From time immemorial, the Moscow nobility preferred to spend winters abroad, where the climate was milder, and summers in their manors near Moscow. Any manor near Moscow is bound to be associated with the names of Russia's great men and shrouded in some mystery. On this trip, you will get a chance to experience the atmosphere of country life of noble landlords.
What mysteries are shrouded in these three manors near Moscow? What is so unusual about them? To answer these and other questions, you need to venture on this fascinating journey!
Pushkin, Griboedov, Zhukovsky and Gogol often stayed at the manor of the Vyazemsky princes, therefore it is called the "Russian Parnassus". For 12 years N.M. Karamzin lived here, having written the first 8 volumes of the "History of the Russian State". Museum-estate Ostafyevo is closed to the public until January 21, 2021. The park is open for walks in the normal mode from 08:00 to 23:00 (entrance until 22:00).
This place is shrouded in many mystical mysteries and riddles, which continue to be unraveled to this day. Take a walk around the territory and be sure to take a look at the jewel of the place - Znamenskaya Church, built in the Baroque style. More information about the farmstead can be found on the website ["The museum that doesn't exist"](https://dubrovitsi.ru/).
Dinner time! Restaurant "Golitsyn" will surprise you with its extensive menu and exoticism of some dishes. It's very tasty, big portions and great prices - it's just what we need! You can reserve a table by calling +7 (4967) 65-22-72.
A well-maintained manor house that used to belong to the Earls Tolstoys. Leo Tolstoy's grandfather collected rare books and manuscripts here. Artist Borisov-Musatov painted many landscapes in the park in the style of Russian impressionism. And restorers still can't figure out where the mysterious underground passages, dug under the estate, lead to. At the moment the manor is closed due to quarantine, but you can walk around its territory.
End the day with a stroll through an amusement park in Podolsk. Here you can go skating or tubing, visit the fair and drink hot mulled wine or tea. The park bears the name of the heroic pilot Talalikhin, who performed the feat in the sky over Podolsk in 1941. Look for the schedule of skating rink sessions [on the website](http://www.podolskpark.ru/katok/).
Not far from the park there is a beautiful church. You can walk here after the skating rink to catch your breath and take a few photos before it gets dark.
You can have dinner at the local inn "Yar". The menu features Caucasian, Ukrainian, Russian and European cuisines and everyone can find something to their liking and taste. To reserve a table, please call +7 (495) 996-83-81.
There's refuelling ahead! It will be possible to make a comfortable stop, refuel and have a coffee.