Architectural Monuments of Ancient Russia – Day 2: Ancient city Vladimir

The second day of the trip will be dedicated to the oldest and most significant city in Russia - Vladimir. Many centuries ago it was Vladimir who was the center of political power and religion. You will get acquainted with the famous cathedrals and architectural monuments of the times of prosperity of this city. Don't forget to look into a real forge, learn to forge iron and feel like a craftsman of those times.
Architectural Monuments of Ancient Russia

Trip duration: 3 days

Darina Frantz


Historic Sites

The uniqueness of the structure is that only the Golden Gates in Jerusalem, Constantinople and Kiev have survived from the Middle Ages. It was the main, most elegant and solemn gate of the capital of Northeast Russia.

Смотровая площадка у Дмитриевского собора

Scenic Lookouts

Dmitrievsky Cathedral, though small in size, amazes with its majesty and monumentality. Distinctive feature and value of the cathedral - the richest white stone carving. Its walls are decorated with about 600 reliefs depicting saints. Try to find mythical and real animals on its reliefs. Be sure to walk to the observation deck and take some photos with a view of the river Klyazma.

Свято-Успенский кафедральный собор


The main temple of the city, which is the most valuable monument of ancient Russian architecture. Dormition Cathedral in Vladimir served as a model for the construction in the XV century Dormition Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin. The frescoes of Andrei Rublyov, a brilliant Russian icon painter of the XV century, preserved in the cathedral, are of great value.

Памятник Князю Владимиру

Monuments / Landmarks

Make sure you reach the monument to Vladimir and St. Fedor. A stunning monument, next to which you can enjoy an extraordinary view of the city and the Assumption Cathedral.


Eastern European Restaurants, Restaurants

The panoramic view of the city from the windows of the restaurant will not leave anyone indifferent, and in the warm season offers a chic view terrace. The menu offers dishes of European, Georgian and Russian cuisine. We advise to book a table in advance, the place is very popular.

Kremlyovsky Hotel

Кузница Бородиных

Art Galleries

Learn the art of blacksmithing with professional blacksmiths who are skilled at telling and showing you the intricacies of their business. A real interactive workshop, after which you will leave with your forged product. The blacksmith shop itself is full of antique and authentic items. The forge only works on Fridays off.

Музей Ложки

Historic Sites

Private museum of spoons, the collection of which includes more than 15 thousand species of spoons not only from Russia but also from other countries. In the museum you will be able to get acquainted with the history of the spoon, with various techniques and manufacturing techniques, learn a lot of things associated with the spoon. Be sure to use the services of a guide. Monday is the day off.

Gazpromneft filling station #125

Isn't it time to stop on vacation? You can warm up, fill up and buy goods on the way at Gazpromneft's filling stations.

Русское подворье

Russian Restaurants

Cozy restaurant of Russian cuisine, which is located in the heart of the city. In the warm season, a chic veranda opens. Visitors recommend stewed lamb with porridge, red mullet, pickles and loads. The menu offers a large selection of pies with different fillings. Pay attention to the infusions of own production.