East of St. Petersburg: 6 cities, 2 Kremlin and 1 fortress. – Day 2: From Cherepovets to Vologda.

Today we will see, perhaps, the most curious places of Cherepovets for both young and adult audience. In the evening we will find ourselves in Vologda and even have time to capture a couple of its interesting places.
East of St. Petersburg: 6 cities, 2 Kremlin and 1 fortress.

Trip duration: 6 days

Alina Maslova

музей металлургической промышленности


We go to a unique museum, created on the initiative of the second largest steel mill of Russia "Severstal". The first floor of the exposition is dedicated to the history of metallurgy in the Vologda region, the second floor to the modern production of the plant. The museum is equipped with all kinds of interactive devices, so you won't be bored there. Important: the museum is not open on Mondays (from 1.09 to 31.05) and on Sundays (from 1.06 to 31.08). In addition to excursions the museum holds games and quests for children from 5 years. Up-to-date information can be found on [site](http://museummet.ru/).



It's time to have lunch in one of the best restaurants in the city according to the residents and guests of Cherepovets. Pay attention to the steaks, they're great here!

Biblioteka Boutique Hotel

Detskiy Muzey

We'll visit the only children's museum in the northwest. Not only the kids will be curious, but their parents too. On the ground floor there is an exposition of antique toys. There are also those that were here in your childhood, too. On the second floor there is a collection of drawings by St. Petersburg artist Elizabeth Bem. Important: the museum is not open on Mondays, in summer time - on Sundays and Mondays.

Воскресенский собор


Let's take a look at the oldest building in the city, which has been standing on the Sobornaya Hill on the Sheksna bank since 1756. Raise your head before entering the temple, there is a mosaic depicting the face of Christ. Among the treasures of the cathedral are particles of relics of John the Baptist, John the Warrior, Great Martyr Barbara, Reverend Alexander Svirsky.

122-мм корпусная пушка образца 1931/37 годов

Monuments / Landmarks

Heading for Vologda. We'll make a stop at the monument to the cannon on the way. From here, by the way, you can enjoy a tempting view of the Sheksna River and the airlock of the Volga-Baltic Canal.

Дверь в счастливый город

Outdoor Sculptures

We solemnly enter Vologda through a forged door on the embankment of the same name river. They say that here one should make selfies and make wishes.

Нулевой километр

Monuments / Landmarks

The next object for your photos is the zero kilometer or, in other words, the starting point of the road distance calculation. The distance to St. Petersburg is 655 km.



We'll finish tonight's program with a cozy gourmet dinner. We recommend to pay attention to pikeperch and bacon dumplings with shrimps and onion foam, orzo with smoked breast and eggplant, pancakes with cream of sour cream and fir, pickled weights and red caviar.