On the splinters of antiquity of the Leningrad region – Day 2: Historical sites of Ivangorod

Today we plan to go to the very border with Estonia in Ivangorod. There are several very remarkable places on its territory, after visiting which we will go back to St. Petersburg.
On the splinters of antiquity of the Leningrad region

Trip duration: 2 days

Alexandr Kosar

Volkswagen Polo Sedan

family cafe (ХоРоШо)


We had a long trip ahead of us, so, without wasting time, we went for breakfast in a cozy cafe with a positive name "HoRoSho". There are a lot of traditional breakfast dishes here, we limited ourselves to an omelette and a couple of salads and went further on the road.

Ivangorod castle (Ивангородская крепость)


The Ivangorod museum complex includes several historical objects, one of which is the fortress of the same name. The excursion here is inexpensive, and a walk along the fortress walls and other premises, which offer excellent views of the Narva River, leaves a very strong impression.

Иваногородский художественный музей

Art Museums

Everything about art history and culture of Ivangorod can be found in the Ivangorod Art Museum. There is a rather extensive collection of works, including paintings, sculpture and a variety of decorative and applied art objects.


Sushi Restaurants

After our visit to Ivangorod, we decided to go back to St. Petersburg, and before that to stop for lunch at a local restaurant. As you can guess from the name, Asian cuisine is served here: sushi, rolls and fish. Pretty good for a cafe in a small town.

Церковь Святой Троицы

Historic Sites

We have already managed to visit several interesting castles this weekend, so in the afternoon we decided to stop by another historical building. Unfortunately, not all historical sites are given enough attention, but even in its dilapidated state the Holy Trinity Church makes a great impression. That's because it's built in a style that's not typical of antiquity.

Берёзовый домик

Historic Sites

On the way to St. Petersburg it would be criminal not to visit Gatchina Palace Park. On the whole, this place is quite large and deserves to spend a whole day here, but since our time is limited, we decided to take a walk near the Gatchina Birch House. I must say that the contrast between the appearance of the building and its refined interior makes a strong impression.


Scandinavian Restaurants

And we decided to finish our short trip in a small restaurant of northern cuisine called Nordic. Among many fish dishes and seafood we tasted Kamchatka crab and halibut fillet.