Small cities of Russia, in which you can relax during the May holidays.

If you have not flown for the May holidays in distant lands - it is not a reason for sadness. In Russia, too, can come up with the journey of the soul and can afford, and not just bored at the Golden Ring route. All the Central Russian city somewhat similar to each other, but each - is unique. And if you are able to tolerate the bad roads in Russia, be prepared to spend time where you've never been before. Myshkin (Yaroslavl region)






Why go:
According to the legend, in the local edges mouse prince Mstislav saved from a snake bite. In the 90s the city survived, creating from scratch a tourist "mouse" brand. Mouse here respect, love and cherish. Myshkin - a living museum town with merchant buildings, cobbled streets, and unique views of the Volga life.
What to see:
In museums this little Volga town can be lost: there are an art gallery, and a museum of boots, and a gallery of puppets and salt museum, the Museum of flax, museum pilots Museum vodochnika Pyotr Smirnov, "House of the miller," House of Crafts, the Museum of family collections, museum retrotehniki "Myshkin Samohod", the only museum in the world Mice katskarey Ethnographic Museum, Museum Uchemskogo edge - you name it. Guests await blacksmith and pottery workshops, a mini-zoo, two kilometers from the city and thousands of mice everywhere in the names of cafes, streets, museums; in windows and yards, coins and other souvenirs.
Where to stay:
In Myshkin there are hotels, boarding houses, guest houses, recreation. Prices - from 600 rubles. per person per day. The average price of a standard room - 2 thousand. Rub. / Day.
What to try:
The town's restaurants serves delicious turkey and pork products, but you can stumble and undercooked potatoes. As luck.




Pereslavl (Yaroslavl region)




Why go:
Pereslavl - a city that usually needs no introduction. Everyone knows about Hsin-stone Plescheevo small lake and small boat Petra, ancient churches and monasteries in force. Meanwhile in Pereslavl have funny little museums, which are not present. And even their own king.
What to see:
Irons - at the Museum of irons, kettles - at the Museum of teapots, gramophones - you guessed it - the Museum of phonographs and phonograph records. Want something to make - take a look at the museum of vintage sewing machines. A look at the old radios can be in a museum of radio.
Pereslavtsev - enterprising people; collect all that they can. As myshkintsy, cherish the little that remained of the story. During the procedure the following local fairy-tale hero - Berendey. He lives in the royal chambers, meets, escorts, photographed stores artifacts of Russian life.
Very near to Pereslavl, Talitsy in the village, in the middle of the forest begins a branch of the former narrow-gauge railway, which ends after two kilometers in the meadow marsh Bludova (ie most of the swamp "Pantry of the Sun" Prishvina). Here, in the ways of the Museum of locomotives - cars and locomotives XIX - XX centuries. You can go inside, look in the window and imagine himself a machinist - is very popular with the children. Or a ride on this hand-trolley. Driving, of course, will do.
Where to stay:
In Pereslavl and its surroundings have guest houses, hotels, motels, boarding houses, recreation centers, hotels. Prices for a standard double room start at 2, 2-2, 4 ths. Rub. On the shore of Lake Pleshcheeva have equipped pitches for tents National Park "Lake Pleshcheyevo" payment - 400 rubles. per day. Parking on unequipped area will cost 250 rub. / Day. Also, you can stand with a tent on the territory of recreation, the price - from 150 rub. / Day.
What to try:
Some notable features from the local cuisine there, but there are a variety of institutions, from the Soviet canteens, where you can dine for 200 rubles., To restaurants with absolutely Moscow prices.




Kolomna (Moscow Region)




Why go:
There Dmitry Donskoy was married and worked as a janitor Venichka Yerofeyev, raided Tatars, languished in one of the towers of Marina Mniszek. Today, the houses with carved architraves in the main square of ordinary people live, but the town still keeps the spirit of old times. However, it is more convenient to move around faster and modern way, for example by taking the box office scooter.
What to see:
Kolomna - the old town, which is primarily known for its Kremlin. Here you can see the mighty man of the center of Russian military culture "Svyatogor", which will hold the Kremlin, will talk about the secrets and legends of medieval Russia, offered to try on chain mail, hold a sword and shoot a crossbow. Sword usually like men, and a crossbow - women.
If you do not want to be a Russian soldier, you can be reincarnated as a blacksmith (Museum "Blacksmith Sloboda"), or the baker Kalachev (Museum "Kalachnaya"). Cakes are baked according to old recipes: no preservatives, baking powder and yeast. Finally we advise to look into a museum of public utilities. The former three-tier cylinder reservoir for drinking water in 1902 have the layout of the water tower Shukhov on a scale of 1: 5, water pump, from which water flows, manholes and working prototype power station, which ignites in a small house.
Where to stay:
In Kolomna there are hotels, guest houses and hotels. Prices for standard room start at 2, 5 thousand. Rub. per day.
What to try:
Kolomna - a city of sweet teeth. Before the revolution, Kolomna marshmallow enjoyed great demand in Russia. Now the factory at the Museum of the missing flavor "Kolomenskaya candy" made apple, raspberry, apricot, "royal", strawberry, lemon, honey and cinnamon, cranberry, cranberry, plum and even the favorite candy of Dostoevsky's "Red." Natural delicacy prepared by technology of the XIX century, and it is not like the Soviet, and psevdozefirnuyu white substance, which in the Soviet Union used to call pastes.



Torzhok (Tver region)

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Why go:
Torzhok - small ancient and very picturesque town on the hilly banks of the river Tvertsa. The Founding Fathers - Novgorod merchants. City struggled with the Tartars, burned strife, changed names (Trading New Trading, Torzhets, Torzhok), but still survived. Torzhok - the third highest number of birch-bark letters found after Novgorod and Staraya Russa. There are embroidered with gold thread, cook cutlets Pozharsky and repairing roads. About Torzhok say: "Launched, but very harmonious┬╗.
What to see:
In this city you should definitely walk on foot - and slowly. There beautifully restored promenade, three-storey house of the XVIII century, ancient churches, winding streets, the royal palace, Track (one of three surviving on the route between Moscow and St. Petersburg), Monastery of Sts.
Fans should look at the Pushkin Museum of the same name. The poet visited Torzhok more than 20 times en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Changed horses, spent the night at Pozharskys ate burgers hostess, who then praised in verse. If you are interested in precious metals - you in the Museum of gold embroidery. How many gold thread and how it gets there - all the questions are answered here. Russian gold embroidery appeared in the XII century, moved from Byzantium straight in Torzhok, a skilled worker is found throughout the world. Said Catherine II sent here 12 most beautiful girls to learn the skill of gold embroidery. Since then, the city of Torzhok called beautiful women.
In the vicinity of Torzhok - the unique mansions, many of which are associated with Pushkin, architect of Lviv and other famous people: Vasilevo, Mitino, Znamenskoye Rusk, Pryamuhino, Georgians, Nikolskoye-Cherenchitsy. The village Prutnya (6 km from Torzhok) is the tomb of Anna Kern.
Where to stay:
Torzhok there are several hotels and hotels. Prices for a standard double room - 1, 8 thousand. Rub.
What to try:
Undoubtedly, cutlets Pozharsky. If you believe Alexander, no burgers anywhere "At leisure // At dinner Pozharsky in Torzhok, // // taste the fried cutlets and send the light." For native Pozharskie here often give the usual fried chicken, but then you're lucky.

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Borowski (Kaluga region)

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Why go:
Quiet little Borovsk district stands on the high bank Protva, aside from the great routes and railways. It taught arithmetic Tsiolkovsky, exiled priest Habakkuk, Napoleon stayed, dying noblewoman Morozov. In Borovsk on the walls of old houses paints artist Vladimir Ovchinnikov, which for many years struggling local authorities. Over the last 200 years, little has changed here.
What to see:
Borovsk cozy, provincial in and beautiful, despite its obsharpannost. In the old days there lived a rich merchants conservatives, including Ryabushinskys and Shchukin, and the city was one of the strongholds of the Russian Old Believers. Details can be found in the Museum of History of the Bohr business.
Look in one room museum of fire protection - will not regret. Where else can you see a firefighter ax of the XIX century, the insurance policy in 1908 and battered the phone? In the "house with lace", which settled showroom School masters, you can find patchwork blankets and rag dolls - male and female in the sticks "mnogoruchki." And the people with whom you can talk on the souls of Borovsk and borovchanah.
The most valuable thing in Borovsk, perhaps, its atmosphere. Small unhurried streets, ancient churches, two-storey house with amazing carvings. On the walls of some houses - graffiti former Muscovite economist, now a local artist Vladimir Ovchinnikov: historical, funny, lyrical. "Globus Borovsk", "Map of Borovsk", "cucumber", "Rus-three," Tsiolkovsky, Kozma bars, Pushkin, children, cats and girl in "windows", ancient species and individuals - in a hurry to see is not painted over. < br /> In the vicinity of Borovsk are the famous St. Paphnutius of Borovsk Monastery and center "Ethnomir" where you can taste the cuisine of different nations, or listen to a lecture on the nomads in one of the yurts.
Where to stay:
In Borovsk only two hotels, the price - 1, 5-2 ths. Rub. for a standard double room. But you can find shelter in neighboring Obninsk and Balabanovo.
What to try:
From the menu, the city's cafes and restaurants are not seen unusual dishes - the usual Russian and European cuisine, prepared to measure the forces and talents.

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Kalyazin (Tver region)

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Why go:
Kalyazin - a tiny central Russian town. Typically, it drops it on the road to Uglich, but fans of the Volga River is coming directly here. The width of the Volga here - 1, 5 km, and the middle of the river, on a small island, is the bell tower, the bells which, however, does not call for a long time.
What to see:
From a wealthy merchant of the old Volga city today remains largely a snow-white bell tower of the former St. Nicholas Monastery Zhabinsky, standing alone in the middle of the river and impressive coaching traveler with its beauty. A significant part of Kalyazin with the sales area and the historic center flooded during the construction of the Uglich Reservoir. According to one version, the bell tower left for training parachutists. None ship passing by the town in the season, do not shy away from a wonderful bell tower. If you agree with someone local, you can reach the island on a motorboat and see all the details with your own eyes.
Among other attractions: separate houses XVIII - XIX centuries, the Church of the Ascension (1787), Vvedensky Church (1882). Despite the broken roads and general untidy, there is a good think and breathe. Especially on the coast.
In the vicinity there is a huge Kalyazin radio telescope RT-64 Kalyazin Radio Astronomy Observatory. Towering over the forest, clearly visible from the bridge on the outskirts of Kalyazin toward Uglich.
Where to stay:
Kalyazin can not boast of a quality hotel - recommended to stop for the night in the surrounding towns, such as the nearby Uglich.
What to try:
The best that can be enjoyed on the Volga, is, of course, fish. On the local market, which is open until lunch, you can find fresh milk, cottage cheese, sour cream, cheese Uglich.

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