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From the ninth century to the present day.

From the ninth century to the present day.
Starts from

Sergiev Posad

Duration

12 Hours

Transportation

By Car

Length

247 km

Guidance

Self-Guided

Categories

History and Culture🎅 Winter Trips
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.
Anna Semochkina
Anna Semochkina
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  • Alexandrovskaya Sloboda.
  • The manor of Pervushin - the place where the history of merchants was reconstructed.
  • Monastery of St. Michael the Archangel.
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Historical Cities of Ancient Russia
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Historical Cities of Ancient Russia

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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