Archstoyanie Festival (July 26-28)

One of the most remarkable festivals in Russia, Archstoyanie is a land art event which takes place in the Kaluga region, 200 km from Moscow at Nikola Lenivets, which is a beautiful architecture park in the middle of nature.

Archstyoanie spans across several villages, fields and forests of the Ugra national park. There’s a different theme each year, which participating artists and architects must reflect in their objects. They can only use natural materials which are available in that region. After presentation most of the objects become an interactive playground. This year the festival will unite 321 participants and one of the main act will be an installation of the monumental architectural piece “Ugruan” while new sounds of music are being born during the days of the event. Five new operas will be presented in different picturesque locations. Archstyoanie is a unique festival where you can reunite with nature deep in the forest and participate in art process at the same time.

There is also a kid’s version of the festival from June 28th to 30th where families can camp in the woods and fields with their kids while later take various exciting and handy workshops.

Another special feature of the festival is the accomodation: unique houses of abstract forms made out of wood with the glass walls, a fireplace, and sustainable design. One can choose different style of the housing depends on the budget. For low-cost travelers there is a camping site equipped with a field kitchen.

How to get there: There are multiple choices of transportation: train from Kievsky train station to Obninsk and from there take a taxi, bla bla car, a car sharing, or a bus from the stop near subway station Teplii Stan to Kondrovo and then also by taxi. Festival’s website presents detailed information.

When: end of July (26 to 28 July 2019)

Price: 2500 rubles (€30)



Nikola Lenivets, Kaluzskaya Oblast


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