Picturesque town houses and churches from the 18th and 19th centuries still line the main streets and riverbank, but the Soviet period was unkind to Tver. Not only was the town renamed Kalinin (after local Mikhail Kalinin, Stalin’s puppet president during WWII), the authorities tore down the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of our Saviour in 1935 (one had stood on the same spot since the late 13th century) and converted the mosque into a cafe. The latter has since been returned to the Muslim community.
Monument of Afanasy Nikitin
Monument of Afanasy Nikitin is located on the coast of the Volga River near the Old Bridge. It was opened in May 1955 to commemorate the Russian merchant and explorer.
He was the first Russian to travel to India in the middle of 15th century, (a quarter of a century until discovery of the way to this country by Vasco da Gama.
Putevoy Dvorets is a palace for Catherine II the Great resting point on her journey from Moscow to St Petersburg. It was built under her order in 1775.
At the front there’s a statue of Mikhail Kalinin, small cute wooden cathedral and across the street is an ex KGB building.
The palace is located at Ulitsa Sovetskaya 3 on the edge of City Park.
Christ resurrection Church
The Christ resurrection Church is one of the earliest monuments of the architecture of the first third of the 18th century remaining in Tver.