Open Air Art: Two Days in Nikola Lenivets Art Park – Day 2: Another wonderful day among forests, fields and phantasmagoric figures.

Half a day we will spend in "Nikola-Lenivets": you will see so much more unusual, large-scale, strange! We will go home closer to 16:00 - to have dinner and to deliver the car in time.
Open Air Art: Two Days in Nikola Lenivets Art Park
Travel distance by car: 231 km.Travel distance on foot: 1 km.Visiting: Zvizzhi, Nikola-Lenivets, Moscow, Belousovo, Myatlevo

Trip duration: 2 days

Marina Voronchikhina

Угра Кафе


You can have breakfast in the hotel, in the cafe "Ugra" or in the dining room in the village of Koltsovo. Many vacationers prefer the latter option: serve there faster, and prices are a little lower. The menu includes corn porridge with dried fruit, apple charlotte, omelets and casseroles, and the tables are standing right in the forest. I'm offering dinner right outdoors. The nearest shop is in Zwierzowo, so buy groceries or ready meals at Ugre or Kolcovo.

Вселенский разум

Public Art

I recommend that you park your car next to the "Golden Calf". Be sure to climb on the back of a huge bull to admire the expanses. From the wooden buffalo you can walk along the path in 5-10 minutes to "Universal Mind" - the largest installation of Nicholas Polissky, the founder of the festival "Archstoyanie". We continue our way through the dense forest, looking at the village planetarium, a house of cones and other unusual objects on the way. And here you are at the top of the hill, and below you are an endless field and a river with lilies.


Public Art

On the hillside there is an 8-meter-long wooden ear. According to the authors' idea, the ear turned towards the river allows isolating noises from the village side and feeling harmony with nature. After listening to the silence, run down to the river and climb the 18-meter-long "Beacon", the symbol of the park. An interesting fact: the lighthouse was erected in three months without a single nail (however, using a metal frame). You can have a picnic by the river or at the top of a hill, near a dilapidated church and workshop (I recommend to look there for nonbanal souvenirs).


Public Art

Jump in the car and drive to the sculptures "White Gate" and "Beaver". The first is an ancient symbol of triumph and victory. The second - a reference to the Paris Museum "Pompidou" (aka "Beaver"), whose facade is decorated with ventilation pipes.



There are also a couple of unusual objects in the village of Zviezzi. For example, a bus stop in the form of a huge barrel (the author was inspired by Diogenes' philosophy) and a Selpo figure, which grew up on the site of a destroyed Brezhnev shop. We admire half an hour and start on the way back.

Gazpromneft filling station #79

It's a great trip, isn't it? And for it to be dynamic, come to the Gazpromneft filling station, take water and a snack.

Royal Palace

Caucasian Restaurants

I suggest dinner exactly halfway through - in Obninsk. Right on the way will be a restaurant of Caucasian cuisine "Royal Palace". If you want something simpler, you can stop at the entrance to the city - here you will find a couple of Uzbek restaurants and roadside cafes.