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Abramtsevo Estate Museum (Абрамцево)

.Abramtsevo Estate Museum (Абрамцево)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

Description of Abramtsevo Estate Museum

Location: 60 km (35 mi) Northeast of Moscow  Map

Tel. 8254 32470

Open: 10am- 5pm Wed- Sun

Official site

 

Abramtsevo Estate Museum is located 60 km (35 mi) Northeast of Moscow in Russia. It is a small holiday village in the Sergiev Posad district of the Moscow region. Near the village there is a museum-reserve of the same name, organized in 1918 by the forces of the daughter of the famous industrial patron S. I. Mamontov, who owned the estate since 1870. This kept the estate from ruin during the years of Soviet power.

The main advantage of the Abramtsevo estate, known at least from the XVI century, has always been its picturesque location on the high bank of the Vory, surrounded by forests that once served as excellent hunting and fishing sites. In the 18th century, F.I. Golovin, who lived here for over half a century, was engaged in arranging the estate. He planted a garden, set up a regular park, and built a wooden one-story house that was preserved in its base, to which a mezzanine and an outbuilding were later added. At the end of the 18th century, the Molchanov family acquired the Abramtsevo estate, and in 1843 it became the property of the S.T. Aksakova. Moving away from the service, he settled in Abramtsevo and it was here that he wrote the first books, enthusiastically met both by critics and by the general public - “Notes on Fishing” and “Notes of the Gun Hunter of the Orenburg Province”. Later the autobiographical trilogy of Family Chronicles was dictated here. Aksakov was intimately acquainted with many famous people of his time, and in his house often I.S. Turgenev, F.I. Tyutchev, M.S. Schepkin, T.N. Granovsky and the favorite of the whole family N.V. Gogol.

 

 

 

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In 1870, the daughter of Aksakov sold Abramtsevo S.I. Mamontov. He brought the dilapidated estate in order and arranged here a summer residence. Mammoths fully preserved the old manor house, having attached only a small outbuilding to it, and began a new construction, the fruits of which were several remarkable buildings, now being the pride of the museum. Under Mamontov, "Abramtsevo" quickly turned into a major center of Russian culture, where famous and not-so-good artists visited. Repin, Polenov, Vasnetsov, Serov, Vrubel were here. All of them took a lively part in the estate construction, becoming the authors of the projects of new buildings and sketches of furniture. Around the same time, carpentry-Rizcicka and ceramic workshops were organized, whose works were not only used in the design of the estate, but also quickly became known throughout the country.

After the revolution, the manor was immediately nationalized, but already in October 1918, the daughter of Mamontov managed to get the Guard letter from the People's Commissariat of Education and became the first keeper of the local treasures. In the 1930s, a holiday home for art workers was organized here and only after the war, the manor regained the status of a museum.

 

 


 

Transportation

How to get there
By train
Platform Abramtsevo. From Yaroslavsky railway station in the direction of Sergiev Posad or Alexandrov to the platform "Abramtsevo", then 15-20 minutes on foot along the forest path, starting from the railway platform directly under the red triangular roof. The path is shown on the museum website. There is a slightly longer walking route - on a dirt road, and then on a highway.

By car
On the Yaroslavl highway before the turn to Leshkovo and Radonezh, then turn left in Khotkovo and another 5 km follow the signs for Abramtsevo.

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

It is easy to get to Abramtsev from Moscow by train. The hotel may be needed, if only you decide to spend a few days away from the city.

Hotel in the club "Gallery", Museum Street. 4 (near the manor museum). Expensive hotel, offering guests a sauna, restaurant and other entertainment

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Next to the manor museum, you can eat in the restaurant of the Gallery (11:00 - 23:00) - this is a brick building styled like Abramtsevo both inside and outside, although the quality of styling raises questions. If this option does not suit you, you can go to Khotkovo, where right next to the station there is a couple of usual eateries for the suburbs.

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

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