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Jaroslavl Travel Guide, Russia

Jaroslavl ---- another name for history and culture! 

Jaroslavl, another name for Yaroslavl, the famous city of Russia, situated around 300 kilometers from Moscow at the convergence of the two rivers, Volga and Kotorosi. It is one of the main cities of the famous “Golden Ring of Russia” full of history and heritage. The city was founded by an eminent prince of Russia named Yaroslav around 1000 years ago.


During 17th century, Jaroslavl, was one of the mega cities of Russia. In fact, it was the capital of Russia. Unfortunately, Jaroslavl witnessed a devastation occurred in the city due to the fire in 1658. The city was then ruined to ashes.  But with constant efforts of the folks, Jaroslavl was reconstructed with stones and displayed the best architectural ability in the construction of exquisite churches, forts and monasteries. The magnificent wall paintings and the ornamental work on the ceilings speak about the rich culture of Jaroslavl. For that reason the city of Jaroslavl  is entitled “Florence of Russia.” Presently, Jaroslavl is one of the important cities of ancient Russia with substantial trade and commerce centers.


Jaroslavl consists of six regions and is located at the convergence of the two rivers, Kotorosi and Volga. The Center city of Jaroslavl is the most ancient city and a true depiction of its history. Today, it is one of the busiest cities of Jaroslavl because of its commercial and political significance. Apart from that, the center is widely held for its sights like the Church of Elijah the prophet, the Monastery at the banks of the river Volga and many others.  It has a large inhabited region named Pyatyorka. Frunzensky and Krasnoperekopsky are the two regions that are situated across the river Kotorosi. Frunzensky is a somewhat newly constructed region in comparison to Krasnoperekopsky. But Yarpio brewery is quite popular. Krasnoperekopsky is an old city with numerous factories, many sports grounds, and famous parks and churches. In addition to that, there are other districts in Jaroslavl, namely Dzerzhinsky, Bragino and Zavolzhsky.  

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Jaroslavl is a city of old churches and monasteries with beautiful architectural designs full of frescoes and ornamental work. The churches of famous St. Nicholas Nadein and St. Elijah the prophet are situated in Yaroslavl district. One of the oldest theatres of Russia, Volkov Theater, is also located there.  The city of Jaroslavl boasts of many churches and monasteries of pre-historic times. There is a long list of other important sights that are worth visiting. The Tolgsky Monastery, dates back to the 14th century, consists of the most beautiful and ancient frescos, a huge clock bell tower, a  large dining hall to hold decorous receptions. The Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour was set up during the 12th century. Spaso-Preobrazhenski Monastery was also established in the 12th century. In addition to that, there are numerous theatres, museums and an ancient house of a renowned Russian poet named Nekrasov is also worth visiting.

 Hope you will enjoy every bit of your trip to Jaroslavl!   

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