A creative tour: for those interested in art and history. – Day 5: Vologda - Kirillov - Ferapontovo - Vytegra

Today we will visit the Architectural and Ethnographic Museum, where the atmosphere of a Russian village of the late XIX - early XX century is recreated. We will visit the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery and admire the frescoes of the 16th century, which belong to the great icon painter Dionisy.
A creative tour: for those interested in art and history.
Travel distance by car: 375 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Vytegra, Vologda, Ferapontovo, Kirillov, Vologodskiy Rayon, Semenkovo

Trip duration: 6 days

Anastasia Baklanova

Coffee Cake Вологда


And once again, we start the day with a cup of coffee and delicious pastries.

Музей «Семёнково»


This architectural and ethnographic museum recreates the atmosphere of a Russian village in the late XIX - early XX century. The territory of the Museum of Wooden Architecture is huge, here are built: an estate, 12 houses, 17 farm buildings. Anyway, when you come here you are transported to the past, where you can learn all about the traditions of ancestors' life. In addition to excursions, various master classes are held here: baking gingerbread, birch bark weaving, making mineral paints and lube pictures. [You can order a tour or entrance ticket on the museum's official website](https://www.semenkovo.ru/). Mode of operation: Summer mode (from May 01 to September 30): from 10:00 to 18:00. Winter mode (October 1 to April 30): from 10:00 to 17:00.

Усадьба Спасское-Куркино

Historic Sites

On the way we will meet a very beautiful estate complex of the beginning of XIX century. Once the complex included a semi stone lord's house, a stone outbuilding, a wooden music pavilion, a huge park with arbours, a greenhouse and numerous outbuildings. The Spassko-Kurkino estate is considered to be the most artistically decorated manor house of the Vologda region and is a valuable monument of provincial noble culture.



I recommend stopping for a snack before visiting the St. Cyril Belozero Monastery. Provincially, without frills, but quickly and cheaply.

Wardenclyffe Volgo&Balt

Кирилло-Белозерский монастырь / Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery (Кирилло-Белозерский монастырь)

History Museums

St. Cyril Belozero Monastery was founded in 1397 by St. Cyril. In 1917 the monastery was closed, and already in 1924 on the basis of the monastery a museum-reserve was created. On the territory of the monastery there is one of the first stone churches of the Russian North - Assumption Cathedral. The museum-reserve expositions include icon collections, graphics, paintings. Mode of operation: Tuesday-Sunday: from 9:00 to 18:00

Ферапонтов монастырь


The year of foundation of the monastery is considered to be 1398, when the Monk Ferapont left the Kirillo-Belozero monastery and settled on the hill between Borodaevsky and Passky lakes. In 1924 the monastery was closed. And only in 1975 the Dionisius Fresco Museum was opened. And in 2000 Ferapontov Monastery was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The famous frescoes of the great icon painter appeared here in 1502, they have been preserved in their original form and have never been restored. Please note! It is best to visit the museum with an excursion, you can sign up by phone. [All contacts can be found on the official website.](http://www.dionisy.com/rus/info/) Mode of operation: From May 1 to September 31 from 9:00 to 18:00 on weekends. From September 8 to April 30 from 9:00 to 17:00, from October 1 - Monday off



Dinner I invite to the best restaurant in the city Vytegra. Here you will be offered dishes of author's cuisine, especially you should try fried cigar fillet in citrus breaded with vegetables.

Wardenclyffe Volgo&Balt

After such a busy day, you want to check into a hotel and go to bed as soon as possible.