Straight from Kaluga railway station Kirov Street — the main trading platform of the city begins. So before you leave it is useful to wander around it, buying something that is not in your city.
This can be Tarussian embroidery — a unique artistic fishery of the ancient Russian city, now the district center of Kaluga region. By the way, if there is time it must be visited. One-storey Tarusa is a nature and architectural reserve. As for the embroidery range, first of all it is all that is designed to decorate the interior. Bed linen, towels, napkins, tablecloths, sofa pillows can be picked up for every taste. Embroidery here adorn clothes – in abundance women’s dresses, blouses, men’s shirts, coats, robes, pyjamas and much more. You can also buy embroidered souvenirs. The products of Tarussian craftsmen are exclusively made of natural fabrics — linen and cotton, they are well known, for example, in Paris and Milan, where they have been highly appreciated.
There is in Kaluga region the village Hludnevo, which is famous for its toys. Bright painted rattles, whistles, goodies, nozzles, bells, overturns will bring joy to children, and for adults the tree of life – the main plot of the Chludnaya toy, bringing man closer to nature. Each such thing has its own special meaning.
Kaluga is an iconic city associated with such events in the history of Russia as getting rid of the Tatar-Mongolian yoke, the Patriotic Wars of 1812 and 1941 . But they were eclipsed by a brand entrenched outside the city in the twentieth century — the cradle of cosmonautics. Great Konstantin Tsiolkovsky lived and worked here. Kaluga hosts Russia’s largest museum dedicated to cosmonautics. From here you can take good books and models of aircraft.
Kaluga gingerbread is much less known than the Tula, but nothing to it tastes inferior. Recipes for its preparation were invented as early as the 19th century and do not change until now. To leave the city without a similar sweet souvenir is unforgivable.
Well, for lovers of refreshments, bring the excellent “Fischer” beer, named after the Fisher family, who founded here a brewery in 1875.