Borovsk is located in the Kaluga region. This old
Russian city, known from the middle of the 14th century. Borovsk -
the regional center of the Kaluga region. The population is about
11,000 people. Borovsk is located on the river Protva, the left
tributary of the Oka. Before the revolution, it was one of the
centers of the Russian Old Believers, the place of resodemce of
Avvakum, the Archpriest, and the Boyar Morozova.
never had heavy industry, and the city as a whole has retained its
historical appearance. Now Borovsk is interesting for its preserved
architecture of the XVII-XIX centuries, the atmosphere of a small
county town and modern street frescoes.
Travel Destinations in Borovsk
Borovsk is unique for its street frescoes. The artist Viktor
Ovchinnikov, having retired, moved to Borovsk and began to paint the
walls of the houses, currently there are about 100 frescoes.
Pafnutiev Borovsky Monastery - a monument of architecture of the XVI
— XVII centuries. Annunciation Cathedral of the late XVII
century. Pokrovsky Old Believer Cathedral, in which the motor
transportation business is located.
How to get there The best way to get to Borovsk is via
Balabanovo - a transport hub on the M-3 highway and the
By car From Moscow:
highway M3 (Kievskoye Highway) to the right turn to A108 (Great
Moscow Ring, exit exactly at 91 km), then follow the signs for
Borovsk. An alternative route (if traveling along the A108 is
complicated by road repairs): take the M3 to the right turn to
Balabanovo (after the 95 km mark), then after the tunnel under the
railway to the right. Then go straight along the station street,
which turns into A108, then follow the signs to Borovsk. On the
A130 (Kaluzhskoye, then Varshavskoye Highway) to the intersection
with A108, behind the village of Sparrow, to the right along the
A108 to the intersection with M3, to the right (towards Moscow) to
M3 to the left turn to A108 at 91 km, then follow the signs to
Borovsk. Traveling through the city of Balabanovo on this route is
also possible, but there may be unforeseen delays on the left turn
from A108 to M3.
By bus In Balabanovo, buses and minibuses
leave from the square next to the station as they are filled, the
journey time to Borovsk is 20 minutes.
has a bus route, but all the sights are within walking distance.