About sight: Old Town

The Old Town of Kolomna is an area, which was encircled by a strong wall of the Kolomna Kremlin in the past. All sights are within a walking distance of one another, so this tour will be simple and very pleasant.

Unfortunately, the towers and walls facing the bank of the Kolomenka river didn’t survive. However, the area where tourist routes run is inside the Old Town, within the former walls of the Kremlin.

You should begin your tour at the Brusensky monastery and end it at the Pyatnitskie Gates. This route goes along Lazhechnikov and Lazarev streets. Apart from such sights as the Kremlin or the Cathedral Square, you can see there many small churches and residential houses creating the atmosphere of the old town. 

Lazhechnikov street has no other churches excepting the Brusensky Monastery but has a lot of inter-esting old stone houses. If you turn on Lazarev street, you can see there beautiful wooden houses with carved decoration. One of them is the house of the salt superintendent, and the next one is  the house of Zinaida Nat, the sister of the writer А. I. Kuprin. Now the latter houses the museum devoted to the writer. Since 19 century the house and its interior remained almost intact.

Apart from the New Golutvin Monastery and the Assumption Cathedral, you must see the tent belfry of the Assumption and the Tikhvin church in the Cathedral Square. The Church of the Resurrection is near them. It is the oldest surviving building of Kolomna. It was the family chapel of the Grand Prince. 

Then, going to the Pyatnitskie Gates, you can see the Church of St. Nicholas Gostiny, where the mer-chants of Kolomna used to pray, and the Church of the Elevation of the Cross, as well as the old houses of 19 century.

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