Museum-Estate of P.E. Scherbov. Kirha parish of Gubanitsa. N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Memorial Museum Reserve. Manor Zapolie. Novgorod Center for Contemporary Art. St. John the Theological Cheremenets Monastery. Interactive museum-reconstruction of a medieval manor of the XII century. House-Museum of F.M. Dostoevsky in Staraya Russa.. . .

Manors of great writers and composers, art museums and other architectural monuments

The Leningrad region is rich in architectural monuments. Some are kept in excellent condition and are accessible for tourists. Most of them we know - Gatchina Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress, Priory Palace, Oreshek Fortress. I suggest you go for a walk through atypical monuments of architecture and see the Church of the Holy Trinity, Zapolye estate, Tikhvin Monastery of the Assumption, the Old Artist Fortress. We will also visit some places imbued with the atmosphere of creativity, in particular, the House Museum of F.M.Dostoevsky and the Museum-Estate of N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov. And just a leisurely stroll through the art museums of Veliky Novgorod.

Manors of great writers and composers, art museums and other architectural monuments

6 days itinerary by Anastasia Baklanova - History and Culture, Arts and Creativity - Car, 3 Hotels

Road Trip Categories: History and Culture, Arts and Creativity

Day 1: Saint Petersburg - Gatchina - Veliky Novgorod

Visit the estate of the famous cartoonist PE Shcherbov. We will visit the village of Gubanitsy and see the stone kirch in pseudogothic style. The church on the Fifth Mountain, surrounded by legends and mystical stories.
Visiting: Velikiy Novgorod, Andrianovo, Suyda, Centralniy, Gatchina, Chudovskiy Rayon, Pyataya Gora, Gubanitsy, Voyskovitsy

Day 2: N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Memorial Museum Reserve

I suggest that you take your time exploring Veliky Novgorod, but go to the estate where Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov finished his famous opera The Golden Cockerel, where he spent the last moments of his life. On the way to the estate we will see the St. John the Theologian Cheremenets Monastery and the Zapolye estate.
Visiting: Velikiy Novgorod, Luga, Zapesen'ye, Volodarskoye, Krasnyy Oktyabr'

Day 3: Veliky Novgorod

It's going to be a very educational day. We will visit a unique monument of the XV century, see the frescoes of a famous icon painter - Theophanes the Greek and visit the most interesting museum of artistic culture of the Novgorod land. We'll finish the day in a very atmospheric institution.
Visiting: Velikiy Novgorod, Spas-Nereditsy

Day 4: Veliky Novgorod - Staraya Russa

Today we leave Veliky Novgorod and go to the city of Staraya Russa, our way will go along the most picturesque lake Ilmen. We will even make one stop on the way near Mikhailo-Klopsky Trinity Monastery. Even today we will visit an interactive museum-reconstruction of a medieval manor and the House-Museum of F.M.Dostoevsky.
Visiting: Staraya Russa, Velikiy Novgorod, Sel'tso

Day 5: Old Russa - Tikhvin

Today the program includes: the main cathedral of Old Russia, the museum "Old Believers' Yard", an ethnographic interactive open-air park-museum and the Tikhvin Monastery of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, founded in the XVI century.
Visiting: Tikhvin, Staraya Russa, Lyakova, Lyubytino

Day 6: Tikhvin - Old Ladoga - Vsevolzhsk - Saint Petersburg

The final day of our trip. We will visit the house where the composer Nikolai Andreevich Rimsky-Korsakov grew up. We will visit Old Ladoga and visit the manor of the late XIX century, built with the funds of the President of the Academy of Arts, Nikolai Olenin.
Visiting: Tikhvin, Vsevolozhsk, Centralniy, Staraya Ladoga