Folk crafts near Moscow – Day 2: History and Culture of Pavlovsky Posad

Today will be mainly devoted to visiting the museums of the historical city of Pavlovsky Posad. It once played a crucial role in various historical events and was also a very large craft centre. You can learn more about it on tours in the main museums of the city.
Folk crafts near Moscow
Travel distance by car: 102 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Elektrostal, Taganskiy, Pavlovskiy Posad, Balashikha

Trip duration: 2 days

Ekaterina Klimova



Starting in the morning, you can go to the already familiar Café Entresol. There is a special breakfast menu with a selection of light snacks, omelets, toasts and other traditional breakfast dishes. The choice of coffee is also very extensive.

Музей истории русского платка и шали


The first stop for us today will be the Museum of the History of Russian Shawl and Shawl. Here you will find all the details about the history of traditional women's suits, as well as traditional methods of manufacturing and dyeing textile products. You can even try to apply a drawing on the fabric yourself. And for school-age children the museum offers master classes on calligraphy, or, as it used to be said, penmanship.

Pavlovsky Posad History and Art Museum

Another interesting cultural and historical object in the city can safely be called the Pavlovo-Posad Museum of History and Art. It is located in a small wooden mansion, and its exposition is devoted to the history of the region, everyday life and once flourishing crafts, outstanding people who lived here, as well as to some extent industry and science.


French Restaurants

The perfect place to relax and have lunch will be a small restaurant in Balacheille called La Provence. It serves mainly French and European dishes. It is a cozy place with pleasant staff. And there are also very delicious desserts.