Do you have three free days ahead? And you want to spend them unforgettably, with the benefit for the mind, body and spirit, then there is nothing better than devoting your time to getting acquainted with the city of Dmitrov! The tour program "Close acquaintance", we have prepared specifically for those people who love to combine active rest with enrichment of the inner world and want to get the most pleasure and impressions from the trip in the shortest possible time. Go through the museums, visit the monasteries - fill the soul with impressions and even fly on the air balloon! All this and much more you will do in the beautiful city of Dmitrov! And do it in just three days!

 

The first day.

You will begin your cultural acquaintance with the city by visiting the Museum of the Moscow Canal. The museum reflects the history of the Moscow Canal from 1932 to 2007. It is known that the channel was built by the hands of prisoners. According to official data, almost 23,000 people died during its installation; according to unofficial data, many times more. The museum exhibits rare archival photographs, documents, maps, as well as the personal tool of “canaloarmians” found in repairing the walls of the lock chamber. It will also be useful to learn that the current dacha settlements of the Dmitrovsky district - Iksha, Podosinki - were formerly labour camp villages that were part of the Dmitrovlag system. Some exhibits of the museum, for example, heavy and massive steel parts of the unit that pumped water to Moscow, are so large that they found a place only on the street, in an open area.

The next stop of your acquaintance with the city will be the Museum and Exhibition Complex - the very heart of the cultural part of the city. Master classes, excursions, themed evenings and of course incredibly interesting exhibitions take place here! But this is not the most important thing! One of the rarest exhibits is the hut, built in the 19th century. It was heated in a black way, so much so that even all the soot was preserved and you can feel the aroma, as in a bath. There are also such artifacts as the ancestor of the piano - Hammerklavir. A very rare thing and very ancient. Literally a 4-minute walk from the Museum and Exhibition Complex among modern residential buildings is the Museum House of P.A. Kropotkin. It is here where you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the beginning of the 20th century, when the Russian intelligentsia made their way in troubled times. A 19th century fireplace, inventory, everything around you says: his works are everywhere!

 

Theyou visit the "Ensemble of public places." The ensemble consists of three buildings - the treasury, the prison and the prison wings, but you can only get into the first one,  you will have to examine the rest from outside. The treasury today houses the permanent exhibition "The Dmitrov Territory from Ancient Times to the 18th Century." Ammonites and trilobites, part of the mammoth's skull, flint arrowheads and diorite axes - all this can be seen in one of the three halls. There are also objects found during excavations in the territory of the Dmitrov Kremlin: weapons, clothing, preserved elements of buildings. You can look at the layout of the Dmitrov Kremlin, made by the artist Lyubimov based on the Vasnetsov reconstruction drawing in order to understand how the city looked in the XVI century. The exposition ends with objects of the Peter epoch - among them there are genuine ship anchors and cannons from the beginning of the 18th century.

 

The next step in the cultural acquaintance will be a visit to the "Museum of living room". An interesting place included in the complex of buildings of the museum-reserve Dmitrov Kremlin. A single-storey log building with an extension was built at the end of the XIX century. Today it houses a museum of living room with noble interiors and a fireplace. The house hosts concerts and themed evenings. If you're lucky, you can get on theatrical tours “Benefit of one exhibit. Lomberny table" ,"Meet the Masquerade!" And "In the footsteps of Fandorin." The interiors of the museum's living room are decorated in the style of ancient noble estates, so you can easily immerse yourself in the atmosphere of secular rounds and lavish receptions of the XVII – XIX centuries.

 

The second day.

Are you in anticipation of how you will spend today? This trip is for those who like to combine active pastime with a cultural one, so "Ballooning" is waiting for you! Have you ever flown in a dream? Did you like this feeling, lightness and serenity, which you experienced in flight? You have a unique opportunity to feel the whole palette of emotions in reality, to fly in a balloon today. Dmitrov from a bird's eye view is something incredible. The golden-domed cathedrals and the brilliantly white walls of the monasteries, the bright roofs of the houses, the barely visible thread of the Yakhroma river and the endless green of the fields. A balloon flight will give you unforgettable feelings and emotions. You will experience a unique feeling of freedom, enjoy beautiful views from a height.

The second place you visit today is Enduro Park. Enduro is a class of motorcycles specially created for use in off-road conditions. Both amateurs, future champions who make their first steps, and professionals can test themselves and their equipment here.

 

Further, you will complete this active and full of impressions day by visiting Extreme Park. There is entertainment for every taste and every age: cableway and Italian plastic climbing wall with a height of 11 and a width of 20 meters with 35 tracks of different complexity for fans of tickling the nerves, a trampoline and bungee for little visitors, a huge selection of modern slot machines (dance, Air Hockey, Bulls and others) .

 

The third day.

So  the final third day of “Close acquaintance” with the city of Dmitrov came. Today you will get acquainted with the rich spiritual part of this wonderful city. The first place you visit is the Borisoglebsky Monastery. The monastery, bearing the name of the Russian princes, who were killed by their step-brother, was founded not later than the 15th century. The oldest of its construction is the Cathedral of Boris and Gleb, built before 1537, all other buildings date back to later times. Like many other church buildings, in the 20th century, the monastery experienced quite a few bitter moments. In 1926 it was finally closed, giving the building to the museum of local lore. In 1932 the museum was moved to the Uspensky Cathedral, and the administration of Dmitlag was located in the monastery. From the 1940s to the 1970s, there was a military unit in the monastery, and later - various institutions and organizations. The fraternal corps was used for housing. The monastery was handed over to the ROC only in 1993, it is now fully restored. The main objects of the monastery are the Borisoglebsky Cathedral, the Chapel of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Gates and the gate Nikolskaya Church, as well as the Holy Chapel. You can eat and gain strength in the refectory.

The next step waiting for you is not less interesting - the Interactive program "Stone of Faith ... On a visit to the priest" The close past and present of our city is associated with the name of the holy martyr Seraphim (Zvezdinsky) known throughout Russia. The tour includes the following topics: the church life of the city during the years of the formation of Soviet power, the fate of Dmitrov churches and monasteries, the role of Vladyka (lord) in the life of the church, city and people, the legacy of Vladyka (lord), important historical events against which the church life of the city, time of Seraphim (Zvezdinsky) passed.

And the final part of the excursion tour of the city of Dmitrov will be a visit to the Nikolo - Peshnoshsky Monastery. One of the most ancient monasteries of Moscow Russia was founded in the second half of the 14th century by a disciple of the holy St. Sergius of Radonezh by the holy reverend Methodius of Peshnoshsky. The first buildings of Methodius led, carrying the logs along the ford on their own shoulders, “pesh nosha”, i.e. on foot. The river Peshnosha is still flowing in monitors. Wooden buildings of those years of course did not reach our times. Today, from the civilian buildings in the monastery, the buildings of the end of the 17th century are preserved - the superior, treasury and fraternal buildings, which were heavily rebuilt at the beginning of the 19th century. The walls and towers of the monastery were erected between the years 1685-1700, and the final construction of the towers was completed after 1734. In May 1553, Ivan the Terrible came to the monastery on a pilgrimage. It was here where his important conversation took place with the President of Baccian. Peter I was here too. But in Soviet times in the monastic buildings, the first was the cadre of the museum, then the Dom of the social workers, and after 1966 - the psychic international, who left these walls only in 2013. Monastery has his own farm, in a market you can buy eggs, milk and meat from a monastery yard. In 2008 Karen Shaxnazarov shot the film “The ward number 6” after the story of Chexov in the monastery. The real patients took part in the movie. The monastery's zoo is inhabited by camels, African ostriches, deer, goats, black-fronted foxes, faenas, squirrels, hares, and peacocks.