Secrets of abandoned estates in the Leningrad region – Road.Travel

Secrets of abandoned estates in the Leningrad region

Road Trip Route. Count down the time until the next end of the world, Solve the mystery of the Volkovica Tower., Visit the Hannibals., .

An unusual journey through the abandoned places of the Leningrad region awaits you. You will glance at the Hannibal estate, see the monument to Arina Rodionovna and try to solve the mystery of the end of the world with the help of the fairy tale giant's head. You will also have an opportunity to unravel the legend of Volkovitsa Tower. The itinerary is developed with the support of [Volkswagen Caddy](

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Mysteries of ancient estates

Your day will start in Sergievka Park, where you will meet the sleeping giant. After that, head to the Volkovitsa manor to uncover their secrets. Closer to lunch you can stop by Pushkin's great-grandfather Hannibal.

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Sergievka Park

Here you will find a mysterious stone head looking out of the ground. The sculptor of this monument is not exactly known, the only clue is the work done by F. Brower. According to the author's idea, the head was to depict a Russian warrior in an Orthodox helmet. According to one of the legends, it is known that once upon a time there was a spring above the head. After it has run out, the "warrior" began to grow in the ground. If it grows fully, the end of the world will come.

Усадьба Волковицы

Another unusual abandoned place, around which various legends walk. You will have to solve the mystery of the ancient half-destroyed tower on your own. The tower itself is a bit deep in Volkovitsy village, you can walk to it through the park on its main alley.

Церковь Святой Троицы

The ruins of the church are very much like a Greek temple. Walk around and take unusual photos.

У Самсона Вырина

Are you hungry? Then before you go to the Suida manor, visit another "Pushkin's" place. The poet himself didn't dine here, of course, but the place is named after the hero of the story "The Station Ranger". Not far away there is a museum of that very ranger, and it is definitely worth a visit, but a little later - now the exposition is under restoration. In the meantime, help yourself to some hot borscht with pampushkas by the Russian stove.

Музей-усадьба «Суйда»

The birthplace of Pushkin's great-grandfather. The story of Abram Petrovich Hannibal in this new museum introduces the life of the main Hannibal patrimony in the Pskov region at its very source. The estate is open for you from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. You can sign up for excursions through the contacts indicated on [site](

Verevskaya Vodovzvodnaya Bashnya Inka

Another unusual abandoned structure is the Inka Verevskaya Water Tower, covered with shell splinters. The history of the tower dates back to the beginning of the XVIII century - the time of Catherine I, when the first canals started to be laid for the summer residence of emperors.

Хлебниковъ трактиръ

And finally, you will find a traditional restaurant for dinner, where you can relax and enjoy Russian cuisine. You can make a reservation by calling +7 (812) 941-67-22.

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