Ermak Travel Guide

 

Borovsk

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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 Borovsk

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.

Borovsk has 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.

 

 

 


 

Transportation

How to get there
The best way to get to Borovsk is via Balabanovo - a transport hub on the M-3 highway and the Moscow-Kaluga railway.

By car
From Moscow:

On the 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.

Transport
Borovsk has a bus route, but all the sights are within walking distance.

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Average cost
"Guest House in Borovsk", st. Bernikova, 66A.

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cheap
Druzhba, st. Lenin, 1.
Pizzeria "Peacock" or "Pavlin", st. Communist, 45.

Average cost
Izba, st. Lenin, 9a. Cafe with a terrace overlooking the left bank of Protva.

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips