Unusual places to the west of Moscow: homesteads, abandoned buildings, natural springs – Road.Travel

Unusual places to the west of Moscow: homesteads, abandoned buildings, natural springs

Road Trip Route. Visit Vyazemskoy manor, To visit the museum of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, See the Mozhaisk Kremlin, Find the dam that was destroyed., Find an abandoned mansion.

This trip plan is the perfect scenario for lovers of all things unusual. You will walk a lot, educate yourself and explore incredibly beautiful locations. No one will be left indifferent or bored. The locations you will visit are full of unconventional sights. The route is developed with the support of [Volkswagen Amarok](https://www.volkswagen-commercial.ru/ru/model-overview/amarok.html?utm_source=Amarok&utm_medium=cpm&utm_content=Amarok&utm_campaign=LCV_Road_Travel&tc=oa-LCV_Road_Travel-Amarok-cpm-Keyword_Amarok-banner).

Active Leisure. From: Moscow

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Exploring areas

The first day of the trip will be quite versatile and interesting. You will start it by visiting the famous manor house, then you will learn the history of Mozhaisk and its main sights. You'll spend the sunset at the banks of Mozhaisk water reservoir.

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Усадьба «Вязёмы»

The "Bolshie Vyazemy" estate is located in an unusually beautiful place on the bank of the Vyazemka River. Here you can see the Golitsyn's Palace House, a small outbuilding, a park on the river and an ancient church, where Boris Godunov used to live. It's the perfect place to walk with kids, a hearty friend or just by yourself. Especially for children there are special excursions. The estate is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

Государственный историко-литературный музей-заповедник А.С. Пушкина

In these places you can not only wander along the paths of ancient parks, where the great poet walked, and breathe magical air, but also touch the silent witnesses of the poet's childhood - the magnificent monuments of architecture, which are united in a palace and park ensemble.

Restaurant Golitsyn

It's time to eat! Lunch will be held at the restaurant of the Golitsyn country complex. The menu includes dishes for all tastes - from pizza and grilled meat to homemade soups.

Музей Зои Космодемьянской

In this locality of Moscow region the scout was captured and executed. A small exhibition in memory of the famous guerrilla girl was created here in the village reading-room in 1948. Later this modest exposition became the basis of the future museum. The memorable places in Petrishchevo connected with the feat of the war heroine were also landscaped. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Можайский Кремль

The Kremlin in Mozhaisk is as significant a place for the Moscow region as the Kremlin in Moscow. Its image is taken as the basis of the local coat of arms. Many legendary personalities visited the vicinity of the former fortress: Alexander I prayed here before the battle, the residence of Ivan the Terrible was located nearby, the Old Smolensk road, where Napoleon entered Moscow, passed nearby.

Площадь Воинской Славы

Be sure to make a stop and take a short walk in the heart of Mozhaisk - the Square of Military Glory.

Ферапонтов Источник

The source of St. Ferapont is especially revered by the inhabitants of Mozhaisk. He was dug out by the hands of the saint himself near the monastery he founded in 1408. Ancient church legends say that the healing drivers came here from different counties to drink, and by their faith they received healing.

Piu del Cibo

As the day draws to a close, it's time for dinner. Spend your time in a cozy family cafe where you can enjoy pizza, sushi. burgers and delicious desserts.

Day 2: Abandoned corners

The second day of the trip will begin with a visit to the Seven Keys Reserve, which is located near the Protva River. The territory of the river floodplain is a specially protected natural area. The second half of the day will turn into a real quest! You will find a ruined dam and an abandoned manor house.

Seven Keys Reserve

"Seven Keys" is considered one of the most beautiful reserves in the Moscow region. This picturesque natural monument is located in a forest area. Due to its unique landscape and rare representatives of flora and fauna living here, the territory of the Protva River floodplain is a specially protected natural area.

Верейский историко-краеведческий музей

The museum was established in 1996. It is located in the old house of merchant Mityushin, now connected with the building of the former county school. The building is located in the most picturesque place, on the high bank of Protva, near the ancient settlement, Christmas Cathedral and the chapel of Great Martyr Paraskeva Friday. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday.

Храм Входа Господня в Иерусалим

This ancient temple is an important landmark of the city and an architectural monument. Some historians believe that the first temple on this place was built back in the XIV century, and the church building, preserved to this day, appeared here much later - the 1670-ies.

Ресторан «Акварели»

It's time for the long-awaited lunch. The restaurant is located on the territory of the pension "Akvarely". If the weather permits, be sure to sit on the terrace, it offers a beautiful view. It's better to book a table in advance by phone at [website](https://www.akvareli-v.ru/#pitanie).

Destroyed dam

The semi-destructed dam used to serve as a bridge from town to park. In 1840, a paper mill was opened here. In the early 60s of the XIX century the factory was sold to Prince Scherbatov, and then in 1864 the factory was bought by Moscow merchants - father and son Yakunchikov, who organized the "Association of Resurrection Manufactory".

Destroyed Petrovskoye Estate

N.A. Demidov was building an estate for his beloved wife. But she was never destined to live here: two years before the end of construction she died. In 1850s the estate was bought by the provincial leader of the nobility Prince Meshchersky. The descendant of the last owners Vladimir Meshcherskiy was a fan of mysticism, in 1990th he occupied an empty outbuilding, tried to create a museum exposition, published brochures on occult esoteric themes. Today the estate is empty and attracts the attention of photographers and lovers of antiquity.

Наш бараш

The journey has come to an end and it's time to end it with a delicious dinner at a cozy grill bar. Order the most hearty dishes, don't hesitate!

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