During the feudal fragmentation of Rus, Serpukhov was the southern outpost of the Moscow principality, defending the borders from aggressive raids by the Tatar-Mongol. The first mention of the city is found in the spiritual letter of Ivan Kalita. Under Peter I, industry began to actively develop here.
The main attractions worth visiting in Serpukhov are cathedrals and monasteries that still remember the rule of the valiant Prince Vladimir the Brave. Also of note are industrial architecture buildings: factories and manufactories, shopping arcades and Gostiny Dvor. The local art gallery is a longed-for object for art lovers, and nature lovers will appreciate the picturesque landscapes of the Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve.
What to see and where to go in Serpukhov?
The most interesting and beautiful places for walking. Photos and a brief description.
1. Trinity Cathedral on Cathedral Mountain
The temple is located in the city center on the territory of the former Serpukhov Kremlin. Some sources claim that the cathedral was founded in the XIV century, but the stone building was built only in the XVI century. After some time, the facades were rebuilt in the Empire style. Also, the appearance of the building clearly traces the features of Moscow Baroque and Classicism. Against the background of the rather strict architecture of the temple, an elegant tent-shaped bell tower stands out.
2. The walls of the Serpukhov Kremlin
A complex of defensive structures of the 16th century, from which only fragments of walls and the foundation have been preserved. The first fortress on the high bank was erected in the XIV century; two centuries later, wooden buildings were replaced by stone ones. At the end of the XVI century, when the city lost its military significance, the Serpukhov Kremlin began to collapse and eventually it was disassembled. The remains of the building were used for the construction of the Moscow Metro in 1934.
3. The ensemble of posad temples
The ensemble includes three churches: the Holy Trinity, Elijah the Prophet and the Assumption. Trinity Church - one of the oldest in the city, it was erected taking into account local architectural traditions. The Elias Church was built by Moscow craftsmen at the expense of the Serpukhov merchants, previously a wooden building stood in its place. The Assumption Church is the youngest of the entire ensemble, the building appeared in the middle of the XIX century thanks to the donations of industrialist N. Koshin. All temples are close to each other and literally touch each other with fences. By tradition, they are perceived as a single architectural complex.
4. The Cathedral of St. Nicholas Bely
The temple of the XIX century, built in the Moscow Empire style of brick and white stone. In architectural terms, it is a quad with an apse and classic porticoes. In the middle there is a semicircular tower crowned with a dome, on the side there is a multi-tier bell tower with the largest bell in Serpukhov. In 2005, the temple was re-consecrated after restoration (in Soviet times there was a pasta factory inside).
5. Vysotsky monastery
The construction of the monastery was blessed by Sergius of Radonezh, leaving Athanasius as the first rector of his disciple. The main architectural attraction is the Conception Cathedral, built during the time of Boris Godunov. Also noteworthy are the churches of St. Sergius of Radonezh, the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the 17th century and the later church of All Saints, erected at the end of the 19th century.
6. Vladychny monastery
The women's monastery, founded in the XIV century by Metropolitan Alexy, who, according to legend, the Mother of God appeared and ordered to build a monastery. Initially, male monks lived in the community, only at the beginning of the XIX century it was transformed into a female. Architectural monuments of the complex: Vvedensky Cathedral, churches of St. George, St. Alexy and the Martyr Theodot of Ankir.
7. Museum of History and Art
The art gallery, founded in 1920 and considered the largest in the Moscow region. The collection is located on the territory of a merchant’s mansion of the XIX century, erected according to the project of R.I. Klein. The basis of the exposition was the frequent collection of aristocrat Yu.V. Merlin, who acquired works of art in the antique market, where the property of ruined noble families was sold. The collection contains about 400 paintings and drawings by Russian and West European artists of the 16th – 19th centuries, as well as objects of decorative and applied art.
8. “The Peacock Museum”
The image of a peacock is present on the coat of arms of Serpukhov. In heraldry, it symbolizes pride, dignity and glory. An exposition dedicated to this bird appeared in the Museum of Local Lore, eventually becoming a separate exhibition. It consists of peacock figures made in different techniques from various materials. Guides will tell visitors about heraldry, the meanings of the symbols and the history of the appearance of emblems.
9. Monument to the soldier-liberator
The figure of the liberator warrior with a sword and a little girl in her arms is a copy of the eponymous monument located in Treptower Park in Berlin. It was made as a model before creating the monument, which today adorns the capital of Germany. The sculpture reaches 2.5 meters in height, it stands on a rectangular pedestal. In 2009, the monument was moved to Cathedral Mountain.
10. Monument to Vladimir the Brave
The monument was erected in 2009 in honor of Prince Vladimir Serpukhov, who ruled the inheritance in the XIV century. He received the nickname "Brave" thanks to the valor shown in numerous battles. By the way, he played a major role in the Battle of Kulikovo and contributed to the expulsion of the Tatar-Mongols from Russian territories. The prince is depicted in full military clothing. Funds for the construction of the sculpture were raised by the residents of the city.
11. The building of the railway station
The railway station was built in 1866, when Serpukhov was actively developing as an industrial city. The building was erected in the eclectic style designed by F. K. Knorre. The architectural appearance of the building has been preserved in almost its original form, the reconstruction affected only the forecourt. A distinctive design feature is the rows of wide arched entrances and window openings located on the central facade.
12. Dam on the Nara
A hydraulic structure built in the first half of the 20th century to supply water to industrial enterprises and maintain the water level in Nara. It is an unremarkable concrete structure, which, however, looks quite picturesque from the banks due to the streams of water flowing with noise over the surface. About a half there is a walking area and viewing platforms.
13. The estate of Pushchino-on-Nara
The ruins of a mansion of the late XVIII century, built in the style of Russian classicism, designed by an unknown author. The final destruction of the monument occurred in the 1970s, when local residents began to pull away structures for building materials. After a decade, they wanted to restore the estate, but found the project unprofitable. At the moment, the house continues to collapse and risks completely disappearing.
14. Ostrich farm “Russian ostrich”
The farm was founded in 1999 and became the first such facility in Russia. She specializes in breeding ostriches and supplying their meat to metropolitan restaurants. Somehow, the owners even tried to grow camels, but the animals did not take root in the cold climate near Moscow. Also, the facility is open to tourists. After the tour you can buy exotic meat or participate in a shell painting workshop.
15. Prioksko-Terrasny Reserve
Protected natural area, which received the status of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1979. Rare species of birds and mammals live on its territory, including bison: the American steppe bison and European bison, which are kept in a special nursery. The reserve was founded in 1945, it covers an area of 50 km². About 60 thousand people visit the attraction annually.
What sights to see in Serpukhov in one day
If a tourist has a desire to see the city of Serpukhov in one day, it is good to start the hiking route from the railway station. Then visit the historic city center, known as Cathedral Mountain.
Here a choice of the further walking route appears: you can go down to the ensemble of three temples with different destinies, and also head towards the Peacock Museum, where it is possible to find out an interesting story related to a kind of city coat of arms.
Most often people come to Serpukhov to visit temples and monasteries.
There are sights in the surroundings, for which you need to go by car. This is the restored estate of Pushchino-on-Nara, an ostrich farm, Prioksko-Terrasny Reserve. By car, you can also get to Istra, Sergiev Posad, Klin, Volokolamsk, Podolsk and Odintsovo. For the weekend, it would be a good idea to go to the Tver region and spend time in Staritsa, Kashin, Vyshny Volochyok or Ostashkov.
Beautiful places for walking and photo shoots
If we talk about beautiful places, it is worth mentioning that this city is famous for its temples and monasteries, as well as beautiful landscapes on the banks of the Nara River and near the dam.
Fans of photo shoots should start with the interior of the Serpukhov railway station. Then it is quite possible to continue the photo shoot on Cathedral Hill and the Peacock Museum. It is also worth taking a series of photographs in the vicinity of the dam on the Nara River when visiting an ostrich farm and Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve.
Main Attractions Serpukhov
On the coat of arms of this municipality we see a peacock with its tail open. It would seem, where does this inappropriate exotic bird. Is it known that a high-quality canvas was considered a city brand for many years? But it’s not so simple. The Italian, who invented the symbol, was “breathtaking” in a busy trading place. Only much later, at the insistence of the Russian heraldry masters, George the Victorious was added to the upper left corner. Now the peacock, as it were, is looking at him, not understanding anything. The duality encoded even then is inherent in this agglomeration to this day. This city is immediately military and merchant glory. But what about canvas, silk and cloth? It turns out that they can not be expressed expressively. It was required to use some kind of heraldic symbol for a hint of the sophistication of the goods. This is a peacock. The Victorious means that almost all the wars that have happened in Russia have passed through this place. The city perished and was reborn dozens of times. Like others in the southern notch. Like Russia itself ...
Vysotsky monastery. Hello from the 14th century
Such sights of Serpukhov as this are usually called "landmark". Firstly, in the territory of the historical “core” it is the dominant of the whole building. Secondly, guides will specially drag you here in order to tell a rich biography of a masterpiece of Orthodox architecture. He grew up on the left bank of the Nara, not far from its connection with the Oka. It was founded with the blessing of S. Radonezh in 1374. The hill itself was called "High Place". Hence the name of the male monastery. It was in it, by the way, that they invented a new way of writing faces - diisus. Generations of the local brethren had to go through a lot. Through the arrows of nomads, explosions of cannonballs, saber sweeps from the time of the Time of Troubles, aimed rifles of Latvian shooters and precision strikes by Hitler artillery. The construction was restored every time, slightly changing its appearance. However, like the whole surrounding landscape. And there was always a park nearby.
Today, the complex is inhabited by only 10 residents, but this does not detract from its role as a "business card" of the city center. This is the so-called "Old City". The current buildings are an ensemble of several temples, cathedrals, churches and bell towers belonging to different eras and styles. The crypt of this mini-city contains 200 particles of relics of various saints. What are the elements of the legendary monastery? Here is their complete list:
- Conception Cathedral (building of the era of Boris Godunov with a 2-tier gallery),
- The refectory church of the Intercession of the Virgin (a one-domed architectural work rebuilt in the canons of the Empire from 1872 to 1878),
- S. Radonezhsky church (3-level extension, replacing the so-called "Nikolsky" chapel at the end of the 17th century),
- the bell tower, which became the gateway sanctuary of the Three Saints (1831-1840),
- a temple erected in honor of All Saints in 1896 (pseudo-Russian style),
- Pilgrimage Corps (including, including the icon of the Mother of God "Inexhaustible Chalice"),
- the Rector’s building (the “empire” building is currently under restoration),
- a remake church, built in honor of the Icon of the Mother of God "Novice",
- Church of A. Pronsky and S. Radonezh (remnant of the ruins, demolished in 1967),
- an element of the monastery compound (created in 1853) still stands on the former Tula tract and is today called the chapel of the Iveron Mother of God,
- defensive perimeter (walls restored in the “theme” of the 14th century, 4 towers).
The Serpukhov Kremlin: how it all began
What is interesting to see in Serpukhov, without leaving the historical buildings on the Cathedral Mountain? The nearest beauties await you to the north. The conversation went about the Serpukhov Kremlin, to which it is easy and even profitable to reach all along the same (most ancient) street of Serpukhov Posad. That is, in Kaluga. You just need to turn left to get to the bottom of Lower Serpeika. It’s already 2 minutes to go from here. Why to Serpeika? The street was dubbed in honor of the river that goes around the “princely city”. Once Detinets was the whole city. And so it was all named for the same rivulet - Serpukhov. Interestingly, the Upper Town was completely built of white stone. During the years of its construction (15th century), this material was considered auxiliary. Another distinctive feature is the walls themselves (most of them are now in the form of outliers). The fact is that they didn’t “move” along the lines that the foreign city development plan had prepared for them, but naturally circled the local hill. Even now, it’s easy to verify this when considering the foundations.
The fortress wall (on which they tried to leave as many old details as possible) was preserved in fragments. And in the end, all the internal buildings are visible from afar:
- Trinity Cathedral (the original octagon on the four was reconstructed in 2017, the refectory of the Moscow Baroque style was preserved, the bell tower remained hipped, the "palace" elements of the 16th century are also still available to the eye),
- The altar of the ancient Kremlin temple (foundation),
- Hut of the Labial Headman (foundation),
- Voevodsky House (foundation),
- the preserved point of excavation of the premises of the defense complex,
- Church of St. D. Solunsky (acting, located a little to the side).
In this part of the Cathedral Mountain, you can use the observation platform, which opens a wide panorama of the green embankment of the Nara River (Tula Street). Namely, behold a longitudinal square and two WWII memorials - to the Soldiers and Worker-Warriors of the Mechanical Plant. There is the most famous Serpukhov restaurant - Ferma.
Prinarsky park - for couples and not only
Want to know what to see in Serpukhov besides the evidence of "hoary antiquity"? Head south along the promenade indicated above to the urban relaxation area named in the heading. The motto of this patch is “Only romance!”. It is not for nothing that the sculptural group Peter and Fevronia became the compositional center of skillfully designed landscape space. She immortalized a married couple living in the 13th century.As you know, Russian Orthodox worship the prince of Murom and his beloved as patrons of the family and marriage. Sidewalk paths lead along with lanterns and new benches, garbage bins and fragrant alleys. We emphasize: flower beds and well-groomed lawns diverge radially on this nickel, moreover, from two centers. The second is a circle at the very descent to the water. Nothing has been installed on it yet. A good feature of the place is its proximity to the pond. So there is plenty of moisture for park greens and columbaria. Very beautiful.
Vvedensky Vladychny Monastery: the cult suburb of Serpukhov
This architectural ensemble appeared a little earlier than the river man’s monastery - back in 1360. It was founded by the Moscow metropolitan of those times Alexy. In order to once again strengthen the spirit of people living on the border with the Wild Field. And then around there was a dense pine forest (now you see only its miserable remnants). The original name of the monastery is Introduction to the Temple of the Blessed Virgin. It is still preserved. In the form of the first word of the modern name. Of course, it was a fortress in type. Its defensive perimeter has been preserved much better than that of the Kremlin, standing across the river. Therefore, from far away, it is not possible to understand where, in fact, the Old City.
Nowadays, the territory includes gardens, flower beds and such renovated buildings:
- Vvedensky Cathedral,
- Temple of the Great Martyr George,
- Chapel of St. Varlaam of Serpukhov,
- Gate Church
- source “Inexhaustible Chalice” (named after the main shrine),
- the building of the Orthodox gymnasium,
- a hotel for pilgrims (part of the Refectory),
- church shop
- several outbuildings.
Komsomolsky PKiO or Away dinosaurs have everything for relaxation
So, what to see in Serpukhov already in the eastern part of its central quarters? We advise you to pay a visit to the green zone between Vodonapornaya, Borisovskaya and Lermontov. The park is especially noticeable at dusk, as it is decorated with dozens of vintage lanterns and garlands that are fashionable now. But during the day the Jurassic lizards draw attention to themselves. Of course, not real. Dinosaur statues are adjacent to the same "dummy" of the elephant. High school students, who are not alien to physical development, will prefer the workout space (even having a skate center), and for very small tourists - a playground rich in details.
Lenin Square - a meeting of monuments opponents
Thinking what to see in Serpukhov, following the same course, you will certainly come across a strictly square part of the central urban sector. It is framed by the only square roadway in the country, named after Vladimir Ilyich! And, accordingly, everything that is inside had to be recognized as Lenin Square. It is curious that in addition to the figure of the Bolshevik leader a few meters away you can see the silhouette of his class opponent - Minister Stolypin. Comrade and gentleman, stretching out the pointing fingers, show each his own path. It remains to add that not one of them has allowed our society to reach the end. A completely different position from the third participant in this "parade of leaders" - Prince Svyatoslav. Although he holds his hand by the heart, it is still clenched into a fist, ready to fall on the head of the enemy. This character was more concerned not with the domestic, but with the foreign policy of the “first united” Russia. Let's move on to the geographical center of the square. Its role is played by another square - the closed 2-story Gostiny Dvor of the beginning of the last century. Now it has become the repository of a snack bar, a bar, 2 services, a beauty salon and 5 retail shops.
Crucifix Monastery: no reconstruction!
Making a list of everything that you can see in Serpukhov in one day, we recommend that you include this object in it. In this case, you literally touch the story. The facility was not subjected to restoration work even partially. Pious townspeople are very proud of this architectural work. The remains of the miracle of church construction can be found on Kaluzhskaya Street, 40D. This is next to the existing temple, which inherited the same name (at the same time and go there). Since 1662, a convent was located here, the first time being restored at the expense of the famous Princess Gagarina, a well-known Russian philanthropist. At the very beginning of the century before last, he received the present, “empire” appearance.
Not used since closing time. Dilapidated. They decided to leave him as a cultural monument and a reminder of the nuns of several generations. By the way, it is noticeable that the bell tower is already slightly tilted. For the rest, only the plaster suffered, as well as the interiors, from which they simply took everything out. Only one site is equipped with a gym. Where the nuns used to go to bed, they now go under the bar. And the patch is remembered as nooks into which you can freely penetrate. And many love the tourism associated with visiting the "brooches". So here. Know: this remnant is that “zone”. Photographers are attracted here not only by mysticism, but also by the excellent view from the bell tower, on the top floor of which they climb the scaffolding. Forests are half of the architecture scattered on the city hills.
Lady with a dog against the backdrop of devastation, dirt and gloom
In this paragraph, we will talk about the fussy square on the street. Chekhov, playing the role of a famous place for youth meetings. The bronze meme indicated on the top line is really “cool” and “really valid”. After all, he is the only literary one. That is, it is dedicated to serious uncles that didn’t really exist, who at each stage led the country in their own direction, neither to the fictional marital idyll and not to the victims of endless wars in which the Serpukhovites were “lucky” to participate. He only demonstrates an exquisitely dressed woman walking a dog. The lady does not stand on a pedestal. And so you can touch, hug and kiss her. She is of normal growth and prone to communication. Selfies are a must.
18th Century Canvas Manufactory Building: Don't Pass
This attraction of Serpukhov is least of all appreciated by the "modernist" -posed vacationers. Because it refers to a faded and peeling building. However, any local historian will indicate a fact. It was thanks to the enterprise, which was organized in the rickety walls on 18A Chekhov, that Serpukhov did not stop in his development at the posad stage. "Reached" to the city. Therefore, the named element of urban development is worthy of at least one of your shots. Take out the camera! The name of the founder breadwinner is the merchant Serikov. His passion to finish everything and do better than that of competitors, led to the fact that Serpukhov, already producing different types of cloth, has also become the canvas capital of Russia. By the volume of trade operations, the city at the very end of the 19th century came out on the third place in the country! However, the guides of the city museum will tell you the details about this amazing person and his followers. The main thing is not to get lost when you go here - the agglomeration, although tiny, is terribly multi-layered in terms of streets. They are so closely pressed to each other that ripples in the eyes.
The anchor is real there, where there is still a deft such fence with pictures
An ordinary anchor - having served its own and covered with a "stainless" compound - also has the right to become a monument. For example, Sailors. Few people know, but Peter the Great recruited people from all corners of the Russian Empire into sailors and shipbuilders. And for the construction of the fleet, he tried to use not only the spacious Oka, but even Naru. In memory of those "crazy" times, an instrument for holding the vessel was put on Moskovskaya 6 (building 2). Often his background takes over. These are wall-mounted (or rather, over-the-fence) seascapes painted by the local Aivazovsky. There are no more such bright places in the city, and in view of this, to ignore the attraction will not work. Moreover, judging by the stretch marks, which have covered half of the city, it is in the neighboring house (the only well-painted one) that some kind of “Well of Health” is deployed there.
Museum of History and Art. Not the “Treasure”, but the real wealth
If, even after Anchor, the guest does not cease to ask the question “What to see in Serpukhov?”, Then the lively aborigine (usually a well-dressed woman in years who went out for bread) will definitely tell the visitor to SIHM. You will find him in the former Marayev estate. On Chekhov, 87. The house was built in the century before last by the famous architect Klein, who arranged for the factory owners Maraev his own Versailles. It should be borne in mind that the "registered" institution here administers the work of several exhibits that have other addresses.
For example, the archaeological department is located on Kaluga and is able to show the viewer the contents of the excavations - the “historical bowels” of the city. They will also be told about them. The institution has a rich structure, being divided into several rooms. They exhibit fine art on the principle of Russia - the West. In each room there was a place for both graphic masterpieces and paintings, and sculpture. There is even a department that reviews religious relics (icons, altar utensils, and books). As well as samples of fabrics manufactured in Serpukhov, masterpieces of pottery and arts and crafts, some documents. The collection, which the famous dynasty in Serpukhov began to accumulate, is associated with so many storage facilities that it is among the five richest in the country. A typical entrance costs 150 rubles. Shooting is paid separately.
Oleg Stepanov Park - eat cotton candy and sit on the carousel
The rating “Delightful Sights of Serpukhov” on the next line continues with the main urban space for relaxation - the Oleg Stepanov PKiO. The commander of one of the platoons of the 624th Infantry Regiment in July 1943 tragically died during the liberation of the village of Vasilyevka and Zmievka station in the Oryol region. In the center of the described green zone, a bust with a commemorative plaque was placed on him. And on the sides of the memorial patch are children's and "common" attractions. There are stalls with sweets, a few are “played” for kids, a pond, a tennis court, a football pitch and the quaint restaurant complex Mikhailovskoye. Against the background of him, here, basically, they take selfies. And the second art object is the “Shop with an Umbrella”.
Merchant mansions. Forgotten Canvas Tycoon Nests
To the question “What to see in Serpukhov?” The Internet often produces such a set:
- Partnership of Manufactures N. N. Konshin,
- Manor of the Maraevs (building of the SIHM already described),
- The mansion, turned into a teacher training school,
- The Plotnikovs' House (security has recently been removed from it).
All buildings are united by a single "merchant" style of the late XIX - early XX century. And they were also related by extreme accident rate, and many by frank disrepair. For example, from the former pedagogical lyceum there were only walls. The roof and the "filling" are lost. All these architectural rarities are located near the promenade. Wander around.
What to see in Serpukhov in 1 day
What to see in Serpukhov in 1 day? Here, it’s easy to find all the “highlights” ourselves:
- Vysotsky Monastery,
- Vladychny monastery
- Prinarsky park
- Ancient houses and monuments on the street. Soviet, Kaluga and Chekhov (including the Museum of History and Art, the figure of Chekhov, Anchor and the Lady with the Dog).
What to see in Serpukhov in 2 days
Having “spare” days, you are already exploring the entire local “shine and poverty.” So, remember in what order and, in fact, what to see in Serpukhov in 2 days:
- Vysotsky Monastery,
- Serpukhov Kremlin,
- Vladychny monastery
- Prinarsky park
- ancient houses and monuments on the street. Soviet, Kaluga and Chekhov (including the Museum of History and Art, the figure of Chekhov, Anchor and the Lady with the Dog),
- the second day we start a trip to the equestrian club or to the nursery park,
- on the way back we look at Oleg Stepanov’s Central Park
- before going to bed, we watch one of the performances of “Through the Looking Glass” or rent a Raspyatsky Monastery.
- Already leaning to the main bus station, do not forget to appreciate the look of the City Clock. They are a 2-minute walk from the bus station, on the corner of Voroshilovskaya and Borisovskoye Shosse, near the huge shopping center and the Central Market. If you are leaving from the railway station Oka, then visit the gazebo at the railway bridge across the river of the same name. And all this is near the largest beach. At the same latitude, meet the bright (according to the color of the surrounding landscape) Lake Pavlenskoe.
Horse Club "Resurrection" - a hint on the right day of the week
At one time, the best fabrics were produced in the city. Here are the "family" sights of Serpukhov "woven" from the atmosphere of immediate revitalization and childish fussiness. It is with these “materials” that it is necessary to characterize the situation in the equestrian club at the foot of the Kremlin. You are aware that in the surrounding area (and this is just the embankment and Sobornaya Gora) you really can ride a horse, and a child a pony. An hour of rental of a riding animal will cost only 1,200 rubles. Trips to the other side of Nara, to the Vladychny Monastery, are practiced. There are multi-day horse riding routes from the village of Verkhnee Romanovo in the Zaoksky district. 20 kilometers away by bus number 32. There is the office of the institution and its central stable. In addition, the surrounding area is ideal for learning.
Amusement park "Nursery": from animators to alligators
When you have calculated in advance what to see in Serpukhov in two days, this charming excursion point should also be included in the list. It is located at Sovetskaya, 102V. This means that on the way here you “absorb” all the charm of this strategic urban “artery”. What is curious about equipped urban recreation? There is a Ferris wheel, a shooting gallery, a number of attractions specifically for kids, as well as a race track. Beauty connoisseurs will be delighted with shops, fountains, vintage lanterns and flower beds in the central alley. And already the entrance portal itself causes a desire to get a camera. In addition to this child, you can treat him with sweets, put him on a pony or other baby transport, which is offered for rent in a wide variety. There is a cafe, male and female toilets. And most importantly - along these sidewalks squirrels and other animals stare at you. A zoo is located in the park. For 200-250 p. look at the beast. As for the cost of the rides, they are even cheaper. It makes sense to stay for half a day.
Theater Through the Looking Glass. Children about the main thing
In the Red Tekstilshchik microdistrict, Istok recreation center is the most famous building. First, another Serpukhov Lenin points to him with his hand. Secondly, directly opposite on weekends the riotous restaurant "Uyezdny Gorod" is noisy. And thirdly, in the same palace there is a theater with a bewitching name - Through the Looking Glass. And if he decides to show a children's production, then, believe me, it will be brighter and more interesting than the “adult” one. At least, so say the reviews of "experienced". Tickets are slightly more expensive than museum tickets: 250 wheels. Sometimes 300. The repertoire is more often associated with children's and teenage classical literature. Much less often - with more "difficult" plays.
Those who live in the city know everything about it, but at the same time they simply do not notice it. Eye "blurred." The tourist has a different perception. Not knowing anything about the village, he sees everything perfectly. Sights of Serpukhov - what you will see for yourself, and not what you read about. Most of all, the axiom concerns the once border town.