Provincial Town Kashin’s Sights

Kashin ©diodia.diodia/flickr

Kashin ©diodia.diodia/flickr

Kashin is about five hours or five and a half hours by train or suburban train from Moscow. Some people take an overnight train from Saint Petersburg to Tver’ to savior the scenic beauty. Kashinka is the river that cuts through the whole town with loops and curves. You may check out a special ‘point’ where it is so narrow with a single street for the amazing view of the river on both your left and right. There are straight streets running from west-east and north-south, usually they ends with hills then churches on the hilltop.

Resurrection Cathedral

Voskresenskii sobor or the Resurrection Cathedral is such a hilltop church example. With an apse and five solemn domes, It is on the Lunacharskogo Street and stands on the highest point of the Dukhova Hill. Here you will see the amazing 13th century moats and fortifications that depict its existence since 1382. Prince Yury of Dmitrov had build the town’s first stone church, but it did not survive til the middle of the 18th century. Now the Cathedral that you see has a unique carved and gilt icon-stand. They are kept and can also be seen at the Russian Museum as well as the Tretyakov Gallery. The three-tier bell tower has a clock and this church has a clear three-dimension and two-dimension solutions, distinguishing it as a really outstanding architectural monument. The Tuscan order porticos with pediments, pilaster corners and six-pillared facades made it look really unique. Special designed domes of octagonal shape had this Cathedral cast as an inspiring yet religious building of the town.

Klobukov Monastery

Kashin town ©Gjabu/flickr

Kashin town ©Gjabu/flickr

The Klobukov Monastery together with the Troitskaya Tserkov’ or St. Trinity Church, the Intercession Church and the St Alexius Church are amazing sights to see. The St. Dimitrios or Dmitrievskii Monastery with its very popular St. Trinity Cathedral are also timeless treasures. Besides, the Sretenskii Monastery or the “Meeting of the Lord Troiskaya Tserkov” has its cells which survived. Other than the many churches, this area is scattered with several old merchant mansions as well. People are also recommended to see the Church of the Entry into Jerusalem which dated back to 1777, in Russian language, Vkhodoierusalimskaya Tserkov’. It is now a museum and also really worth to see are the Church of the Sign of the Holy Cross (Krestoznamenskaya Tserkov’) and the Ascension Church (Voznesenskaya Tserkov’).

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