Attractions

Monastery in Kostroma

Monastery of St Ipaty

Named after St Ipaty (Hypatios) of Gangara, this monastery at the confluence of the Volga and Kostroma Rivers was founded in the 1330s by Chet, a Tatar prince who converted to Christianity. In 1590 his descendant, T…
Museum in Kostroma

Museum of Wooden Architecture

Essentially a large riverside park, this open-air museum comprises a large collection of old, rural wooden buildings moved here for preservation, including peasant families' houses, cleverly engineered windmills and…
Square in Kostroma

Susaninskaya Ploshchad

Picturesque Susaninskaya pl was built under Catherine the Great’s patronage after a fire in 1773 (based on, as legend says, the shape of her fan) and nicely revamped for the Romanov dynasty's 400-year anniversary in…
Historic Building in Kostroma

Guardhouse

Constructed in 1826, this small guardhouse was originally a brig to hold arrested soldiers until trial. During the Soviet era it was used as offices for various institutions, including a library and a registry offic…
Monastery in Kostroma

Monastery of the Epiphany

The Monastery of the Epiphany is now the Archbishop of Kostroma’s residence. The large cathedral in this 14th- to 19th-century complex is the city’s main working church. The 13th-century icon of Our Lady of St Theod…