Unusual and abandoned places in the Leningrad region – Road.Travel

Unusual and abandoned places 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., Get your photo taken with a pyramid and a Gothic castle, .

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](https://www.volkswagen-commercial.ru/ru/model-overview/caddy.html?utm_source=Caddy&utm_medium=cpm&utm_content=Caddy&utm_campaign=LCV_Road_Travel&tc=oa-LCV_Road_Travel-Caddy-cpm-Keyword_Caddy-banner).

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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, and spend the evening among the not-so-famous sights of Tsarskoye Selo.

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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.

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](http://lenoblmus.ru/museum/suyda/).


For lunch you'll find a small Pan-Asian-style café with a decoration reminiscent of an old bohemian apartment. In the design, as the name suggests, a huge number of different watches, books and photos on the wall. If you wish you can reserve a table by phone +7 (921) 325-46-06.

Verevskaya Vodovzvodnaya Bashnya Inka

Another unusual abandoned structure is the Verev Water Tower Inca, riddled with shell splinters. The history of the tower dates back to the beginning of the 18th century - to the time of Catherine I, when the first canals to the summer residence of the emperors began to be built.


Our next stop is Tsarskoye Selo. But today we will skip the famous sights and concentrate on the most unusual ones. A moss-covered pyramid is quite an interesting location for a photo, the main thing is to choose the right angle.


The Chapelle pavilion - Chapel, translated from the French - was originally conceived by the architect as knowledge with elements of the Gothic style, some of which appears as ruins. It is perhaps the most romantic building in the entire park, the outline of which resembles a European fairy tale castle. After seeing the pavilion, you can continue your walk in the park, or go straight to the restaurant of traditional Russian cuisine for dinner.

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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