Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour
Cathedral of the Transfiguration
The oldest surviving structures of Yaroslavl, dating from 1516, are the Holy Gate near the main entrance by the river, and the austere...
The 17th-century former metropolitan’s chambers houses the old Yaroslavl art collection of the Art Museum , with icons and other work...
Church of the Epiphany
Opposite the kremlin, the vaulted, red-brick Church of the Epiphany was built by a wealthy 17th-century merchant. Its rich decoration...
This place is popular with tourist groups for its atmospheric location (inside the gates of the monastery) and its tasty Russian fare.
Lonely Planet review
Founded in the 12th century, the Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour was one of Russia’s richest and best-fortified monasteries by the 16th century. The oldest surviving structures, dating from 1516, are the Holy Gate near the main entrance by the river, and the austere Cathedral of the Transfiguration (admission R60; open Thu-Mon). Other buildings house exhibits on history, ethnography and icons, the newest, Treasures of Yaroslavl (admission R100), featuring works of gold, silver and precious gems.