History and Secrets of Forest Lands in the Leningrad Region – Day 2: Forest Legends

The journey continues, and the second day will be no less eventful. First half of the day will be devoted to the history of Pushkin's family. You'll visit the museum-estate of A.P. Hannibal "Suida" and visit the House of Pushkin's nurse. You'll meet the sunset on the Dudergofsky heights and find the abandoned manor of the Demidovs family.
History and Secrets of Forest Lands in the Leningrad Region
Travel distance by car: 126 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Bol'shiye Kolpany, Saint Petersburg, Vyra, Centralniy, Kobrino, Suyda, Taytsy, Voskresenskoye

Trip duration: 2 days


Памятник Арине Родионовне

Monuments / Landmarks

The author has created a not quite familiar image of a nanny: she is not an old woman here, as everyone represents her, but a woman in the color of years, leaning over a curly child. The height of the nanny here - 160 centimeters, which, according to historians, is an absolutely reliable fact.

Музей-усадьба «Суйда»

History Museums

In this estate was born and married mother of Pushkin, there was the poet's nanny - Yakovlev Arina Rodionovna. To this day there is still a Bathing Linden Alley, along which Hannibal and his descendants took walks to the river Suida. Partially preserved are other alleys: Lipovaya, Spruce and Birch. The museum is located within the walls of an authentic stone building from Hannibal's time - a former guest wing. Other buildings of those times have also survived: the manager's house, stables, human, smithy, cattle yard. The museum welcomes visitors from Wednesday to Sunday.

Домик няни Пушкина

History Museums

In 1781 Arina Rodionovna was married to Kobrin peasant Fyodor Matveev. In 1792 she was taken as a nurse to Alexei, the nephew of Pushkin's grandmother Maria Alexeevna Hannibal. As a sign of gratitude in 1795 for the family of Arina Rodionovna Maria Alekseevna allocated a separate hut. Arina Rodionovna lived in the village for 16 years. Monday and Tuesday are weekends.

У Самсона Вырина

Eastern European Restaurants

This is a real Russian tavern, where you will be transported to the past, to a completely different space. The interior is decorated in traditional Russian style: Russian stove, wooden tables and benches. The menu offers dishes of Russian cuisine, which the cooks cook according to ancient recipes. The wine list includes a large choice of drinks for every taste.

Усадьба Демидовых

Historic Sites

Not far from the village of Taitsi, away from tourist routes, there is a forgotten but still majestic estate of the Demidovs family. The mansion was built by industrialist Alexander Demidov in 1770. The ruins of the temple, arched vaults and stairs with stone lions have been preserved to this day. The ruins covered with moss look very atmospheric!

Дудергофские высоты


Meet the sunset at the top of the picturesque Duderhof heights. It is a centuries-old natural monument that attracts the attention of many travelers.


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