Arkhangelsk Pomorie: the land of severe taiga, wooden masterpieces and sea romance – Day 2: The second day on the way: Kargopol, cosmodrome, ancient Yemetsk and the best restaurant in Arkhangelsk.

After breakfast, you'll go exploring the town of Kargopol, famous for its snow-white temples and painted clay toys. We'll have lunch in the town of Plesetsk, you might say, right at the cosmodrome gates. Then we will wander around Yemetsk, a historically important village on the bank of the Northern Dvina River. We'll come to Arkhangelsk in the evening - here you'll have an hour and a half of gastronomic hedonism and good sleep.
Arkhangelsk Pomorie: the land of severe taiga, wooden masterpieces and sea romance
Travel distance by car: 481 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Kargopol', Arkhangel'sk, Yemetsk, Plesetsk

Trip duration: 6 days

Marina Voronchikhina

Ансамбль Церковных зданий XVI - XVII вв.


We have early breakfast in the morning and go for a walk on Kargopol. The city appeared on Onega in the XII century and for a long time was among the ten most important cities of Russia. And then it was time for oblivion. And if it were not for the snow-white temple ensembles, Kargopol would have been forgotten. The two main ensembles of temple architecture are called Old Torg and New Torg. In addition to them, there are many wooden churches in the surrounding area, which are also worth seeing. Let's spend a couple of hours in Kargopol: the atmosphere of an ancient provincial town with quiet streets is charming. As a memento we will take away Kargopol clay toy decorated with scratched archaic ornament.



We'll stop for a snack at the restaurant "Karamel" in Plesetsk. The city itself is unremarkable, but it is on hearing - thanks to the neighborhood with the cosmodrome of the same name. In fact, the cosmodrome serves the city of Mirny, where you can not get without a pass. In Soviet times, Mirny was not even marked on maps.

Novotel Arkhangelsk

река Емца


Landscapes outside the window change, "harsh": there are almost no juicy meadows left, real taiga is coming around. Let's take a break in a place called Yemetsk, have a cup of coffee with pancakes (which have already received many flattering reviews from visitors) in the cafe "Prival", take a walk. The name of this ancient northern village comes from the word "eat" - fee, duty. Located on the Moscow road, the village has for centuries played a major role in the life of the Dvinskaya land. Old wooden huts and temple complexes have been preserved here. And also here was born the famous poet Nikolay Rubtsov - in Yemetsk they carefully keep the memory of him.

Почтовая контора 1786 г.


And here we are in Arkhangelsk! Let's begin our acquaintance with the city on its gastronomic side. Check out the "Post Office 1786" restaurant. It is located on one of the oldest streets of the city, in the building of the historical monument with the same name. Here you will be treated to original Russian dishes cooked with French chic. Pomorsk cod with cheese cream, pancakes with venison - stylish and unusual!

Novotel Arkhangelsk

After a long day, there's no strength left at all. It's time to go to the hotel and forget about sleeping. Tomorrow you will find a lot of interesting things to do!