If you are a fan of your country's history and an active researcher, then this short journey is sure to please you. We will travel to the main battle sites of the Patriotic War of 1812. We'll visit some interesting manors of the XIX century. We'll have a little rest on the bank of the pond. In general, I promise you an interesting route deep into history.
Today we will visit many historical sites and plunge into the atmosphere of 1812. The day will be as full as possible.
I suggest that our journey "back in time" begins with an unusual museum. Here you can get acquainted with the events that took place near Moscow in 1812. The Battle of Borodino is the key one in the Battle of Moscow. Pay attention to the operating mode: From April to October: from 10:00 to 18:00 (cash desk till 17:30) November to April: from 9:00 to 17:00 (till 16:00) The weekend is Monday and the last Wednesday of the month.
Before we start sightseeing, we'll have a little refreshment. Restaurants in Maloyaroslavets have some noble names. We chose "Dynasty" and did not regret, the dishes are modern, they are tasty.
Let's continue our fascinating journey "back to the past." What will Maloyaroslavets tell you about the events of 1812? It is a very interesting museum, where you can learn more about historically important events for our country. Here you can find samples of weapons and military ammunition and a large collection of paintings and drawings, dedicated to battle scenes. Operation mode: from 10-00 to 17-30 from May to October, the day off of the main and two-story buildings is Monday; from May to October, the day off of the Chapel of the Diorama is Monday and Tuesday; from November to April, the weekends of all buildings are Sunday and Monday; the last Friday of each month is a health day.
Maloyaroslavets is a pleasant city, attracting with its ancient architecture and historical monuments. After the museum, it's time to take a short walk and capture another monument, which is dedicated to the events of 1812.
Not far from the Victory Monument of 1812 there is a cozy square, and I suggest you visit it before dinner and carefully study other monuments that perpetuate the events of the war with Napoleon.
And after the walk we go to dinner in a cafe with a brave name "Hussar Ballad". Hussars drinking champagne, we did not meet there (maybe it is for the best), but fed us delicious!
We will visit several important monuments of Orthodoxy, and after a rest on the lake shore.
Although there are many cafes in Maloyaroslavets, but they open mostly closer to lunch. And it's time for us to leave. So let's look at the local pizzeria, at the same time take food skillfully, in case we get hungry during long trips.
It's a great trip, isn't it? And to make it dynamic, come to the Gazpromneft filling station, take water and a snack.
Zosimov Desert is located near Naro-Fominsk. The monastery was founded by St. Zosima in 1826, and until 1918 the convent was a haven for the Orthodox. Nowadays you can see such sanctuaries as the Church of St. John the Baptist at the ancient manor house of Atheneevo. And immediately visit the famous and mysterious house with toys, located near the Desert.
The estate was founded in the second half of the XVII century by the boyar F.M. Rtishchev-Bolshiy and belonged to his family until 1780s, then to I.P. Musin-Pushkin. It was there that the main three-storey house and the two-storey outbuilding were erected. We go on a tour of the restored estate, and then, sitting on the bench, we will be refreshed with pre-purchased delicacies from the pizzeria. Please note, the estate is closed on weekends.
We have a rather busy journey, so the evening of the second day I suggest to spend in a quiet atmosphere, walking along the lake shore.
Very atmospheric place! It's not only very beautiful, but also very tasty!
The final day of the trip you can spend in the places where the famous and beloved poet Alexander Pushkin lived and created.
Today's day would be a good start with delicious baked goods and invigorating coffee.
I suggest today to plunge into the atmosphere of Alexander Sergeyevich's childhood. The poetic homeland of Pushkin is called Zakharovo and Vyazemy estates near Moscow, as his childhood years have passed here.
These places are connected with the key events in the history of Russia: "Troubled times", Petrovsky Transformation, Patriotic War of 1812. This is where Kutuzov's quay was made. Visiting is possible from Tuesday to Sunday.
I suggest to stay in a cozy cafe, have a drink, share impressions of the trip. Not only pizza is served here, you can also try pasta and several kinds of soups.
Visiting the places where Alexander Pushkin grew up one cannot ignore this park: beautiful, cozy, immediately brings to mind the fairy tales written by the famous poet. Here you can even find the heroes of these fairy tales.
Another curious place near the Pushkin Park is the Church of the Transfiguration - it is interesting because it was erected in the late 16th - early 17th century by order of Boris Godunov. In the early XVII century, on the way to Moscow, Marina Mnishek stopped and prayed in the church in Nikolsko-Vyazemy. At the altar of the temple rest the ashes of Nicholas Sergeyevich Pushkin, who died at the age of six years, younger brother of Alexander Pushkin. Alexander himself and his grandmother, Maria Alexeevna, and his sister Olga went to the Transfiguration Church from Zakharov, to Sunday Liturgy. The War of 1812 crippled the church. Some shrines of the temple were taken to Moscow and there are hidden in the ground, in the gardens of private homeowners.
You can have dinner in a cozy restaurant with very tasty food and great interior! You can also take a walk around the territory, take pictures with an old carriage and Baba-yaga's hut.