Mysteries of the land of Smolensk – Day 5: Monument of Russian Architecture

Did you know that under Smolensk there are real Russian terems reflecting traditional applied art? Such artists as N. Roerich, S. Malyutin, M. Vrubel, I. Repin, A. Zinoviev and others worked here at the turn of the century creating samples of new style. This is a unique place that holds the autographs of the great masters. You will visit the museum of Mikhail Glinka's estate in Novospassky. Here he was born, created and created his masterpieces.
Mysteries of the land of Smolensk
Travel distance by car: 346 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Yukhnov, Smolensk, Desnogorsk, Flenovo, Novospasskoye

Trip duration: 6 days

Darina Frantz


Historic Sites

Many years ago, the owner of the estate Princess Tenisheva, a famous philanthropist, wished to revive the village art crafts. She opened a school for peasant children, art workshops, organized a museum of applied arts, invited famous artists. Nowadays, the museum complex includes a carved fairytale teremok, manor buildings and schools painted by great artists. Mode of operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - from 10:00 to 17:00 Saturday, Sunday, holidays - from 9:00 to 17:00. the cash register closes 30 minutes early, the day off is Monday, health day is the last Thursday of the month.

Родовое имение М.И.Глинки

Music Venues

Novospasskoye is the birthplace and patrimonial estate of the great Russian composer Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, the "magician" by the apt definition of Maxim Gorky, the first in a cohort of Russian musical geniuses who influenced major Russian composers - A. S. Dargomyzhsky, M. P. Mussorgsky, N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov, A. P. Borodin and P. I. Tchaikovsky. Opening time: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-17:00.

Три Толстяка


A small restaurant of Russian cuisine with polite service and a large selection of delicious dishes.

Iceberg Ugry Hotel

Desnogorsk Central Square


The plan is a short stop in the city of Desnogorsk. It is a small town on the banks of the Desna river in the Smolensk region was founded quite recently, in 1974. Take a short sightseeing walk in the center of the city.

Ресторан "Петр Великий"


The road was long and quite tiring. It's time to get some rest and finally have dinner. Look at today's photos and just smile. It's been a beautiful day. In this cozy restaurant, guests are advised to try meat dishes, cooked on open fire.

Iceberg Ugry Hotel

Rest and get some sleep! And remember, tomorrow is another no less interesting day of travel.