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Golden Ring of Russia
The Golden Ring is the most famous tourist route in Russia. It includes several small towns in the north-east of Moscow. If you want to see a real provincial Russia with ancient churches and golden domes, then you should take a few trips to the cities of the Golden Ring of Russia, located within a radius of 300 km. from Moscow.
The cities of the Golden Ring are located on two highways:
• On Gorkovskoe highway: Vladimir and Suzdal
• On Yaroslavl highway: Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov Veliky, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ples.
Vladimir. Be sure to see two cathedrals: the Assumption Cathedral and the Dmitrievsky Cathedral. An important historical monument is the Golden Gate, as well as the Chamber Museum. 20 kilometers from Vladimir is Bogolyubovo, where you need to visit the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl, as well as the Bogolyubovsky Monastery.
Suzdal. This city is the most famous on the route of the Golden Ring. In the historical center there are more than 5 monasteries, as well as many other attractions. It is better to plan a visit to Suzdal for at least 2 days.
Sergiev Posad. The main attraction of Sergiev Posad is the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. Plan at least 1 day to visit her. In the surrounding area you can see a very interesting Abramtsevo estate.
Pereslavl-Zalessky. The city is located on the shore of Pleshcheyev Lake. It has 5 monasteries, as well as historical attractions. Peter the Great built his first ships here.
Rostov the Great. This city is location to one of the most beautiful Kremlins in Russia. Take a walk around the Kremlin, and also take a boat to ride on Lake Nero and see the Rostov Kremlin from the water.
Yaroslavl. The city is located on the high bank of the Volga River. It is often called the Capital of the Golden Ring. Start your walk with the Transfiguration Cathedral. Then walk along the bank of the Kotorosl River to the Assumption Cathedral, and then walk along the Volga Embankment.
Kostroma. In this city, visit the Ipatiev Monastery, where the first Russian tsar of the Romanov dynasty was called to the kingdom. Take a walk along the high bank of the Volga, Susaninskaya Square and Shopping Malls.
- Number of places to visit : 9
- Total route duration : 8 days
- Type of route : 0
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