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In the late Middle Ages Serpukhov was the centre of an important appendage principality  of Moscow whose most famous prince was the cousin of Dmitry Donskoy - Prince Vladimir the Brave. Today the city is still home to two important monasteries from this period. In addition the city also draws in tourists due to the nearby Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve which is famed for its Zubr (European Bison). The city can be visited as a day trip from Moscow.


Basic facts
Name in Russian Серпухов
Status City-municipality and administrative centre of the Serpukhov District of the Moscow Region
Location On the River Nara
Distance 100km south of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 127,125 people (2014)
Founded 1339
City Day 1 September
Official Website http://www.серпухов.рф/

Top recommendations in Serpukhov

  • Sobornaya Gora

    Go to Sobornaya Gora and see excellent examples of Serpukhov's church architecure dating from various period, as well as what remains of the city's Kremlin.

  • Vysotsky Monastery

    Visit the Vysotsky Monastery, founded in 1374 by Prince Vladimir the Brave of Serpukhov.

  • Vladychny Convent

    Visit the Vladychny Convent, founded in 1360 by St Alexius, Metropolitan of Moscow.

  • Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve

    Go to the Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve in nearby Danki and see the Zubr (European Bison) which are bred there.