Georgievskaya Ulitsa

Golden Ring

This pedestrian-only street curving southwest from the main strip was lovingly recreated in 2015 as a brick-paved thoroughfare from the old days, dotted with souvenir stores, whimsical bronze statues of 19th-century locals and working water pumps; at its far end is the former water tower. It's a lovely place for a stroll – don't miss the broad viewing terraces at the eastern end, which offer stunning views of Assumption Cathedral (especially gorgeous floodlit at night).

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Nearby Golden Ring attractions

1. Old Vladimir Museum

0.13 MILES

This red-brick former water tower contains a multistorey exhibit of everyday objects from Vladimir's history (no English signage); the display of old…

2. Old City Wall

0.18 MILES

This grassy hill just south of the Golden Gate is all that remains of the original city walls that once enclosed medieval Vladimir.

3. Golden Gate

0.18 MILES

In the 1160s Andrei Bogolyubsky built five defensive gates to guard his city; only this former western entrance survives. It was later restored and…

4. Sobornaya Ploschad

0.27 MILES

The expanse of 'Cathedral Sq' is at the heart of downtown Vladimir. Its 22m-tall monument was built for the 850th anniversary of the town's founding…

5. Assumption Cathedral


Set dramatically high above the Klyazma River, this simple but majestic piece of pre-Mongol architecture is the legacy of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky, the…

7. Palaty Museum Complex

0.35 MILES

The grand 18th-century court building between the Assumption and St Dmitry Cathedrals – known as Palaty ('chambers') – houses a children’s museum (adult…

8. Cathedral of St Dmitry


Built between 1193 and 1197, this exquisite, Unesco-listed white-stone cathedral represents the epitome of Russian stone carving. The attraction here is…