10 Things to Do in Tver Oblast That You Shouldn't Miss

November 13, 2017 Darleen Reid

Tver Oblast (Russian: Тверска́я о́бласть, Tverskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the city of Tver. From 1935 to 1990, it was known as Kalinin Oblast (Кали́нинская о́бласть), named after Mikhail Kalinin. Population: 1,353,392 (2010 Census).
Restaurants in Tver Oblast

1. Nilov Monastery

Stolobny Island 172757, Russia +7 482 355-08-04
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 161 reviews

Nilov Monastery

Reviewed By Speigal - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Stunning backdrop with a beautiful lake, greeting by St Neil. You are required to wear additional coverings (provided) for both men and women in respect of the monastery. A quiet stroll around a golden clad interior, wonderful paintings and extensive establishment. Trinkets for sale including icons and nice statues of St Neil. Well worth a visit. Not ideal for wheelchairs. Visit to bell tower an option.

2. Seliger Lake

Ostashkov, Russia +7 925 149-37-38
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 160 reviews

Seliger Lake

Reviewed By Ivan S - Dongguan, China

I've been to Ostashkov for three times, always on winter, fortunately or not.
Since I love cold and almost no limit for that, I faced tens under zero centigrades on there.
Except the church and pinewoods, the lake is the few things to visit there.
However i love the place.
On winter, they place traffic signs on the lake and open it as a highway, for me a new experience.
Wild fruit, and smoked mackerel are the remarkable food, together with the delicious goulasch soup they used to serve in my hotel

3. Monument to Afanasiy Nikitin

Afanasiya Nikitina Embankment, Tver, Russia
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 143 reviews

Monument to Afanasiy Nikitin

Reviewed By Zuevy - Moscow

Interesting architectural solution. In perfect harmony with the surrounding urban landscape. Also looks good on the background of the Volga. It is better to visit in the summer, walk through the Bridges in winter, is dirty, and transport is not rare, but quite uncomfortable for visitors.

4. Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower

Uglich Reservoir, Kalyazin, Russia
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Nikolsky Cathedral Bell Tower

Reviewed By Warfield81 - Monclar, France

Uglich: Just the spire of this church remains, which we passed on our way to St Petersburg. The Reservoir is huge. You cannot alight from the ship to explore the area, but the ship does stop futher on up the river. It's a brilliant cruise and highly recommended.

5. Starovolzhsky Bridge (Old Bridge)

Mira Square | Sobornaya Square, Tver, Russia
Excellent
66%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 166 reviews

Starovolzhsky Bridge (Old Bridge)

Reviewed By Sonic1980 - Tver, Russia

This bridge is definitely the best place to visit in my home city.
Recommended route: Starting at Zvezda cinema => Walking up the river through the City Park (800m) => Crossing the Old Bridge => following 1.2 km embankment down the river to the riverside station => returning up to the New Bridge => crossing the New Bridge to finish at Zvezda again. This will take slightly more than an hour.

6. Mikhail Krug Monument

Radischev Boulevard, Tver, Russia
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 243 reviews

Mikhail Krug Monument

Reviewed By davidgoldberg1 - Toronto, Canada

Breaking our journey between Moscow and St. Petersberg in this quietly impressive city by the Volga, I could not believe my eyes when I came across a metal bench on which sat a bronze sculpture of a male holding a large balalaika (I assume), his rounded hat resting on the bench to his right. I had seen two days earlier exactly the same work on the East side-walk of Tverskaya St in Moscow, and nobody could tell me anything about it. It turns out that it was dedicated to a nationally popular folk singer who in 2002 was shot to death in his home at Tver. I did a little research and discovered that a 4-part TV series on his life is planned, or has already been produced. It is a small world, even in a country as large as Russia. I regard this little work as a masterpiece of urban art that catches the eye and the interest immediately.

7. Boris and Gleb Monastery

Staritskaya st., 7, Torzhok, Russia +7 910 640-75-01
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 123 reviews

Boris and Gleb Monastery

The main Cathedral on the territory of Borisoglebsky monastery.

Reviewed By Mark V

It's one of the most beautiful towns in Russia. The monasteries here are very beautiful (but not very well maintained due to lack of funds). We went there on a rainy afternoon and visited all the monasteries/churches/chapels and the local museum. The people here are very friendly and you must climb up the tower to see how beautiful this town really is!

8. Monument to Alexander Pushkin

embankment Michael Jaroslavich, Tver, Russia
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Monument to Alexander Pushkin

Reviewed By davidgoldberg1 - Toronto, Canada

Standing on a pedestal in a park on the edge of the Volga opposite the city of Tver, supported by a metal balustrade on which he leans back looking away from both river and city, his cloak draped over the metal behind him, austerely dressed in black and wearing a large black top-hat that conceals the upper part of his face, this is not so much the great Alexander Pushkin, but his most arrogantly famous creation -------- Eugene Onegin. This is an unforgettable monument that triumphs over the many sycophantic and romantic representations of the great poet of which every city we visited in Russia seemed to have at least one. It seems symbolic that he is placed between two bridges: The Old and the New. An artist who is timeless and eternal.

9. Gorodskoi Sad

Sovetskaya St., 18, Tver 170100, Russia +7 482 234-65-69
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

Gorodskoi Sad

Ferris wheel in the city Park.

Reviewed By Paul B - West Dundee, Illinois

I love Russian Winters..
I have never had so much fun before. It seems like everything around me in the winter costs money to have fun. Yet here in Tver's parks it is virtually free to have fun as long as you dress warm to have some fun. I love it here so much I am thinking about buying a Winter Vacation Home..

10. Staritskiy Holy Dormition Monastery

Pushkina st., 1, Staritsa 171361, Russia +7 482 632-36-35
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 66 reviews

Staritskiy Holy Dormition Monastery

Reviewed By Peter P - Melbourne, Australia

We visited this reborn monastic site on the way to Rhzev and are glad we did. Left in neglect during the Soviet era and damaged by the occupying Germans in 1941 this complex has now been restored and is again functioning. It dates from the days of 'Ivan The Terrible' and a church he ordered constructed in the 1500's is now open to visitors. The whole complex is very neat and tidy and a VERY RELAXING way to spend on the banks of the Volga as it winds its way through this peaceful area of the Russian countryside.
As an aside you can see what a New Russian billionaire can do with his money - restore to its former magnificent glory an old church and dedicate it to his deceased parents whose remains are interred there.

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