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Culture of Kaluga. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

In Kaluga, there are a lot of attractions, whose age is more than two hundred years. A significant part of the excursion program is made up of ancient religious buildings; one of the oldest is the "Church of Intercession on the Moat", which was built in 1687. At the beginning of the 18th century, the construction of the "Church of the Signs" took place, as well as the beautiful Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior; they also managed to survive to this day. Walking in the historical district of Kaluga, you can see a lot of beautiful architectural structures, including the so-called Obolensky house, the Zolotaryov-Kologrivov's house and the Makarov's chamber- outstanding 18th-century monument.
The year of the foundation of the city is 1371, when Kaluga was first mentioned in the charter of Olgerd, the Grand Duke of Lithuania. After a couple of decades, the city became part of the … Open
Besides the beautiful architectural monuments, the city is rich in unique cultural centers. Among them the leading position is occupied by the Museum of the History of Cosmonauts named after K.E. Tsiolkovsky - the world's first museum of this kind in the world. The exposition presented in the museum will be of interest to the smallest guests of the city, and their parents.
No less interesting is the Kaluga regional museum of local lore, it was founded in 1847. The exposition of the museum is conditionally divided into two departments, one of which acquaints visitors with the history of the Kaluga region, and the other with local features. The museum is located in a magnificent manor of the early 19th century, which previously belonged to the famous merchant Zolotarev. The manor is preserved in its original form, its interior design amazes with luxury and sophistication. Copyright
Modern Kaluga is a fairly large industrial city, in its own unique and interesting way. Some special national cuisines are not represented here. As in any big city, there are a lot of … Open
The Museum of Craft, Architecture and Life invites you to get acquainted with the cultural and craft traditions of the indigenous population. The main value of its extensive exposition is a collection of clay toys, which for many years remained the main symbol of the city. An attractive place to explore is the St. Lawrence Monastery. It began to form as far back as the 16th century and until the 19th century it was continuously expanding and reconstructing. After the revolution of 1917, a significant part of the buildings were destroyed. Today visitors can see part of the surviving residential buildings, as well as a small chapel, which was opened in 1995. In addition to an incredible amount of historical and architectural structures, the city is decorated with many interesting monuments and sculptures. Among them there are very symbolic and touching, funny and romantic ones. The study of urban sculptures is an incredibly interesting and fascinating occupation.
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Culture guide to Kaluga. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Kaluga: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Kaluga. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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