Homesteads, merchants and artisans – Day 1: Antomir and ancient Kaluga

The first day will begin with a dive into the life of the peoples of the world and will immediately compare it with the life of our ancestors in the city of Kolomna.
Homesteads, merchants and artisans
Travel distance by car: 231 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Kaluga, Moscow, Petrovskaya, Romodanovskiye Dvoriki

Trip duration: 2 days

Maria Mamedli


Theme Parks

After leaving Moscow we will go to the largest ethnographic park-museum of Russia. In it you will see a colorful interactive model of the real world. During the walk you will be able to get acquainted closer with traditions, customs, houses, costumes, utensils, handicrafts of the peoples of the world, as well as buy souvenirs. It is also worth a snack at the cafe of the complex in front of the road.

Four Points by Sheraton Kaluga

Калужский областной краеведческий музей

History Museums

Then we go to a small town near Moscow, Kaluga. There we will visit the estate of Zolotarev, where important persons of our history stayed, including Emperor Alexander I, Nicholas I, Grand Duke, future Emperor Alexander II. The manor is located in the historical district of the city and has preserved all authenticity of the epoch till nowadays. Please pay attention to the working hours of the estate: from Tuesday to Sunday you can visit it till 17-00, Monday's a day off, Last Friday of the month is a health day.

Палаты Коробовых

History Museums

After the estate we will go to the main sights of the city. The city itself is small, so it won't take much time. The first thing you should pay attention to is the Korobovs' Chambers. This is the first stone structure of the city. This is where Marina Mnishek and False Dmitry II, who dreamed of making Kaluga the capital of Russia, lived in times of turmoil. Monday's the day off, The last Wednesday of the month is a health day.

Дворянское Собрание

Historic Sites

We'll move on to the bright spot - the building of the Noble Assembly. It is famous for taking the oath of allegiance to the Tsar Imam of Chechnya and Dagestan Shamil, who lived in exile in Kaluga.

Гостиные ряды

Historic Sites

Then let's look at the main symbol of merchant Kaluga - Living Rooms. Here you can take very atmospheric photos, and on weekends - get to the fair of local craftsmen.

Присутственные Места

Historic Sites

Another important structure of the city is its presence. Here the governor-general of Krechetnikov decided the fate of the province. It is worth paying attention to the construction and taking some photos.

Каменный мост


Let's conclude our acquaintance with the city by the stone bridge. It was built back in the times of Catherine II and is considered the oldest in Russia.

La Grillade


After a fascinating walk, I suggest dining at the Grillade restaurant. Good service and quality dishes will wonderfully complement a busy day!

Four Points by Sheraton Kaluga

After dinner we stay at the hotel and rest until the next day.