Ermak Travel Guide

 

Podolsk

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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 Podolsk

Podolsk is a city in the Moscow region of Russia. It forms an administrative-territorial unit and a municipal unit of the same name with the status of a city okrug. Podolsk is located on the Pakhra River (a tributary of the Moskva River). One of the largest satellite cities of Moscow (the second after Balashikha). Podolsk is located south of Moscow, about 15 km south of the Moscow Ring Road.

 

 

 

Travel Destinations in Podolsk

The settlement, based here in 1627 as an ancestral lands of the Moscow Danilov Monastery, lived a silent and measured life for almost 300 years. Everything has changed with the advent of the railroad in the city in 1889. In several decades the big cement works plant and a factory, producing sewing machines of German firm Singer Inc., were built. Singer’s factory, which was renamed during Soviet Union era the Kalinin Factory, still remains the largest enterprise of sewing mechanical engineering. The factory occupies practically the whole block at the beginning of the Big Serpukhov street and is a commendable sample of industrial architecture of the early XX century. Besides Singer, there are many other curious spots from the architectural point of view in Podolsk. Huge blocks of “constructivism” houses, houses built in pre-war and post-war Stalin style, merchant’s small houses. Walking around the city, it is possible to study lanterns of different decades of XX century and to be surprised seeing the signboards, remained constant since the 1960s. At a corner of Revolutionary avenue and February street there is an interesting building of a department store constructed in 1913. On Lenin Square there is a book store (“House of the Book”) arranged the same way as the Obraztsov puppet theatre in Moscow. There’s a nice looking small white-stone church of the Resurrection of the Christ (1724) on Red street. But the greatest attention attracts a majestic Troitsk cathedral (1819-1832) with a powerful rotunda and the high beautifully decorated bell tower around which there were trading stalls, which have been taken down in early 1960s. It is pleasant to walk down Fedorov street, which is built out of small wooden houses. At the end of it, on abrupt slope of Pahra river, part of a cobblestone road which leads to the city park has been preserved. Along a city part of Warsaw highway (Bolshaya Serpukhovskaya and a part of Lenin avenue) merchant houses of the beginning of the XIX century can be seen. The largest part of a museum “Podolye” (ph. (27) 69 92 39, Lenin avenue, 47) is devoted to Lenin who spent several months living in Podolsk. Besides objects that were held once in hands of the leader of world proletariat, there are a few photos and documents, devoted to the life of the city in the beginning of the XX century. There is a Local History museum in Podolsk (PH. (27) 57 47 31, Parkovaya, 1), it is located on the outskirts of the city in manor Ivanovo, which belonged to manufacturer Bakhrushin. In an exposition there is a standard museum assortment, except for maybe a tusk of the mammoth. Instead, articles made out of bone in the early Iron Age are presented. The most significant part of the exposition is a collection of Singer sewing machines. In the same building the Museum of vocational training (TECHNICAL TRAINING COLLEGE) is located. The most interesting part is a hall where the products, made by pupils of the TTCs from all over the country, are exposed.

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

How to get there
By train
From Moscow to Podolsk trains of the Kursk direction. You can sit in them at the Kursk railway station (50-55 minutes, 102.50 rubles), and, more often more conveniently, at Tsaritsyno stations (Zamoskvoretskaya Tsaritsyno, 25-30 minutes, 41 rubles) and Tekstilshchiki (Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Tekstilshchiki, 40 -45 min, 61.50 rubles.). Express trains in this direction are rare and almost do not give a gain in time.

Aside from Moscow, you can take a train to Chekhov, Serpukhov and Tula. Do not be intimidated by the mysterious routes of electric trains, none of the final points of which are not the station - they often go through Moscow to or from the stations of the Riga or Belarusian directions.

1 Station Podolsk (almost in the central part of the city).
In Podolsk there are also two less important platforms for the traveler:

2 Platform Silicatnaya
3 Platform Kutuzovskaya.

 

After the city of Klimovsk and the village of Lviv entered Podolsk, 3 more stations entered the city limits:
4 Platform Vesenya.
5 Station Grivno.
6 Lviv station.
 
By car
The federal highway M2 "Crimea" passes 1 km east of Podolsk, the old Warsaw highway goes through Podolsk.

By bus
From Moscow:
Route 406: (Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya) South - Jubilee Square
Route 407: (Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya) South - Podolsk station
Route 410 (406K): (Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya) South - Microdistrict Kuznechiki
Route 413: (Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya) South - Platform Kutuzovskaya
Route 417: (Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya) South - village Dubrovitsy
Route 435: (Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya) South - Kutuzovo Village
Route 446: (Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya) South - Shepchinki microdistrict
Route 516: (Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya) Dmitry Donskoy Boulevard - Podolsk Station
Route 520: (Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya) Dmitry Donskoy Boulevard - Podolsk, Yubileinaya Square
Route 520K: (Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya) Dmitry Donskoy Boulevard - Podolsk, Kuznechiki Microdistrict
Route 1004: 5th microdistrict of Northern Butov - (Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya) Dmitry Donskoy Boulevard - Oznobisheno - Klyonovo - Voronovo - Rogovo - Kamenka (stops in Podolsk at stopping points along Lenin Avenue and Kirov Street)
Route 1015: (Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya) Teply Stan - Podolsk, Microdistrict Kuznechiki
Route 1231K: (Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya) Annino-Podolsk, Mayak Store (Leningradskaya Street)

Transport
At the railway station at the station square there is a bus station, from which suburban buses and taxis depart to Moscow metro stations "Yuzhnaya" (route 407, passengers are also disembarked at the metro stations Annino, Ulitsa Akademika Yangelya "and" Prazhskaya ") and Dmitry Donskoy Boulevard (route 516). In addition, there are routes that directly connect individual neighborhoods of the city with Moscow (routes 406, 413, 426, 435, 446, 462, 507, 520). Buses to other cities in the Moscow Region (Domodedovo, Klimovsk, Troitsk, Shcherbinka, Vidnoe, Chekhov, etc.), towns and villages in the Podolsk district also depart from the bus station.

In Podolsk there is a bus and trolleybus service, 4 trolleybus routes (the traffic was opened on May 1, 2001 at the section from the Podolsk station to the Yubileiny district) and several dozen bus routes.

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Apriori Restaurant - Kl. Gotvalda 8, ph. (495) 540 50 40
Nihon (Chinese, Japanese cuisine)- Chehova 6, ph. (4967) 68 10 68

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

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