Get to know Mozhaisk. Collect spring water at the source of the Moscow river. Stop by the Yuri Gagarin Memorial Museum.. Learn the history of Vyazma. Visit A.S. Griboyedov.. Go around all of Smolensk. Take a trekking route in the Smolensk Lakeland.. See the real Russian terems. Get a little lost in Nikola Lenivets Park.. .

Mysteries of the land of Smolensk

The history of Smolensk region existence dates back to the X century. These ancient lands are marked by many events of all-Russian importance. It is here that the destinies and ways of our Fatherland crossed. There are many mysteries and mysteries of history, which scientists are still exploring. On this trip you will reach the capital of the region - Smolensk. The Hero City, spread on 7 hills, is located north-west of Moscow, 378 km from it, in the upper reaches of the Dnieper. Besides Smolensk, you will also visit several important places that will fill your piggy bank with interesting facts about the history of the Russian Land. Tune in for a busy trip, you'll learn a lot of new and interesting things!

Mysteries of the land of Smolensk

6 days itinerary by Darina Frantz - History and Culture, Active Leisure - Car, 4 Hotels

Road Trip Categories: History and Culture, Active Leisure

Day 1: Exploring Mozhaisk and its history...


Today begins your long journey to the Smolensk lands. You will make stops in the most interesting and significant places. Mozhaisk is the most ancient city of Russia, the capital of the Mozhaisk Principality. The city has experienced blossoms and declines, but it is still alive! Enjoy its beauty and do not hurry anywhere, you have plenty of time ahead of you.
Visiting: Lebedki, Mozhaysk, Gagarin, Moscow, Kubinka, Star'kovo

Day 2: History of Vyazma


Today's route consists of many amazing places. The first stop will be at the Gagarin Memorial Museum, where you will learn the history of space exploration and sending a man aboard a rocket. Then you'll see the main sights of Vyazma: Holy Trinity Cathedral, St. John the Baptist Nunnery, Griboyedov Estate Museum and the Bogoroditsky Field.
Visiting: Yartsevo, Lebedki, Kamennaya Gora, Vyaz'ma, Gagarin, Khmelita, Bogoroditskoye

Day 3: Hero City of Smolensk


So the day has come to meet Smolensk and his beauties! Are you excited? The city is replete with historical monuments and cultural heritage! You have a lot to see, prepare the memory on your phone.
Visiting: Smolensk, Yartsevo, Pechersk

Day 4: Natural Heritage


It's time to break away from the urban landscapes and get a little lost in the natural areas of the region. You have to explore the Smolensk Lakeland - a majestic national park protected by UNESCO. Many centuries ago the famous way from Varangians to Greeks passed here. Besides the park you'll also visit the estate of N.M. Przhevalsky, located nearby and the historical and architectural complex "Teremok".
Visiting: Smolensk, Przheval'skoye, Katyn'

Day 5: Monument of Russian Architecture


Did you know that under Smolensk there are real Russian terems reflecting traditional applied art? Such artists as N. Roerich, S. Malyutin, M. Vrubel, I. Repin, A. Zinoviev and others worked here at the turn of the century creating samples of new style. This is a unique place that holds the autographs of the great masters. You will visit the museum of Mikhail Glinka's estate in Novospassky. Here he was born, created and created his masterpieces.
Visiting: Yukhnov, Smolensk, Desnogorsk, Flenovo, Novospasskoye

Day 6: Road home


This journey was filled with historical places and cultural monuments. How about contemporary art in the Nikola Lenivets Park of the same name? These massive alien installations will make a huge impression on you. It's time to realize how much culture has changed in such a small amount of time against the background of chronicles of all mankind!
Visiting: Yukhnov, Nikola-Lenivets, Moscow, Obninsk, Strelkovo, Podolsk, Maloyaroslavets