Cities of Vladimir land
Vladimir region is a bright star on the tourist map of Russia. There are architectural monuments, and natural beauties, and ancient cities, and estates of famous people. Devoting time to studying the riches of the land of Vladimir, you can discover many interesting and new things.
The center of the region is the city of Vladimir. Its official history began back in 1098. In fact, the settlement on this place existed before. From 1243 to 1389, it was Vladimir who was the capital of Russia. In memory of past greatness today, a large number of attractions have remained: Golden Gate, Dmitrievsky and Assumption Cathedrals. Vladimir ceased to be the capital, but its significance for our country has always been great. Every era, every century has given an architectural and cultural heritage that can be found today. Vladimir hotels are always waiting for their guests and will help organize a cultural program in all cities of the region.
A few kilometers from Vladimir is the small village of Bogolyubovo. Today it is difficult to believe that many centuries ago it was here that the fate of the country was decided. The former residence of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky reminds of former greatness. Not far from it rises the dome of one of the most beautiful churches in Russia – the Intercession on the Nerl.
No less interesting is another city in the Vladimir region – Suzdal. To this day, historians argue to this day, someone believes that he is older, and someone – that is younger than Vladimir. One thing can be said with certainty – Suzdal is not young. The city is famous primarily for its churches. There are a lot of them, some founded in the 12th century, some later.
Domes not only decorate the city, but also create a special distinctive atmosphere on a small area of 9 square kilometers, attracting tourists from all over the world. In addition to churches, you can visit the Kremlin, the museum of wooden architecture, stroll along the shopping arcades and just admire the civil architecture of the 18th-19th centuries. There is not a single house in Suzdal in which the number of floors would be more than two. High-rise construction is prohibited here!
Another city in the Vladimir region, with which many legends and legends are associated, is Murom. He is familiar to many by the jubilee 10-ruble coin from the series Ancient cities of Russia. Others are known as the birthplace of the hero Ilya of Muromets. In the village of Karacharovo, the memory of the Russian fellow is sacredly kept, there are many places associated with it. And Murom is the birthplace of Saints Peter and Fevronia. The holiday of Family, love and fidelity has been celebrated here for more than a dozen years, and in recent years its scale has grown from a regional to an all-Russian one.
Another tourist pearl of the Vladimir region is Aleksandrov. This city is closely connected with the name of Ivan the Terrible, who arranged here the royal residence. In memory of the great sovereign, the Kremlin has been preserved to this day, through which tours are conducted.
Not so old, but no less interesting city is Kovrov. In fact, it was founded in 1778. Nowadays, it is famous for its weapons factory named after Degtyarev. Its workshops have been working for the good of our country for decades. In 2011, Kovrov was given the status of a city of military glory.
There are other interesting towns in the Vladimir region. Provincial Sudogda, industrial Veil, roadside Lakinsk, secluded Kirzhach, the mysterious Goose-Crystal. It is impossible to talk about all in one article. As well as visiting them all in a few days or weeks.