Mysteries of the land of Smolensk – Day 2: History of Vyazma

Today's route consists of many amazing places. The first stop will be at the Gagarin Memorial Museum, where you will learn the history of space exploration and sending a man aboard a rocket. Then you'll see the main sights of Vyazma: Holy Trinity Cathedral, St. John the Baptist Nunnery, Griboyedov Estate Museum and the Bogoroditsky Field.
Mysteries of the land of Smolensk
Travel distance by car: 315 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Yartsevo, Lebedki, Kamennaya Gora, Vyaz'ma, Gagarin, Khmelita, Bogoroditskoye

Trip duration: 6 days

Darina Frantz

Мемориальный музей Ю.А. Гагарина

History Museums


The museum displays items of space technology directly related to the first space flight with a man on board. The entire history of research and study in this scientific field is shown here. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:30.

Свято-Троицкий кафедральный собор

Churches


The historical center of the city of Vyazmichi is considered to be the high left bank of the river - Cathedral Hill, decorated for many generations the central temple of the city - the Trinity Cathedral.

Иоанно-Предтеченский женский монастырь

Monasteries


The oldest centuries-old monastery. Here reigns a pacifying silence, it is so easy to repel obsessions about everyday worries and to be alone with yourself.

Кафе Шоколад

Cafés, Art Galleries


It's time for lunch and some rest. In the menu of this restaurant you will find a large selection of European and Russian dishes.

Baza-Otdykha Partizan

Музей-усадьба Грибоедова «Хмелита»

Museums


The center of the reserve is the Khmelita estate, a patrimonial estate of the Griboyedovs. The name of the estate was given by the river Khmelitka, whose banks are rich in hop thickets. The Griboyedovs estate has belonged to the famous family since 1747. The museum-reserve includes the state house of the XVIII century, surrounded on four sides by wings and the remains of the park ensemble, as well as the P. S. Nakhimov Museum and the Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, Monday is a day off, the last Wednesday of every month is a health day. Mode of operation: from November 1 to March 31 from 9.00 to 17.00, from April 1 to October 31 from 10:00 to 18:00, Cash registers stop working 30 minutes before the museum closes.

Богородицкое поле

Museums


It was near Vyazma that large groups of Soviet troops were regularly killed in 41-42, first when trying to defend the city and stop the Wehrmacht, which was rushing to the east, then when trying to liberate the city. Under Vyazma died 33 army of General Efremov. It's a memorial park that honors the names of the dead on these lands.

Кафе «Балу»

Restaurants


It's time for the long-awaited dinner! This restaurant is stylized as a hunting lodge. The menu offers dishes of Russian cuisine.

Baza-Otdykha Partizan

It's been a busy and interesting day. How many beautiful and wonderful things you have seen. Now let's get some rest and gain strength for tomorrow's achievements.