Saviour Borodino Monastery


This monastery was built by widows of the Battle of Borodino, and there are several exhibits on the grounds related to the 1812 battle. Leo Tolstoy stayed here when he was writing about the events that transpired nearby for his novel War and Peace. Nowadays, the building where he stayed contains an exhibit dedicated to the historical and fictional characters that populate his pages.

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1. Borodino Museum

1.01 MILES

This museum is an excellent place to start when you arrive in Borodino. You can study an interactive diorama of the Battle of Borodino before setting out…

2. Borodino Field

1.05 MILES

The entire battlefield – more than 100 sq km – is now part of the Borodino Field Museum-Preserve, its vast fields dotted with dozens of memorials to…