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City tour of Yaroslavl

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City photos City tour of Yaroslavl
City photos City tour of Yaroslavl
City photos City tour of Yaroslavl
City photos City tour of Yaroslavl
City photos City tour of Yaroslavl
City photos City tour of Yaroslavl

Duration: 3 hours

Cities: Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl is a magnificent city situated on a high bank of the Volga river, it is rich with cultural and architectural monuments of Russian history. Yaroslavl is one of the cities of Russian Golden Ring.
During Yaroslavl city tour you will visit Transfiguration monastery. This is main sight of the city. The monastery was built in the 12th century for defence purpose. Central building of the monastery is the Transfiguration cathedral. It became a burial place not only for rulers but also for rich citizens of the city.
Belltower of the monastery is located at the eastern side of the central monastery square, it was built in the 16th century. From a viewpoint on the top of the belltower you will enjoy splendid view of the city.
Inside monastery there are Yaroslavl's historical and architectural art museum with rich collection that includes icons, precious textiles, manuscripts and church plates.
After you'll see the Church of Elijah the Prophet and the Church of Nicola Idein - the first stone church in the city. Also you'll see the beautiful Archangel Michael's Cathedral and recently renovated the Uspenskiy Cathedral.
Also city tour includes visit to the Yaroslavl's Volga River Embankment. Here you will enjoy a beauty of the embankment and will see the Strelka - high cape where the Kotorosl river flows into the Volga river.
Those who like the music would likely visit the first private museum of Russia - John Mostoslavskiy's museum called "Music and time". Here you'll find wide collection of various bells: door bells, fishermen's bells, church bells and many others.

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