Chekhov is named in honour of Anton Chekhov who lived at an estate just outside of the city, but the city of Chekhov also has a link with Pushkin, whose family lived at the city's Lopasnya-Zachatievskoe Estate. Any trip to Chekhov should of course include a visit to Anton Chekhov's Melikhovo Estate, but also just outside the city is the beautiful Voznesenskaya Davidova Hermitage. Chekhov can easily be visited as a day trip from Moscow.
|Name in Russian||Чехов|
|Status||City and administrative centre of the Chekhov District of the Moscow Region|
|Location||On the River Lopasnya|
|Distance||70km south of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||67,603 people (2014)|
|Former Names||Lopasnya (until 1954)|
Top recommendations in Chekhov
Go to the nearby Melikhovo Estate which is now the Literary and Memorial Museum-Reserve of Anton Chekhov.
Voznesenskaya Davidova Hermitage
Go to nearby Novy Byt to see the impressive Voznesenskaya Davidova Hermitage.
Visit the Lopasnya-Zachatievskoe Estate which is connected to the family of Aleksandr Pushkin.
Museum of Chekhov's Letters
Visit the Museum of Chekhov's Letters which has exhibits on a typical 19th-century post office and letters written by Anton Chekhov.