Ancient temples and monasteries of the Leningrad region – Day 2: Upper Mandrogs

Have you ever been to a village that is made exclusively for tourists? Today we will visit such a tourist village and get acquainted with local entertainment. And then we will get to St. George's Church, which was built in XV century and is considered one of the oldest in Europe.
Ancient temples and monasteries of the Leningrad region
Travel distance by car: 271 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Lodeynoye Pole, Podberezh'ye, Verkhniye Mandrogi, Rodionovo, Domozhirovo

Trip duration: 3 days

Anastasia Baklanova



We'll have breakfast in this very atmospheric place. The interior has rustic crafts in all its glory!

Верхние Мандроги

Historic Sites

Very cozy tourist village, which deserves your attention. All buildings are made in the style of national Russian village. You can just walk around and admire the architecture, you can visit some interesting museums, which we will do with you. More detailed information can be found at [site]( Your arrival must be agreed upon, all contacts can be found [here](

Ремесленная Слобода

Art Galleries

In a craft sloboda you can get acquainted with various folk crafts: painting and woodcarving, weaving and pottery, lacework. Blacksmiths, potters, weavers and wood carvers will gladly give master classes for all comers.

Guest House Provintsiya

Ресторан Мандроги


I invite you to a local restaurant for lunch. Its main feature is making dishes only from rustic products - from quail to cloudberry.

Юксовичи, Церковь св. Великомученника Георгия Победоносца


An amazingly beautiful place to visit. To see the XV century church and just walk around, go down to Lake Yukos. The first church studied in 1877 by Lev Vladimirovich Dahl, he noticed an inscription in the church, later lost, which indicated the date of construction: 1493. The church is one of the oldest surviving wooden buildings in Europe and the oldest wooden church in Russia.



And now it's time for dinner! Very cozy place: painted walls, there is a game room for kids.

Guest House Provintsiya

Back to the hotel. Sleep well!