Borovsk is one of the oldest cities in the Moscow region, where epochs and architectural styles are intertwined against the backdrop of the stately Russian nature. In the outlines of the wooden Church of the Intercession, the atmosphere of merchant streets, frescoes of "Borovsky Banksy" and the aroma of monastery baked goods, you will discover the soul of the city and its centuries-old history. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 2.5 hours Children Possible with children How it goes By car Rating 5 on 2 reviews RUB 2600 per excursion Price for 1-15 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
A journey through the pages of Borovsk history We will begin our acquaintance with Borovsk at the site of an ancient settlement, where until the 17th century there was a wooden fortress that gave rise to the city. Then you will be transported to the era when Borovsk became the center of the Old Believers and the home of the "frantic archpriest" Avvakum and his spiritual daughter Boyarina Morozova. Once in the shopping area, we will admire the Cathedral of the Annunciation and walk along the streets with merchant buildings of the 18-19 centuries and rich estates, in one of which Napoleon stayed. And we will talk about the urban life of the 20th century at the unusual monument dedicated to the "father of world cosmonautics" Tsiolkovsky, who lived and worked in Borovsk for 12 years
Frescoes "Borovsky Banksy" Speaking about modern urban culture, we will pay special attention to the "Parallel City" project by Vladimir Ovchinnikov. In the early 2000s, the walls of Borovsk houses became canvases for a local enthusiastic artist, retired, and former engineer. We will consider the most interesting of the "Borovsk frescoes" by Vladimir Ovchinnikov. For example, you will see the "Globe of Borovsk", which depicts characters from the past of the city and its modern life
Church of the Intercession without a single nail Our walk will end in the town of Vysokoe, where the majestic Pokrovsky Church rises - a masterpiece of wooden architecture of the 17th century, erected by masters from pine logs without a single nail. You will explore the amazing temple, admire the surroundings of Borovsk from the Vysoky observation deck. And after the excursion, you can independently visit the source of St. Pafnutiy Borovsky and the cozy monastery tea house to taste dishes from a real Russian oven and drink tea with hot pastries.
- The tour starts in the center of Borovsk, where you need to get on your own
- The main part of the excursion is walking. Then, by car, we will make two transfers to distant objects.
- The car part of the tour is carried out in your car. If you do not have a car, the walking route will also include all of the above points, except for the Intercession Church in Vysokoe.
- If you do not have your own transport, it will be convenient to get to Borovsk by train: from the Kievsky railway station, trains run every hour to Balabanovo station (the ticket price is from 260 rubles).
The beginning of the excursion is Lenin square. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.