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Serpukhov

 Serpukhov

 

 

 

Location: Moscow Oblast

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Serpukhov

Serpukhov is a medieval town located 99 kilometers (62 miles) South of Moscow. Serpukhov was constructed as a military fortification to defend the South approach of the Russian capital. A city with a rich historical past. The administrative center of Serpukhov district. Serpukhov stands on the Nara River.

Founded in 1328, before entering the Moscow principality it was the center of the Serpukhov principality.

Currently, in addition to historical significance, the city has an important economic and industrial status. The building in the central part of the city consists of the old private sector. The center has avant-garde residential buildings from the 1920s. On the outskirts there are several complexes of pre-revolutionary workers' barracks. Multi-storey buildings are arranged in separate quarters. There are a large number of ancient churches.

Despite a good historical heritage and a large number of attractions (relative to other Russian cities with the same population), the city is not a popular tourist destination even in the Moscow Region and, in general, is a bit neglected. However, there is also a potential for development in this area: there are signs with duplication in English for large historical sites, and almost all pedestrian traffic lights in the central part of the city have a second indication.

 

 

Travel Destinations in Serpukhov

Serpukhov Kremlin

 

 


Vysotsky Monastery

 

 

 

History of Serpukhov

 Serpukhov was established in 1339 to protect the southern approaches to Moscow. Two years later it was made a seat of the powerful princedom ruled by a cousin and close associate of Dmitry Donskoy, Vladimir the Bold. Town status was granted to it in 1374. The princedom continued until 1456, when the last prince escaped to Lithuania. The town frequently fell prey to the hordes of Tokhtamysh, Crimean Tatars, and other steppe conquerors. It was necessary to protect it with a stone citadel, or kremlin, which was completed by 1556 as part of the Great Abatis Belt.

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

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