The Moscow region has a rather rich and interesting history. A lot of key events for our lives happened here at different times. On this journey, we're going to head north to the Moscow region. There are plans to visit such large regional centers as Dmitrov and Sergiev Posad. In addition, we intend to visit some not so distant villages, where there are various noble estates and small local museums, which tell about the life and culture of these places.
Today's day will be mostly devoted to getting acquainted with ancient handicrafts. We will learn how those Jostovo trays and Fedoskin's miniatures were made centuries ago and are being made nowadays, and by the evening we will go to the city of Dmitrov, where there are also many interesting things.
Zhostovskie trays have been familiar to us since IZO school lessons, it is time to visit the place where these bright and colorful products are made. Here you will be able to learn more about the history and intricacies of a difficult craft, as well as try your hand at it. Who knows, maybe it's you who will discover talent?
At different times Moscow region was the real craft center of Russia. Here lived and worked people from different areas. Their life, subtleties and results of work are described in detail in the Museum of Folk Arts, located in the village of Fedoskino. In particular, most of the exposition is devoted to varnish products, as well as production technologies and history.
After spending a lot of time in local museums, you can go for lunch at one of the local restaurants called Fortuna. The place is quite cozy and well-appointed. Visitors can take tables both indoors and outdoors. The menu is full of familiar and familiar dishes and snacks.
The nature of the Moscow region has always been beautiful. No wonder that many noble families preferred to live there in their estates rather than in the city. One of these estates is Marfino. On its territory there are many different monuments, small fountains and artificial waterfalls. Entrance is free, but you must bring your own ID card.
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Dmitrov is one of the largest cities in the Moscow region, where there is a lot to see. However, the best way to get to know him is to start with his favorite place of rest for citizens - Sovetskaya Square. On holidays and weekends there are various fairs and festivals, the square itself is decorated in the center with a small fountain and surrounded by various shops and cafes.
After a stroll through the main square it is worth dropping by for dinner at one of the nearest restaurants with the funny name of Hippopotamus & Mouse. It specializes in a variety of meat dishes and has a very large selection of grilled dishes, as well as light snacks and salads.
Today will be mostly spent in Sergiev Posad. We plan to visit the main attractions of the city, among which, of course, will be the famous Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, as well as several city museums.
You can start the day in one of Dmitrov's small but cozy cafes called Karamel. The atmosphere here is simple, but at the same time cozy. As you can guess from the name, the menu offers a variety of desserts, many of which are prepared according to their own recipes.
One of the most significant sights in this region is the Dmitrov Kremlin. According to historians, its construction began in the XII century. At the entrance there is a monument to Yury Dolgoruky. Today the Dmitrov Kremlin includes about nine halls with various expositions devoted to the history and culture of these places.
Perhaps the most famous architectural monument in the Moscow region and at the same time the religious center of Russia is the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra. On a rather large territory there are several temples, museums, as well as small souvenir shops and cafes. The pilgrimage center organizes various sightseeing excursions around the territory.
If you don't like lunch at the monastery refectories, you should go to one of the restaurants of Sergiev Posad called Brynza. Here, traditional national and Middle Eastern cuisine is served in a home-like and hospitable atmosphere. Local khachapuri as well as baked sausages with potatoes and a variety of salads are worth a taste.
Another important cultural attraction of Sergiev Posad is the Toy Museum, founded in the early twentieth century by collector N. Bartram. Today the extensive collection of the museum includes about 150 000 different works, about 800 exhibits of XI-XXI centuries. By the way, not all exhibits were used for children's amusement, it is believed that some of the toys were used by pagans for various rites and worship.