What helped the Kaluga region to break out in the top tourist destinations of the country

What helped the Kaluga region to break out in the top tourist destinations of the country

Kosmicheskaya Kaluga, picturesque Borovsk, spiritual Kozelsk and cozy Tarusa - this is not a complete list of cities in the Kaluga region, where you want to return again and again for new knowledge, emotions and memorable gifts. The region continues to replenish with new ecological and military-patriotic routes, and in 2021 Kaluga will become the New Year's capital of Russia. Festive events here will last for almost a month.

Kaluga region - rich history, outdoor recreation, agritourism

Kaluga Region harmoniously combines the traditions of the past and modern achievements, unique nature and developed infrastructure - this is a truly unique territory where every tourist will find something to their liking.

The centuries-old history of the Kaluga Region contains many names and events that are significant for Russia and the world. People of creative professions often visit Tarusa and Borovsk, and numerous Orthodox shrines regularly receive pilgrims.

The favorable ecological situation in the region, as well as the presence of the Ugra National Park and the Kaluzhskie Zaseki Nature Reserve attract lovers of outdoor recreation. Fishing and hunting lodges, equestrian centers, numerous agro-estates with saunas offering food from their own subsidiary farms will delight supporters of rural tourism and amaze with their diversity.

How to get here

Kaluga Region is located in the center of the European part of Russia, southwest of Moscow. From the capital to Kaluga can be reached in 2.5 hours - by car, bus or express.

Two federal highways pass through the Kaluga region - M3 "Ukraine" and A130 Moscow - Warsaw. The railway service connects Kaluga with Tula, Smolensk, St. Petersburg, Bryansk.

Kaluga International Airport (named after K.E. Tsiolkovsky), located within the city, accepts direct flights from St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Moscow, Krasnodar, Sochi, Anapa, Rostov-on-Don, Mineralnye Vody and Simferopol.

Which cities in the region must be visited

Kaluga is the administrative center of the Kaluga region, located on the banks of the Oka. The official date of foundation is 1371. Having ceased to be a border city by the middle of the 17th century, Kaluga became a trading city. Museums and architecture tell a lot about the merchant past of Kaluga. Outstanding inventor Konstantin Tsiolkovsky made the city famous as the "cradle of cosmonautics".

Borovsk is one of the oldest cities in the region, located on the picturesque banks of the Protva River. Nowadays, the local artist Vladimir Ovchinnikov has brought wide fame to the city - on the wall frescoes he created, you can see the rich history of this place.

The Kaluga Region Tourism Development Agency invites guests to the th annual Land Art Festival, which will take place in September at the Nikola-Lenivets Art Park

Festival history

The Nikola-Lenivets Art Park was founded in 2000 on the initiative of the artist Nikolai Polissky. On an area of ​​650 hectares, an extensive collection of architectural and artistic objects is presented, festivals "Archstoyanie", "Children's Archstoyanie", "Maslenitsa", creative residences are held.

The Nikola-Lenivets territory is located within the boundaries of the Ugra National Park and is a specially protected natural area.

Archstoyanie Festival

The first Archstoyanie took place in the Kaluga Region in 2006 and gathered 500 people. Subsequently, the festival began to be held every summer, and the number of its spectators grew steadily: "Archstoyanie" has already gathered 9,000 people. For each festival, specially invited architects created art objects from natural materials, many of which later made up the park's collection.

During the history of the festival, 101 art objects were erected on the territory of Nikola-Lenivets, more than 150 authors took part, including François Roche (France), Nikolai Polissky (Russia), Alexander Brodsky (Russia) , Adrian Geise (Holland), West 8 Bureau (Netherlands), Manipulazione Internazionale (Russia) and others.

Lazy topic

Each Archstoyanie has a cross-cutting theme. The theme of this festival is "Laziness", and this theme is very controversial. In Russian culture, laziness has always been given a lot of attention: on the one hand, laziness was considered evil, on the other - good.

According to the idea of ​​the organizers, the participants of the festival should, in the format of an art residence, explore laziness as an engine for the development of world culture.

When touching new objects, becoming spectators or participants in performances, guests of the festival will be able to try to answer the question of how to be lazy in the Nikola-Lenivets art park, because getting around this place is a challenge for those who used to leisurely rest.

The festival will be attended by contemporary artists: Igor Shelkovsky, Ivan Gorshkov, Alexey Luka, authors of the art residence - 2019/2020, and many others. The curator of the festival is Anton Kochurkin.

For the Archstoyanie, a presentation of new architectural objects was prepared, as well as a place for reflection and open dialogue, which the organizers conditionally call a lecture hall.

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