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Spit of Volga and Kotorosl rivers in Yaroslavl photo

In 1010 at the place where the Kotorosl` river falls into the Volga, the main navigable river of Russia, the prince Yaroslav the Wise founded a new town called after him Yaroslavl. Now at the place called the Strelka (spit) a beautiful recreation zone with musical fountains was created.

High embankments run around the Spit, that is, the town was on the fairly tall hill. You could have the most beautiful view on the Spit from the Pavilion on the Kotorosl` embankment, located near the reconstructed Assumption Cathedral.

On the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of Yaroslavl, the Spit of the Volga Kotorosl` was face-lifted and almost once became the favorite recreation zone of the natives and guests of the city. There was created a complex of musical fountains, stretching for several dozens of meters along the main alley.

At the end of the Spit, also on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of Yaroslavl, there was set up the monument to the founders of Yaroslavl and those who contributed to the development of the city. From the monument you can have a splendid view on the high embankments, as well as the domes of the Assumption Cathedral.

In the immediate vicinity of the spit of the Volga and Kotorosl`, you can see some other sights of the city, the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, the Church of Elijah the Prophet, and the Governor`s House. 

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Strelka of the rivers Volga and Kotorosl as viewed from the high embankment in Yaroslavl
Musical fountains at the Strelka of the rivers Volga and Kotorosl in Yaroslavl
One can have beautiful view on the Strelka of the rivers Volga and Kotorosl from the rotunda
Yaroslavl was founded in 1010 and celebrated its thousandth anniversary in 2010
Large group of musical fountains at the Strelka of the rivers Volga and Kotorosl
Monument to the Thousandth Anniversary of Yaroslavl at the Strelka of the rivers Volga and Kotorosl
Figure of Yaroslav the Wise in the center of the Monument to the Thousandth Anniversary of Yaroslavl
Musical fountains at the Strelka of Yaroslavl
Volga river as viewed from the high Kotorosl embankment in Yaroslavl
High Kotorosl embankment at the Transfiguration monastery
There are many churches on the high Kotorosl embankment
Strelka as viewed from the rotunda on the Kotorosl embankment
End point of the Strelka where the rivers Volga and Kotorosl flow together
Descent from the high embankment to the Strelka of the rivers Volga and Kotorosl
Embankment of the river Volga
Main alley of the recreation area at the Strelka
Volga embankment near the Governor´s House
The Volga rotunda is also known as the Rotunda of Love as nearly all newlyweds come there
Metropolitan´s House near the Assumption cathedral
Volga tower on the Volga embankment
Volga is very wide near Yaroslavl
Church of Our Saviour on the Town Kotorosl embankment in Yaroslavl
One of the churches on the Kotorosl embankment in Yaroslavl
Church of St. Nicholas the Chopped on the Kotorosl embankment in Yaroslavl
Houses near the Volga embankment of Yaroslavl have colonnades, which are peculiar to the region
Church of Tikhon on the Volga embankment in Yaroslavl
Domes of the Assumption cathedral over the Strelka in Yaroslavl