In fact, a good route along the Golden Ring is not a circle! There are cities worthy of your attention no less than eight main
This city is the closest to Moscow. It originated next to the Trinity-Sergius Lavra and is inextricably linked with it. In 2014, Sergei Radonezhsky turned 700 years old, in honor of this city ennobled and removed scaffolding from the Lavra. We advise you to book an excursion: it will be more interesting.
Visit the Kelar Pond,look at the Museum of Toys,visit the old quarters with their wooden houses and the measured life of the local population. Have lunch in the "Russian courtyard", stylized antique.
Not far from Sergiev Posad on the banks of the Vori River is the Abramtsevo estate:it was a meeting place for writers and artists. Returning to Moscow, look into the estate muranovo,where you will be shown dishes of the XIX century.
Yuri Dolgoruky, in addition to Moscow, founded this city. Everything here is as it should be: many monasteries, temples, squat wooden quarters, a peaceful atmosphere of antiquity. Pereslavl-Zalessky is located on the shore of Lake Pleshcheev,where since ancient times they have been engaged in fishing, on the coat of arms of the city you can even see Pereslavl ryapushki, and the Trubezh River is the former Rybnaya Sloboda.
Fans of museums here will definitely like it, there are quite a lot of them in the city: the Iron Museum, the Museum of Steam Locomotives, the house of Tsar Berendey.
Near the city is the Blue Stone,whose magical power you can check by spending the night at the recreation center or arriving with a tent.
Yaroslavl is the main contender for the title of the capital of the Golden Ring. For many centuries, the city had wealth and influence, and during the Troubles was the capital of Russia: there was a militia of Minin and Pozharsky.
The historical center of Yaroslavl is protected by UNESCO, so the city looks well-groomed and festive. Most tourists are attracted by the Transfiguration Monastery. Once in it, be sure to climb to the very top of the belfry to enjoy the magical view. According to one version, this monastery became the place of discovery of the "Word about Igor's Regiment" by Musin-Pushkin. Visit the Museum of Music and Time, the Einstein Museum of Entertaining Sciences.
Rostov the Great
The first mention of this city dates back to the second half of the IX century. Rostov the Great corresponds to the idea of a provincial city: small, quiet. From any street you get to the historical center, where the Kremlin is located of white stone. Here the impostors Miloslavsky and Bunsha were saved from the archers in the famous film "Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession".
Next to the Kremlin is Lake Nero,the formation of which dates back to the pre-glacial period. The home museum "Russian Wind City" will acquaint visitors with household items of local residents from ancient times.
In the village of Semibratovo (20 minutes drive from the city) there is an interesting Museum of Baklushi, where an employee will show you how a blank (baklusha) is made from the stump of a log, turning into a painted spoon.
Scientists are still arguing who founded the city: Vladimir Monomakh at the beginning of the XII century or Grand Duke Vladimir, the Baptist of Russia, at the end of the X century. Anyway, at the end of the XII century, Vladimir became the capital of the Vladimir principality, which merged with Moscow in the XIV century.
Admire the monuments of white-stone architecture, which have been preserved since the pre-Mongol period. The Assumption Cathedral keeps the work of Andrei Rublev. The Golden Gate stands the same as it did 800 years ago, but, of course, has changed its appearance over the centuries.
Go to the village of Bogolyubovo:here in the picturesque meadows is the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl. How silk was woven on hand looms, you will be shown in the museum-estate of the manufacturer Dumnov. Here you can even live like in a hotel, taste pies, swim in the river, take a walk and fully immerse yourself in the life of the XIX century.
After visiting Vladimir, go to Suzdal - an ancient Russian city famous for its thousand-year-old Kremlin. Although the city eventually became provincial, it retained its charm. Carved houses, the Kamenka River, curling among the meadows, as well as ancient churches, monasteries will give you an unforgettable experience.
Located very close to Suzdal, the village of Kideksha is not as simple as it may seem at first: it has the first white-stone temple of North-Eastern Russia - the Church of Boris and Gleb,which became a museum.
The youngest city of the Golden Ring, the capital of Russian textiles is Ivanovo. The Museum of Ivanovo Calico and the Museum of Industry and Artare a must-see. Fascinates the architecture of the Shchudrov Chamber of the XVII century and the monuments of the era of constructivism - a house-ship and a house-horseshoe. In fact, the Ivanovo region is much more interesting: recharge with creative energy in Ples,go to the Bazaar Square,which became a source of inspiration for Kustodiev.
Palekh and Kholuy are known for their caskets and brooches with painting in the technique of lacquer miniatures. Shuya will please with a very high bell tower of the Resurrection Cathedral and the Balmont Museum. Take a look at the ethnographic representations in Pestovo.
The landscape of Kostroma is inconceivable without the Volga. According to legend, Catherine II wanted the city to be designed in the form of a fan. Until 1934, the Kremlinwas located on the hill, on the site of which a park with a monument to Lenin was made. Another interesting route is the Susaninskaya trail,and in Sumarokov you can feed moose with carrots (in the warm season they give you to try very useful moose milk).