Local Attractions

Suzdal is a city of contrasts. Only here can enjoy a modern business center near the temple. For many tourists, the small town has become a real point of worship, because in any corner of Russia has not presented such a unique folk architecture. Go through the city center and immediately stumble upon a log of wood, go a bit further and see a beautiful monastery. All the signs of antiquity fit in this place. Still people are asking the question: «How have managed to keep this memory for such a long and sometimes sad history of the country?». But for the locals and tourists all the beauty of the town is not placed in the charming old buildings. For people concerned about views of the vastness of this place. Below I will describe the sights of the city. A photo with description will help you move into an amazing area at least for a few minutes.

The Kremlin Of Suzdal

The city of Suzdal was founded in the twelfth century. To build the first constructions started in the place where now stands the Kremlin. This is the start of an amazing place. So, now here is the Museum, which is called the «Suzdal Kremlin», but before the building lived families of high-ranking people. The city administration managed to keep only a few monasteries, but despite this, tourists will be able to see the first earthworks and buildings.

Suzdal KremlinSuzdal Kremlin

Suzdal Museum is located in the heart of the Kremlin. Here, anyone will be able to see the expositions dedicated to the history of the local region, to hear about the life of great people who are or have been born here, or brought any benefit region. For example, many visitors are striking in the scenery of the Krestovaya Chamber, they very accurately reflect the culture and the life possessed by people in ancient times. The fact that restored this Museum part of the records dated to the eighteenth century, and the result cannot fail to arouse admiration.

The Spaso-evfimiev monastery

The male Spaso-Euthymius monastery is located on the left Bank of the Kamenka river. Was founded in the fourteenth century. Prince Boris Konstantinovich was a very pious man and that though as-that to justify before God for our grievous sins, decided to donate a solid by the standards of amount of money. The building was built of wood, but to this day it has not been preserved. The only thing now we can settle for a design Dating from the seventeenth to eighteenth centuries. Directly to the construction site were involved in Ivan the terrible himself, he made a considerable contribution to the building of temples.

The Spaso-evfimiev monasteryThe Spaso-evfimiev monastery

In every monastery there is a Church that can not be ignored, it is the most monumental and main. Such a temple of Spaso-Euthymius monastery is the Transfiguration. In it are preserved frescoes, the writing of which dates from the fourteenth century already. Also the whole Cathedral protects the international organization UNESCO.

Church Of The Assumption

Church of the assumptionChurch of the assumption

The building is located on the territory of the Kremlin. The building was designed in the Baroque style, which is not typical for the whole Suzdal architecture in principle. The white stone structure built in the early seventeenth century, but this date is only speculation a few historians, the exact year of construction nobody knows. In the early seventeenth century it was severely damaged by fire two hundred years later it suffered the same fate.

Pokrovsky monastery

Pokrovsky monasteryPokrovsky monastery

The building of the monastery is located on the right Bank of the river, and, strangely enough, it is a female monastery. Prince Dmitry Konstantinovich put his hand to the creation of this monastery, the building of temples was completed, as well as churches Spaso-Euthymius, in the fourteenth century. In the sixteenth century, the representatives of the government were exiled here guilty noblewomen reeducation, which usually never ended, and girls were tonsured as nuns. It was at that time the monastery acquired its form, which we can admire today. The crown of creation of this place was the Cathedral of the intercession, it is often referred to as regavim, for the unusual architecture. If you go a little further, we can see, here is a large refectory and belfry.

Monastery of the deposition

The researchers of the region and many foreign historians agree on the opinion that the monastery was founded in the early thirteenth century, which automatically makes this place the oldest monastery in Suzdal. During its long history the buildings have undergone many changes, until we reached the temples built in the sixteenth century.

Monastery of the depositionMonastery of the deposition

In the monastery you can select multiple structures: the majestic Cathedral of the deposition, virtually a few steps from it there is Prepolovenskaya bell tower. An interesting fact is that the bell tower was built after the victory of Russian soldiers over Napoleon’s army.

Refectory have not survived. Now in the ownership of the monastery there is a dilapidated building.

Wax Museum

All the exhibits belong to the Moscow administration. The fact that Suzdal has become a place of refuge for rare works of art. In the nineties of the twentieth century, the whole exposition of the Moscow Museum it was decided to transfer to the city on the heater.

Wax MuseumWax Museum

And before the exhibition of wax figures toured most parts of the world, having been, even in America. After a long journey of exhibits has no place in the capital.

The Museum is not in place. New figures appear before the eyes of the public more often. It would be appropriate to say that the future of this place looks pretty promising.

The Museum of wooden architecture

All the exhibits are outdoors. Here are the most valuable structures of the seventeenth-nineteenth centuries. Each building is under protection of UNESCO.

The Museum of wooden architectureThe Museum of wooden architecture

Historians and restorers did a great job: the appearance of the buildings was still intact, they also took care on the creation of the internal arrangement of things in the form of characteristic age structures. No town could not at that time to dispense with mills, barns, granaries and wells. The Museum has collected these architectural monuments that the visitor could easily feel the life of the ancestors.

Gostiny Dvor

Where it is possible to receive guests and to treat them with something tasty, in addition to your home? That’s right, in the shopping arcade. The structure was erected in the nineteenth century, at the same time in Saint Petersburg was built the same building.

Gostiny DvorGostiny Dvor

Unfortunately, Gostiny Dvor has not reached the modern traveler in its original form. Some buildings destroyed, others burned. But, despite this, there is something to see. For example, over a large gate stands a huge emblem of Suzdal (pictured Falcon).

The main thing to remember is that almost every step there are numerous tents with Souvenirs and a liter of Russian Mead.

Shchurovo mound

The exposition of the Museum takes the visitor a few centuries ago, during the reign of Prince Yury Dolgoruky. Exhibits quite unusual, here you’ll see a small corridor with strange inscriptions, because everything is outdoors and presented in a small but cozy town. After wandering through this place, you will feel the ancient peasant will visit your house, small house, stroll through the blacksmith, comes to the well, visit some of the mills will even be able to relax in the pit-house, to accurately perceive the whole spirit of Russia.

Shchurovo moundShchurovo mound

Any person needs to work, so you will certainly not give you die of boredom: the settlement is arranged, the reconstruction of the memorable battles (can participate) also to fight your buddies with swords, archery and go in a wonderful petting zoo.

Shchurovo settlement it is noteworthy also that in this place was filmed the legendary cinematic tape «the Tsar». Director Pavel Lungin was so impressed with the types of Suzdal, he decided to make his historical film here.

Nativity Cathedral

In the twelfth century Rus rules one of the wisest rulers Vladimir Monomakh. You can’t call that time a flourishing of architecture on the mainland, but as it was, many churches were built in those years. So what happened with Christmas. Built these archaic buildings at the beginning of the twelfth century.

The invasion of Mongol-Tatars on the territory of Russia, suffered not only people, but also historical monuments. In particular, the Cathedral burned several times. After that, the buildings still happened the sad events. In the Church are buried the representatives of the local elite, noble family.

Nativity CathedralNativity Cathedral

In Russia, the architecture is distinguished by the fact that all the forces of human thought and imagination is mainly assigned to the construction of churches and monasteries. Most city buildings are made very simple style.

Tourists are surprised with the domes of the Cathedral of the Nativity. I must say that they are strange: blue color plated with 365 stars.

Alexandrovsky convent

Kamenka is rich not only for its waters but also wide beaches, one of which he built another masterpiece. The convent of St. Alexander was built in the thirteenth century, when a considerable part of Prince Nevsky. In the monastery you can find the graves of the dead princesses. Several of them are located in this location since the fourteenth century.

The Polish invasion of Russia caught off guard. Alexandrovsky convent was badly damaged: all the churches and outbuildings were completely destroyed. But just a few years, the monastery was rebuilt.

Alexandrovsky conventAlexandrovsky convent

Patriarch Alexy II in 2006 he founded a monastery from this point will act as a male. Impressive structures located on the territory of Alexandrovsky monastery. There is a huge bell tower, designed in the style of the tent, and all meet the majestic old gate. The main building of the monastery – the Cathedral, it was built like suburban buildings, the dome is still decorated with white dots.

For any vacationer in Suzdal, a visit to this place is the prerogative. Do not forget that there Alexandrovsky monastery and visit it.

The Church Of St. Nicholas

Nicholas, as the Church of the Dormition, located in the Kremlin. Both houses are located in different places of the fortress: the first in the South-Eastern part, and the second in Central. The Church of St. Nicholas is the summer, usually such churches are without my heating system, because of this they do not function in the winter, otherwise all your visitors will freeze.

The Church of St. NicholasThe Church of St. Nicholas

The temple was built in the heyday of Russian architecture in the seventeenth century. Also on site is a large and bright refectory and bell tower. Later, the building was added to the Church of the Nativity. This building is the winter version, and in type more reminiscent of a residential house than a monastery.

The Church Of The Nativity

The Church Of The NativityThe Church Of The Nativity

The above Church is the winter. She appeared a few years later the Church of St. Nicholas. Interesting is the fact that this house is not only a refectory, but also a high bell tower.

Church of the resurrection

Church of the resurrectionChurch of the resurrection

How many wooden churches preserved in the Russian land? Can be counted on the fingers. The uniqueness of the Church of the resurrection is that it is completely made of wood. The shape of the building resembles a small ship with the extended stern. Built a monastery in the village Patakino where later moved the entire structure in Suzdal. Strangely, neither outside nor inside the temple doesn’t have any frills: everything is done in a modest manner. The iconostasis was recently restored, on the ceiling you can see a centuries-old fresco of Paradise.

The Church Of The Transfiguration

Church of the TransfigurationChurch of the Transfiguration

Also a wooden Church built in the village Kozlyatievo. The Church is in the care of the Museum of wooden architecture, being its main exhibit. The main part of the building had a rectangular volume, the architect was able to alternately put three of the octahedron, the volume of which is decreased when you move up. The altar is located not inside the building, but only adjacent to it, together with a refectory and two chapels. The Church of the Transfiguration is among the tallest buildings in Suzdal. Many locals like to spend their free summer time, because the view here is just gorgeous.

Suzdal Ground Shaft

Few modern people know, why were earth mound and what it is all about. The earth wall is primarily a defensive structure that our ancestors used to protect from enemy attacks. Vladimir Monomakh took a major role in the conservation of their lands. It was on his orders in the eleventh century, was erected this building. These shafts were in the territory of each city in Ancient Russia, but reached us only Suzdal.

Suzdal Ground ShaftSuzdal Ground Shaft

Length hardwood frame is over half a kilometer. On top of all this securely fastened in clay, shaft height is nine meters.

On the territory of Suzdal shaft was located a long the ditch, but now we can only observe one part located near the Church of St. John the Baptist.

The mansion of the merchant Agapov

Two-storey house was built in the late eighteenth century. Construction refers to the Museum of architecture and belongs to the monuments of architecture of regional value.

Agapov was the average dealer in Russia, had by the standards of wealthy nobles a lot of money. But he didn’t want to keep up with fashion, that’s why he decided to build a mansion on the type of merchant buildings. The house had two floors, one of them was made of wood, it is generally residential, and the second stone. The house was built, and Agapov moved in. On the ground floor placed a forge, which worked even in the twentieth century, and the building was erected a place for the bees and prepared for a huge garden, but from-for strong frosts the whole earth froze, and had to disassemble a small wooden fence and saw the planks for firewood.

Merchants house AgapovichMerchants house Agapovich

In 1905 on the site of the forge was based underground printing house, which quickly closed. In 1960, the mansion was equipped with a diesel mill, only after the resolution of the government of the whole building was converted into a Museum of the socialist revolution. The exhibits were mostly posters that show the struggle between classes of society.

Vasilievsky monastery

Vasilievsky monasteryVasilievsky monastery

The buildings of the monastery built in the thirteenth century in the Eastern part of Suzdal. In the city there is a legend that the monastery in the late ninth century himself equal to the apostles Volodymyr performed the rite of baptism of Rus. But credible evidence that there is. The monastery was several times destroyed, then rebuilt. Modern man can look at only the construction from the seventeenth century. The focus is on Vasilievsky Cathedral and refectory, historians will also pay special attention to the painted target. Monastery at different times was that women, men.

Tikhvin Church

Tikhvin ChurchTikhvin Church

Was built at the junction of the seventeenth-eighteenth centuries in honor of the icon of the mother of God. Now the temple is only a copy and the original is in the Leningrad region. Orthodox believe that painted this picture of the Bow itself. But no evidence of this, of course not.

The temple is destroyed and is in terrible condition.

The Bishop’s chambers

The Bishop's chambersThe Bishop’s chambers

Was built in the fifteenth century as the Christmas Cathedral. The houses are located at a short distance from the refectory, houses and temple. Definition of ruler Hilarion, in the fifteenth century, all the buildings, which were located on different sides turned into a single chain. This is due to the actions of the various stairs and special transitions.

Bishop’s house has a complex architecture and high volume. When the front hall is the cross chamber.

Vladimir-Suzdal Museum-reserve

This Museum includes several important historical sites. Under its roof, he joined the fifty-six monuments. The Museum presents exhibits of Vladimir, Murom, Suzdal and villages of Bogolyubovo and Kideksha. This place is noteworthy because only here you can see the various monasteries, cathedrals and buildings of the Kremlin, fortifications of different years, the first dugouts, windmills and more. Where else can you watch entire historical epochs?

Vladimir-Suzdal Museum-reserveVladimir-Suzdal Museum-reserve

Date of Foundation of the Museum – 1954. The Soviet government planned to merge the two is not very modest Museum of Vladimir and Suzdal together. Most recently, in 2014, in the historically-significant place contributed to the city Muromtsevo, giving the manor hrapovitsky.

Of course, all objects of this place are under strict protection of UNESCO.

Lazarevskaya Church

Between the Central shopping area and the Riga monastery nestled Lazarevsky temple. Along with Antipovskiy Church they make up a coherent ensemble. Anyone can easily reach these two temples. From the centre of town offers magnificent views of the dome Lazarevskaya Church.

Lazarevskaya ChurchLazarevskaya Church

The Church was built in 1687, instead of wood. The architecture of the time was developing rapidly and did not stand still: it is in the Lazarevsky temple the first time people were able to look at new ideas of the architects, which are then quickly applauded by other builders.

What was new? The rods were made with tiles, the Church had five domes, rustic on the low drum and more. It was enough to all the following churches and monasteries owned at least one of these innovations.

Monument Lebedev

Alexei Lebedev, a famous poet. In his poems, often mentioned the role of the sea in everyone’s life, also describes the existence of sailors. Born in Suzdal in 1912, killed in action in 1941. The monument is located on the territory of the Suzdal Kremlin. It Lebedev depicted in the form of a boy dressed in a plain vest, with a slight smile on her face. The statue is made of bronze. Set this piece of art on the street, not strange, Lebedev in 2008.

Monument LebedevMonument Lebedev

Every tourist can discover something new arriving in the city of Suzdal. Memo will help to feel the spirit of the great architectural monuments or to feel the ancient warrior.

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