Updated: Jun 27, 2022
A trip to the cities of the Golden Ring of Russia is an amazing opportunity to see real Russian churches, admire the incredible nature of our country and also visit the most beautiful cities of Russia.
Sergiev Posad is the only city in the Moscow region included in the route of the Golden Ring of Russia. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world come here every year. The city got its name from the name of St. Sergius of Radonezh, the founder of the largest monastery in Russia - the Trinity-Sergius Lavra.
Many ancient buildings have survived in this city: churches,five active monasteries, ramparts. Pereslavl-Zalessky is one of the 8 cities, which was included in 1960s on the Golden Ring route.
Rostov the Great
On the following day you can come to Rostov the Great. Rostov the Great is one of the oldest cities in our country. On the Rostov land, thousand-year-old deep lakes, birch groves and the most valuable historical monuments have been preserved.
A nice highway runs from Ro` stov to Yaroslavl. Yaroslavl is an old Russian city with many ancient monuments. The settlement appeared in the 6th century and today is the center of medieval architecture and cultural heritage of North-Eastern Russia.
Kostroma is an ancient city in Central Russia, included in the Golden Ring route.The originality and uniqueness of Kostroma determines the unique preserved architectural appearance of the city, which includes numerous cultural monuments and historical sights. The Volga River, dividing the city into two parts, gives it an incredible beauty and attractiveness.
Ivanovo is the youngest city of the Golden Ring of Russia. If you want to visit Ivanovo now, you have to definitely look at the monuments related to the era of constructivism: house-ship, house-horseshoe. As well as historical and revolutionary monuments, old merchant houses.
Suzdal is the only «museum city» in Russia. The guests of the city say that the city has unique atmosphere of calmness and hospitality inherent in small Russian cities. Here they are able to rest and enjoy the peace and the absence of the hustle and bustle of big cities.
The last city of the Golden Ring is Vladimir. The most beautiful architectural monuments that brought glory to this city are the white-stone buildings of the 12th century, located on the territory of the ancient great city - the Assumption Cathedral, the Dmitrievsky Cathedral, the Golden Gate.