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Zvenigorod Historical, Architectural and Art Museum

Zvenigorod Historical, Architectural and Art Museum
(situated on the territory of Savvino-Storozhevskiy monastery)

Zvenigorod museum which is situated on the monastery territory occupies one exposition building – Tsarina’s Halls (total area 308 m2) built in the middle of the century for pilgrim ways to the relics of the right reverend Savva and tsarina Maria Ilinichna – the wife of tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich. The building is not big. It has a couple of small halls divided into three parts. The museum specialists have arranged a permanent exhibition on the town history, “Boyarynya Rooms” exhibition describing everyday life of a noble woman at this century (the topic is offered by the original halls designation) and a room for temporary exhibitions.

The Ancient Zvenigorod” exposition, located at the southern part of Tsarina’s Halls of Savvino-Storozhevskiy monastery, represents the history of our town and the right reverend Savva’s dwelling on the territory of which Zvenigorod museum has been situated almost for all its history.

The story begins from narration about the first settlements on the territory of Zvenigorod land, the culture of various Slavonic tribes which lived in the town neighbourhood, foundation of the town and its golden age under the reign of Yuriy Dmitrievich, the prince of Zvenigorod. He is said to build the white stone Dormition Cathedral – the most ancient architectural construction preserved on the Moscow land. His name is also related to the world known painting masterpieces belonging to the right reverend Andrey Rublev’s circle appearance in the town.

The following milestones of our historical trip to the past of the ancient town will be foundation by the right reverend Savva, the apprentice of the right reverend Sergiy Radonezhskiy, Blessed Virgin dwelling foundation, the Time of Trouble on the Terrotory of Zvenigorod district and magnificent epoch of sovereign’s protection under the reign of Aleksei Mikhailovich Romanov, as the result of which the town was decorated by the amazing architectural monuments in the middle of the XVII century.

Museum working hours:

From 10.00 am till 18.00 pm every day except Monday
Museum ticket desk is open till 17.00 pm.
Last Friday of each month – sanitary day
In summer time (from May 1 till October 1)
the museum is open till 20.00 pm on Saturday (ticket desk – till 19.00 pm)

Tickets cost:

For The Ancient Zvenigorod Exposition”, “Boyarynya Rooms” exhibition, temporary exhibitions Adults — 50 RUR;
Pupils and students — 30 RUR;
Pensioners — 40 RUR;
Foreign visitors — 90 RUR.


Address: 143185, Moscow region, Odintsovskiy district, Zvenigorod town, 5 Gorodok Str.

To order excursions, please, call: 8 (495) 992- 94-64

Savvino-Storozhevskiy monastery general excursion

During the excursion you will learn the monastery history and get acquainted with its holly things. You will visit the architectural monuments, including the Nativity Cathedral, Tsarina’s Halls dated the middle of the XVII century. There you will see the exhibitions and expositions of Zvenigorod museum which will tell you about the historical past of the ancient Zvenigorod, rich and dramatic history of the dwelling.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes.
Group excursion (6 – 15 visitors) cost – 1400 RUR.
Plus the entrance fee to visit the objects:
Adults – 150 RUR.
Pupils, students – 90 RUR/person.
Foreign visitors – 270 RUR/person.
Group excursion (up to 5 visitors) cost – 1260 RUR.

Thematic excursions

Ancient Kremlin at Gorodok

A sightseeing tour about Zvenigorod. You will have an amazing tour over the territory of Zvenigorod Kremlin (Gorodok) – a unique natural fortification and archaeological monument of the XII–XV centuries, the preserved ХIV century fortification embankments and the most ancient church of Moscow region – the Holy Assumption Cathedral. In the church you will see the frescoes painted by the right reverend Andrey Rublev. His famous icons which are now exhibited at the Tretiakovskaya Gallery were painted for this cathedral. You will hear their story during the sightseeing tour.

Duration: 1 hour
Group excursion (1 – 15 visitors) cost — 2 100 RUR
One supervisor for a group of pupils – free of charge.

Skete of the Right Reverend Savva Storozhevskiy, Zvenigorod Wondermaker

During you tour to Zvenigorod, to the right reverend Savva’s Skete who is the founder of Savvino-Storozhevskiy monastery, you will see the remote place which was chosen by Savva to pray there. You will visit the cave dug by hands of the right reverend Savva, admire beautiful location of the skete church built above the cave in the XIX century. You will learn the Skete history. You will be able to take water from the ancient source and dip into ice cold bath.

Duration: 1 hour
Group excursion (1 – 15 visitors) cost — 2 100 RUR
One supervisor for a group of pupils – free of charge.

General tour about Zvenigorod

Tour about Zvenigorod. Walking along the town streets and watching the preserved architectural monuments you will learn rich history of the ancient town and be informed about the reason why Zvenigorod is sometimes called “Switzerland near Moscow”. You will be able to admire picturesque Zvenigorod surroundings that impressed many poets, writers and artists.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Group excursion (1 – 20 visitors) cost — 5 250 RUR
One supervisor for a group of pupils – free of charge.

Walk around the district town

Tour about Zvenigorod. Walking tour along narrow Zvenigorod streets allow you to make an exciting journey and feel the atmosphere preserved in the district town.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Group excursion (1 – 20 visitors) cost — 5 250 RUR
One supervisor for a group of pupils – free of charge



Address, phones

  • Address: 12 Moscowskaya str., Zvenigorod, Moscow Region, 143180
  • Tel.: +7(495)597-70-28
  • Tel.: +7(495)721-25-26
  • Fax: +7(498)715-78-93
  • Email: reservation@tatiana-provence.ru
  • GPS:
    Latitude: 55°43′48.5″N (55.73014)
    Longitude: 36°51′11.38″E (36.85316)
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