WEEKEND GETAWAYS FROM MOSCOW,RUSSIA
Business transactions and intense political scenario make Moscow a highly engaged city of a superpower nation. The city is ravaged by the Herculean workforce, tough national pride, and highly conservative policies. The Muscovites and the expats living there would be juiced out of motivation for a long trip at the end of the week. So, here in this article to help beat the blues of regular life, we made a list of some heartwarming locations outside Moscow. Traveling outside the mega-capital in search of a serene rural environment can help one bust the stress pockets formed over the week. It can also replenish one with a new lease of energy for the new week.
Nikola Lenivets: What is more peaceful than the countryside? And what is more subtle and exquisite than objects made out of wood in avast location covered with meadows. Well, that’s Nikola Lenivets, a small village which is 137 miles away from the city of Moscow. The village scores heavily on the contemporary art forms. The contemporary artworks in the backdrop of forlorn meadow create a contrasting look.
The village is adorned with magnificent art made out of twigs and iron. The Beaubourg is the symbol of this village. The octopus-like tentacle columns capture your senses in seconds and captivate its admirers. One should never miss the “Storming Heaven”made of iron that is towering and puzzling. The object is not only an eye candy, it is also a mental exercise to hectic city life dwellers too. The object stands as a symbol of “unrestrained endeavour”. The Golden Calf is another fine piece of work, which seems to be a fusion of the biblical ark and the golden calf. Get ready to get blown away with the “Universal Mind”, which is a human brain made out of wood.
The place is great to visit all through the year, but owing to the green meadows, the spring season would be awesome.
Distance from Moscow: 137 miles
Best time to visit: March to May
Hotels: Dom Koltsovo, Domiki na Urge, Guesthouse 4 Sezona and Derevnya Ozero.
Kolomna: The city is 62 miles north of Moscow, with a tranquil environment and pastures. The city holds a long tale of being the production unit of warfare. The citywas guardedagainst The place is now open and is an amazing place to visit with all factories posing as museums to educate the masses about the history of thewar in Russia. The city can be intimidating with the delicacies showcased in the Pastilla Museum. The guides can explain the traditions of the 19th century. One must definitely try the Apple Pastilla, a famous dessert of this region and the country. The Kalachnya Musem is noted for the Kalachs, a type of breadeaten with almost every meal. The museum holds educational tour on how kalachsare baked. Apart from the delicacies, the place is quite ritualistic with many churches and monasteries in the city.
Distance from Moscow: 62 miles
Best time to visit: April 30th to September 2nd
Hotels: Hotel Sovetskaya, 40th Meridian Arbat, 40th Meridian Yacht Club, and Aerograd hotel
Suzdal: The medieval symbol of Russia’s former royalty is now more quaint and gives a quivering nostalgic touch to the Muscovites, and drowns tourists in its spectacular glory of the umpteen number of churches constructed here. The sparkle of the church domes, thefragrance of the native flora, and the idyllic stream penetrating the land makes it a fairyland to fantasizeabout. The place has something to witness throughout the year, and cannot be limited by time of year for visiting. The society is populated mostly with monks and nuns draped in cloaks of white and black that sets in a pious surrounding in the region. It is such an appealing place for meditation, and especially those in search of spiritual connection. The city is considered as a precious jewel in Russian history because of its significance in economic and political roles. The hotels that provide a haven for visitors are- Godzilla Hostels, Hostel patchwork, Vasilyevsky Monastery. The place is known for a bizarre festival called “cucumber day”. It is celebrated every year on July 16th. Winter season sets in the romantic mood in the precincts of this town, snow carpeted terrain and frozen rivers.
Distance from Moscow: 160 miles
Bes time to visit: July to December
Hotels: VELIY Hotel Suzdal, Pushkarskaya Sloboda
Klin: The Tchaikovsky House-Museum of a less known town called Klin, is the highlight of this location. The endeared home of the famous composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, who spent his sunny days in a peaceful resort home of his in Klin. The town is just 46 miles from Moscow, which provides a place of solace. Visit the estate with guides to explain the assets and the designs of the resort there. The hotels in this place are-
Distance from Moscow: 46 miles
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Hotels: Otel Spektr, Minihotel Na Sovestskoy
The above-mentioned places highlight the serenity available outside the busy city of Moscow for renewing the stressed minds. The locations discussed above are within 200 to 300 km away from Moscow. Therefore, the travel will not be so tiring as one might think. Weekends getaways are necessary for people in frenzy cities like Moscow. The accommodation and fee of sojourn are quite nominal, and worth your health. Relax the pumped-up vessels in sun-kissed, green covered locations for a memorable and healthy weekend. Spending time in pollution free places can restore the mind, rejuvenate the body, and heal the soul.