Serednikovo manor is located in Moscow suburbs, near Sheremetyevo airport. Serednikovo is the manor ensemble representing Russian neoclassical architecture of the 18th century. The ensamble includes the buildings of the riding school, the stables, the sheds, the orangery and the mansion. A magnificient garden with round pond and canals surrounds the estate.
Serednikovo is one of the most famous places in Russia where Mikhail Lermontov used to spend summer holidays. Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (1814-1841) is a Russian writer and poet. Lermontov is supposed one of the leading poet of Russian literature alongside Pushkin.
There is a hypothesis that Lermontov’s ancestors lived in Scotland and probably were distant relatives of Thomas the Rhymer (Thomas Learmonth), the greatest Scottish poet. An exhibition devoted the Lermontov family, including links to the Scottish Lermonts, occupies several rooms of the main house. Another room is dedicated to Pyotr Stolypin, Lermontov’s distant relative, Russian political leader and reformer.
Nowdays the manor is still popular as a place for festivals and events.
Opening hours: from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. seven days a week
Entrance fee: 50 rub.
To get to Serednikovo:
- By commuter train (elektrichka) from Leningradsky railway station to Firsanovskaia (rus: Фирсановская). Travel time – about 45 min. Keep the ticket for the whole of your train journey! Train timetable here
- Then cross the railway, take a bus №40 and follow to the final stop. The bus departs every hour. In case you missed the bus walk straight 3 km (1.8 mi) along the bus route. It will take you about 30 min.
Other Moscow attractions in the vicinity:
Walk forward 300-400 m (1000 ft) along the road to get to the ghost town Piligrim Porto, a small town of the 18th century that was founded during the filming of a detective historical series in 2010.