Goritsy Specials in Russia

Yaroslavl ©PnP!/flickr

Yaroslavl ©PnP!/flickr

Other than Kizhi with an amazing 22 onion domes Church of the Transfiguration, Goritsy is another must see. It may only be a tiny settlement near to the White Lake, it is one of the Russian river cruise stop too. Another medieval atmosphere with a really picturesque town where you can find the various monasteries where the monks sank into the deep spiritual life. Kirillo-Belozerskiy monastery other than the Goritsy Nunnery are ultra famous. The latter was less grand than the 1397 Kirillo-Belozerskiy monastery though it was named after the monk Reverend Kirill. Its historic grandeur makes it the New Seven Wonders of Russia. Besides, it has six centuries of history filled with glory.

Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl has typical temperate continental climate so you should prepare yourself when visiting. It is more snowy with dry winters and colder. The summers are warm and temperate. From November it is the winter time and out of the five months period, you will get to experience the coldest in January of negative eight degrees Celsius. Sometimes, you might even have to be aware that it can drop as low as minus twenty. Visit large towns such as Gavrilov-Yam, Tutayev or Nrekhta. Yaroslavl is very near to the mouth of Kotorsl river. Pretty easy to get there as many connections via the roads from Moscow brings you there. Pass by uneven landscapes and rolling hills but you can also find a rich mixed of coniferous forest and large swampland.

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour

Other than the Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, the Holy Gate dating from 1516, you should see the Church of the Epiphany which is made of red-brick just opposite the kremlin. The other is the Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Work, and the stone-slab monument behind the art museum. Other sights like the bell tower, the History of Yaroslavl Museum, Dom Mateev along the Volga embankment. Russian art lovers, you can find lots of them from the 18th til the 20th century from the Yaroslavl Art Museum.

Uglich

Uglich ©César Atanes/flickr

Uglich ©César Atanes/flickr

There are nice places to enjoy a walking tour such as the Uglich. This is Russian’s most ancient and you can also see the Dmitry Blood’s Church which commemorates the murder of Tsarevich Demetrius other than exploring the Flea Market and the Uglich Bell Tower. Someone might tell you of a complex personality of this place called Ivan the Terrible.

 

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