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Fun vacation: interesting museums, horseback riding and a visit to the film city Piligrim Porto

Road Trip Route. Film town Piligrim Porto, Ballada Horse Club, Vadim Zadorozhny Museum of Technology, State Historical, Cultural and Natural Museum-Reserve of A.S. Griboyedov Khmelit., First Flight Museum, .

What do you do this weekend? Go on a useful and interesting adventure! Walk through museums and get in touch with the history of the Moscow region. Visit a cinema city, where you'll be transported into the atmosphere of a European city of the XVIII century. And the horseback riding will delight not only children, but also adults.

Families with Kids, History and Culture. From: Moscow

Anastasia Baklanova. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Moscow - Arkhangelsk - Solnechnogorsk

Today you will visit the largest private museum of technology in Russia. You'll visit the palace and park ensemble of the end of XVIII - beginning of XIX centuries, and after that you'll learn the history of Solnechnogorsk region from ancient times to the present day.

Музей техники Вадима Задорожного

The Vadim Zadorozhny Machinery Museum is one of the largest in Europe and the largest private museum in the Russian Federation. Here you can see the best rarity exhibits of the last century from cars to small arms. Pay attention to the working hours: Opening hours of the museum: Tuesday - Friday: from 10:00 to 19:00 Weekends and holidays: from 10:00 to 20:00. Conducting excursions: Tuesday through Friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 Weekends and holidays: from 10:00 to 18:00

Музей-усадьба «Архангельское»

The palace in Arkhangelsk is an outstanding architectural monument of classicism, a great role in its creation played Prince Nikolai Alexeevich Golitsyn and Nikolai Borisovich Yusupov. By the way, Arkhangelskoye is often compared with the Palace of Versailles in Paris. There is also an excellent landscaped steam area, which appeared in the late 18th century. It is worth visiting this place. Pay attention to the working hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00, entrance and ticket sales at the entrance ticket offices from 10:00 to 16:30. Weekends: Monday, Tuesday, last Wednesday of the month.

Рижская Застава

I invite you to a restaurant of Caucasian cuisine for lunch. After we go to another interesting place.

Путевой Дворец Музейно-выставочный Центр

The museum and exhibition center "Travelling Palace" includes a historical and local history exposition "The World of Russian Province", five small exhibition halls and a music salon. The exposition "The World of Russian Province" tells about the life of Solnechnogorsk region from ancient times to the present day and includes halls: Road Hall, Archaeology, Noble Living Room, Merchant's Hall, Town Hall, Peasant's Hut, Hall of XXI century and Hall of Military Valour. Please note the opening hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00 Cashier's office is open until 3:15 p.m. The last Thursday of the month is a health day.

Городской парк им. Крупской

We'll take a walk in the city park before dinner.

Mamma Italia

Very atmospheric restaurant of Italian cuisine. There is also a children's menu and a play area.

Day 2: Main sights of Zelenograd

To learn about the life and work of Lermontov, you do not have to go far. In Solnechnogorsky district of Moscow region there is an estate where once lived a Russian poet. In this place he spent his youth and fell in love for the first time. Not far from the estate there is an equestrian club, in the afternoon I suggest having some fun and riding in this picturesque area.


The day should start with a refreshing coffee and delicious pastries.

Усадьба «Середниково»

Serednikovo is one of the most famous Lermontovsky places. It was here that the young poet first fell in love with Ekaterina Sushkova, who, alas, did not reciprocate. The manor complex consists of several parts: the main house with four wings, the temple of St. Alexis, a landscape park with three cascading ponds, cattle and horse yards with a carriage shed, a riding hall and a greenhouse. There is a small café "Tea House" on the territory of the estate, where you can have lunch.

Конный Клуб "Баллада"

Here, away from the bustle of the city, you can have a great time and take a walk on horseback in the surrounding area. In addition to horseback riding, there is also an arcade shooting gallery, a rope camp "Mole on TurnOverT" and even a mini-zoo. Children will be delighted with the animals.

Киногород Piligrim Porto

If you've watched the series "Notes of the Secret Office Forwarder", you'll be interested to know that it was filmed here. In Piligrim Porto you will find a small 18th century European city. It has residential buildings, taverns, a governor's house, a berth and an abandoned port, a frigate, a punishment area, even a prison and a cemetery - all in life-size.


A great place for rest and dinner in a cozy atmosphere. High service and a wide variety of dishes are guaranteed here. The restaurant offers dishes of European and Georgian cuisine.

Day 3: The most interesting thing in Zvenigorod

We will visit the most interesting museums of Zvenigorod. House-Museum of M.M.Prishvin, where he spent every summer for 8 years. We will visit the monastery, founded in 1398, about which there is one very fascinating legend.

Здесь был Чехов

The best start of the day is a delicious coffee and fresh pastries. And the references in the interior of the famous writer are just pleasing to the eye!

Музей-усадьба М.М. Пришвина

This house was acquired by Mikhail Mikhailovich Prishvin after the war in 1946 and until 1954 he tried to spend as much time here as possible. The estate has preserved the dining room, M.M. Prishvin's office, his wife's room. The exposition contains the writer's library and his personal belongings. In addition to the house-museum of Mikhail Prishvin, in Dunin you can see the recently built chapel of the Archangel Michael - part of the memorial complex dedicated to the beginning of the Red Army offensive in December 1941 near Moscow. Pay attention to the opening hours: WT-Wc - from 11:00 to 18:00.

Muzey "Nazad V Sssr"

The exposition includes detailed tours for adults and special tours for children. There are also various master classes: burning on wood, painting of gingerbread, molding of sugar mastic and others. There is a buffet in the museum, where you can remember the taste of the same ice cream from childhood for 12 kopecks and milk cocktail from a cut glass.

Музей русского десерта

The museum opened in 2013 and its creator, artist Tatiana Feina, wanted to revive the fashion for Russian cuisine, especially for desserts. She succeeded in doing so; the museum is popular among both tourists and locals. There are all kinds of excursions with tastings and master classes: baking pies, making sugar flowers, baking bread and others. For those who like "all by themselves" there is an opportunity to see the museum by themselves. Self-examination of the museum (2 floors): Adult ticket - 300r. Children (5-16 years) - 100r. Excursion with tea for adults - 500rub, children - 300 rubles / person.

Саввино-Сторожевский монастырь

After visiting the museums, I suggest to escape for a short while from the city hustle and bustle to a very picturesque place where Savvin Storozhevsky monastery is located. It was founded in 1398 by a student of St. Sergius of Radonezh. There is one interesting legend about this place. In 1812 the French did not start to ruin the monastery, because in a dream to the general of troops Prince Eugene Bogarna appeared himself Reverend Savva and promised that he would return to his homeland safe and sound, if he spared the monastery. On the territory of the monastery there is a historical-architectural and art museum, which will acquaint you with the history of Zvenigorod and its surroundings in detail.

Скит Саввы Сторожевского

If you want to continue acquainting yourself with the history of St. Savva of Storozhevsk, then I suggest you go to the places he chose for a secluded prayer on the bank of the Storozhka River. Here flows the source of St. Savva and there is a cave, which he himself built.


I offer dinner in a cozy cafe on the bank of the Moscow River. Here you can find European and Russian dishes.

Day 4: First Flight Museum and Museum-Reserve of A.S. Griboyedov Chmelita

We visit the homeland of the first cosmonaut - Yuri Gagarin, go to the museum of the first flight. Here you can sit in a surdobarokamera, press the buttons on the remote control of the flight of CC "Vostok" and even talk to a real robot. In the afternoon we'll visit the oldest preserved in the Smolensk region bar manors.

Здесь был Чехов

And before leaving Zvenigorod, we'll run to the already favorite cookery for coffee and pastries.

Gazpromneft filling station #277

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.

Музей первого полета

The city of Gagarin is known to everyone as the birthplace of the first cosmonaut Yuri Alexeevich Gagarin. The museum was opened in April 2011. The central place in the exposition is occupied by the interactive installation "Earth - Space". The interactive platform "Gagarin's orbit" is presented here, thanks to which it is possible to trace those geographical objects and oceanic waters over which the route of the spacecraft's flight "East" passed.


Let's have a quick snack and continue our way towards the Smolensk region. To the borscht, take the pampouches - it's not so delicious without them.

Музей-усадьба Грибоедова «Хмелита»

The A.S. Griboyedov Museum-Reserve is located in a very picturesque place, which will appeal to the lovers of native Russian landscapes and quiet provinces. The center of the reserve is the patrimonial nest of the Griboyedovs, the Khmelita estate. It is the oldest preserved in the Smolensk region of bar manors.

Набережная реки Вязьма

At the end of the day, we'll just take a walk along the waterfront.


How about having dinner at AYKASAN Japanese and European cuisine café.

Day 5: Vyazma

Today we will visit Vyazemsky Museum of Local History with a very complicated history, consider the unusual temple architecture, walk around important local monuments and have a rest in the park.


The morning begins with a refreshing coffee and delicious pastries. It's a nice place, unusual dessert serving.

Иоанно-Предтеченский женский монастырь

The main highlight and pride of the Precursor Monastery is the three-story Odigitrievskaya Church, and there are only three churches of this type in Russia - in Vyazma, Putinky near Moscow and in Uglich. The monastery itself was founded in 1536 by Reverend Gerasim Boldinsky.

Вяземский историко-краеведческий музей

The museum was opened on November 5, 1970, thanks to the efforts of local teachers Panteleimon Mikhailovich Zaporin and Stepan Ilyich Borisov. Here you will find the rarest exhibits that will help you learn the history of the city from and to. The exhibition space of the Viazma Regional Museum consists of eight halls and covers the historical period from ancient times to the middle of the 20th century.

Пицца Марио

Pizza for lunch, maybe?

Самолет Савицкой С.Е.

This monument is not a model, but a real aircraft on which the flight training of twice Hero of the Soviet Union pilot-cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya was held.

Городской парк

I suggest tonight to visit the local park of culture and leisure.


Cozy cafe, decorated in the style of Russian village. It offers folk dishes: Shi, Ukrainian borscht, pancakes, fried potatoes.

Day 6: Vyazma - Mozhaisk - Istra - Moscow

Today is our final day and we are moving towards Moscow, but on the way we will visit several more places. And the highlight of our adventure will be a restaurant of Balkan cuisine.


We'll have breakfast in a place we already know. You can't try all the desserts at once!

Утицкий Курган

This point on the day of the Battle of Borodino on August 26, 1812 was a stronghold on the tip of the left flank of the Russian army. Now there is a granite memorial sign on which a detailed scheme of military operations in the area of the Old Smolensk road and the Utitsa barrow on the day of the general battle is shown.

Можайский Кремль

This place has a very interesting story, the Kremlin has been repeatedly tried to build here, but each time something interfered. At present, the Kremlin has left earth walls, fragments of white-stone towers and walls, and the entrance gate with a section of the fortress wall.

Озернинское водохранилище

Let's make a halt on the most beautiful artificial reservoir of the Moscow region. Popular place for fishing and outdoor activities.

МВК «Новый Иерусалим»

One of the largest state museum and exhibition complexes in Russia (10 000 sq m). The building offers tours in several directions, interactive lectures, scientific and entertaining museum quests. You can find the pricing policy on the official website.

Вински Подрум

And we will complete our adventure in one of the best restaurants in Istra, where Balkan cuisine is presented. Real nourishing Balkan cuisine - moldy, cevapchici, mixed meso, shop salad, famous chorbs, martyrs, ushtiptsy.