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Travelling in the Volga Region: Ivanovo Oblast
February 25, 2019 00:36


Ivanovo Oblast can boast of rich artistic traditions.

The ancient villages of Palekh and Kholui are known for their lacquer miniatures and the school of icon painting. 

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Shuya has many churches, monasteries and monuments of landscape gardening sculpture.

The city of Yuryevets founded in 1225 by the Prince Georgii from Vladimir is rich in historical monuments.

Ivanovo still remains the textile centre of our country: for this fact it is called “Russian Manchester” and “the city of brides”. The region is listed among the most environmentally friendly regions of Russia and has the richest recreational opportunities. The regional centre is Ivanovo, the major cities are Kineshma, Shuya, Vichuga, Furmanov, Teikovo, Rodniki, Kokhma. The distance from Ivanovo to Moscow makes up 318 km. The main types of recreation in the region include sightseeing, wellness tourism, pilgrimage tours, fishing.

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The climate is moderatelycontinental: hot summer and frosty winter with seasonal snow cover. The average January temperature: -8.1 ° C, average July temperature: +18.8 ° C. Entertainment and attractions of Ivanovo Oblast.


All these are an integral part of the “Golden Ring of Russia”.

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Excursion cruises along the Volga River, recreation on the inland lakes of the Asaph Islands and the Volga River.

Health tourism: there are many health resorts and recreation centres in the region.

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Pilgrimage to holy places:

  • Holy Assumption Monastery (Ivanovo),
  • Holy Presentation Women's Monastery (Ivanovo),
  • Church of the Archangel Michael (Mikhailovsky village),
  • St. Nicholas Women's Monastery (Privolzhsk),
  • Ascencion Fedorovsky Men's Monastery (Shuya),
  • Holy  Dormition Women's Monastery (Shuya),
  • Shartomsky monastery of St Nicholas (Shuya),
  • holy place of the Life-Giving Cross (village of Antushkovo),
  • St. Nicholas-Tikhonov Lukhsky Monastery (Lukh),
  • the complex of the Church of the Holy Sign (Palekh),
  • Holy Cross Church in the Shartomsky Men’s Monastery of St Nicholas (Palekh).

Fishing on the rivers of Volga, Yelnat, Unzha, Nemda, as well as summer-autumn and autumn-winter hunting.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: the Volga Ivanovo Golden Ring Ecotourism travel to Russia 

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