Folk crafts near Moscow – Day 1: Xin of Russia

We go to the village of Gzhel of Ramensky district to see how fine ceramics and porcelain are made. After that we will visit the Gzhelian quarries, and in the evening we will go towards the village of Electrostal, where we will spend the night.
Folk crafts near Moscow

Trip duration: 2 days

Ekaterina Klimova

Hyundai Solaris


Spanish Restaurants

You can start your journey in one of the restaurants near the Plaza Ramstars business park called Conquistador. It is characterized by a welcoming atmosphere, as well as a detailed, authentic interior and exterior. The menu offers many Spanish dishes as well as traditional Russian snacks.

Синь России

Art Museums

One of the many symbols of Russian culture can be called the original dishes, as well as ceramic and porcelain products of the Gzhel factory of artistic painting. The excursion here includes a walk through the quiet and picturesque countryside where the company is located, as well as a visit to the production hall, where the famous painted figures and dishes are born. You can take a master class from local craftsmen and try to paint the figure yourself. Very important point: excursions are conducted only by appointment, for this purpose it is necessary to call in advance on the number specified on an official site of manufacture.

Гжельские Карьеры


Not far from the ceramics factory you will find the Grzegel Pits - a good place to relax in warm weather. The environment is peaceful, the views are beautiful, I would like to stay here longer, but it is time to go.



Dinner can be held at the pretty café Entresol. Both traditional Russian dishes and some popular European ones are cooked here. Many visitors celebrate beautiful salads as well as desserts. Sometimes there are performances by local artists, so if you are lucky, your dinner will be complemented by live music.

Gorodskoy Park

One of the favorite recreation places for locals is the City Park of Culture. This pleasant place attracts many people both in summer and winter. There are quite a few different attractions, among which there are various carousels, Ferris wheel and skatepark. Prices for each attraction is also quite democratic - from 100 to 250 rubles.

Gazpromneft filling station #337

The filling station is located in the heart of Electrostal. Thanks to this you can easily get to the iconic places of the city: the Church of Christians of the Seventh Day Adventists (280 m from the gas station), the Church of St. Andrew Rublev (1.4 km) and the main Chapel of Electrostal (800 m). The gas station is open 24 hours a day, so there will be no problems with lack of fuel or delicious goods on the road.