Must see attractions in Yaroslavl

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    Music & Time

    Every object has a voice in this little house containing the late magician John Mostoslavsky’s impressive collection of clocks, musical instruments …

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    John the Baptist Church at Tolchkovo

    It’s a shame that dingy industrial surroundings discourage most people from visiting Yaroslavl’s largest and most unique church – you may recognise it…

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    Cathedral of the Transfiguration

    This 16th-century cathedral (built 1516) is the oldest free-standing building in Yaroslavl; inside are beautiful frescoes from the time of its…

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    Yaroslavl Art Museum (Governor's House)

    The main branch of the city's art museum, housed in the restored former governors' mansion (built 1823), showcases two permanent exhibits on 18th- to 20th…

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    Church of Elijah the Prophet

    The exquisite church that dominates Sovetskaya pl was built by some prominent local fur dealers in 1650. It has some of the Golden Ring’s brightest…

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    Bell Tower

    Climb to the top of the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Transfiguration for excellent views over Yaroslavl and the confluence of its two rivers.

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    Annunciation Cathedral

    The city’s main cathedral originally dated from 1215, but was blown up by the Bolsheviks in 1937. What you see now is a modern replica erected for…

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    History of Yaroslavl Museum

    This museum is in a lovely house built in 1894 by a local merchant. The main exhibit recounts the history of Yaroslavl through many artefacts from the…

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    Ploshchad Volkova

    The massive gate-shaped Vlasyevskaya Watchtower (1659) combined with the Church of the Sign loom over this square named after Fyodor Volkov, who founded…

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    Treasures of Yaroslavl Exhibition

    Yaroslavl's most valued artefacts are on display here inside the Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, including gold icons and jewellery of…