Charming, provincial and quiet town
Tambov turned out to be very interesting! We did not know at all that there are so many interesting architectural sights, museums and cozy restaurants. The first day we walked around the city ourselves and managed to visit only the Museum of Local Lore, but on the second day we decided to take a tour with a local guide. Oleg is an amazing storyteller, sincerely loves his city, walking around Tambov with him is a pleasure. His stories were interesting even for children! Very easy presentation, historical facts alternate with anecdotes and proverbs. This is not just a tour, but a performance with jokes, local signs, dialect and other turns that are known only here.
The tour starts from the railway station
A very beautiful building, beautifully restored. Then we visited the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, lingered at the Eternal Flame memorial. During the years of the Great Patriotic War, Tambov was not under occupation, nevertheless, the front line was not so far away, and on the excursion we learned about the exploits of local soldiers, it was especially atmospheric to listen on the eve of Victory Day, the children were very imbued. The memorial is decorated with flags and hundreds of flowers. We also visited the Aseev estate with a very beautiful park, walked along the embankment and went out to Kommunalnaya Street, this is the local Arbat, the main tourist street of the city. 1/1
There are a lot of interesting monuments in Tambov
And each monument has its own history: a monument to a Tambov peasant with a beard, in a shirt and bare feet, a monument to the Eternal Student, a monument to Vasily Agapkin and Ilya Shatrov, a monument to the famous Tambov wolf, how could it be without him.
It is a pity that we did not have time to visit the Museum of Medicine and the Museum of Sin – this is a very interesting analogue of the Kunstkamera in St. Petersburg.
The Museum of Sin is a clear illustration of what a passive lifestyle, smoking, alcohol, the use of illegal substances, junk food leads to. Teenagers must visit!
Even if you do not plan to attend the performance, at least go to the building of the Tambov Drama Theater: very beautiful interiors, atmosphere, comfort. What we lack in the capital's modern theaters. There is no pathos, this is art!
The pearl of the walk
This is a magnificent church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Unfortunately, it was closed, but we were just unlucky: concerts and services are regularly held there. In the courtyard there is a sculpture “St. Nicholas the Wonderworker” by Zurab Tsereteli.
A must-see city restaurant “Dacha” is a local attraction. Delicious food, beautiful interiors. Of the minuses, only the popularity of this place: you need to book a table in advance, there are always a lot of people, the service is slow. But in such a cozy place, even a long wait for an order does not spoil the impression. 1/1
We lived in the Gallery Hotel 4*
Good hotel The rooms are clean, inexpensive and comfortable. Only there is no restaurant, this is a minus. Breakfast is served in a cafe in a nearby shopping center, which is not very convenient. But for one day – not critical. There are a lot of hotels in the city, you can find more worthy options, we did not particularly look for, but chose based on the price and photos of the rooms.
We didn't have time to visit the Vernadsky House Museum and the Rachmaninov Estate Museum: very beautiful places, but in order to cover everything, Tambov needs to be given at least three days. And Volgograd was already waiting for us, and we went further. But we will definitely be back!
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