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Golden Ring: Must See Places and Things to Do
February 15, 2019 10:35


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The classic Golden Ring includes 10 cities, notable for its historical and cultural monuments and located on a virtual circle to the northeast of Moscow. Clockwise from the nearest city to the capital is Sergiev Posad, then  Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov Veliky and Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Suzdal and Vladimir. In 2015, the city of Kasimov joined them, and in 2016 - Kaluga.

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The most important places to visit:

Sergiev Posad: the Trinity-Sergius Lavra with   magnificent monuments of religious architecture and a museum-reserve, churches, chapels, sketes, bell towers, chambers and palaces, as well as the Museum of Toys.

Pereslavl-Zalessky:  the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior, the churches of Alexander Nevsky and Simeon the Stylite, the Goritsky, Nikitsky and Trinity-Danilov monasteries, the museum-estate "Peter the Great's Little Boat", the Iron Museum and the Museum of Locomotives.

 
Rostov Velikythe Rostov Kremlin Museum, the Church of the Savior-on-Pesky, the Mother of God Tolga and the Ascension Church, the Nativity, the Spaso-Yakovlevsky and Borisoglebsky Monasteries, and the Museum of the Enamel.
 
Yaroslavl: the Transfiguration Monastery, the Churches of the Epiphany, Elijah the Prophet and Nikola Nadein, and many secondary churches, Gostiny Dvor, the Metropolitan's chambers, etc.
 
Kostroma: the shopping arcade, the Church of the Resurrection in Debre, the Ipatiev Monastery and the Trinity Cathedral, the Bogoyavlensky Anastasiin Monastery, numerous churches, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Nature and even the Museum of the feat of Ivan Susanin.

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Ivanovo: Vvedenskaya, Ilinskaya and Kazan churches, the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin, Ivanovo Regional Art Museum, Ivanovo Historical Museum of Local Lore, Museum of Ivanovo Calico, House-Museum of the Tsvetayev family.


Suzdal:  the Suzdal Kremlin, the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, the Bishops' Chambers and the bell tower, the Pokrovsky and Savior-Euthymeus Monasteries, the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Borisoglebsky Cathedral, the Museum of Wooden Architecture under the open sky.
 
Vladimir: the Golden Gate and the Water Tower, the Assumption and Dmitrievsky Cathedrals, the museum complex of Chambers, the Rozhdestvensky and Knyaginin monasteries, the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin, Nikita the Martyr, the Intercession on the Nerl and the Trinity, as well as the priceless frescoes of Andrei Rublev.

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Things to do:
  • Drink holy water from the sacred source of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad.
  • Celebrate the Snow Maiden's birthday in April in Kostroma.
  • Buy designer’s boots and shawl in Ivanovo.

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  • Go through the "bear" places in Yaroslavl and buy a local "teddy".
  • Make a wish on the Blue Stone of the ancient Pleshcheevo Lake in Pereslavl-Zalessky.
  • Catch a pike in Rostov the Great and make a wish.
  • Take a steam bath and try all the varieties of mead in Suzdal.
  • Make a fabulous photo of the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl in Vladimir.

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Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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