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Escape Moscow Day Trip to Zvenigorod

DAY TRIP – MONASTERY - CITY ESCAPE – FAMILY FUN - CLOSE TO MOSCOW

Zvenigorod is a historical town, 60 km east of Moscow. It takes about an hour by car, depending on the traffic, so it’s perfect for a day trip to escape the capital.
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The small, almost 1000-year-old, town located on the river Moskva has quite a few things to offer for its visitors.
 
The Monastery “Savvino Storozhevskiy”, which is just a 5 min drive from the center of Zvenigorod, is definitely worth a visit. It is surrounded by beautiful nature on a hill, so don’t forget to enjoy the view from outside the monastery walls. But also inside it's really beautiful and peaceful. It reminded us a lot of Sergey Possad, but “Savvino Storozhevskiy” is smaller and less touristy. If you want to visit the churches inside, don’t forget to bring a scarf to cover your head inside the church (women only). The parking and entrance are free.
 
For those who would like to walk a bit more, we recommend to drive 3 min further through the forest to “Tserkov Nikolaya”. Here you will find on another parking lot, from where you walk to a spring and the two churches.
 
For lunch or a coffee break, we recommend a visit to the street “Kupchy Dvor”. This tiny street has a great atmosphere. All the shops, cafés and restaurants are in old nice wooden houses and they created really beautiful outdoor spaces on the street.
 
From here, it‘s a nice walk towards the river to see the old wooden houses. Also the museum “Back to the USSR” is worth a visit, if you still have time. But don’t forget to check the opening hours before you go there.
 
We hope we have inspired you with some nice tips for the weekend!
Enjoy.
  
Location: Zvenigorod, Odintsovskiy Gorodskoy Okrug, Moscow Region
              Name of the Monastery: Savvino Storozhevskiy
              Name of the Churches close to the Monastery: Tserkov Nikolaya
              Name of the Walking Street: Kupchy Dvor
 
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