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Yelabuga – the city of poets and artists
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The city of Yelabuga is a small old town situated on the right bank of the Kama River, 215 km from Kazan. It is very green and beautiful with a lot of churches, ancient stonemade rich houses; Yelabuga is a great example of the merchant architecture preserving the comfort and charm of the old merchant city of the XIX century. The name of the famous Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva is closely connected with this city. She was evacuated here in August 1941. She lived here for only 11 days. On December 31 she committed suicide unable to put up with the circumstances of her life. There is a culture centre named after Tsvetaeva situated here.

Another outstanding person connected with the city of Yelabuga is famous Landscape- painter Ivan Shishkin. He was born and spent all his childhood and youth here. The Shishkin Museum in Yelabuga consists of a house museum, an art gallery and a monument that are located in the most picturesque place of the city – Naberezhnaya Street. One of the painter’s largest collections is represented in the art gallery.

The museum of Natalia Durovova, the legendary «trooper-girl» who lived in Yelabuga for more than 30 years gives us the ideas about the history of the place. She was a writer and the hero of the Great Patriotic War of 1812; she was awarded with Kutuzov’s medal. The Museum of Durova is established in the house where she lived the last years of her life. We can find out about the life of the famous woman, we can see the military forms and the weapon of that time. And of course correspondence between Durova and Alexander Pushkin is especially interesting.

  • Bus tour to Yelabuga
  • The city of Yelabuga is a small old town situated on the right bank of the Kama River, 215 km from Kazan. It is very green and beautiful with a lot of churches, ancient stonemade rich houses; Yelabuga is a great example of the merchant architecture preserving the comfort and charm of the old merchant city of the XIX century. The name of the famous Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva is closely connected with this city. She was evacuated here in August 1941. She lived here for only 11 days. On December 31 she committed suicide unable to put up with the circumstances of her life. There is a culture centre named after Tsvetaeva situated here
  • Another outstanding person connected with the city of Yelabuga is famous Landscape- painter Ivan Shishkin. He was born and spent all his childhood and youth here. The Shishkin Museum in Yelabuga consists of a house museum, an art gallery and a monument that are located in the most picturesque place of the city – Naberezhnaya Street. One of the painter’s largest collections is represented in the art gallery
  • The museum of Natalia Durovova, the legendary «trooper-girl» who lived in Yelabuga for more than 30 years gives us the ideas about the history of the place. She was a writer and the hero of the Great Patriotic War of the year 1812, she was awarded with Kutuzov’s medal. The Museum of Durova is established in the house where she lived the last years of her life. We can find out about the life of the famous woman, we can see the military forms and the weapon of that time. And of course correspondence between Durova and Alexander Pushkin is especially interesting
  • The only “laundry” (Portomojnya in Russian) museum in Russia is situated in Yelabuga. It is a unique historical and cultural monument situated in the ancient stone made building of the ancient laundry that was built in the middle of the 19th century. Inside the museum you can see the reconstructed interior of the dressing room with the figures of women with buckets and rocker arms, laundry baskets, vats, washing boards, skateboards for rolling clothes and many other interesting things
  • Bus sightseeing tour around Yelabuga
  • Excursion to the Shishkin Museum
  • Lunch
  • Excursion to the Museum of Durova
  • Excursion to the Museum of Tsvetaeva
  • Free time
  • Back to Kazan
  • Visiting shops of the local producers

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You will visit:
  • Shishkin Memorial House Museum, where in the ground floor you feel the atmosphere of the provincial merchant life of the 19th century, and on the second floor there is a workshop and a living room of the artist saved till our days. In the two halls of the museum there is a picture galley where you can see Shishkin’s original picturesque and graphic works.
  • Marina Tsvetaeva Museum, the exhibition of the museum tells us about the works and the life of the poetess. We will find out about such important events from her life as meeting Sergei Efron, giving birth to her 2 children, her 17-year-old emigration to the Czech Republic and France. In the museum we can also see her works that were published during her life. We also see here the works of her contemporaries – A. Akhmatova, N. Gumilev, A. Blok, O. Mandelstam and others.
  • The great pride of the museum are the personal things that belonged to Marina Tsvetaeva – tea spoons, papernotes, a cameo – a gift from her father, a dish that she bought in Germany in 1922; Tsvetaeva’s lock of hair and a powder box of her daughter Ariadna. We can also read here the copies of Tsvetaeva’s letters, that are now kept in the archives of the interior ministry of the Soviet Union.
  • The museum of Nadezhda Durovova, (for extra fee). She was a hero of the Great Patriotic War of 1812, the first Russian woman officer and writer, she had the medal of field marshal Kutuzov. In the five halls of the museum you learn a lot about Durova’s family and friends, and about the time she lived in.
  • The Bekhterev Museum (for extra fee). The interiors of the house of the famous doctor, his office, pharmacy, mental hospital, operating and children’s department are created here. You also learn about the history of the development of health care starting from the 19th century till our days.
Included in the price:
  • Bus trip Kazan — Yelabuga — Kazan
  • Guide services within the excursion program
  • Entrance tickets according to the program
  • Bus insurance
  • Support
  • For extra fee the museum of Nadezhda Durovova (100 rub/person) or the Bekhterev Museum (100 rub/person)
The cost of the tour
The cost of the tour for 1 person
The size of the group Transport company The transport of the customer
40 people 1 200 720
30 people 1 450 770
18 people 1 750 920
7 people 3 600 1 500
3 people 7 500 2 700

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