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Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour

Founded in the 12th century, the Unesco-listed 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 …
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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 (harmoniums, a loud hurdy-gurdy), bells and gramophones – one of th…
Church in Yaroslavl

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 from the 1000-rouble currency note. Protected by Unesco, the red…
Church in Yaroslavl

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 construction. Designed by an Italian architect, the church combines trad…
Museum in Yaroslavl

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-century Russian art (individual or joint ticket available), …
Church in Yaroslavl

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 frescoes, done by the ubiquitous painter Gury Nikitin of Kostroma a…
Gallery in Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl Art Museum (Metropolitan Palace)

The 17th-century former chambers of the metropolitan showcase icons and other religious art from the 13th to 18th centuries. Temporary exhibits have separate admission prices; a recent one featured women's fashion f…
Viewpoint in Yaroslavl

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.
Church in Yaroslavl

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 Yaroslav’s millennium celebrations in 2010. In front of it, a stone-…
Museum in Yaroslavl

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 past 10 centuries; other rooms hold temporary exhibits, such as …