The pleasant city of Tver, located on the Volga, was once a powerful mediaeval city which rivalled Moscow for supremacy among Russian principalities. Sadly though practically all buildings from this era have since been destroyed. A trip to Tver can be combined with a visit to some of its neigbouring cities, where more historical sights have survived.
|Name in Russian||Тверь|
|Status||City-municipality and administrative centre of the Tver Region|
|Location||170km north-west of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||411,042 people (2014)|
|Former names||Kalinin (1931-1990)|
|City Day||30 June|
Top recommendations in Tver
Visit the Art Gallery of the Tver Region, not just to look at its collection of art but also to see the Imperial Travellers Palace where it is housed. The Regional Museum next door is also worth visiting.
Walk along Ulitsa Sovetskaya and see all the sights there.
Walk over Tver's Old Bridge to see the Afanasi Nikitin Monument - both of which are symbols of Tver.
Visit the Dormition Church - one of the few old buildings in Tver to survive the centuries. Another popular religious site is the Khristorozhdestvensky Convent.