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Yaroslavl

Country
Russian Federation
State
Yaroslavl Oblast
City
Yaroslavl
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Airport Tunoshna serves flights from Moscow to Yaroslavl.

By Train

266km away from the Russian capital Yaroslavl is well served by rail, with a four hour trains from Moscow (Yaroslavsky Railway station) leaving 30 times daily, and a 12 hour overnight sleeper to St. Petersburg leaving every night. All of these trains are cheap, and the 12 h sleeper is a convivial place where it is possible to meet interesting characters. Journey by elektrichka needs connection in Alexandrov. Daily trains include other destinations of Arkhangelsk, Ivanovo, Vorkuta, Cherepovets, Tolyatti etc.

By Bus

There are buses from Moscow Central bus station (Schyolkovskaya metro station) at 8.30, 12.15, 14.15, 17.30, 23.15 daily. Time travel: 5 hours.

By Car

Taking the opportunity of no traffic jams from Moscow, if any, drive on Yaroslavskoye shosse aka M-8 'Kholmogory' and visit beautiful destinations en-route: Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl Zalessky, Rostov Veliky. The road takes 4 hours or more, depending on traffic near Moscow.

Key places to visit
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, Uspenski Cathedral, Tolga Monastery, Private museum Music and Time, The Golden Ring


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Places to Visit

Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral

The oldest building in the city that was constructed between 1506-1516 on the foundations of the original edifice dating back to 1216-1224. In the 16th century, the first stone wall is built around the monastery. In 1787, the monastery was closed and converted into a residence of the Yaroslavl and Rostov bishops. At that time, monastery buildings began to be reconstructed.New cells and the prior's chambers were built.Apart from the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery, the oldest churches in the city date back to the 17th Century and belong to the so-called Yaroslavl type (built of red brick, with bright tiled exteriors). Those of St. Nicholas Nadein and Elijah the Prophet have some of the Golden Ring's most impressive frescoes.

Uspenski Cathedral

In 2010, the very impressive Uspenski Cathedral (Cathedral of the Assumption) was constructed and consecrated on the site of an earlier destroyed temple overlooking the Volga river, near the location where Yaroslav the wise is said to have founded the city.

Private museum Music and Time

On the Volga promenade, one of the first private museums,it was established by John Mostoslavsky, a circus magician.The museum possesses a curious collection of bells,samovars irons, patephones and musical instruments.

Tolga Monastery

This is a place of outstanding beauty. It is just outside Yaroslavl, and as such is often missed by many tourists. It can be accessed via a short boat trip, or it can also be accessed by bus or car.As with all Russian Orthodox holy churches, women are expected to cover their heads with a scarf (or something similar) when visiting.

The Golden Ring

Yaroslavl is one of the ancient towns and cities located north east of Moscow that make up what is known as The Golden Ring.The Golden Ring towns and cities played a significant role in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church and preserve the memory of the most important and significant events in Russian history.The towns feature unique monuments of Russian architecture of the 12th-18th centuries, including kremlins, monasteries, cathedrals, and churches.These towns are among the most picturesque in Russia.

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