Golden Ring of Russia: Vladimir, Rostov, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad

Four pearls of the Golden Ring

In this article we will tell you about another four cities of the famous Golden Ring of Russia. These cities are very old and beautiful and it’s certainly necessary to be there if you come to Russia.

Vladimir

The main attractions of Vladimir:

1) The fortress Golden Gates (1158-64) – with white-stone triumphal arch, and the Gate Church above (1469).

Golden Gates Vladimir
Golden Gates Vladimir

White-stone cathedrals:

Assumption (Uspensky) Cathedral (1158-60). In the interior this Cathedral there are the fragments of frescoes of XII-XIII centuries and famous works of Andrey Rublev and Daniil Cherny.

Uspensky Cathedral Vladimir
Uspensky Cathedral Vladimir

Demetrius (Dmitrovsky) Cathedral (1194-97), with rich decorative carvings on the facade.

Dmitrievskij Sobor Vladimir
Dmitrievskij Sobor Vladimir

There are total of 239 state-protected buildings of XVIII-XIX centuries in Vladimir.

Rostov

Rostov is the pearl of the Golden Ring of Russia. This is one of the major centers of tourism and pilgrimage. Rostov is included in the special program of cooperation between the Council of Europe and Russia to preserve historical and cultural heritage.

One of the most important monuments in Rostov is the landscape of the lake Nero basin and the surrounding area, attracted people for years. Classics of Russian ancient architecture is the Rostov’s Kremlin.

Rostov Kreml
Rostov Kreml

Heritage of World Culture are Rostov chimes – a unique set of musical works of XVII-XIX centuries, inseparable from the wonderful musical instrument – the famous Rostov belfry. Each of its 13 bells, from the largest, weighing 2000 pounds (32 tons), to the smallest, has its own special touch.

On the western outskirts of the city, on the shores of Lake Nero, it is a beautiful ensemble of Spaso-Yakovlevsky Monastery. Panorama Spaso-Yakovlevsky Monastery with a beautiful combination of different styles of architectural forms – complete pseudo-Gothic towers, Baroque and classical completion of Churches – gives the impression of a miracle fairy-city, perfectly inscribed in Priozernaya landscape.

Lake Nero Rostov
Lake Nero Rostov

Pereslavl-Zalessky

The city of Pereslavl has six monasteries. Transfiguration Cathedral is one of the first five white stone temples of the North-Eastern Russia. The cathedral was baptized many Pereslavl princes, including, probably, Alexander Nevsky, who was born in Pereslavl in 1220.

Pereslavl Zalessky
Pereslavl Zalessky

In XIII-XIV centuries Transfiguration Cathedral was the burial place of Pereslavl appanage princes.

Sergiev Posad

One fo the most wonderful building in Sergiev Posad is Trinity-St monastery. The ensemble of the monastery includes more than 50 buildings used for various purposes.

Sergiev Posad
Sergiev Posad

The iconostasis of the cathedral painted famous Russian icon painters Andrei Rublev and Daniil Black. Here has been written the famous Rublev’s icon  “Holy Trinity”.

Holy Trinity Andrey Rublev
Holy Trinity Andrey Rublev

Golden Ring of Russia – is a treasure of Russian culture. Driving across the Golden Ring, you will touch the Russian history, the ancient heritage of Russia, see the beauty and flavor of pristine monuments and enjoy the happiness of communication with this Russia. Come to Russia and be sure to travel on the Golden Ring!

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