Journey - a quest for abandoned villages and estates – Day 3: In search of answers

The third day is no less mysterious than the previous two. Keep unravelling the mysteries of history hidden in ancient places along your route.
Journey - a quest for abandoned villages and estates
Visiting:

Trip duration: 3 days

Darina Frantz

Дом станционного смотрителя

History Museums


The interior of this museum is based on "Station Watchman" by Alexander Pushkin. Here you will see a lot of authentic household things of that time, the atmosphere of postal and road life of the 19th century is recreated.

Усадьба барона Врангеля

Historic Sites


This estate belonged to the famous Lieutenant General Peter Wrangel, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Southern Russia. He was a representative of one of the many branches of the Scandinavian Barons Wrangel. The ruins of the once majestic Baron mansion and park begin right in the yard of the local administration. The house was built for "English Gothic". Even in its current terrifying form, the mansion looks elegant, surrounded by scattered crowns of linden, larch, oak and ash trees.

Кафе "Марнеули"

Caucasian Restaurants


Lunch at this cozy restaurant. It serves delicious dishes of Caucasian cuisine.

Церковь Святой Троицы

Historic Sites


According to the chronicles, the place was called "Pyatigorskaya Manor". In XVIII century the estate was owned by Jacob Bruce - Russian statesman, military man, engineer and scientist. He was considered to be a magician, who in his estate was engaged in alchemical and spiritual experiments, and invented a new explosive substance for the Russian Emperor. Rumor has it that in a clear, frosty weather, an unusual milky white glow can be seen in a grove five kilometres north of the village. One of the last owners of the estate was the widow Olga Briskorn, who erected a church in memory of her husband - rotunda, which you can also find.

Дворец Елизаветы Трубецкой

Palaces


Another secret place is a manor house with a centuries-old history in the village of Dylitsy. It was owned by such famous families as Volkonskie, Shkuriny and Trubetskie. This manor has gone through many troubles and was reborn many times. The main exhibit of the estate is the tree of the Trubetsky family. At the moment, tourists have a unique opportunity to go inside and walk through the luxurious halls, studying the stucco on the walls and ceilings, shiny parquet and spectacular chandeliers. The entrance to the building is closed on Mondays.

The Scotch Bar

Gastropubs


Our fascinating journey has come to an end. You must be pretty hungry by now. This gastropub will pleasantly surprise you with its large and delicious portions.