The 10 Best Things to Do in Tver, Russia

August 10, 2017 Venice Greaves

Tver (Russian: Тверь, IPA: [tvʲerʲ]; IPA: [tvʲerʲi]) is a city and the administrative center of Tver Oblast, Russia. Population: 414,606 (2015 est.); 403,606 (2010 Census); 408,903 (2002 Census); 450,941 (1989 Census).
Restaurants in Tver

1. Monument to Afanasiy Nikitin

Afanasiya Nikitina Embankment, Tver, Russia
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
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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.

2. Starovolzhsky Bridge (Old Bridge)

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

3. 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.

4. Monument to Alexander Pushkin

embankment Michael Jaroslavich, Tver, Russia
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
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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.

5. Gorodskoi Sad

Sovetskaya St., 18, Tver 170100, Russia +7 482 234-65-69
Excellent
57%
Good
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Satisfactory
9%
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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..

6. White Trinity Church

Troitskaya, 38, Tver 170006, Russia +7 482 234-53-12
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

White Trinity Church

Reviewed By davidgoldberg1 - Toronto, Canada

Built in the mid-16th Cent., this is Tver’s oldest surviving building, situated in an old part of the city notable for its many wooden buildings. White in colour, it had a very pleasing architectural style. The front section and façade are crowned by a fairly tall spire, and continue backward through a flat middle section to a sloping rear from which 6 cupolas of varying sizes emerge ---- diminishing in size as they proceed backwards. We had a pleasant walk around the exterior, but could not enter to see the iconostasis and the 200-year-old wall paintings that apparently are highly regarded. It has the additional distinction of being the only church of Tver that survived WWll.

7. Embankment of Afanasiy Nikitin

Tver, Russia +7 482 235-72-61
Excellent
65%
Good
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Satisfactory
9%
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Embankment of Afanasiy Nikitin

Reviewed By Mona K - Moscow, Russia

According to our brilliant guide Ludmila Nikolayevna Sokolova, the Volga river in Tver is not a mature and wide Mother Volga, but a modest Young Lady Volga. It has two very beautiful Bridges of very different styles.
The embankment is pleasant for quite walks and contemplation.
The monument to Alexander Pushkin is really good there.
A very peaceful place.

8. Goat Museum

Zhigareva St., 5, Tver, Russia +7 482 232-02-90
Excellent
71%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Goat Museum

Reviewed By Thina67 - Stockholm, Sweden

The most fun place in Tver. I was happily surprised to find several goats from Sweden here, but they also have small goats from all over the world. The guide told an interesting story why they started it. You'll hear when you get there.
Only thing is that the door might be locked when you come. It's bc it's a small museum and they only let a few in at once. But when someone exit, they let new visitors in.
Great souvenirs in the store with funny goats.

9. Imperial Palace

Sovetskaya St., 3, Tver, Russia +7 482 234-62-43
Excellent
75%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Imperial Palace

Reviewed By DonnaDsynreviews - Windsor, United Kingdom

myself and a friend made a visit to Russia last year and visited the imperial palace the palace was lavish and surrounded by history i very much enjoyed the visit. very much recommend.

10. Monument to Michail of Tver

Soviet Square, Tver 170000, Russia
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Monument to Michail of Tver

Reviewed By davidgoldberg1 - Toronto, Canada

This monumental equestrian statue, mounted on a large white pedestal in a spacious square in the city, does not have the sense of energy and motion so evident in that of Yurih Dolgoruky in Moscow’s Tverskaya Square, but given the density of traffic surrounding the latter, its peaceful location make it much safer to walk around and take a good look. A nephew of the great Alexander Nevsky, he ruled as Prince of Tver for a decade or so, antagonizing first Novgorod, then the Orthodox Church, and finally the Great Kahn of the Golden Horde (Tartars) who appointed him in the first place. He had his head chopped off by the Tartars that, in those days, was reason enough for Sainthood, and the Church -------- despite past quarrels ----- canonized him as St. Mikhail of Tver. Of course, none of this is evident from the horse or its rider, but at least it makes a good story for tour guides to relate.

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