Following "The Queen of Spades" – Road.Travel

 Following "The Queen of Spades"

Road Trip Route. Alexander Pushkin State Historical and Literary Museum-Reserve in Bolshiye Vyazemy, Zakharovo Estate Museum, New Jerusalem Monastery.

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin spent most of his life in St. Petersburg. However, he was born and spent his childhood years in places near Moscow. Journey to the places of the poet's childhood, descriptions of which he later used in his works, will allow you to look at Pushkin's art from a new perspective.

Arts and Creativity, History and Culture, Families with Kids. From: Moscow

Valeria Azuevskaya. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Places of A.S. Pushkin's childhood

Today we will visit the noble homesteads in Bolshiye Vyazemy and Zakharovo, where he spent his childhood years. After lunch we will go to the newly opened New Jerusalem Monastery.


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Государственный историко-литературный музей-заповедник А.С. Пушкина

We'll start our journey by visiting the museum-reserve in the Big Vyazemy. This estate used to belong to Princes Golitsyn. Natalia Petrovna Golitsyna served as the prototype of an old princess to A.S. Pushkin in the novel "The Queen of Spades". An interesting fact: a princess who was fond of playing cards once lost all her fortune, but immediately played it back, knowing the secret of "three cards". There are now excursions around the area and a boat can be rented from the pond.

Усадьба «Захарово»

Born in Moscow, Alexander Pushkin spent every summer at his grandmother M.A. Hannibal. I suggest visiting places associated with the childhood of his beloved writer. You can visit the preserved house and the park. For children there is an interesting interactive, play the same games that played little Pushkin.

Здесь был Чехов

For lunch, I recommend staying at the atmospheric cafe "Here was Chekhov". Here you can taste dishes of French, Russian and European cuisine.

Новоиерусалимский монастырь

Let's visit another place, which was visited by A.S. Pushkin. The renovated monastery looks fascinating today.

МВК «Новый Иерусалим»

I also recommend to visit the exhibition complex "New Jerusalem". Very informative exhibitions are often held here. And the permanent exhibition presents the most interesting exhibits of church and secular Russian art.


You can finish the day by having dinner at a gourmet bar in Pokrovsky. American, Turkish, Greek cuisine will quench hunger even among sophisticated visitors. Good and fast service, pleasant prices.