Architecture of ancient towns of Moscow region – Day 1: Baroque Dubrovica, Kashira graffiti and medieval Zaraisk

Today our day will begin with the manor of Princes Golitsyn. It turned out that in 6 kilometers from Podolsk is hiding a real architectural treasure. In the afternoon we'll meet ancient Kashira. The city is big enough and with closer contact, surprising. Dinner is planned for the evening at one of the few restaurants in Zaraisk.
Architecture of ancient towns of Moscow region

Trip duration: 2 days

Ksenia Beskova

Усадьба князей Голицыных в Дубровицах

History Museums

Because of its proximity to Moscow, the place is quite touristy. Leave your car a little further away from the main entrance, near industrial buildings, painted with graffiti. Our journey begins with the Temple of the Sign of the Most Holy Mother of God. The Mysterious Temple. It's hard to believe it's Orthodox. During the construction it took the workers 15 years only to carve stone, but what the result!

Кафе "Оранжерея"

Eastern European Restaurants, Cafés

Cozily settled down on the summer veranda, watching the life of the city of Chekhov. Facility's strict, laconic interior and varied menu: from beer snacks to Siciliano salmon under creamy mushroom sauce with shrimps.

Усадьба Зендиковых

Historic Sites

Destroying romanticism and classicism. The silhouette of the manor hides behind a bush and a small forest is formed inside. Walking under ancient arches, listening to the sounds of the environment.

Водонапорная (тюремная) башня

Monuments / Landmarks

Intelligent city of Kashira for lovers of architecture. Pre-revolutionary development and graffiti on "new" houses. Constructivism and two-storey freshly painted wooden houses with TV plates. Pleasant city for a leisurely stroll.

Свято-Троицкий Белопесоцкий женский монастырь


The opposite bank of the Oka River adorns the monastery, which from afar resembles a fortress. Indeed, the military defense function of the building was performed many centuries ago. It was also a prison for prisoners, whose hands were used to build the bridge across the river. Now the Empire and the Moscow Baroque complement each other beautifully. On the territory there are neat benches, broken flower beds and peace. Officials ask to refrain from taking pictures.

Водонапорная башня

Monuments / Landmarks

At the same time it is an observation deck. Alas, we did not have time to climb it and explore the city, as the entrance for visitors closes at four o'clock in the afternoon. But it looks cute outside too. The square next to it is clean, ennobled, you can sit, relax on a bench.

Gazpromneft filling station #213

Старый Город


A cafe in the heart of Zaraisk. It's a wonderful place to sit by the window, peeping out of town. Desserts surprised.