Pushkin's poetic homeland – Day 1: The cradle of the great poet's work

On the way to the legendary estates of Vyazema and Zakharovo there are very interesting churches. Therefore, our journey will begin with a visit to one of them. This trip will not be limited to contact with the art and work of the poet. These places are surrounded by wonderful nature, which Pushkin sang in his compositions. That's what we'll see.
Pushkin's poetic homeland
Travel distance by car: 114 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Zakharovo, Odintsovo, Bol'shiye Vyazemy, Golitsyno, Moscow, Akulovo

Trip duration: 1 day

Yulia Zharkova


We will have a busy day with walks around Pushkin's places and visits to museums. Today we will be able to see the very landscapes that inspired the great poet and which attract creative people to this day.

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Храм Покрова Пресвятой Богородицы в Акулово


This temple is over 200 years old. It was built in 1807 on the Smolenskaya road in the village. Now Shark has become the outskirts of Odintsovo. Even in the Soviet years, divine services did not stop here.

Преображенская церковь


This church was built by order of Boris Godunov. Probably from 1584 to 1600. There was a wooden tsar's palace, against which it was built. The white-stone temple was dedicated to the Living Trinity. This church was visited by such famous historical figures as False Dmitry I, his bride Marina Mnishek, Tsar Mikhail Romanov, Emperor Paul I and others.

Усадьба «Вязёмы»


There are 20 historical and cultural monuments on the territory of Vyazem. These monuments are witnesses of the poet's life. Here there is a palace and park ensemble of XVI-XIX centuries: Church of Transfiguration, belfry of the end of XVI century, palace and two wings of XVIII century, outbuildings, parks, ponds of XVI-XIX centuries. All of them are connected with different periods of history: the Time of Troubles, the Petrovsky Transformation, the Patriotic War of 1812, the Civil War and the Great Patriotic War.

Государственный историко-литературный музей-заповедник А.С. Пушкина

History Museums

The Pushkin Museum-Reserve is a depository of treasures of the manor culture of the XVII-XIX centuries. Temporary expositions and exhibitions are regularly held here. Excursions are held in the museum. There are many events for adults and children dedicated to creativity.

Pizza Festa (Пицца Феста)

Pizza Places

A café where we can eat after a busy morning. It's one of the few such establishments in Odintsovo district. The menu has a large selection of pizzas and Japanese cuisine. For your choice of rolls, salads, drinks, desserts and hot dishes.

Усадьба «Захарово»


In Zakharov we can see a pond and a park, which were mentioned in the works of Alexander Sergeyevich. In 1999 the house-estate of Maria Alexeevna Hannibal was restored. This is Pushkin's maternal grandmother, who was very fond of the poet. In this house there is a museum dedicated to his childhood. Personal belongings of the poet and his relatives have been preserved here. There is a horse yard nearby, where you can go in and see the horses.

Пушкинский парк


At the end of our trip, we go to the park, where we'll enjoy our time. This is a very cozy and quiet place, where all those who come to the Zakharovo estate necessarily take a walk. This is a great chance for us to go for a walk in the fresh air and take unforgettable photos.



After a good day you should have a snack at the restaurant. American and European cuisine is offered to your attention. It serves burgers, meat and fish dishes. Soups, sauces and snacks are also available.


We had a good day. We walked through the picturesque places, imagining how Pushkin walked here. It's hard to imagine how many famous historical personalities admired them, as we did. I'm sure you'll want to come back here again and again.