A great way to spend a couple of days out of the city is to take a drive west of Moscow, relax in the great outdoors, and gain new impressions on the way there and back. This route includes both majestic historical sites and little-known locations.
A walk to New Jerusalem, Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery and a visit to Mozhaisk before resting in the creative village.
The first stop on this journey will be "New Jerusalem" in the Istra district of Moscow suburbs. Due to time restrictions due to the pandemic, it will not be possible to visit the museum and the tour, but the territory and the architectural ensemble of the monastery itself are worth the trip here. A walk in the fresh air will cheer you up and energize you for the whole day.
Next, drive towards Mozhaisk. You need to go back a little bit and leave the highway in the direction of Zvenigorod. Here is a stop for a walk on the steep hills and territory of the monastery, which is surrounded by ancient walls. You can also take a walk on the territory of the monastery itself or at the Skete of Venerable Savva, which is about a kilometer to the north from the other side of the village Dyudkovo.
Let's go back to the highway, now on Minsk highway, which will lead you to the creative village. But first, a couple more places to visit. For lunch you can make a stop at Club Golitsyn and the restaurant of the same name of the complex with the high rating among the visitors.
Before arriving at the "Village", make a stop in Mozhaisk to stretch after the road and buy groceries for the house. You can take a walk around the Mozhaisk Kremlin. St. Nicholas Cathedral looks more like a church with elements of Neo-Gothic and Russian Gothic. There was used a special masonry of the gate and eleven-meter fortress wall, which could not be destroyed even by Polish guns. The walls and towers of the Kremlin have not been preserved; we can judge about the former greatness only by high earthen shafts, temples and surviving parts of the gate and a section of the fortress wall.
Since the creative village does not have its own restaurant, but there is a kitchen area in each house, we suggest stopping at a grocery store to buy food for breakfast. The best option would be the big Perekriostok in Mozhaisk. **Worth taking more water, as the water in the Village is not potable. **
To book a house and find out what to do at the Village, visit [official website](https://derevnya.com). If you don't want to cook dinner yourself, you can order food from [Piu Del Cibo](https://mozhaysk.piudelcibo.ru/delivery) in Mozhaisk. Delivery times are Sunday to Thursday from 11.00 to 24.00. The delivery time is about 2 hours, so it's better to order as soon as you arrive. Contacts of the restaurant: +7 (965) 419-00-00 +7 (903) 753-11-11 Sometimes navigator leads on a bad road. You have to turn left from Minsk highway to the village of Znamenka. After the turn, after 1.9 km, you will notice a blue sign "The Village".
On the way back to Moscow, take a walk through the open area of the abandoned manor house and then park at the end of Vnukovo airport runway - all for unusual keepsake photos.
A ruined manor house built in the late 18th century in the Classicist style. Belongs to the "monplaisir" type of manor houses dating back to the architecture of park pavilions, which appeared in the last quarter of the 18th century. No fences, open territory, unusual views. It is even possible to go inside some structures. The main thing is caution.
And here is the spot for watching the planes. Coordinates of the point into the navigator - the route will be built clearly to the end of the runway as close to the fence as possible, i.e. to the runway itself.
If you get hungry and want to have lunch before you go home, check out the grill bar in Moskovsky, one of the best restaurants in this area of Moscow Region.