Travel to Suzdal
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. The city has more than a hundred old examples of architecture, most of which are known throughout the world.
Inspection of city sights is best to start from the main street, passing through which you can go to the Kremlin. The Assumption Church and the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin are located near the main tower of the Kremlin. The cathedral was originally wooden, but in 1222 it was reconstructed and rebuilt from white stone. The Kremlin also houses the world-famous churches of St. Nicholas and the Nativity of Christ. Near the Kremlin are numerous churches, which are unique monuments of Russian church architecture.
In addition to numerous churches, in Suzdal there are ancient Aleksandrovsky, Pokrovsky and Spaso-Efimiev monasteries. In addition to wonderful examples of church architecture, on the old streets of the town there are many houses of old construction. On the central city square there are merchant ranks.
A feature of Suzdal is that houses of modern construction organically fit into the urban landscape. There are no high-rise buildings in the city. Preservation of the historical appearance of the town is a merit of the creators of the Suzdal architectural museum-reserve in Soviet times. Buildings of modern construction are represented by many antique-styled towers.
There are many small cozy hotels in the town to accommodate tourists. Although many guests prefer to stay in Vladimir hotels, after all, Suzdal is only 30 km away from Vladimir, and a short trip only adds to the experience.
Numerous cafes of Suzdal are always ready to provide tourists with a menu of Russian dishes. The city is famous for its cucumbers. Residents of the town annually collect abundant crops. In honor of this vegetable, a cucumber festival is held every year. Also in Suzdal, the famous mead drink is produced. Each tourist, having visited this ancient town, finding himself in a unique atmosphere of ancient times, will be captivated by the beauty and charm of Suzdal land.