Not far from Vladimir is the ancient town of Suzdal, famous for its historical sights. The city was formed in the middle of the eleventh century during the time of Prince Vladimir Monomakh. Subsequently, the city grew and became the center of the Suzdal principality. The city has experienced many dramatic events in Russian history. Gradually, Suzdal ceased to be a major administrative center, turning towards the end of the 19th century into a quiet, cozy county town.
Around the city there are many ancient villages. Not far from the city is the church of Boris and Gleb, built in 1152. Suzdal is a city where everything is riddled with antiquity. Continue reading