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Daytrips from Moscow

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Daytrips from Moscow
Whether it is a suburb of Moscow like Sergiyev Posad, which features the Trinity Monastery of St Sergius Lavra, one of the largest monasteries in Russia, or Snegiri, where the Battle of Moscow took place during World War II and includes an area Soviet and German tanks and weapons untouched since the battle took place, there are plenty of places near Moscow worth exploring.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg

The second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg is the country’s cultural heart. View splendid architectural gems like the Winter Palace and the Kazan Cathedral, and give yourself plenty of time to browse the world-renowned art collection of the Hermitage. Sprawling across the Neva River delta, St. Petersburg offers enough art, nightlife, fine dining and cultural destinations for many... More

The second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg is the country’s cultural heart. View splendid architectural gems like the Winter Palace and the Kazan Cathedral, and give yourself plenty of time to browse the world-renowned art collection of the Hermitage. Sprawling across the Neva River delta, St. Petersburg offers enough art, nightlife, fine dining and cultural destinations for many repeat visits. Less

Sergiyev Posad
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad is roughly 70 km northeast of Moscow, accessible by train from Moscow's Yaroslavsky Station. The city’s centerpiece is the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius Lavra, one of the largest and most important monasteries in Russia.

Church of Vladimir
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Church of Vladimir

Located in the village of Bykovo is the Church of Vladimir Icon of Mother of God built in 1789. It may be the only one of its kind in Russia as it is an oval house compared to a crossing square, which is how most Orthodox churches are built. The church is also considered to be one of the most beautiful in the country.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
Gorki Leninskiye State History Museum Preserve
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Gorki Leninskiye State History Museum Preserve

The site of Vladimir Lenin's death, the Gorki Leninskie Sanitarium is located in the suburbs of Moscow (about 30km south of the city) and encompasses three museums dedicated to Lenin.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
Abramtsevo Estate-Museum
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Abramtsevo Estate-Museum

The Abramtsevo Museum is near the town of Sergiev Posad (roughly 60 kilometers northeast of Moscow). The estate is along the River Vorya and was built in the mid 18th century. The writer Sergey Aksakov purchased Abramtsevo in 1843 and is said to have created his best works there, including notes on angling, hunting and autobiographical stories. Writers Nikolay Gogol and Ivan Turgenev... More

The Abramtsevo Museum is near the town of Sergiev Posad (roughly 60 kilometers northeast of Moscow). The estate is along the River Vorya and was built in the mid 18th century. The writer Sergey Aksakov purchased Abramtsevo in 1843 and is said to have created his best works there, including notes on angling, hunting and autobiographical stories. Writers Nikolay Gogol and Ivan Turgenev are also said to have visited Abramtsevo. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Peredelkino Dacha Complex
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Peredelkino Dacha Complex

An artists' colony to the southwest of Moscow where Boris Pasternak, author of Doctor Zhivago and winner of the 1958 Nobel Prize for literature, and Kornei Chukovsky spent their summers writing. The writers’ second homes here are now considered museums.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours

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