Cinogenic city and ancient monastery – Day 2: New Jerusalem

Today, right after breakfast, we plan to go to the small town of Istra, where we will find interesting historical sights, including an ancient monastery and a museum of crafts and everyday life of local peasants.
Cinogenic city and ancient monastery
Travel distance by car: 108 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Zelenograd, Shchukino, Istra, Dmitrovskoye, Pavlovskaya Sloboda

Trip duration: 2 days

Ekaterina Klimova



You can start the day at Café Garden, which is right next to Central Avenue. Its interior is designed in a cozy and modern way. In the menu you can find both traditional European cuisine and something specialty from the chef.

Новоиерусалимский монастырь


One of the most interesting cultural-historical and religious attractions of the nearest Moscow suburbs is the New Jerusalem Monastery. Its stone walls have been rising above this land since the late seventeenth century. The territory of the monastery is very well maintained and equipped, the entrance is free.

Музей деревянного зодчества

History Museums

Near the New Jerusalem Monastery in the former estate of the noblemen of Kokorins there is another interesting cultural-historical object - the museum of wooden architecture. It was opened in the early eighties. There are several wooden buildings on the estate, inside which there are expositions about the life, craft and life of ordinary peasants.


Seafood Restaurants, Fish Markets

After a long excursion and a fairly long transfer you can take a short break and go to one of the restaurants on the way called Moremania. From the name it becomes clear that the institution specializes in fish dishes and seafood. Cozy, delicious, fish!

Семеновский Пруд


And yet, good native nature! You can see it personally by going to Semenovskiy Prud. A relatively small pond surrounded by dense forest is an ideal place to relax, walk and have a small picnic or fishing at any time of year.