Immersion in History: Monuments of Architecture from XII to XIX century – Road.Travel

Immersion in History: Monuments of Architecture from XII to XIX century

Road Trip Route. To be photographed near the bell tower of the XIX century., Walk among the ruins of the ancient St. Nicholas Church., See the 12th century frescoes, To visit a peasant's house, To visit the place where the residence of Andrei Bogolyubsky was., To see "White Swan" of Russian architecture, To see many famous personalities in the museum of Wax Figures., .

Journey for those who want to touch the history, to be spiritually enriched and to see many monuments of architecture! You will see a beautiful white stone chapel, the ruins of the ancient St. Nicholas Church, visit the church of the XII century, where ancient frescoes have been preserved, visit the museum of wooden architecture and peasant life and the museum of Wax figures, where more than 100 figures of famous personalities are presented. Visit the St. Bogolyubsky Monastery and on its territory you will see the staircase tower and the covered passage, which have been preserved from the residence of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky, as well as with your own eyes you will see a truly unique and unique Church of the Intercession on the Nerl, which is a UNESCO site.

History and Culture, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Ivanovo

Eugenia Laputina. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Churches and museums

The trip will start with a stop near the bell tower, then go to the remains of St. Nicholas Church, in the village Kideksha visit the church of the XII century, in Suzdal we will visit the museum of wooden architecture and peasant life, museum of wax figures and look at the local shop of ceramic utensils, and in Bogolyubovo visit St. Bogolyubsky convent, as well as the famous Church of the Intercession on the Nerl.


Gazpromneft filling station #159

The journey begins! In order for the journey to go smoothly, we recommend stopping at a proven petrol station - fill up a full tank of good quality fuel, buy water and snacks.

Kolokol'nya Troitsko-Znamenskoy Tserkvi

Let's make a small stop near the beautiful bell tower, built in the XIX century in the style of classicism to celebrate the victory over Napoleon. On the upper tier you can see the chimes made in the middle of the XIX century in the factory "Butenop Brothers", where the Kremlin chimes were made. The bell tower was recently renovated and now fully pleases the eyes of tourists and locals!

Church of Nicholas the Wonderworker

If you like old abandoned buildings, you can make a stop near St. Nicholas Church. The church was built in the 18th century in Baroque style. Let's go inside and feel the spirit of the time!

Церковь Бориса и Глеба

We will go to the village of Kideksha Boris and Gleb temple, built by order of Yuri Dolgoruky himself. Inside on the walls you can see frescoes with scenes of the worship of the Magi, preserved from the XII century. Now the church is a museum, services are not held here. More detailed information about the mode of operation, as well as the cost of tickets can be found [on site]( Here every detail is soaked in history!

Музей деревянного зодчества и крестьянского быта

On the territory of the museum you will see 2 churches of XVIII century with a chapel, peasant houses with recreated interior: a stove, benches, various pots, a samovar, spoons, earthenware and many other household items, a mill, farm buildings. It's a great place to immerse yourself in the past and get to know the life of the locals at that time.

Русская трапеза

After a busy cultural program, we'll go to lunch. Here you will taste dishes prepared from natural farm products. The menu offers a wide choice of salads, hot dishes: side dishes, soups, desserts. No one will stay hungry! Warm atmosphere and friendly staff!

Свято-Боголюбский женский монастырь

We will visit another unique monument of architecture. The monastery is known for the remains of the residence of Vladimir-Suzdal Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky - staircase tower and covered passage. Bogolyubsky was killed in his residence, and the alleged murder scene is under the stairs in the stair tower. However, the date and reason for the construction of the monastery remains a mystery.

Церковь Покрова на Нерли

We will visit a picturesque place and monument of Old Russian architecture. It is a miniature white stone church built at the confluence of two rivers. It is also called "White Swan" of Russian architecture and a poem depicted in stone. It attracts many artists. You can see it in the pages of school textbooks. It is annually visited by a large number of tourists and pilgrims. The church was built in the XII century and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Be sure to take a picture of this masterpiece of architecture!

Smoke ceramics

We'll stop by the shop for some very beautiful ceramic dishes. Here you can buy very unusual and original vases, saucers, cups and much more! You can make yourself and your family and friends happy!

Музей восковых фигур

Let's go to the Museum of Wax Figures! Here you will have an opportunity to meet and take pictures with Prince Vladimir, Ivan the Terrible, Catherine the Great, Nicholas II and many other famous personalities. The museum collection includes more than 100 figures! Open daily from 10:00 to 19:00 Cash desk closes 15 minutes before closing of the museum More information can be found [on the website](


For dinner we will go to a restaurant with an impressive 19th century interior. The menu offers dishes of Russian cuisine: various snacks, salads, hot dishes, desserts. We have a rest, enjoy delicious dishes and a pleasant evening!