Add to favorite
russian visa

It is not for nothing that Vladimir is called the gate of the Golden Ring of Russia: for over 250 years it fulfilled most important functions as the capital of the Old Russian State. Its outstanding ancient churches and cathedrals remain the true decoration of the city and attract tourists from all over the world here.

The city of Vladimir with the population of 350 thousand people stands on the left bank of the Klyasma River. Nowadays this historical city is a significant trade and transport center with numerous industries.

Points of interest

Assumption Cathedral (12th century)
Crystal, Lacquer Miniatures and Embroidery Exhibition featuring the crafts of Gus-Khrustalny and other nearby towns takes place by the Golden Gate, in the red-brick old Believers Trinity Church (1913-16). To the east of the St. Dmitry Cathedral one can see the white wall of the Nativity Monastery (1191-96). This was the most important monastery in Russia until the 16th century. Alexander Nevsky's body was buried here until moved to St. Petersburg by order of Peter I in 1724.

Vladimir offers several more noteworthy examples of Old Russian architecture, the most interesting of them being the Dormition Cathedral at the Princess' Convent.

One of the foremost constructions of Vladimir architecture is the Protection Church on Nerl, built in 1165, in the epoch of Andrey Bogolyubsky. The church was dedicated to the holiday of Our Ladys Protection.

Book Russia Tour: Last Journey Of The Tsars (Moscow, Suzdal, Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Yekaterinburg)

Tags: Golden ring Vladimir    



Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map

  (Vladimir Region)

Cities of the region


Eating out
Photo gallery

the Crimea  travel to Russia  terrorism  Documentaries  the Antarctic  Photo Exhibitions  St. Petersburg  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Modern Art  Russian Poetry  Dymkovo toy  Exhibitions in Moscow  Sergey Ignatiev  Bicycles  Yekaterina Maksimova  Golden Age of Russian Poetry  Russian painters  Russian tourism  Chechen republic  Memorial-museum "Salute, Victory!"  films  Meccano  New Films  Moscow  Darwin Museum  Tiles  Multimedia Art Museum  Russian regions  activity holidays  Chelyabinsk Region  Festivals in Moscow  Yamal Peninsula  The Bolshoy Theatre   South Russia  Russian business  Opera  Russia  Natalia Ischenko  Russian roads  Moscow Architecture  Russian startups  Russian movies  White City  Kabardino-Balkaria  Lenta  Multimedia  Russian Cinema  Arkhangelsk  Primorye Territory  Dagestan 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites