The Sights Of Rostov The Great

One of the most popular among tourists is the Russian cities-Rostov the Great. It is famous for a huge number of ancient monuments and is in the list of historical cities of Russia. Rostov the Great is the centre of the tourist route «the Golden ring». Annually, the city receives thousands of tourists to explore its rich history. The first mention of Rostov, was found in the ancient Chronicles indicate that the settlement on the shore of lake Nero already existed in the IX century. For many centuries the territory of the city was created many magnificent historical monuments, which today attract the attention of tourists. Besides the sights of Rostov the Great is concentrated in a small area and can be visited in one day. But to see the amazing story of every interesting places of the city, it will take much more time.

The Sights Of Rostov The Great

Rostov Kremlin

A symbol of Rostov Veliky and its main attraction is the Kremlin, built in the second half of the XVII century. Despite the fact that the walls of the Kremlin have similarities with fortresses, they are not designed to protect, and are considered decorative buildings. They are the great wall, which was created by the Metropolitan court. At the end of the eighteenth century the Episcopal chair was moved to Yaroslavl, after which many buildings and churches of the Kremlin was left without attention and began to decline. In the XIX century even raised the issue of the demolition of the building complex, which at that time was used by various institutions. Only through the efforts and philanthropy of Rostov merchants, all buildings are preserved and even restored. Large-scale reconstruction was carried out in the Kremlin in 1953 when a strong tornado damaged many buildings. All the buildings were restored and opened to the public.

Rostov KremlinRostov Kremlin

The Cathedral of the assumption

Ancient Rostov the Great Shrine is built in the early XVI century the assumption Cathedral. Its predecessors were the temples, which suffered from severe fires and was destroyed. During the construction of the Cathedral was used in the previous Church. The Church was slightly modified during the construction of the Kremlin. Its facade was decorated with ornate porch. Also changed the form of the domes of the Cathedral. After the transfer of arhierejskoe in Yaroslavl, the Church was abandoned. It was in ruins until the nineteenth century, after the restoration, it was resumed. In the years of Soviet power the Cathedral was closed. Only in 1991 it was transferred to the Church.

The Cathedral of the assumptionThe Cathedral of the assumption

Church of the resurrection

In 1670 over the North gate of the Kremlin was built the resurrection Church. According to many architects, the Church is the best building of all the shrines of the Kremlin. The Church was many times damaged by fires occurring, but it is constantly restored. In the early nineteenth century a question was raised about the dismantling of the temple, but the townspeople were able to defend the Shrine. The temple was restored, it resumed service. Church of the resurrection attracts the attention of not only the magnificent facades. Interesting to see the paintings in its interior rooms, created by unknown artists during the second half of the XVII century. And painted the gallery walls leading from the gate to the temple.

Church of the resurrectionChurch of the resurrection

The Church Of St. John The Evangelist

The Church of St. John the Evangelist is also included in the Kremlin ensemble. It was built over the West gate of the Archbishop’s court. Its construction was completed in 1683. The temple is striking in its beautiful architecture and considers the most attractive among all the shrines of the Kremlin. It is surrounded by three galleries. Frescoes painted on the walls of the temple are in good condition. The Church fell into decay. For the first time it fell into disrepair after moving arhierejskoe in Yaroslavl, but in the early nineteenth century was restored. After the October revolution it was closed again and used for public purposes. In the mid-twentieth century it was decided to undertake the restoration of the temple. Today, the sanctuary delights visitors with a magnificent view.

The Church Of St. John The EvangelistThe Church Of St. John The Evangelist

Church Odigitrii

One of the most spectacular temples of the Kremlin is the Church of God. Its construction was carried out in the late XVII century, when the Metropolitan was Joasaph. The original building is noted for the beautifully painted walls. Bred them diamonds create the effect of the bump. Around the second floor of the temple has an outdoor balcony. In the XVIII century the Church was empty and fell into decay. Miraculously survived the great cartouches, which was repaired in the nineteenth century. Hard times the Church suffered after the revolution. He has long been closed. Its walls with unique paintings whitewashed. In the early 2000-ies thanks to competently conduct the restoration of the interior of the temple was restored. Today it is a Museum.

Church OdigitriiChurch Odigitrii

Church of the Savior on the Porch

Sightseeing of the city, tourists should visit the Cathedral of Savior on the Porch. The Church was built on the hill and the entrance is located on the second floor of buildings. The construction of a house temple of the metropolitans was ended in 1675. Its interior was distinguished by the presence of arcades, located on gilded poles. Covered with paintings, all available surfaces inside the Church. They are preserved in perfect condition to the present day.

Church of the Savior on SnagChurch of the Savior on the Porch

The Church Of St. Gregory The Theologian

Viewing the Kremlin, visitors to the city will be interested to visit the Church of Gregory the theologian. This temple was built in the southern part of the Archbishop’s court in 1670. It is unknown how the original looked the interior of the Shrine, which was completely destroyed by fire in 1730. After the restoration of the Church in the cartouches, in which you can see depicted scenes from the Gospels. The architecture of the Shrine is striking in its restraint that is not typical of other Kremlin churches. In the recent time was the reconstruction of the Church.

The Church Of St. Gregory The TheologianThe Church Of St. Gregory The Theologian

Metropolitan garden

When you create the Archbishop’s court to the South was a garden. According to the plan of Metropolitan Jonah Sysoevich, this place is supposed to resemble Paradise. The garden was created a pond, a track for walking. Since the XVIII century the place was abandoned, and has long been in ruins. Only in the late XX century were carried out work on updating the garden. At the present time, its territory put in order. Here are planted many fruit trees and even a vegetable garden where grow the healing herbs.

Metropolitan gardenMetropolitan garden

Red chamber

Among all structures of the Rostov Kremlin deserves the attention of visitors of the Red chamber. It is the largest civil building which was a mansion. The most remarkable part of the building is the porch on which you can climb to the second floor. It is held shaped egg capsules, and its upper part is made in the form of beautifully designed tents. The facade of the red chamber also affects the complex shaped mouldings.

Red houseRed chamber

Water tower

At the Kremlin gates that lead to the Nero lake, tourists can visit the Water tower. It is part of the walls, which is situated on the territory of a hierarchal farmstead. The tower has become enormously popular among tourists because the observation deck located on the upper tier. You can see the magnificent view not only of the Rostov Kremlin, but also adjacent territories. The rise of the tower is provided by a wooden staircase, built inside the building.

The vodyane towerWater tower

The white chamber

A visit to the White chamber in Rostov Kremlin will allow tourists not only to see beautiful architecture of buildings, but also to get acquainted with the rich history of the Orthodox Church. In a white spacious room, which in former times was used as rooms for conferences and festive meals, there is a Museum of Church antiquities. Here assembled a remarkable collection of ancient icons and various utensils. Near each exhibit has a sign with information about it.

The white chamberThe white chamber

The house on the cellars

Among the structures of the Kremlin that has retained its original appearance, and is home to the cellars. It is a unique building, whose first floor is made of brick and the second of wood. In ancient times the building was a hotel for travelling guests. The building remained in excellent condition and still in use today. The rooms are decorated in the style of Russian log hut decorated with Handicrafts.

The house on the cellarsThe house on the cellars

The Museum Of Finift’

Since ancient times Rostov craftsmen have mastered the art of decorating metals with enamel, called enamel. A lot about this fishery can be found in the Museum of Enamel. A huge collection of wonderful objects created from the XVIII to the XX century, is in the exposition, placed in the Kremlin. Modern works can be found while visiting the house of art «Khors», which is a branch of the Museum of Enamel.

The Museum Of Finift'The Museum Of Finift’

Samuilov case

The most important building of the Kremlin ensemble is Samuilov case. Its construction was carried out in the XVI century. First building was single storied with small Windows fortified with bars. The second floor was finished in the XVII century, and the third appeared after 100 years. Reconstruction did not spoil the magnificent architecture of the building. In case there is a Museum of old Russian art. It is possible to see ancient icons, objects carved from wood or cast in metal.

Samuilov caseSamuilov case

Shopping arcade

Quite a lot of interest can be seen in Rostov Velikii and the Kremlin. Of particular interest to the tourists shopping arcades. This is a rather large complex of buildings located near the Kremlin in the historical part of the city. Facilities the shopping stalls were built in different time periods but have similar construction: retail shops with huge arched openings. The construction was financed by the noble merchants of the city that have implemented their products. The heyday of malls was in the XVIII-XIX centuries, when the city was held noisy fairs.

Shopping arcadeShopping arcade

The Church of the Savior on the marketplace

Looking around the shopping arcade is worth visiting the Church of the Savior on the marketplace, built in the late XVII century. This beautiful Shrine was erected on the initiative of the city of merchants. She impresses with a unique architecture that looks great on the background of the Kremlin buildings. Image icons applied directly to the wall, so there is no usual of the iconostasis. After some time they were issued. This creates the impression that the walls are the usual icons. During the Soviet era the Church was abolished and in it for a long time housed the library. Since 2003, the Church included in the list of important historical sites and protected by the state.

Church of our Savior on the marketplaceThe Church of the Savior on the marketplace

Museum «Rostov compound»

Looking around the stalls, tourists have the opportunity to visit the Museum, located in the area. It is possible to know the long history of the city. Although the Museum first opened its doors to visitors in 2015, he strikes a rich collection. It consists of several zones, each of which tells about a certain time period. Here you can take a tour in the middle Ages, learn about the life of the peasants and artisans of the time.

Museum Museum «Rostov compound»

Avraamiev monastery Theological

Tops the list of most ancient temples of the city Avraamievsky monastery. The exact date of the construction of the Shrine is unknown, but, based on the records of the ancient Chronicles, it was built in the second half of the XIII century. The temple was built on the place where previously housed the idol of Veles – Slavic God. According to legend, the pagan Shrine was destroyed by the hermit Abraham, who founded the monastery. He broke the stone idol with a rod given to him by the Apostle John the Theologian. Under the Soviet regime the monastery was closed. Only in 1993 he was again returned to the Church. In the 2000s, it became a convent.

Avraamiev monastery TheologicalAvraamiev monastery Theological

Bogoroditse-Rozhdestvensky monastery

The oldest Church in Rostov the Great is the Nativity monastery. It was established on the initiative of Theodore, Archbishop of Rostov in the XIV century. In the XVII century instead of the wooden buildings there began to build stone temples. First was built the Church of the Nativity, and in the XIX century was built the Church of the Tikhvin Icon of the mother of God. The monastery also constructed several buildings. After the October revolution, the Shrine was closed. Her hull was converted into a dwelling. In the perestroika period it was returned to the Church. All the tenants left the buildings, which again are at the disposal of the monastery.

Bogoroditse-Rozhdestvensky monasteryBogoroditse-Rozhdestvensky monastery

The Church of St. Nicholas on Poozerie

In the middle of the XVIII century by residents of Rostov the Great was erected the Church of Nicholas on Poozerie. In its place once stood a wooden Church, which for a long time the existence badly dilapidated and needed replacement. Church leaders appealed to the Emperor Peter the First, to obtain permission to build the temple because his decree, published in 1744, was forbidden to build stone buildings outside of Saint Petersburg. They managed to get the Imperial blessing, and after 6 years of construction, the temple was built. In the years of Soviet power the Church was closed and disfigured her, removing the dome and dismantling the chapel. Now the temple has been restored and it hosts the service.

Church Mykoly on PoozerieThe Church of St. Nicholas on Poozerie

Spaso-Yakovlevsky monastery

Striking in its beauty Spaso-Yakovlevsky monastery, which is near lake Nero. Its Foundation dates back to the XIV century. The first building of the Holy monastery was erected by Bishop James, whom the citizens drove for pardon sentenced to death are women. Soon around a small temple began to appear in other structures. In the XVII century there were built two stone churches. After the events of 1917 the monastery was closed. Many homes were equipped apartment. In 1991, the monastery resumed its activities. At the present time, all the buildings restored.

Spaso-Yakovlevsky monasterySpaso-Yakovlevsky monastery

The Varnitsky monastery

In the surroundings of Rostov the Great, you can also see many attractions. Interesting is a visit to the Trinity-Sergiev Varnitsky monastery of. Holy monastery founded in the XV century the Bishop of Ephraim. For many centuries the monastery expanded. In the XVIII century, the wooden buildings were replaced by stone. After the revolution the monastery was abolished, and its buildings destroyed. Only in 1995 the Church was given to the Church. In 2000-h years it held a large-scale work on the restoration of the lost temples and buildings.

The Varnitsky monasteryThe Varnitsky monastery


To be able to appreciate the grandeur of Rostov Veliky, they should see the building of a flax factory, built in the XIX century. The company was founded by merchant A. L. by Kikiny. Here you can see the production area, built of red brick, and the building of the former House of the Board, whose architecture is designed in modern style. The building has long been in ruins. At the present time in the shops are being reconstructed.


Mansion Panchagavya

In the beginning of XX century was built a magnificent mansion which is now a landmark of the city. The construction of the house was initiated by the head of the linen manufactory of P. V. by Panahovym. The creation of the design of the building was carried out by the architect P. A. Trubnikov. Family Panchagavya short lived in the mansion since it was nationalized after the October revolution. House designed in art Nouveau style, perfectly preserved to the present time. It is now the cadet school.

Mansion PanchagavyaMansion Panchagavya

Mansion Selivanova

The architectural attractions include the house of Selivanov. It is also one of the oldest civil buildings of the city. Its construction was carried out in the XVIII century. In the early twentieth century, the mansion was reconstructed. Its architecture in art Nouveau style, impressed with her beauty. When the Soviet government nationalized the mansion Selivanova has been used by various institutions. The building was in a neglected state until 2005. After that it was bought and renovated by a private entrepreneur. At the present time, it opened this hotel.

Mansion SelivanovaMansion Selivanova

The merchant Museum

Learn about the life of Rostov merchants, tourists in the Museum, which is housed in a mansion Kucinich. Date house was built is unknown, but it is known that it was purchased by L. f Cekinin in 1835. The exposition, placed in the mansion, more acquaint visitors with the house owner and his family. The building maintains the interior of the XIX century. Here you can also discover other merchants who made a huge contribution to the development of the city and the preservation of its historical monuments.

The merchant MuseumThe merchant Museum

Museum of the Princess frog

The tourists who came to explore the sights of the Rostov children, you should definitely visit the Museum of the Princess frog. This place will allow you to touch the tale, and learn the history of the city. The collection of the Museum consists of a huge number of frogs that are created from many different materials: wood, clay, glass and other materials. Interactive tour allows young visitors to feel themselves in the fairy tale. Here each guest is given the opportunity of following the example of Ivan Tsarevich to release the arrow to find his Princess. In the Museum you can see ancient household items.

Museum of the Princess frogMuseum of the Princess frog

Gymnasium Kekin

A visit to the school it will also be very interesting for tourists. The building is notable for its architecture. It was built in the early XX century by the architect P. A. Trubnikov. But even more impressive is the history of the school. It was erected with funds donated by merchant A. L. by Kikiny. Alexey Leontyevich, grieved at the death of his son, in his will stated that his money to build the gymnasium. Will merchant for some time it was contested by relatives, but still did it.

Gymnasium KekinGymnasium Kekin

Crafts Museum

Tourists Rostov the Great is to spend time visiting craft Museum. Located in a small beautiful house located near the Kremlin. There are all conditions that visitors are greeted by a nice cozy environment where you can relax and consider many items made by local craftsmen. Guests of the city here often buy different Souvenirs. The Museum will be able to have fun with children. They are master classes.

Crafts MuseumCrafts Museum

City Park

Spend time in a city Park, which is situated on the shore of lake Nero. It was founded in the first half of the nineteenth century. In warm time of the year it is always very crowded. The Park has a variety of attractions, allow exciting time for young tourists and townspeople. Here are often held various performances and installations of the fighting. The Park has recently conducted a large-scale reconstruction. Here was the updated areas, flower beds with colourful flowers.

City ParkCity Park

A visit to Rostov the Great will leave the best impression on every tourist. To ignite the desire to visit this city, enough to see a photo with a description of the most interesting and memorable places that posted the article.

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