Visit the famous Golden Ring of Russia

Golden Ring, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Goritsky Monastery of Dormition

Golden Ring, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Goritsky Monastery of Dormition @World-wide-gifts.com/Flick

The journey through the ancient Russian cities of Central Russia, at the north- east of Moscow, is called the “Golden Ring“. Indeed, in Vladimir, Velikii, Rostov, Uglici, Iarolsavli and other cities of the “ring” are concentrated extraordinary historical architectural monuments – the pride and glory of the Russian national art.

Among them are the creations of the craftsmen of the flowering period of the Vladimir- Suzdali architecture from the 12th century – erarly 13th century, monuents from the 14th and 15th century –the period of the great renaissance after the Mongol -Tatar domination, and many constructions from the 16th-18th century.

Tourism in the Golden Ring

Each year increases the genuine interest to the attractive cultural richness of the region, increases the flow of tourists to the cities of the Golden Ring of Russia. Currently these cities have turned into major tourist centers. The museums are expanding their exhibitions, are created real tourist centers, the tourist infrastructure is well developed in all towns of the Golden Ring.

View from Golden Ring Hotel in Moscow

View from Golden Ring Hotel in Moscow @Barbara L. Slavin/Flick

The cities of the Golden Ring

The total length of the Golden Ring route is slightly more than 1000 km. The route was designed in the 60’s of the 20th century for foreign tourists, which wanted to know better the unique cultural heritage of Russia.

The Golden Ring cities are located in five regions: Moscovskaia, Vladimirskaia, Ivanovskaia, Kostromskaia and Iaroslavskaia. Among the most unusual cities in the region are: Serghiev-Posad, Pereslavli-Zalesskii, Rostov Velikii, Iaroslavli, Kostroma, Suzdali and Vladimir. These, and other cities, linked by roads, form a symbolic circle – hence appeared the refined and poetic name of “Golden Ring”. Every city can boast with exclusive, unrepeatable history, comprising several centuries.

A large number of monasteries, holy places and temples of the region attract a great numbers of pilgrims. The Golden Ring region is rich in folk art creations. The museums will present you examples of old artistic handicrafts.

Golden Ring, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Goritsky Monastery of Dormition

Golden Ring, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Goritsky Monastery of Dormition @World-wide-gifts.com/Flick

The natural surrounding

The nature of central Russia is remarkable because it is attractive in winter, spring, summer and fall alike. The Volga plains and the guiet forest rivers, the spruce forests and birch groves are beautiful and scenic places. Travelling through the region allows to touch the soul of Russia, to feel the style of life in the remote areas.

For the benefit of the tourist industry development have recently appeared two new terms – the large Golden Ring of Russia and the small Golden Ring of Russia. In total, the region comprises more than 20 attractive tourist places and together they form the treasury of Russian culture. The Golden Ring is a living encyclopedia of ancient Russian architecture.

Russia, Golden Ring, Yaroslavl, Strelka

Russia, Golden Ring, Yaroslavl, Strelka @World-wide-gifts.com/Flick

 

Leave a Reply