If this is your first time in Smolensk and you want to learn as much as possible about its fascinating history, then the best solution for you would be to visit our museums. All of them are located in the city center, where historical monuments of architecture have been preserved. You will not only spend time with benefit, but also immerse yourself in the cozy and measured life of our city. This route is designed for 5-6 hours.
Start your acquaintance with the museums of Smolensk from the Gromovaya Tower, where the Smolensk-Shield of Russia Museum is located today, the exposition of which tells about the construction of the Smolensk fortress, the defense of the city from the Poles, the events of the Patriotic War of 1812.
After visiting the museum’s exposition, which will take from 40 minutes to an hour, you can raise it to the very top of the tower and go out to a small section of the fortress wall.
Directly opposite the Thunder Tower is the City Administration, walk along the building to a pedestrian crossing, and without crossing the street, turn right. Following the building along Kommunisticheskaya Street, you will go directly to the porch of Smolenskaya Art Gallery - the building of the former Alexandrovsky Real School, which was built in the 19th century. The gallery's exposition is vast and every art lover will find here something that will surely respond in his soul. Sightseeing tour of the gallery will take from one and a half to two hours.
After visiting the gallery, return to the pedestrian crossing, cross the street and through Blonie Garden go to Museum of Sculpture S.T. Konenkova on Mayakovsky Street, before the Malaya Dvoryanskaya Revolution, the museum building was built in the 19th century for the needs of the Smolensk branch of the State Bank. This Smolensk museum can be called unique: its exhibits were personally selected by S.T. Konenkov, and where else can you see a three-meter sculpture of the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky? Examination of the exposure will take about an hour.
After leaving the museum, turn right and walk along Mayakovsky Street to turn onto the historical Lenin Street - "Smolensky Broadway", where today History Museum . Inspection of the museum exposition will take from an hour to an hour and a half.
If you travel with children and you have some more free time, then you can visit the small but very interesting children's museum “In the world of fairy tales”.
During the tour, you can stop for lunch or a coffee break at the Russky Dvor cafe (Blonie Garden), Mayakovsky cafe, Coffee Break coffee shop (3 Mayakovsky St., opposite the Philharmonic), Samovar cafe, and coffee shop Donna Klara ", cafe" Peter Push "(Lenin St., 14, next to the Historical Museum).
We hope that our route was useful for you!