "Zavidovo". Deciduous and coniferous forests, meadows, rivers, the national park stretches from Moscow to the Tver region. Not only is it beautiful nature, but also historical places. Passing by, one can admire ancient churches and chapels.
Did you ever have lunch at the castle? If not, you'll have the opportunity today. The Royal Hunting Restaurant is located in a very beautiful place on the bank of the pond. The interiors are atmospheric, serviced fairly quickly.
In the afternoon we go to Lake Señez. We've heard many times, but this is the first time we've been there. We loved it here! Quiet surface of the water, calm... Reminds us of the Russian North. In general, it's a lake of glacial origin, but in fact, it's a reservoir. At the end of the 19th century there was the first hydroelectric power station in the Moscow region. On the shores of the lake there are many tourist bases, rest homes and hotels. Fishermen boasted of their catch.
Solnechnogorsk is also located on Lake Senezh. And its city park overlooks the lake shore. Who like it, but we liked this place: surprisingly, there are many sculptures, and some of them are very funny. It's a favorite place for the citizens to relax.
While we're driving, admiring the beauty of the Russian plain. In the evening we stopped by Zelenograd. We'll have dinner here, too. When we went to the restaurant, we plunged into the atmosphere of the east. Coziness, beauty. And the dishes are all familiar! We had dinner with great pleasure. Everyone in our family loves Hinkali. We don't have to talk about it. We didn't stay long, we still have to go to Moscow.