Tver

 

 

 
Location: Tver Oblast

 

 

 

 

 

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 Tver

Tver is a capital of Tver Oblast in the Central region of Russia. It was found in the medieval times on the banks of Volga river. Tver grew to become one of the largest and most powerful principalities in medieval Russia. During Soviet rule it was renamed to Kalinin, but after fall of Soviet Union Tver got its historic name back.

 

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

Athanasius Nikitin Monument

Stepan Razin Embankment (Набережная Степана Разина)

Travel Palace (Путевой Дворец)

 

 

 

 

Saint Catherine's Monastery (Свято- Екатерининский монастырь)

Monastery of Christ's Birth (Христорождественский монастырь)

Malitsa Nicholas Monastery (Николаевский Малицкий Монастырь)

Cathedral of the Ascension (Собор Вознесения Господня)

Museum of Kalinin Front

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

Stella "City of Military Glory"

Tver Mosque (Тверская Соборная Мечеть)

 

 

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. 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

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.

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

There are several international fast food nets in the city: McDonalds,Burger King,KFC,Subway. Most of them located in the main shopping malls food courts.

There is also Russian fast food net Chicken House (with it biggest cafes near the bus and railway stations) and a lot of another local cafes,canteens and restaurants.

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

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.