Location: Tver Oblast


Description of Tver

Tver is an ancient city in central Russia, the regional center closest to Moscow and the first large city on the Volga. Tver can boast of its historical buildings in the style of classicism, one of the best pre-revolutionary workers' quarters in the country, three dozen churches and a picturesque location on the banks of the Volga.

The date of the establishment of Tver is not even approximately known: they call it the 1120s and the beginning of the 13th century. What is indisputable is that the city appeared on the border of the Vladimir-Suzdal and Novgorod lands at a time when zones of influence were divided and delineated, therefore Tver always belonged to Vladimir, and neighboring Torzhok - already to Novgorod. The Mongol invasion gave Tver a chance to rise, which it did not fail to take advantage of. In 1265, the Tver prince established his own diocese, and the entire Russian history of the 14th century is the story of how Tver competed with Moscow: at that time also a young city that aspired to leadership. As you know, Moscow won. It is believed that it was helped by close, sometimes cruel and treacherous cooperation with the Horde (east), while the loser Tver relied more on the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (west).

By the beginning of the 15th century, Moscow's leadership became undisputed. The last glimpse of Tver glory was the “walk across three seas” of the local merchant Afanasy Nikitin in 1468-74. Soon after this, under Ivan III, Tver loses all autonomy and turns into the most ordinary city. Its new heyday occurs in the 18th century with the transfer of the capital to St. Petersburg, thanks to which Tver finds itself, as they would now say, on the main federal highway and at the same time becomes the center of the province, which has now turned into the Tver region - the largest in area in Central Russia.

The fire of 1763 destroyed most of the city. After this, the center was rebuilt according to a regular plan, to which the capital’s architects, including Bazhenov, had a hand. Tver has indeed retained some of the flair of elegant architecture - not every provincial city has this at all - but in some places the local development was unlucky: in the heavy battles of the autumn of 1941, a significant part of the center was destroyed, and even in peaceful Soviet times no one cared about preserving the antiquity. As a result, Tver turned out to be an ancient Russian city, where there is exactly one, not the most outstanding, building older than the 18th century, and if we talk about the 18th century, then it is better to just go to Torzhok without wasting time on Tver. Tver is unique in another way - its beautiful and organic location on both banks of the Volga: this great Russian river, which is, indeed, so great that a rare city has managed to “step over” it, spreading its historical buildings to the opposite bank from the center. Tver also has the old industrial quarter of Proletarka - one of the most integral workers' towns of pre-revolutionary Russia - and several scattered but expressive monuments of the Soviet era.

Otherwise, Tver is a strong and relatively large regional center with a diverse industry, including chemical industry, as well as the Tver Carriage Plant, where passenger cars are made for the needs of Russian Railways. From 1931 to 1990, the city was called Kalinin in honor of the “all-Union elder” who was born nearby, but now few people remember this; everyone has been using the name Tver for a long time. By the way, it is feminine (perhaps from the word “firmament”) - do not confuse it.



The Tver Kremlin stood at the mouth of the small river Tmaka on the right bank of the Volga. It was never rebuilt in stone and long ago disappeared without a trace, but the center of the provincial city was later built in almost the same place. On the opposite bank from the Tmaka, the Tvertsa flows into the Volga, and together the three rivers cut off three historical districts from the center - Zatmachye, Zavolzhye and Zatverechye, respectively. The Proletarka courtyard and the neighboring Nativity of Christ Monastery stand separately, which are located far from the center, but otherwise the outskirts of Tver are not rich in attractions.

Tourist information center  , st. Novotorzhskaya, 12A. ☎ +7 (906) 549-69-69. Mon-Fri: 9:00–18:00, Sat-Sun - closed. Information and materials on tourist places of the city.


Historically, the city was divided into 4 parts - located on the right bank of the Volga and the T'maki Kremlin, as well as separated from it by the corresponding rivers Zatmachye, Zavolzhie, and Zatvereche. Nowadays, the city is also divided into 4 administrative districts, coinciding with historical ones, however, only partially.

Central district - the central, historical part of the city
Zavolzhsky district - left bank of the city
Moskovsky district - the eastern part of the city
Proletarsky district - the western part of the city


Tver Travel Destinations


Despite all the architectural losses, the center of Tver has retained its spectacular layout - the “three-pointed” streets of Volny Novgorod, Sovetskaya and Novotorzhskaya, a cascade of squares, including the unusual octagonal Lenin Square, the “solid facade” of the Stepan Razin embankment, and the old “environmental” buildings in the style of classicism. -where she survived. The more distant, southern part of the center, on the contrary, has lost almost everything historical.

Sovetskaya Street is traditionally considered the main street in the center of Tver, but it is not very suitable for walking due to heavy traffic and, moreover, is populated mainly by government authorities. City life is in full swing on the pedestrian Trekhsvyatskaya Street (unfortunately, not very interesting architecturally) and on the adjacent Radishcheva Boulevard, and the Volga embankment is ideal for quiet contemplative walks.


Historical core

Imperial Palace Travel Palace (Путевой Дворец/ Putevoy Palace) , Sovetskaya st. 3. ✉ art gallery: Wed–Sun 11:00–18:00. It is a rare provincial town that can boast of a real imperial palace. Since medieval times, there was a bishop's palace on this site, which was seriously damaged during the Time of Troubles and then during the fire of 1763, which started here. By 1767, the palace was rebuilt according to the design of the architect P.R. Nikitin (one of the authors of the regular plan of Tver), who gave the building features of Baroque and Classicism, and began to serve as a way for members of the royal family traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg. At the beginning of the 19th century, Ekaterina Pavlovna (sister of Emperor Alexander I) moved here in connection with the appointment of her husband as Tver governor. As a result, the palace from a travel palace became simply an imperial one, and the “upgrade” was carried out by the famous St. Petersburg architect K.I. Rossi, and during the next reconstruction in the 1860s, the building was generously covered with stucco. The palace has a rich (but mostly, unfortunately, restored) interior with chandeliers, mirrors and tiled stoves. Particularly interesting is the armorial hall, the “wooden” appearance of which is actually painted. Since 2012, the palace has been under restoration, slowly approaching completion. The Tver Regional Art Gallery is now located inside, and the greenhouse and garden are also available for visiting (by ticket).
Transfiguration Cathedral, Sovetskaya st. (next to the Travel Palace). The third incarnation of the Tver Cathedral. The first stone church of the city was built in 1285 and carried an important symbolic meaning: the first “post-Mongol” stone cathedral in Rus' and a sign of the rise of Tver, which shortly before received its own diocese. After the destruction of the Time of Troubles, the cathedral fell into disrepair, and by 1696 a new one was built in its place, made of old white stone. It was an outstanding monument of its time, but did not survive Soviet rule. Since 2014, the cathedral has been restored, following the white stone original as best as possible. By 2022, the building will have been completely rebuilt, but what will happen to its interiors is still unknown.
Old Volzhsky Bridge. The openwork modern bridge is one of the symbols of Tver. It was built in 1900 and is a distant relative of the Freedom Bridge in Budapest. The bridge has three spans and is about 200 meters long. It offers good views of the city, hidden in the summer behind abundant greenery.
Monument to A.S. Pushkin, emb. Mikhail Yaroslavich. Tver is one of Pushkin’s places: the poet visited the city many times on his way to visit friends in Staritsky and Novotorzhsky districts. The monument perfectly conveys the era: a top hat, a frock coat, a cloak draped over his arm and a very characteristic pose. In addition, it is conveniently located on the embankment near the Old Bridge, and the absence of a high pedestal makes it a natural part of the city landscape.


Catherine's Triangle

Lenin Square (at the intersection of Sovetskaya and Trekhsvyatskaya streets). According to the regular plan, as many as four squares appeared in the center of Tver, but only Lenin Square has retained its original buildings along with its layout to this day. It has the shape of a regular octagon (most likely, Amalienborg in Copenhagen was taken as a model) and is surrounded by an ensemble of four practically identical administrative buildings (one is slightly different from the other three). However, despite its preservation, due to the heavy official spirit (also quite authentic), the square is not spectacular.
Church of the Nativity in Rybaki, st. Volny Novgorod, 11 (in the courtyard). The church was built in 1743 in the pre-Petrine tradition with a hipped bell tower, which was lost under Soviet rule and restored in 2012. Hidden in the depths of the block, against the backdrop of the surrounding buildings, the church looks like a real relic.
Stepan Razin Embankment (Набережная Степана Разина). Three blocks of “solid facades” on the Volga embankment are the most spectacular, along with the Imperial Palace, monument of Tver classicism. To the west of the “facade” on the same embankment there are two monuments of Soviet architecture of the 1930s - the house of the Voroshilov Riflemen and the Zvezda cinema.
Monument to Mikhail Krug, Radishcheva Boulevard. Tver has never been one of the criminal capitals, but Mikhail Krug, one of the most famous performers of Russian chanson, grew up in the Morozovsky town and spent his entire life here, regularly mentioned the city in his songs, and in 2002 he tragically died at the hands of those whom chanted. In 2007, a monument to him was erected in the city center, which caused protests among the Tver intelligentsia, while less intelligent city residents repeatedly vandalized the monument. The sculpture, however, became popular over time, not least due to its successful shape - you can sit on the bench next to the singer and take a photo.
Cathedral of the Ascension (Собор Вознесения Господня), Sovetskaya st. 26 / Tverskoy Ave. The cathedral in the Empire style was built in 1828-1836. according to the design of the provincial architect I.F. Lvov, who, unlike his more famous namesake, preferred just this kind of classicism: a massive cubic shape and huge columns. The temple curiously echoes the Stalinist buildings surrounding it.



The eastern part of the center was traditionally called the “suburb” in Tver: these are no longer grand streets, but also not one-story suburbs. The historical buildings of the Suburb have been preserved only in fragments.

Hotel Galyani, st. Andrei Dementyev, 34. An exemplary mansion in the style of classicism at the beginning of the 19th century was occupied by a hotel and restaurant of the Russified Italian P.D. Galyani. At that time, it was the best establishment in the city, which was immortalized in his poems by Pushkin himself, who recommended his friend Sobolevsky to visit it. Alas, it’s not possible to follow Alexander Sergeevich’s advice and try “pasta with Parmasan” there now - the building is occupied by a bank.
Synagogue, Pushkinskaya st. 22. A rare historical synagogue in Central Russia, it was built in 1913. From the outside, it looks rather nondescript, resembling an ordinary residential building, but it has been recently renovated and, in addition, is operational.
Avaevskaya almshouse st. Krylova, 20. Built in the 1880s, the mansion with a neo-Gothic turret stands out in Tver, which is not rich in such architecture. The building is very loved by local residents, who often call it the “Tver Swallow’s Nest”. However, as often happens in such cases, the difference from the original is more than significant.
Tver Mosque (Тверская Соборная Мечеть), st. Sovetskaya, 66. The spectacular two-color mosque was built in 1906 in the neo-Moorish style according to the design of engineer B.G. Pole, who creatively reworked the “template” of a one-story building with a dome and a minaret, invented for mosques in Tsarist Russia back in the mid-19th century. The building was intended for three hundred Tver Muslims; most of the funds for its construction were provided by the Tatar merchant F.I. Alyshev, owner of buffets at the stations of the Nikolaev railway. The mosque served its intended purpose until 1935, after which it became a restaurant with the quite appropriate name “Vostok”. Restoration of the rather dilapidated building began in 2008, and since 2020 the mosque has been operating again. Don't miss the unusually shaped Catholic church (1994-2002) nearby.



The southern part of Zamachye still retains the flavor of a quiet one-story settlement that grew up around the oldest city church, although in post-Soviet times many historical wooden houses were rebuilt into cottages, which greatly violated the integrity of the old buildings.

White Trinity (Trinity Church in Zatmache), Troitskaya st. 38. The oldest surviving temple in Tver was built in 1564 by order of the Moscow merchant Gavrila Andreevich, but according to the design of Tver architects. Subsequent reconstructions gave the church a rather eclectic appearance: there is an unusual asymmetrical seven-domed structure and a bell tower, which reflects the entire Russian architecture of the 19th century. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to see the most interesting feature of the temple - there are hiding places above the apses, but you can only get into them from the attic. This is the only church in Tver that was not closed during Soviet times, thanks to which the iconostasis of the 18th century has been preserved.
Golovinskaya Column, embankment of the Tmaka River. Installed in 1868 in memory of the construction of the Golovinsky shaft, which protected the inhabitants of Zatmachye from floods. During its history, it changed its location several times.
Church of Michael Tverskoy, Memory Island. Mon–Fri 11:00–17:00, Sat–Sun 9:00–17:00. It was built in 2002 at the confluence of the Tmaka and the Volga and is stylized as ancient Russian churches in memory of the Fedorovsky monastery that stood here in the Middle Ages.
Church of Boris and Gleb in Zatmache, Krasnoflotskaya embankment. 5. The picturesque white temple in the late Naryshkin Baroque style was built in 1761. Its white stone exterior decor is especially colorful; The temple is the Tver courtyard of the Nilo-Stolobenskaya Hermitage.
Church of John the Baptist, Belyakovsky lane. 46. The former cemetery church is a characteristic octagon on a quadrangle with a classic bell tower; unlike many other similar churches, it has been completely restored.


Trans-Volga region

Trans-Volga region differs from other historical Tver regions - its part closest to the center has completely lost its environmental buildings, retaining only a few attractions. However, this is where the main Tver embankment is located.

Athanasius Nikitin Monument, emb. Afanasy Nikitina. Few monuments have managed to become a symbol of their city, but this one is one of those. The Tver merchant Afanasy Nikitin in 1468-1474 was one of the first among Europeans to make a “voyage across three seas” to India, leaving a detailed description of his wanderings - the first example of travel notes in Russian literature. This was the final chord in the history of the Tver principality: Afanasy died in Smolensk on the way back, and 10 years later Tver itself fell. The monument was erected in 1955 according to the design of the architect G.A. Zakharov, the platform-pedestal in the shape of a rook with a horse’s head turned out to be especially successful. In the background is the extremely Upper Volga-looking Church of the Resurrection.
River Station, emb. Afanasia Nikitina, 1. The main monument of Soviet architecture in Tver was built in 1938 for the opening of the Ivankovo reservoir. The river station was built on the spit of the Volga and Tvertsa on the site of the blown-up Assumption Otroch Monastery. Alas, the fate of the station turned out to be tragic: river traffic along the Volga began to fade even before the collapse of the Union, since the 1990s the building stood abandoned, and in August 2017 it completely collapsed. The rubble was removed, the rest, according to the old tradition, was covered with a photo banner, and the river station is still in this state. At one time there was a good view of it from the Eastern Bridge or the western part of the Stepan Razin embankment.
Assumption Cathedral. The only temple remaining from the Otroch Monastery that stood on this site since the 13th century was built in 1722 in the Moscow Baroque style. The cathedral is operational, but its historical interior and paintings have been lost, and not under Soviet rule, but already in the 21st century. The monastery itself served as a place of exile under Ivan the Terrible - it was there, according to most versions, that Malyuta Skuratov strangled the disgraced Moscow Metropolitan Philip.



Zatverechye is an area that everyone sees (it has views from all the embankments), but few people visit: it is deprived of those attractions that deserve a mandatory close-up inspection. Everything interesting in Zatverechye is concentrated around the embankment.

Saint Catherine's Monastery (Свято- Екатерининский монастырь), st. Kropotkin. The main temple of the monastery - the Church of Catherine (1774-81) - is perfectly visible from the embankments; it is an important participant in the Tver panoramas. In architectural terms, it is still the same quadrangle on an octagon with a later bell tower, except that it is painted in an unusual (but characteristic of Zatverechye temples) green color.
Martin's house, st. Kropotkina, 31. There is a lot of wooden modernism in the Tver region, but in Tver itself it is rare. Built in 1910, the house with a two-story octagonal tower and a tent is a good prologue to what can be seen, for example, in Kimry.
Church of Mina, Victor and Vincent, st. Plenkina. A typical, albeit colorful, Baroque church, built in 1805.
Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh, st. Rosa Luxemburg, 19. Another characteristic temple of Zatverechye: also quite low and laconic. Built in 1775-1780 at the intersection of Baroque and Classicism.



Courtyard of Proletarka (Morozovsky town). One of the most colorful working-class towns of Tsarist Russia grew up around a paper manufactory founded in 1859 by the Morozov family of factory owners. There are dozens of historical buildings here, but the most interesting are the red-brick workers' barracks, 4-5 stories high, built in the first years of the 20th century. They amaze with their scale and luxurious design with features of Art Nouveau and Neo-Gothic - the designs of these buildings are sometimes attributed to metropolitan architects. During Soviet times, the Tver Manufactory became the Proletarka factory, which gave its name to the area, but did not stand the test of time and closed in the 1990s. At the same time, the residents have not gone away, and the Proletarka Courtyard still retains its somewhat gloomy, “industrial” spirit. It is better to walk here during the day, since many barracks remain dormitories where a specific contingent hangs out. For the same reason, you need to go inside the buildings with some caution, although there is something to see there: cast-iron stairs, wrought-iron grilles, wood cabinets and much more interesting things have been preserved.
Nativity of Christ Monastery, Barrikadnaya st. 1. The best preserved monastery ensemble in Tver is located next to the Proletarka courtyard, on what was then the outskirts of the city. The monastery buildings, including the Nativity Cathedral, were built at the beginning of the 19th century in the classicist style and are good primarily as an ensemble, impressive with its magnificent forms. Next to the monastery is the Resurrection Cathedral, built in 1913 for the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty - an outstanding monument of the neo-Russian style.



The Regional Museum of Local Lore and the Saltykov-Shchedrin Museum are closed for reconstruction as of the summer of 2022.

1  Goat Museum  , Zhigareva Street. Although Tver is located away from the Golden Ring, it is not left without its unusual private museum in the style of Pereslavl-Zalessky. The owners of the museum have collected a collection of goats in all possible forms - more than 5 thousand copies.
2  Museum of Tver Life   , Gorky Street, Zavolzhye. Wed–Sun 10:30–18:00. 100 ₽, children under 16 years old free. A small museum in one of the oldest buildings in the city and the surrounding outbuildings is dedicated to the life of the Tver merchants, crafts and decorative arts.
3  Museum and Exhibition Complex named after Lisa Chaikina, st. Saltykova-Shchedrina, 16. ☎ 34-34-50 +7 (4822) 34-66-54, 34-34-50. Tue–Sat 11:00–17:00.
4  City Museum and Exhibition Center, Sovetskaya street, 54. ✉ ☎ 33-13-08 +7 (4822) 34-48-52, 33-13-08. Wed–Sun 11:00–18:00.

Museum of Kalinin Front



5  Drama Theater (Tver Academic Drama Theater) , st. Sovetskaya, 16 (opposite the City Garden). ☎ +7 (4822) 34–54–64. The largest theater in the Tver region, dating back to 1745. The main repertoire consists of works by Russian classics, but with an emphasis on modern reading and innovative elements of production. There are Big and Small stages, where foreign and modern performances are also staged. It is better to buy tickets in advance on the website. Located in a recognizable building with columns from the Stalinist Empire era with a corresponding interior.
6  Theater for Young Spectators (TTYUZ)  , st. Sovetskaya, 32. Located on the main square. Oct
7  Philharmonic Hall, Teatralnaya Square, 1.



8  City Garden (Central District). ✉ ☎ +7 (4822) 34-65-69. An amusement and amusement park on the site of the once burnt Tver Kremlin, where you can find monuments, a fountain and a Ferris wheel. The city garden is a place for quiet walks; There are shops nearby, you can go down to the Volga embankment.
9  Botanical Garden of Tver State University, lane. Shevchenko, 16 (Zavolzhsky district). ☎ +7 (4822) 52-53-18. 9:00–18:00. 200 ₽. Small but very creative botanical garden. With a tiny area measuring 200 by 200 meters and a greenhouse no larger than a city apartment, it is full of species diversity - from tulips and irises to banana, rhododendrons and quinces. During flowering time you can easily spend an hour or two here. There are interesting explanatory texts and even installations about the plants - practically works of modern art, and the landscape design here is simply top notch.
10  Boat trips along the Volga  , City Garden, Mikhail Tverskoy embankment (Central district). ☎ +7 (4822) 50-03-70. 500 ₽ for a 45-minute walk. Navigation is usually from May to September.
11  Light and music fountain-attraction “Tornado”, Komsomolskaya Square (Proletarsky district). For free.
12  Indoor karting center Rumos-sport   , highway M10, 165 km (between Burashevskoye and Volokolamsk highways). ✉ ☎ +7 (4822) 58-90-00. Mon–Fri 12:00–22:00, Sat–Sun 12:00–23:00. from 900 ₽ for a 7-minute ride. Indoor karting center with a modern track. The reviews are not bad, although even more than the karting itself, visitors praise the restaurant located in it.
13  Beach in Zavolzhsky Park. In the Volga you can swim right in the city center - south of the Zavolzhsky Park there is a sandy beach 300 meters long.
14  Tverskaya State Circus , Tverskaya Square. ☎ +7 (4822) 32-14-29.
15 “Zvezda” Cinema, Stepan Razin Embankment. ☎ +7 (4822) 77-71-81. Not only a monument to the Soviet avant-garde, but also the cinema itself, the only one in the city center


Monastery of Christ's Birth (Христорождественский монастырь)

Malitsa Nicholas Monastery (Николаевский Малицкий Монастырь)

Monument to Prince Michael Tversky or Michael of Tver (Памятник князю Михаилу Тверскому)

Stella "City of Military Glory"


History of Tver

Foundation and formation
According to the most famous version, the original settlement was at the mouth of the Tvertsa River, where the Otroch Monastery later arose. But archaeologists have established that the settlement was located on the right bank of the Volga near the Tmaka River. Here in the 11th century there could have been a small rural settlement.

In the XII century, it was already a small trading settlement. In the 1135 Manuscript of Prince Vsevolod Mstislavich there is a mention of Tver: it is said about the monetary collection of the Church of St. John, also from the "Tver guest". In the "Legend of the Miracles of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God", created in 1162 under Andrei Bogolyubsky, it is written about the healing of the "Tver boyaryn".

In the chronicle, speaking about the campaign of the Novgorodians against Vladimir, it is indicated that the detachments of the Novgorodians and the Chernigov army united "On the Volza and Tferi".

In VN Tatishchev's "History" it is said that the Vladimir prince Vsevolod III, after he burned Torzhok, ordered to build Tverd (that is, a fortress) at the mouth of the river - this is the second version of the foundation of Tver. A reliable chronicle source, in which Tver is directly mentioned for the first time, is usually considered the agreement between the Novgorodians and Prince Vsevolod of 1208. The first birch-bark letter, found in Tver on the territory of the ancient Tver Kremlin in the lower layer of the Kremlin-3 excavation site in 1983, dates back to 1200-1220.

The date of the first mention of the city in the sources (the news of the "Tver guest") is 1135. However, a number of researchers note that this date is a later insertion into the chronicle, and attributes the appearance of Tver to the beginning or even the second half of the XIII century. Archaeological research at the moment does not allow us to finally establish the approximate time of the formation of Tver as a city. On the one hand, during excavations on the territory of the Tver Kremlin, individual wooden logs were found, which were dated by the method of dendrochronology to the end of the 12th century. On the other hand, constructions, cultural layers and finds that could be unequivocally attributed to pre-Mongol times have not yet been found.

In the first third of the XIII century, Tver was part of the Pereyaslavsky principality. In 1238 the city was devastated by the Tatar-Mongols, but quickly recovered from the defeat.

The Resurrection Chronicle claims that the restoration of Tver after Batyev's ruin was led by Prince Yaroslav Vsevolodovich. In the historical literature, there is a hypothesis that Tver was originally located on the left bank of the Volga at the mouth of the Tvertsa and after the devastation of 1238 was transferred to the right bank at the mouth of the Tmaka River.

Tver principality
Around 1247 Tver was allocated as an inheritance to Prince Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky, between 1252 and 1255 it passed to his brother Yaroslav Yaroslavich, the founder of the Tver princely dynasty. In 1247 Tver became the capital of the Tver principality. The historical core of ancient Tver was the Tver Kremlin.

The geographical position of Tver on an important trade route connecting Novgorod with northeastern Russia, and the relative distance from the Horde contributed to the influx of population from other Russian lands into the region. The city grew rapidly. In 1265 Tver became the center of the diocese. Even the devastating fires of 1276 and 1282, typical of wooden old Russian cities, could not prevent the growth of the city.

The growth of the city is primarily due to the fact that the political role of Tver has changed. In 1264, Prince Yaroslav of Tver became the Grand Duke of Vladimir, but remained to live in Tver. Under Yaroslav's successor, his son Prince Mikhail Yaroslavich, in Tver for the first time in Russia, after a 50-year hiatus, chronicle writing and stone construction were resumed. The stone Three-domed Assumption Church in the Otroch Monastery and the Transfiguration Cathedral were built. Along with the Kremlin, there were also settlements inhabited mainly by artisans.

The evidence of the increased power of Tver was the fact that in 1293 the Mongol-Tatar commander Dyuden did not dare to storm the city. Tver princes, fighting for the great reign of Vladimir, tirelessly fortified the city. The inhabitants of Tver were among the first to rise up to an armed struggle against the Horde: in 1317 they defeated the army of the Tatar military leader Kavgady and the Moscow prince Yuri in the battle near the village of Bortenevo (Battle of Bortenevskaya). In 1323-1325, the stone church of Fyodor was built at the mouth of the Tmaka. In 1320, Princess Anna married her eldest son Dmitry to Mary, daughter of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas. Since that time, Tver established ties with the principality of Lithuania, which did not stop until 1488.


Outstanding works of Old Russian literature have been created in Tver: "The Tale of Mikhail Yaroslavich of Tver" by Abbot Alexander, "A word of commendation to Prince Boris Alexandrovich of Tver" by the monk Thomas, "The Tale of Mikhail Alexandrovich", etc. Tver has developed its own original art school: architecture and icon painting developed , book correspondence, jewelry and arts and crafts. Its own coin was minted in Tver. Tver merchants traded in Smolensk, Kiev, Vitebsk, Dorogobuzh, Vyazma, Polotsk, Vilna, etc. On the territory of Zatmatsky posad there was a Tatar guest house. The Tver craft reached a high level of development, especially metalworking - in the XIV century, Tver castles were sold in the Czech Republic.

In 1326, Alexander Mikhailovich became the Grand Duke of Tver. In the summer of 1327, after the arrival of the khan's ambassador Shevkal in the city, rumors spread about the imminent conversion of the Tverites to Islam and the expulsion of Alexander from the Tver throne. Although Alexander himself called for "endure", on August 15, 1327 a powerful anti-Horde uprising broke out in Tver. With the help of the Moscow prince Ivan Kalita, it was brutally suppressed, Tver was ruined. Alexander Mikhailovich, whose role in the uprising has not been fully clarified, fled to Pskov. The suppression of the rebellion marked the beginning of the decline of the political influence of Tver.

In the XIV century, in the midst of an ongoing struggle with Moscow, the Tver princes continued to fortify the city, in 1372 a ditch was dug and a rampart was dug from the Volga to Tmaka (in 1375 the Moscow prince Dmitry Ivanovich (Donskoy) with a large army could not take Tver). Large construction work was carried out in Tver in 1387, 1395, 1413 and 1446-47 (as a rule, they were associated with the aggravation of the political situation and the threat from Moscow). Acting from the end of the 13th century as an active enemy of the Horde, Tver until the second half of the 15th century was subjected to repeated attacks by the Mongol Tatars and Moscow.

In this struggle, Tver gradually lost its leading position among the ancient principalities in North-Eastern Russia. The role of the unifier of the Russian lands was assigned to Moscow. The intense struggle undermined the strength of Tver, however, in the XIV-XV centuries it remained a large trade, craft and cultural center, one of the most developed Russian cities.

In the first half of the 15th century, under Boris Alexandrovich, Tver experienced the last rise of its power as the center of an independent principality. Extensive construction began. A stone princely palace was built in the Kremlin, the second in time after Bogolyubsky in North-Eastern Russia; stone cathedral bell tower (1407); stone churches of Ivan the Merciful (1420), Boris and Gleb (1438), Michael the Archangel (1455); stone churches in the Fedorovsky and Zheltikovy monasteries. The economic upsurge of the city was accompanied by extensive economic ties and diplomatic activity (the journey of Afanasy Nikitin, the participation of the Ambassador of Tver Prince Thomas in the Florentine Cathedral).

In 1488, Ivan III annexed Tver to the Moscow principality, and the Tver prince Mikhail Borisovich fled to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

As part of the Russian kingdom and the Russian Empire
In the 16th century in Tver, in the Otroch Monastery, two well-known religious and public figures were in exile. In 1531-1551 Maxim the Greek lived here, and in 1568 the Moscow Metropolitan Philip was exiled to the Tver monastery, who fell into disgrace from Ivan the Terrible. A year later, passing through Tver on the road to Veliky Novgorod, the tsar asked the prisoner for his blessing and return to the throne, which Philip refused to Ivan the Terrible. After that, according to the life of Saint Philip, Malyuta Skuratov strangled the prisoner with a pillow. Despite the indisputable fact of the death of Metropolitan Philip in the Otroch-monastery during this period, there is no direct historical evidence of this event. In the 16th century, the oldest surviving churches in the city was built - the Trinity Church beyond the Darkness, known as the "White Trinity".

In 1565, after Tsar Ivan the Terrible divided the Russian state into oprichnina and zemstvo, the city became part of the latter.

In 1612, during the Time of Troubles, Tver was completely devastated by the Polish-Lithuanian troops. The restoration of the city proceeded slowly, only towards the end of the century the city regained its craft and trade potential.

In 1701, by order of Peter I, a floating bridge on rafts was built in Tver, which existed until 1900. In the 18th century, Tver developed rapidly, the Church of the Ascension, the Resurrection Church in the Volga region, the modern Assumption Church in the Otroch-Monastery, the Catherine Church in Zatverechye, as well as many civil buildings, many of which have survived to this day, were built in the city. The oldest of them is considered to be the house of the merchant Arefiev in the Trans-Volga region, which now houses the museum of Tver life. 


In 1763, the strongest fire destroyed the central part of Tver, and ten years later the Trans-Volga side burned out. By order of Catherine II, a whole "architectural team" was created under the leadership of P. R. Nikitin, whose goal was to rebuild the center of Tver in stone according to a regular layout. The main features of this layout were the long axial Millionnaya (now Sovetskaya) Street, named so because a million rubles were allocated from the tsarist treasury for the construction of stone houses in the city center; as well as the "Versailles trident" - a three-rayed composition of streets converging at one point, created on the basis of a similar urban planning technique in St. Petersburg.

In 1764-1766, the main attraction of Tver was erected - the Travel Palace of Empress Catherine in the style of classicism with elements of baroque, designed by MF Kazakov. At the same time, a city garden was laid out between the Travel Palace and the Volga. The palace was intended for the rest of the members of the imperial family on the way from St. Petersburg to Moscow, from where it got its name.

From April 29 (May 10) to May 2 (13), 1767, during her journey along the Volga, Catherine II visited Tver.

In 1809, the Committee for the Improvement of the City was created in Tver, in which the famous Moscow architect K.I.Rossi worked. According to his projects, the Nativity of Christ Cathedral, residential buildings on the embankment and in the city center were built. He also rebuilt the Traveling Palace. At that time, the sister of Alexander I, Ekaterina Pavlovna, who was married to the Tver governor, lived here. She turned the palace into one of the centers of the country's social life and a fashionable literary salon, where the high society of Tver gathered and where many outstanding people from Moscow and St. Petersburg came. NM Karamzin read here to Emperor Alexander excerpts from his "History".

In the second quarter of the 19th century, according to the designs of the architect I. F. Lvov, the Ascension Church, the House of the Nobility Assembly (now the House of Officers), the ensemble of administrative buildings on Octagonal (Lenin) Square and other civil buildings were erected. In 1839, Tverskiye Gubernskiye Vedomosti began to appear in the city. In the 1860s, a public library and a museum were opened (today the Tverskoy United Historical, Architectural and Literary Museum).

In 1851, movement began on the Nikolaev railway, which connected Tver with St. Petersburg and Moscow. In the second half of the 19th century, a steamship company, a weaving manufactory, a manufactory of paper products, a mechanical plant for the production of parts for textile machines, sawmills and other enterprises were opened in Tver. In 1850-1860 three textile factories were founded in Tver. At the same time, various schools and schools were opened: theological seminary, the Tver women's teacher's school, the diocesan women's school, the women's commercial school, and others. In 1900, a permanent bridge across the Volga was finally erected in the city, designed by the Czech engineer L. Mashek.

In 1901, an electric tram was launched in Tver and street lighting began, and in 1904 a cinema was opened.

With the outbreak of World War I, Russia experienced the problems of exchanging information with its allies - France and England, since most of the European land lines of communication passed through Germany. The key role in the exchange of information between the allies was played by the Tver special purpose radio station of the Russian military department, whose task was to receive the allies' encrypted messages, direction finding enemy radio stations and intercepting enemy messages with their further retransmission through wire channels to the General Staff. In 1916, in the workshops of the Tver radio station, MA Bonch-Bruevich, who worked as an assistant to the station chief, made the first domestic radio tube. During the First World War, the Russian-Baltic Carriage Works and the aircraft fleet were evacuated to Tver from Riga.

After the February Revolution of 1917, the Provisional Executive Committee of Public Organizations was organized in Tver, which worked until October 1917.


In Soviet times

On October 28 (November 10), 1917, Soviet power was established in the city.

In June 1918, the nationalization of enterprises began in Tver: the carriage building plant and the Morozovskaya manufactory were nationalized. plant "Ursul and K. M. Meshchersky". In 1920, agricultural and medical technical schools were opened, Proletkult was created, in the fall of 1920 the Society for the Study of the Tver Region was formed, on March 21, 1921, the "Tverskoy No. 1 Theater of the RSFSR" was opened. The continuing civil war caused economic difficulties: in November 1920, tram traffic was stopped, on January 1, 1921, the carriage building plant was stopped, then - Perevolotsk, Rozhdestvenskaya and Morozovskaya manufactories, which resumed work only after the end of the civil war, and the carriage plant - only in 1926.


Since 1919, all the central streets and squares were renamed in Tver, the Bolsheviks began to fight against the church and confiscate church values. In the 1920s-1930s, dozens of churches, which were architectural monuments of the 17th-19th centuries, were closed and destroyed. In particular, in 1935 the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior was blown up. The general plan and layout of Tver was developed in 1925-1926 by the architect-city planner A. P. Ivanitsky.

In the second half of the 1920s, shock work became widespread at the enterprises of Tver, and subbotniks were massively organized. In 1929, at the initiative of the proletarian textile workers, the Treaty of Thousands was signed in Tver - the first treaty on socialist competition in the country.

On November 20, 1931, the city of Tver in the Moscow region was renamed Kalinin, in honor of the Soviet party and statesman, a native of the Tver province, M. I. Kalinin. In 1935 Kalinin became the center of the Kalinin region. The city opened a philharmonic society and a music school (1936), an art gallery (1937), a number of original buildings were built: the military academy on the Stepan Razin embankment (1935), the Zvezda cinema (1937), the river station (1938) , ruined). The construction of new avenues began - Kalinin, Tchaikovsky, Vagzhanova Street. There were 70 industrial enterprises in the city, including the largest in the USSR in their industry, the car-building and KREPZ factories, three universities, a pedagogical institute, three theaters, two cinemas, six libraries.

See also: Defense of Kalinin and Occupation of Kalinin
On October 17, 1941, the city was captured by units of the 27th Army and 41st Motorized Corps of the 3rd Panzer Group of Army Group "Center", but the enemy's further advance was delayed, and completely stopped in the north-western direction. The 8th Tank Brigade played a special role in this. The city was under German occupation for about two months. On December 6, the Kalinin Front launched a counteroffensive, and already on December 16, the city of Kalinin was liberated by units of the 29th and 31st armies of the Kalinin Front. During the occupation and street fighting in the city, 7,714 buildings, 510.3 thousand square meters of living space (56% of the housing stock) were destroyed, more than 70 enterprises were decommissioned. Before the liberation of Rzhev (March 3, 1943), the city of Kalinin was subjected to systematic raids by German aircraft.

On November 1, 1945, the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR adopted a resolution on the priority restoration of 15 most important cities of the RSFSR, destroyed during the war, including the city of Kalinin. The grandiose plan for the restoration and reconstruction of the city was developed by the architect N. Ya. Kolli, but it was not fully implemented. The city was erected majestic buildings in the style of Stalinist classicism: the drama theater (1951), the library. M. Gorky, the technical school (now the building of the HT Technical University) on Lenin Avenue (1957), the ensembles of Novopromyshlennaya Square, Peace Square, Gagarin Square. A second bridge appeared in the city. Elements of the Lieutenant Schmidt Bridge from Leningrad were used as spans of this bridge. In 1947, an electrical equipment plant was built, CHP-4 and an excavator plant were launched, the construction of which had begun before the war. In 1950, a chemical fiber plant and a silicate brick plant were opened in Zatverechye, a printing plant was built in 1955, and a silk-weaving factory in 1957.

Since the beginning of the 1960s, the city has been intensively built up using the methods of typical industrial housing construction, especially actively in its southern part, on the territory of the Moskovsky district. During the same period, large enterprises were opened in the city: a worsted factory (1963), a pharmaceutical factory and a meat-packing plant (1965), a fiberglass and fiberglass factory (1966). The city continues to develop as a major transport hub: in 1961, work on deepening the Volga and the construction of a port was completed, in the same year a circular highway was opened, connecting highways to Moscow, Leningrad, Rzhev, Volokolamsk, Turginovo, in 1963 the electrification of the Kalinin section of Oktyabrskaya was completed. railway, in 1967 a trolleybus began operation.


In 1969, a new General Plan of the city was adopted (Lengiprogor, architect G.A. Bobovich). This period is characterized by the massive construction of large-panel 5-9-12-storey residential buildings in newly formed planning units - microdistricts. In the period 1970s - 1980s microdistricts appeared in the city: Chaika, Yuzhny, Yunost, Khiminstuta, Pervomaisky, etc. New industrial facilities were commissioned: CHPP-3 (1973), Tsentrosvar plant (1974), scientific and production association Tsentrprogrammsistem "(1974). In 1981, a third bridge appeared in the city - Vostochny, connecting the Moskovsky district and Zatverechye. By the beginning of the 1990s, there were about 80 industrial enterprises in 28 industries, 5 universities, a number of research institutes, 11 secondary specialized educational institutions, 14 vocational schools, 48 ​​secondary schools, 3 theaters, 12 cinemas, 8 palaces of culture in Kalinin.

On July 17, 1990, on the basis of a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, the city was returned to its historical name.

Tver in the post-Soviet period
In 1991, the seventh General Plan of the city was approved (Lengiprogor, architects I. V. Tarushkin and A. F. Chakurin), which continued the general provisions of the previous General Plan of 1969. Due to the negative economic consequences caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was no active development in the city. The only new microdistrict built in the period of the 1990s - 2000s was the Mamulino microdistrict, built in 1993 for a contingent of Soviet troops withdrawn from East Germany. The new economic reality turned out to be disastrous for the industry, especially the light one, traditional for the city, as a result of which the largest enterprises of Tver - the Vagzhanov factory, the Proletarka factory, the Tver garment factory, the Khimvolokno combine, the Iskozh combine - ceased operations, which caused an increase in the unemployment rate and social tension. By the mid-2000s, significant wear and tear of the housing and communal services had accumulated, a large number of public transport routes were closed.

Since the mid-2000s, large-scale housing construction has been resumed in the city, with the construction of high-rise buildings: Raduzhny microdistricts (2007), Brusilovo (2008), Mamulino-2 (2011), Mamulino-3 (2013), housing construction in the Southern residential area ... Begins active construction of public buildings, shopping and entertainment centers. At the same time, new industrial enterprises are being commissioned.

From 2007 to 2011, at the initiative of the Governor Zelenin, the Tver Socio-Economic Forum was held annually at the end of June

Since the late 2000s, it has hosted a number of sporting events of various levels. 



How to get there

By plane
In Tver there is an airport Migalovo, but there are no passenger flights to it. To enter the city, you can use Moscow airports, the closest of which is Sheremetyevo.

By train
The most convenient way to get to Tver from Moscow is the “Lastochka” electric trains, which depart from the Leningradsky railway station from early morning to late evening, just a few dozen flights. The journey takes 1.5-2 hours; the cost is 520 rubles (February 2018). Also, regular electric trains run to Tver from the Leningradsky railway station, the journey time is from 2 up to 3 hours, depending on the number of stops. You can take the passenger and fast trains going to St. Petersburg or further with a stop in Tver, but it will be more expensive and less convenient than on the "Swallow".

From St. Petersburg, you can get on trains following to Moscow or through it, is also true for other cities of the north-west (Veliky Novgorod, Pskov, Petrozavodsk, Murmansk) and Tallinn. Trains leading from some other cities of Russia to St. Petersburg also pass through Tver, from other cities you will have to change trains in Moscow.

Suburban trains connect Tver with Torzhok, Vyshny Volochka and Bologoye.

1 Station Tver, Komintern street. Passenger platforms in Tver Island, on them is the old station of the traditional for the Nikolaev railway architecture, which serves now as a turnstile hall. To board long-distance trains, you will also have to go through the turnstiles, showing the ticket to the guards. From the station underground passages lead to the station square, where the new station building of Soviet construction is located with the usual infrastructure for the station and the building of suburban ticket offices. If you are traveling from Moscow or a region, please note that there are no usual privileges for commuter travel, for example, discounts for students, in the Tver region, it makes sense to take a return ticket to the departure station.
The station is located at some distance from the historical center, it makes sense to use public transport, which runs quite often.

By car
Tver is located on the federal highway M10 Moscow - St. Petersburg. The route goes along the bypass road, to enter the city from Moscow at the traffic police post in the village of Emmaus, you should continue straight, and from St. Petersburg - turn left at the traffic lights at the tank. The distance by road from Moscow is about 170 kilometers, from St. Petersburg about 530 kilometers. Through M10 and branches from it, the path goes to a number of cities in the region: Torzhok, Vyshny Volochyok, Ostashkov, Konakovo.

In addition, the city has several regional routes:
28A-0480 (Р90) to Volokolamsk
28K-0576 (A112) to Staritsa, Rzhev, Teeth, Toropets
28K-0058 (P84) in Bezhetsk, Kashin, Kalyazin

By bus
There are many intercity bus routes on the same M10. Some of them do not have a stop directly at the bus station of the city of Tver, however, you can ask to stop either in the adjacent village of Emmaus (if you are coming from Moscow), or at the intersection of the ring road with 50 years of October street (if you are coming from St. Petersburg). From both these points you can reach the city center by public transport. Shuttle buses No. 106 and No. 206 run from Emmaus, and share taxis number 1, 2, 9, 14 and 27 run from the 50 years of October prospect (this way you can get to any part of the city).

In addition, Tver is connected by bus service with almost all cities of the region, it is worth looking at the page of the respective city for more details. The most intensive traffic is in Torzhok, Staritsa, Rzhev, Vyshny Volochyok, Bezhetsk, Ostashkov, but buses can rarely go to a number of remote cities.

2 Bus Station, st. Comintern, 10 (near the station). Open 4:30 - 21:00. Departure of buses "Tver Avtotrans" and a number of private carriers. There is a waiting room, a toilet (free on a bus ticket), Wi-Fi. Exit to the platforms only through the building itself.
3 Stop at the hotel "Tourist" (opposite the station). Departure of buses "Autoexpress"

On the ship
There are no regular flights along the Volga, but some cruise ships make a stop.


Transport around Tver

Travelers in Tver will almost certainly have to use public transport services. Most of the traffic is done by minibuses and buses. Electric transport has degraded in recent years, only a few trolleybus routes are in operation, as well as one tram (a few are officially “closed for repair”) connecting the station and the bus station with the center and the Volga region. The fare is 21 rubles per tram, trolleybus and bus, 25 rubles by shuttle bus.



1  Tver Souvenirs, Radishcheva Boulevard (next to the monument to Mikhail Krug, at the intersection with Trekhsvyatskaya Street). 🕑 10:00–19:00. Several kiosks with a large selection of magnets, bells, plates, mugs and other souvenirs with images of Tver.

Shopping centers
2  Shopping center “Olympus”, Tverskoy prosp., 2. 10:00 – 22:00. In the city center, includes a 24-hour Perekrestok supermarket
3  Shopping center “Rubin”, prosp. Kalinina, 15. 10:00–22:00. Large shopping center in the Proletarka area, one of the closest to the center

The shops
4  Magnit, Sovetskaya st., 38. 8:00 – 22:00. A rare supermarket in the city center.
5  Abraknigabra, st. Zhelyabova, 28 (basement of the Univer shopping center). 10:00–19:00. A bookstore so big that it even has its own cafe.
6  Laboratory X, st. Zhelyabova, 28. 11:00–19:00. Informal paraphernalia store.


Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Almost all inexpensive establishments are fast food, and cafeterias usually close early and are closed on weekends.

1  Chicken House, Trekhsvyatskaya st., 20. 24 hours a day. Tver can boast of its own fast food chain. A distinctive feature of these establishments is their 24-hour operation, but, with the exception of one cafe on Trekhsvyatskaya, they are located outside the center. In addition to burgers and potatoes, the menu also includes soups and salads. As usual in fast food, it gets very crowded and noisy during the day.
2  Cafe-bistro “Skovorodka”  , Trekhsvyatskaya st., 29. 10:00 – 21:00. hot: 200-300 ₽. Another Tver chain - but not fast food, but something between a cafe and a canteen. In the city center there is also only one establishment on Trekhsvyatsky
3  Bistro “Ali Baba”  , Trekhsvyatskaya st., 33/25. ☎ +7 (4822) 33-90-32. 8:00–22:00. shawarma: from 190 ₽. The menu focuses on shawarma and other grilled dishes, although, again, there are also soups and salads.
4  Canteen of Tver University, Simeonovskaya st., 46. Mon–Fri 8:00–16:00. An ordinary student canteen, everyone can eat. Reviews are good

Average cost
5  Cafe “Chito-Gvrito”, Tverskoy Avenue. 15 / Sovetskaya st. 7. 10:00–23:00. hot: from 300-400 ₽. From the outside, this cafe looks more like a canteen, and at the entrance you will first see a counter with a coffee machine and some kind of pies, but in fact, it has its own style and, most importantly, hearty Georgian food at reasonable prices. Together with the Georgian waiters, all this is very reminiscent of an ordinary ordinary catering service somewhere in Telavi or Kutaisi. The food can hardly be called gourmet, but there is no doubt about its authenticity.
6  Cafe “Manilov”  , Sovetskaya st., 17. 11:00 – 00:00. hot: from 300 ₽. Inexpensive cafe with furnishings in the style of a pre-revolutionary apartment. On weekdays, business lunches from 160 to 270 rubles. Service is slow.
7  Malina  , ave. Pobeda, 14. 9:00–22:00. Cafe-dining room near Victory Park, good reviews. There are set lunches.

8 Restaurant “Panorama”, Smolensky lane, 29, 22nd floor (“glass”). 12:00–0:00. hot: from 500 ₽. The main advantage of the restaurant is the panoramic view from the tallest building in the city, the Tver business center (popularly called “glass” because of its characteristic shape), which began to be built in the late 80s, was abandoned for almost 20 years and was completed in 2010s. Prices, as expected in such cases, are somewhat inflated relative to the quality of food and service, although usually no one objects to visitors who just come for a coffee. The observation deck is also available to restaurant visitors free of charge; for others, visiting it costs 200 rubles.
9 Restaurant “Governor”, Novotorzhskaya st., 15. 7:00–0:00, bar 24/7. hot: from 400 ₽. Restaurant in the hotel of the same name. Visitors praise the staff.

Coffee shops
10  Coffee house “Town”  , st. Volny Novgorod, 15. 8:00–1:00. The oldest coffee shop in the city still holds its own today, primarily in terms of atmosphere.
11  BunaBuna  , Radishcheva Blvd., 26. 7:30 – 23:00. A signature coffee shop that serves “specialty” coffee for gourmets - at least a dozen different varieties roasted directly in the coffee shop, and the employees can boast of medals from various coffee championships. The hall is cozy but small; however, you can take your coffee with you and go with it to the boulevard. There are breakfasts.


Night life

1  Blues Factory  , Teatralny Prospect, 3a. 12:00–0:00, Fri–Sat 12:00–2:00. Inexpensive beer bar, very good reviews. Despite the name, the interior tends towards metal, and the music plays accordingly.
2  Night club “Lazurny”  , prosp. Tchaikovskogo 6, bldg. 1 (at the very beginning of Trekhsvyatskaya Street). ☎ +7 (4822) 35–72–61. Mon–Sat 12:00–5:00, Sun 20:00–5:00. In addition to the club, the entertainment complex has a karaoke bar and a restaurant. There is a VIP hall in memory of Mikhail Krug (if it is not occupied, it functions as a free museum) - he often visited this place and mentioned it in his songs. But the music is modern dance music. Spacious dance floors, reasonable prices at the bar, face control. Due to the legendary nature of the club, fans of Krug’s work can have a diverse contingent.



1  Hostel Kalinin, st. Volny Novgorod, 19.

Average cost
2  Hotel “Tourist”, st. Comintern, 47 (opposite the railway station). single room: 2500 rub. The rooms are Soviet type, but clean
3  Hotel “Volga”. double room: from 2,650 rub.
4  Berg House Hotel, st. Spartak, 7. ✉ ☎ +7 (4822) 78-17-21, +7 (910) 640-61-54. double room: from 2,750 rub.

5  Hotel “Seliger”, Sovetskaya street, 38. Double room from 4200 rubles.
6  Hotel “Zvezda”  , st. Simeonovskaya, 30/27. ☎ +7 (800) 707-94-27. single room: from 4000 rub., double room: from 7000 rub. Great reviews
7  Hotel Osnabrück, st. Saltykova-Shchedrina, 20. ✉ ☎ +7 (910) 534-95-64 (WhatsApp/Viber). A good hotel in the city center, but according to reviews the room prices are slightly overpriced.



Main Post Office (Branch No. 170100), Sovetskaya st., 31. Mon–Fri 8:00–22:00, Sat–Sun 9:00–21:00.


Precautionary measures

Tourists in Tver should be careful not to become victims of various kinds of fraudsters and pickpockets. When traveling around the city, it is better to be attentive, not to get involved in situations that you do not understand, for example, street lotteries, not to raise the purse dropped by someone. Putting money and documents away in a place that allows them to be controlled. Moving under Tver in the dark in industrial or remote sleeping areas should be avoided. Tver can be dangerous for people with non-European appearance. There have been cases of attacks by groups of nationalists on people of African or Asian descent.