Zvenigorod. The ancient city of Moscow region – Day 1: Zvenigorod

We visit historical places, learn about the history of Russian dessert and about the life of great writers.
Zvenigorod. The ancient city of Moscow region
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Trip duration: 1 day

Sofiya Kalashnikova

Moscow

Звенигородский Кремль (Городок)

Historic Sites


Zvenigorodsky small town is a historical place. It was built at the turn of XII-XIII centuries and was the residence of Zvenigorod princes. From the annalistic decree of Ivan Kalita of 1399 you can learn that there was a fortified fortress on the territory. The Kremlin was needed for protection against Tatar-Mongolian troops on the outskirts of Moscow. Later, Yuri Donskoy (son of Dmitry) erected around the walls of the town eight-meter earthen ramparts with a clay surface, built several corner towers with loopholes, wooden princely tower and white stone Assumption Cathedral. The Assumption Cathedral is one of the examples of the classic Old Russian style. Its main feature is frescoes of the inner walls made by famous Andrey Rublev and his students. Today the traveler can only see the ramparts and the Assumption Cathedral.

Саввино-Сторожевский монастырь

Monasteries


Savvin-Storozhevsky monastery was founded in the late XIV century by St. Savva, a disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh. It is believed that it was to this monastery that Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich granted for the first time the status of laurel. On the territory of the monastery there are functioning temples, the palace of Alexei Mikhailovich of the XVII century and the Tsaritsyna chamber. In the latter you can see the restored interiors of the boyars' chambers, household items, fabrics, women's jewelry of the XVII century and tiled stoves. Also at the monastery there is a library with the fund of 6.5 thousand volumes. * Information about the divine services can be found at [website](http://savvastor.ru).

Братец Кролик

Burger Joints


This family restaurant is located in an unusual part of town called "Kupchy Dvor". What is this? We'll find out after a snack.

Купчий Двор

Shopping Malls


"Kupchy Yard" - shopping and cultural complex for recreation and shopping. In this stylized space you can see old photographs and plans of the city. Attention is also paid to the shops: you can buy in an eco-market with a beautiful name "Lavanda" or in a grocery store called "Happiness! Or you can see with your own eyes handicrafts and handicraft items (and buy them). Clothes, paintings, antique items - all this can be found here.

Памятник Савве Сторожевскому и Юрию Звенигородскому

Memorial Sites


On 17 September 2005, on the day of the 853rd anniversary of the city foundation, a monument to Reverend Savva Storozhevsky and Prince Yuri Zvenigorodsky was unveiled. They are considered key personalities in the development of the city.

Памятник А.П. Чехову

Monuments / Landmarks


A monument to the great writer was unveiled on the 150th anniversary of Chekhov's birth. In 1884, after graduating from the medical faculty, Chekhov began working as a Zemstvo doctor in Zenigorod hospital. A number of works were written on the basis of Zenigorod impressions: "Surgery", "Dead Body", "Serena", "In Court", "At the Opening".

Вечный огонь

Monuments / Landmarks


The monument and the Eternal Flame are located in the park. It is dedicated to Zenigorod residents who have fallen for their homeland and to the soldiers of the 5th Army of the Western Front. 1941–1945. In 1941 the city residents defended the western borders of the country and the approaches to Moscow.

Музей-усадьба М.М. Пришвина

Museums


The writer spent the last 8 years of his life in this house. After M.M. Prishvin's death, his readers started to come here and V.D. Prishvin, already a widow, received visitors. This is how the museum appeared on a voluntary basis. Valeria Dmitrievna bequeathed the house to the Ministry of Culture of the RSFSR. In 1980, the museum became a branch of the State Literary Museum. *" The day off is Monday

Музей русского десерта

Museums


Museum of Russian dessert - a unique and cozy museum. There you'll get acquainted with the culture of peasant and merchant tea table. In addition to unusual exhibits, there is also a museum shop. So you can try desserts of the XIX century personally. There are excursions, master classes (for example, gingerbread painting) and mugs (whistling, table song).

Здесь был Чехов

Bakeries


We'll end this day with a visit to the pastry shop. From the cafe you can send a postcard with views of Zvenigorod and the sayings of Chekhov. Here you can also buy a stamp and throw the card in a drawer.

Moscow