Vyazemy and Zakharovo estate near Moscow are called "Pushkin's poetic homeland". The State Historical and Literary Museum-Reserve named after the great poet is now located on their territory. The childhood of the great poet passed here. Also Alexander Sergeyevich often came here in difficult periods of his life, and these places gave him vital and creative powers.
On the way to the legendary estates of Vyazema and Zakharovo there are very interesting churches. Therefore, our journey will begin with a visit to one of them. This trip will not be limited to contact with the art and work of the poet. These places are surrounded by wonderful nature, which Pushkin sang in his compositions. That's what we'll see.
We will have a busy day with walks around Pushkin's places and visits to museums. Today we will be able to see the very landscapes that inspired the great poet and which attract creative people to this day.
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This temple is over 200 years old. It was built in 1807 on the Smolenskaya road in the village. Now Shark has become the outskirts of Odintsovo. Even in the Soviet years, divine services did not stop here.
This church was built by order of Boris Godunov. Probably from 1584 to 1600. There was a wooden tsar's palace, against which it was built. The white-stone temple was dedicated to the Living Trinity. This church was visited by such famous historical figures as False Dmitry I, his bride Marina Mnishek, Tsar Mikhail Romanov, Emperor Paul I and others.
There are 20 historical and cultural monuments on the territory of Vyazem. These monuments are witnesses of the poet's life. Here there is a palace and park ensemble of XVI-XIX centuries: Church of Transfiguration, belfry of the end of XVI century, palace and two wings of XVIII century, outbuildings, parks, ponds of XVI-XIX centuries. All of them are connected with different periods of history: the Time of Troubles, the Petrovsky Transformation, the Patriotic War of 1812, the Civil War and the Great Patriotic War.
The Pushkin Museum-Reserve is a depository of treasures of the manor culture of the XVII-XIX centuries. Temporary expositions and exhibitions are regularly held here. Excursions are held in the museum. There are many events for adults and children dedicated to creativity.
A cafe where we can refresh ourselves after a busy morning. This is one of the few such establishments we have in the Odintsovsky District. The menu has a large selection of pizzas and Japanese cuisine. You can choose from rolls, salads, drinks, desserts and hot dishes.
In Zakharov we can see the pond and park, which were mentioned in the works of Alexander Sergeyevich. In 1999, the mansion house of Maria Alekseevna Gannibal was restored. This is Pushkin's maternal grandmother, who was very fond of the poet. In this house there is a museum, devoted to his childhood. Here are preserved personal belongings of the poet and his relatives. Nearby there is a horse yard, where you can go and see the horses.
At the end of our trip we go to the park, where we enjoy spending time. It is a very cozy and quiet place, where everyone who comes to Zakharovo Manor surely stroll. It is a great chance for us to take a walk in the fresh air and take unforgettable photos.
After a day well spent it is worth having a bite to eat at the restaurant. American and European cuisine is available. It serves burgers, meat and fish dishes. Soups, sauces and snacks are also offered.
We had a good day. We walked through the picturesque places, imagining how Pushkin walked here. It's hard to imagine how many famous historical personalities admired them, as we did. I'm sure you'll want to come back here again and again.