The smallest town of the Ivanovo region — Plyos — occupies a big place in the hearts of Russian travelers! Nature, atmosphere, sights — this quiet monastery is good for everyone, whose landscapes inspired Isaac Levitan to create about 200 paintings. What else Plyos conquers its guests today, one of our readers, Marina Vladimirovna, told.
I was not very interested in Russian cities, I liked to travel around Europe more
“I heard about Plyos from my university friend, we studied together at the art and graphic department. Before that, I was not very interested in Russian cities, I liked to travel around Europe more. But the pandemic has made its own adjustments, I had to abandon my favorite routes and look for new ones. And then she offered to go see Plyos. That's how I ended up there. .jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>
The city surprised me right awayI thought it was big – but it is completely tiny, kind of intimate, cozy – like a carved wooden box! The streets are narrow, the houses are low, with multi-colored architraves, greenery all around. And what silence, what Volga! I, only when I went up to the Levitan place, where he painted his paintings, understood why the artists loved and love Plyos so much.
The Volga here is incredible: not too wide, majestic. Here and there, houses peep through the trees. And, it seems, you can hear how samovars boil in them, and people are going to drink tea.
The Resurrection Church, which stands on Mount Levitan, is a separate story. The power there is amazing! They say it is a very prayerful, blissful place, that's why it is so. It is a must to take a look. And take a picture with Levitan: there, on the mountain, a monument was erected to him. sized/f550x700/ct/cs/ctcsko7ltd4okw0ccg0gk8cgg.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>
About cafes and cuisineAfter walking around the city, we went to the main street, where there are shopping arcades and restaurants. Everything is so cool there: signs in the old way, two-story whitewashed houses, and food – it would be like that everywhere! Pies-corners with fish, smoked bream, pike perch, catfish – I took two bags of fish home. Well, I fell in love with Kuvshinnikova's coffee house. What kind of coffee, eclairs, decor – you feel like in a French pre-war bistro. And this is the Russian hinterland!
In general, I expected devastation and decay, but Plyos turned my idea of u200bu200brest in Russia upside down. Now this is my favorite corner in the Ivanovo region, and I advise everyone to see it.”
“Subtleties” are also gently loved by a play and recommend visiting the city as part of the “Art-Occupation in Play” tour
to take a walk along the streets and museums, ride along the Volga and find out all the secrets of this magical place. Tours are held regularly, reviews can be read here. 3h/cf3he943okgkkscksg8kgsckc.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>