Red Cat is a small cozy bakery on Kirovsky Prospect, where we started the second day of our trip. Among the baked goods offered here we liked pancakes with jam and sour cream, as well as berry envelopes.
On our way to Tikhvin, we decided to stop by Old Ladoga for a walk again. We have stopped near a monument to founders of the Russian state to Princes Rurik and Oleg. It is not so far from the river Volkhov, and also from a chapel of Uspensky monastery so the views from here open rather good.
The journey to Tikhvin was quite long, so right at the entrance to the city we decided to get out of the car for a short walk near one quite impressive attraction - the MiG 21 plane. The monument was erected on a small patch of territory, where narrow paths are laid out. After taking a few memorable shots, we moved on.
Having arrived in the city, we immediately went to have lunch in a rather atmospheric restaurant of a small hotel "Podvorie", which is located not so far from the Tikhvin Monastery. The dishes here are mostly national ones. The prices are different, but most of them are quite acceptable for a budget traveler.
Tikhvin is a relatively small and quiet city and museums are also small here. First of all we went to visit the house-museum dedicated to the memory of N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov. His exposition also tells the great composer's family about the contribution they made not only to music, but also to naval science and geography of this region. When planning your visit here, it is important to consider that the museum is not open on Mondays.
In the central part of Tikhvin there is also a small but attractive place for a walk - the square, where the stele "City of Military Glory" is installed. The area around it is planted with rare herringbones and bushes, there are benches, as well as parking for cars.
Before going to the hotel, we went to the Astral Hotel restaurant on Sovetskaya Street for dinner. The atmosphere is a bit provincial, but very hospitable. Russian and European cuisine is on the menu. We liked most of all steak with vegetables, as well as light salads.