Two ancient cities of Russia are waiting for you: Aleksandrov and Yuriev Polsky. In the XVI century, Aleksandrov was the actual capital of the state: Ivan the Terrible lived here, from here he led campaigns against Tver and Novgorod, and tortured numerous prisoners in the dungeons. Yuriev Polsky is worth a visit for those interested in pre-Mongolian Russian architecture and history.
Three different cities and 300 kilometres of road await you. The first point of the route is Alexandrov, where everything is connected with Ivan the Terrible. Then your way will lie to Yuriev Polsky, an amazingly preserved small town, which was captured by False Dmitry in the XII century, and in the XVIII century the settlement was completely burned by Poles. And finally, finish your journey in Pereslavl-Zalessky, breathing history - one of the original cities of the Golden Ring of Russia, where almost all ancient buildings have been preserved.
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The Alexandrovskaya Sloboda is one of the oldest suburban residences of the Grand Dukes of Moscow and the first residence of the Tsar. Foreign ambassadors from European countries and the Crimean Khanate came here, and the Tsar's bridal shows were held here. In the Alexander sloboda is also worth seeing Raspyatskaya bell tower, towering above all the buildings of the complex. In Sloboda there are also many temples - Trinity Cathedral, Intercession Church, and the Tsar's Chambers. It is possible to take a small excursion in the Kremlin to listen to stories connected with Ivan the Terrible.
Enjoy the view of the Kremlin from the observation deck.
The mansion was built in 1873-1874 in the style of neoclassicism. Now there is an art museum of the city and in the yard - Museum of man-made stone. In the main mansion you will find the exhibition "The Interior of the Merchant's Manor", telling about the life of the provincial merchants Alexandrov in the late XIX - early XX centuries.
This cathedral is a cathedral and may be similar to many others, but its history goes back to the 990 century. There is also a monument to Alexander Nevsky.
Having reached Yuryev Polsky, you can have lunch before the walk in a well-rated cafe.
In the movie "Golden Calf" Ostap Bender, performed by Sergei Jursky for the first time appears before the audience, examining the unfamiliar city with the words: "Yes, it is, of course, not Rio de Janeiro. The scene was filmed in Yuryev-Polsk. So, welcome to the scene from the film.
According to historians, the Mikhailo-Arkhangelsky Monastery was destroyed four times. The first time it suffered at the hands of Khan Batuya himself. The monastery is open daily except Tuesdays from 9 to 17, and on Mondays at the monastery is a shortened day - it closes its doors at 14:30.
You will see a white-stone building with five domes, on the facade of which the cocoons are painted. In Soviet times, the building was re-equipped and later completely destroyed, but the restorers restored its original image.
On the way home, you can make a stop midway for dinner. Proven pizza won't let you down.