The spirit of the past: historical monuments of XII-XX centuries in Vladimir region – Road.Travel

The spirit of the past: historical monuments of XII-XX centuries in Vladimir region

Road Trip Route. Learn the history of the city of Gorokhovets, To see "White Swan" of Russian architecture, Visit the Spoon Museum., To learn how to live in Vladimir in XIX-XX centuries., Take a picture near the locomotive, To visit the Alexander Kremlin and Pervushin Manor, Plunge into history in the city of Yuriev-Polsky, Visit the Suzdal Kremlin, Learn about peasant life, .

A very exciting journey filled with many historical monuments and museums awaits you. In 3 days you will visit 6 cities: Gorokhovets, Vladimir, Aleksandrov, Yuriev-Polsky, Suzdal, Kovrov, learn their history, see many ancient objects and visit their most important sights.

History and Culture, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Nizhny Novgorod

Eugenia Laputina. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1:

On the first day of your trip you will visit Gorokhovts, where you will visit the Museum of History and Architecture, then you will go to a unique UNESCO site - the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl, and then you will go to Vladimir and visit the Spoon Museum, the Museum of Old Vladimir, as well as a monument to a steam locomotive.

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Let's hit the road! To feel more confident on the road, come to the filling station "Gazpromneft" - refuel with quality fuel to full, inflate the tires, fill the washbasin and take coffee with healthy snacks! Cool emotions from the trip!

Gorokhovets Historical and Architectural Museum

The first point of your route will be the Historical and Architectural Museum in Gorokhovts. You will learn the history of the city, about the life and life of local residents in XVII-XVIII centuries. You'll get acquainted with Russian merchants and see many antique and interesting objects. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 to 17:30.

Церковь Покрова на Нерли

Visit a very picturesque place and a monument of ancient Russian architecture of the XII century, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is not at all a large white-stone church, built at the confluence of two rivers. It is also called the "White Swan" of Russian architecture and a poem set in stone. A lot of artists paint it. It can be seen on the pages of textbooks. A large number of tourists and pilgrims visit it every year. Don't forget to take a picture of this architectural masterpiece! Note: there is no road to the church, you have to walk along the path in the field - about 1.5 km one way from the Bogolubovo railway station - excellent option for an hour walk after a long road.

Поющий лосось

Take a short pause and go to a cafe for lunch. The menu includes various snacks, salads, hot dishes, chargrilled dishes, soups, side dishes, rolls, pizzas, desserts, as well as a good selection of soft drinks. It has everything to eat tasty and nourishing.

Spoon museum

Now go to the Spoon Museum, which has a huge collection of absolutely different spoons. Here you will learn the history of the spoons, how they are made, about their traits and, of course, you will see many different spoons from different eras. You can book an excursion to the museum by phone indicated [on the site](http://музей-ложки.рф/node/26). The museum opens its doors for you daily from 11 to 19.

Музей Старый Владимир

In Vladimir you will visit another museum, located in the old water tower of the XX century, built in the Neo-Russian style. In the museum you will learn about the way of life in Vladimir in the XIX-XX centuries, about the life of local residents. There are a lot of various old photographs, pieces of furniture, clothes, icons and many other valuable and antique items. Here you can go up to the observation deck and enjoy picturesque bird's-eye views! Rest day: Monday. Museum is closed on clean-up days. You can see the dates of the sanitation days [on the website]( The museum is open Tuesday to Friday and Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00, on Saturdays from 10:00 to 19:00.

Памятник Паровозу

Can't help but pass the train, so make a little stop. The steam locomotive was manufactured in 1952 at the Kolomenskiy plant and was in operation. In 1999 it was installed at the place of the old railway station as a monument. Make sure you take a picture against the background of the locomotive!

Обломов / Oblomov

Dinner will take place in a restaurant with luxurious interior. Here you can taste dishes of Russian European cuisine. The menu includes cold hot appetizers, salads, side dishes from meat and fish, pasta, desserts, fruit vase. The atmosphere of aristocracy and responsive staff will make your evening truly wonderful!

Day 2: A day in Alexandrov and Yuriev-Polsky

On the second day of the trip you will go to the city of Alexandrov, where you will visit the Alexander's Kremlin and Pervushin manor, then go to Yuriev Polsky and see the ancient Mikhailo-Arkhangelsky monastery, and closer to the evening your way lies in Suzdal.

Музей-заповедник "Александровская слобода"

In the morning, go to the city of Alexandrov early. The first point of acquaintance with the city will be the Alexandrov Kremlin, dating back to the XVI century. The residence of Ivan the Terrible was located here. Now on the territory you can visit the museum, as well as the Assumption Monastery. There are several expositions, such as: The State Yard, the House Temple of Ivan the Terrible, the Royal Family, the Dining Room of the XVI century, the image of Ivan the Terrible in the works of painting, the bedside sensor, medieval cellars of the XVI century, the fortress, the treasures of Alexandrovskaya land. [On site]( you can order a tour or buy tickets online for the desired exhibition. The museum is open to you from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am.

Усадьба Первушина

Visit the XIX century estate of merchant Pervushin, an architectural monument. You will get acquainted with the history of family life, see the interior decoration, visit several rooms: entrance hall, reception, living room, dining room, hall. It will be very interesting and informative! You can sign up for the tour by phone or [on site](http://усадьба-первушина.рф). Museum opening hours are from 10 to 17. Weekends: Monday and Tuesday.


Lunch will take place in a cafe with unique Russian-style interiors. The menu offers a wide choice of snacks, salads, soups, hot dishes, burgers, pizza. Pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff!

Юрьев-Польский кремль

Go to Yuriev Polsky and visit the Mikhailo-Arkhangelsky Monastery, whose preserved buildings date back to the XVII-XVIII centuries. Here you will see the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, the Znamenskaya Refectory Church, the Church of John the Theologian, the chapel and bell tower, the wooden Church of St. George the Victorious from the village of Yegorye. Touch history, feel the spirit of the past and enjoy architecture! The museum is open on Mondays from 09:00 to 14:30, Wednesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00.

Le Bazar

For dinner you will find a restaurant in Suzdal with beautiful modern interior. The menu offers a wide choice of snacks, salads, meat and fish dishes, desserts. Enjoy delicious cuisine and a pleasant atmosphere!

Day 3: Cultural life of Suzdal and Kovrov

The third day begins with a visit to the Suzdal Kremlin, then go to get acquainted with wooden architecture and peasant life, and then go to the Kovrov Historical and Memorial Museum. The journey ends with dinner in a restaurant.

Suzdal Kremlin

The third day of the trip begins with the acquaintance of Suzdal. Visit one of the main attractions of the city - Suzdal Kremlin, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is home to the Nativity Cathedral, the Bishopric Chambers, the Church of St. Nicholas, the Church of the Assumption and museum exhibitions. The Kremlin's territory starts at 9 a.m. and the expositions open at 10 a.m.

Музей деревянного зодчества и крестьянского быта

Visit the Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life. Go back in time and you'll see how and what the locals lived. On the territory of the museum there are 2 churches of the XVIII century with a chapel, a mill, farm buildings, peasant houses with recreated interior, in which you can see a stove, benches, various pots, a samovar, spoons, earthenware and many other items. The museum awaits you daily from 10am to 5pm.

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There's a gas station coming up. If you are tired, make a comfortable stop - come for a coffee!


For lunch, go to a cozy cafe. The menu includes dishes of European cuisine: cold and hot appetizers, hot dishes, salads, soup, pasta, ice cream, a fairly large selection of non-alcoholic drinks.

Kovrov Historical and Memorial Museum

In Kovrov you will visit the Historical and Memorial Museum, where you will learn about the history of the city of Kovrov, see many archaeological finds, ancient objects, photographs, an exhibition dedicated to the wars, and there are also several exhibitions. [On the museum website]( you can sign up for a tour. The museum is waiting for you on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.00 to 17.00; on Thursdays from 12:00 to 19:00; on weekends from 11:00 to 5:00 pm. Monday is the day off.


Dinner is served in a restaurant with very beautiful interior and mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine. Salads, appetizers, hot dishes, desserts - everyone can find dishes to their liking here!

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