Historic Suzdal is one of Russia’s oldest settlements, dating back to early the 11th century. It’s a serene and charming place, offering a latticework of unpaved paths that wind by churches with candy-colored domes, rustic wooden structures and cinematic meadows. Sip some local medovukha honey cider for a true taste of the region.
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5 based on 722 reviews
This is a monastery that is not now occupied and it operates as a museum. We has a tour as part of a guided tour onthe area and so it was interesting. Parts of the monastery have displays of artifacts of monasteries but the labels are all in Russian. Not sure if there are guide leaflets in different languages.
The bells are rung on each hour and you can see the bellringer pulling the ropes.
There's a good craft shop where crafts made by people living in Suzdal are sold.
5 based on 185 reviews
At Kideksha there stands what is believed to be the oldest surviving church in Russia and you can look at the vaulted ceiling and make out the remnants of ancient frescoes from the original church - most of which has been rebuilt several times over. You can also look in awe at a spiral staircase built without nails -- incredible actually when you see it and then you can walk out the back and see the river which once marked the eastern boundary of the Russian lands.
We did it as part of a bus tour and were very glad that we did. I have seen it twice, once in summer, bright blue skies etc etc and once in winter with a frozen river beyond snow covered meadows. The interesting thing is that out in the middle of the frozen river was the baptismal pool - cut into the ice in the shape of a crucifix - awaiting new candidates for baptism. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!.
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Crossing the gate you find yourself in a holy tranquility spirit. The well kept wooden houses and flowers and the compact smal and humble Cathedral are in peaceful atmosphere. Worth while to pass here and visit for a short while. Recommended site. Taking pictures of nuns is forbidden.
4.5 based on 819 reviews
Really enjoyed visiting the Museum of Wooden Architecture, it really felt like you were seeing into Russian Rural Life, of days gone by. There were various buildings including a church, windmills, and different styles of houses, its interesting to see how the people lived. The living accommodation was on the upper floor, and the animals and work areas were below. I'm really pleased we came here.
4.5 based on 849 reviews
Obviously on a much smaller scale than Moscow Kremlin but allowing a more close look at the furnishings of such a building at the time of its use. Particularly interesting to me were the large ceramic radiators.
4.5 based on 107 reviews
You can't walk thru it now, but you can take a good look on it from Suzdal's Red Square, from the corner of Lenina and Krupskaya streets. Once you are on monastery territory you will be amazed how many thing shall be done here to bring it walls and buildings back to the glory.
4.5 based on 68 reviews
The red-colored Assumption Church looks pretty from outside. In fact there are also many nice paintings and icons inside for viewing. The original church had been burnt in early 18th century and the present one was a re-built one instead.
4 based on 127 reviews
This building always been used as a place to sell souvenirs.
So there are couple of 'restaurants' specilized on food "a'la russ"
Next to it there is a line of local farmers selling berries/drinks/mushrooms/fish
Place shows itself during a raining day. You can walk around under the roof
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The Cathedral occupies a large area by the riverside. Both the external and internal parts are beautiful. The surrounding environment along the river is also nice. A good opportunity for photo-takers as you could have more space to move in the open area around.
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