Among the precious jewels of old Russian cities Yaroslavl shines with a particular bright, unfading light. Among the architectural gems that you’ll see during the city tour is the Church of Nicholas Nadeine (the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker). The main sightseeing destination in Yaroslavl is the ensemble of the Monastery of the Transfiguration of Christ. Founded in the 12th century, the monastery is one of the oldest on the Volga and a regional sentimental favorite.
Founded in 1152 by Prince Yury Dolgoruky as a large fortress on the Volga River, in course of time Gorodetz turned into a one of the most prosperous towns located on the Volga River with beautiful churches built and commerce developed. Although the Gorodetz of today is a pretty small town it safeguards its peculiar charm and a very special atmosphere of old days.
The history of the ancient town of Suzdal dates back to at least the year 1024. The former capital of Old Russia now it is the pearl of the Golden Ring. This beautiful town features many fine examples of Russian architecture such as the Transfiguration cathedral, museum of wooden architecture and St. Epiphimi monastery. The juxtaposition of stunning medieval architecture with its pastoral setting makes Suzdal the source of inspiration for artists and a lovely place to visit at any time of a year.
While the official name of the town is Rostov, it is better known to Russians as Rostov Veliky, i.e. Rostov the Great. Indeed, the town with long and amazingly rich history played a significant role in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church. Therefore, the town’s kremlin, includes eleven ornate tower bells, numerous palaces, several small belfries, and the dimunitive baroque Church of Our Lady of Smolensk (1693). All the churches are elaborately painted and decorated.
Vladimir is a part of the Golden ring of the ancient Russian cities and a significant historical centre. Its three chief monuments among which are, Assumption Cathedral with magnificent Andrei Rublev's frescos, St. Dmitrii Cathedral erected more than 800 years ago and The Golden Gate that survived the Mongol destruction of Vladimir in 1237 are inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List.