33 Sights of Vladimir – the most interesting
Vladimir – the city of the Golden Ring of Russia, which largely determined her fate. 250 years He was the capital of ancient Russia, and today the main attractions of Vladimir in the World Heritage List. In the Dorogi-Ne-Dorogi review, you will learn what to see in Vladimir, in addition to the monuments of UNESCO – 33 options for the choice. And about where it makes no sense.
The main symbols of Vladimir Rus
The main symbols of Vladimir Rus are associated with the epoch Andrei Bogolyubsky (son of Yuri Dolgoruky), who suffered the capital of the ancient Russian state from Kiev to Vladimir.
Golden Gate – symbol of Vladimir
Golden Gate Stand at this place from 1164. Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky built them not only as defense, but also as a main entrance to the ancient Vladimir – rare for medieval Europe.
The gate stand in the middle of the road, and in ancient times they knead the earthen shaft with a wooden wall at the top. See how the fortress looked like then, you can in the Museum-Dioram located in the Gardish Church.
Lifting here on a narrow staircase, pay attention to the wall on the right side. In the opening of the combat door, inscriptions left by Vladimir’s defenders in the winter of 1238, when Khan Bati broke into the city.
On the diorama, it is shown how Tatar-Mongols tried to break through the Golden Gate. They did not succeed. The invaders took Vladimir, only when they destroyed the wall on the shaft near the Spassky Temple.
- Where: ul. Big Moscow, 1a.
- When: daily from 10:00 to 18:00, Thursday – day off.
- What is the price: 150 rubles. for adults, 100 rubles. for kids.
Holy Assumption Cathedral: Frescoes Andrei Rublev
Outside the Assumption Cathedral seems conventional – white, five domes. It was laid in 1158. Here they were crowned with Vladimir first, and then Moscow sovereigns.
Inside the temple of the treasure – 300 m² of frescoes written by Andrey Rublev and Daniel black more than 600 years ago.
Most famous: "Procession of righteous to paradise", "Apostles and Angels", "Terrible Court". They after restoration, on the excursion time is beautifully highlighted.
The image of this church inspired architects to create masterpieces. For example, the Italian Aristotle Phiorewanti during the construction of the Moscow Kremlin of the Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin.
Cathedral acts as a museum, but worships pass.
- Where: ul. Big Moscow, 56.
- When: from 7:00 to 20:00, excursion time from 13:00 to 16:45.
- What is the price: On the excursion Time 200 rubles., before and after free.
The temple of the cover on the nerve – on one road
The wondrous temple on the nerve is geographically not in Vladimir. But so close to be here and not to see the cover of the hectare of the nerve – ridiculous. The road to the car from the city center will take no more than half an hour.
The temple laid the prince Andrei Bogolyubsky in memory of the son of Izaslav, who was killed in the war with Volzhsky Bulgarians.
Dating up 1158 – 1165.
A lonely church stands in a kilometer from Bogolyubov on a quiet meadow, reflected in the old man of the nerve. In the spring meadow almost completely fills with water, and the temple is sailing on her on a small artificial holly.
Initially, the church surrounded the gallery with columns height of half the temple, in the south wall there is a door from her. Inside the frescoes are not survived, but you will see reliefs outside. A man squeezing on the throne – this is King David. In his hands, he has Psalms, and a number of lions and pigeons – symbols of power and meekness of the Spirit.
The church is valid – you can put candles, submit notes about health and commemoration.
How to get: Vladimir region., with. Bogolyubovo, ul. Vokzalnaya, 8.
Driving to the temple on the car can not. Near the Bogolyubovo railway station there is a small playground, leave the car there. Walking on foot will take about 20 minutes – first on the bridge through the path, and then on a paved stone path. Here are all pilgrims. Everyone goes one expensive.
Bogolyubovsky Women’s Monastery – Bloody Track of the History of Ancient Rus
Bogolyubovsky Women’s Monastery is very close to the temple on the nerve. He occupies the territory of the Palace-Castle Andrei Bogolyubsky.
The monastery itself is a place racing, but the remnants of the Princely Terem, in which Vladimir-Suzdal Prince killed, worth seeing.
In the niche of the stair tower, which is similar to the bell tower, stands a memorable monument. Not allowed inside, allowed to watch from behind the door with grille.
How it was
In 1174, the conspirators at night penetrated the Chamber of Prince, he was seriously injured. He was able on the stone stairs of the screw staircase of Upoltzti in a niche – I wanted to hide there. But Prince Andrew was found on the bloody trail and finished.
The list of conspirators and killers Andrei Bogolyubsky found on the wall of the Transfiguration Cathedral in Pereslavl-Zalessky during restoration in 2015.
About this and what else interesting in Pereslavl-Zalessky, read in the online guidebook.
This is the only civil building that has come down to us since the time of the Domongol Rus.
Nearby is the Neolithic Parking Sungir – archaeological monument to which 34,000 years. On the parking lot, there is nothing to do – there the field, but the finds in the historical museum (read about it next) look interesting.
- Where: Vladimir region., with. Bogolyubovo.
- When: Worship every day at 7:30, 17:00.
- What is the price: is free.
Temples and monasteries in Vladimir
Dmitrievsky Cathedral – White Masterpiece
Dmitrievsky Cathedral was a family, palace temple of Prince Vsevolod a big nest.
The church is built of white limestone. The facades of the top of the Cathedral are "cut" with vesitis patterns, flowers, images of lions and holy martyrs. Just about 1,500 carved stones – and this is the XII century, no power tools, everything is manually.
Inside is not as interesting as outside, but you can look for the sake of the residue of the fresco "Scary Court" and the museum. Every half an hour includes recording audio, so do not leave immediately, wait.
- Where: ul. Big Moscow, 60.
- When: daily from 10:00 to 18:00, except Tuesday – day off.
- What is the price: 150 rubles. (preferential – 100 rubles.).
The Virgin-Christmas Monastery – Site
Pray and caraa – The whole history of the monastery comes down to two words. The abode was founded between 1197 and 1206. Now you can see the buildings of the XVII century – the chambers of Archimandrite and Baroque and Eclectics.
Facts you need to know:
- During the invasion of Batya, the abode was destroyed (1237 g.). Ihuman and brotherhood killed, the monastery burned.
- Here we created and kept the Lavrentiev chronicle.
- Alexander Nevsky was buried in the monastery before the saint’s relics were transferred to Alexander Nevsky Lavra.
For about 70 years, the USSR authorities are located: OGPU, NKVD, KGB. Investigative insulators were arranged in monastery cells. The verdict was carried out here. In the western wall of the monastery in memory of this there is a memorial cross, and next to the execution list – in it 28 names.
- Where: ul. Big Moscow, 68.
- When: Temple is open from 6:00 to 20:00, Specify service schedule.
Nikitskaya Church – Destructive Baroque
Nikitskaya Church – "White Voron" among Vladimir Orthodox Churches. XVII century, provincial baroque, green facade with white platbands and pilasters. Very beautiful, non-unistricted, as if hidden away from the center.
From the former grandeur of the baroque church there is no trace, the facade crept. Overview is open at the top, but the rise on this bell tower is medieval extreme. The staircase is very cool, the corridor is extremely narrow.
- Where: ul. Knyagininskaya, 8.
- When: Daily from 8:30 to 18:00.
- What is the price: Entrance to the viewing area – 100 rubles.
Trinity Church – Old Believers
The Temple of the Trinity of the Library – the last pre-revolutionary and only in Vladimir, who built the Old Believers. The people – the Red Church of the Golden Gate, because of the color of the brick.
The temple was laid in 1913 – the year of the 300th anniversary of the celebration of the Romanov House. Built in the pseudovizantine style, with elements of Vladimir-Suzdal architecture and Moscow Pattern.
As the church, the building served only 12 years, and in the 1960s he almost demolished. Allegedly there was already a project for the investment of explosives (they freed the place for theatrical square), but the writer Vladimir Soloohin and the public interpreted.
Now inside Museum of Crystal (About it in more detail in the "Interesting Museums in Vladimir" section).
Where: ul. Noble, 2.
Church of the Holy Rosary – Mental Neoetics
Unexpected temple in the old Orthodox Vladimir (Neojik, 1894.).
Here you can all: unbeliever, unresolved, buddhists, Protestants and just curious. This is stated in the ads on the entrance – a kind of FAQ, how to behave in the Catholic church.
Inside the church is light and beautiful: the shapes of the saints are allowed to photograph. On weekends give concerts of spiritual organ music (plus violin or flute). From September to May nuns teach those who want Polish.
- Where: ul. Gogol, 12A.
- What is the price: Charitable fee for a concert – from 200 rubles.
The main attractions of Vladimir can be seen over the weekend. How to build a route better, tell me in the article "What to see in Vladimir for 2 days independently".
Vladimir in detail: Original buildings
Unusual building built in 1912. More than 103 thousand liters of water was placed in the water tower tank – this is a stock of 8000 buckets.
The monument of industrial architecture externally resembles a fortress construction – arched niches like loopholes, above the windows of the Strengted Arches. When the tower was converted to the museum in the mid-1970s, the similarity was strengthened – added a tent roof with a weather vane.
Here now Museum "Old Vladimir". On 4 tiers there is an observation deck, but the view from it is not the best.
- Where: Kozlov Shaft, 14.
- When: daily from 10:00 to 18:00, day off – Monday.
- What is the price: 150 rubles. for adults, 100 rubles. For schoolchildren.
Friendship House – Miracle Terem in Pseudorussky Style
The house of the friendship building has become a dozen years ago, when official delegations began to meet here and carry out techniques. The building looks like Terem: Cyle-shaped arches, a four-tight roof with tents, platbands.
Initially, this is the building of the Vladimir City Duma. Built in 1907, it looks outwardly resembles the "older sister" – the Moscow Duma (the old building on Red Square, is now the historical museum in it). The same red brick, the same pseudorussian style.
Where: Big Moscow, 54.
Men’s gymnasium with a strange flat church
This provincial gymnasium (1786.) Only at first glance seems usual. The main facade is decorated with columns, multistage staircase. The children of nobles and officers studied in it – stories, Latin, other sciences.
Unusual here you need to look for in the end of the building. These are the remnants of the decorative belftle of red brick. The structure was nicknamed "strange flat church" – it warks in the air, only one of the walls is pressed against the school. Previously, at this place was the house church in honor of Alexander Nevsky for teachers and gymnasics.
Now in the building Children’s Art School.
Where: ul. Big Moscow, 35.
Red Cross – Ambulance with bell tower
The building built during the First World War as the Red Cross Hospital, more resembles the estate of the landowner decorated in the style of the Russian Pattern.
Here is unusual for the hospital, all:
- Porch Runduk, similar to entrance to Gorokhovetskaya merchant chambers,
- Stone lace around the facade of the building and intricate windows,
- Carved friezes, semicircular and cylindic platbands, as in Vladimir-Suzdal churches,
- High tower reminiscent of the bell tower.
During the epidemic of COVID-19, an infectious hospital for patients with coronavirus is deployed.
Where: ul. Gorky, 5.
Theater of dolls or folk house of sobriety
Beautiful building built in 1905 as a folk house for sobriety society. Money on building allocated the Imperial Ministry of Finance. Ampir was mixed here, modern and neoclassicism – the architect Yakov Revyakin tried.
During the year of the 1905 revolution, revolutionaries were going to secretly in the house, folk assembly were satisfied, the rational was. And during the First World War, he was given to refugees.
Now here is the theater dolls.
Where: ul. Gagarina, 7.
Interesting museums in Vladimir
Vladimir Historical Museum: Main Artifacts
Museum is small but interesting. Here, all about the history of Vladimir to the 1917 revolution. Artifacts found on excavations on the Sungori Parking, are stored just in it.
What to see:
- In the first hall – archaeological finds, including a collection of jewels that were hidden by Vladimir beauties from Tatar-Mongol in 1238.
- In the second hall – painting with images of Andrei Bogolyubsky and Alexander Nevsky, icons and documents of the time of the Board of Nicholas II.
At the exit, look at the building itself: the facade is decorated with antique Gorokhetian tiles with primitive Russian drawings.
- Where: ul. Big Moscow, 64.
- When: daily from 10:00 to 16:00, Tuesday – day off.
- What is the price: Adult ticket – 150 rubles., Schoolchildren free.
Museum Center "Chambers": stand up on the pea
Chambers – this is the provincial attendants.
A large three-story building was built by 1790 for the management apparatus. On the first floor he worked a typography and the editors of the Vladimir "Vedomosti" was placed and where Herzen worked.
Things to do:
- On the first floor – see how the life and study of our ancestors was organized, try to get fire and stand on the pea.
- On the second floor – Rate art gallery, as well as vintage interior items.
- On the third floor – find out at a special exhibition, how the museum was created.
Master classes are arranged in the Museum Center, temporary photo exhibitions are held.
- Where: ul. Big Moscow, 58.
- When: daily from 10:00 to 17:00, Monday – day off.
- What is the price: Entrance to Children’s Museum Center – 100 rubles., On the exposure of the 2nd floor – 200 rubles., Exhibition "Birth of the Museum" for free.
Old pharmacy: How stored poisons
Old pharmacies in Russia breed like mushrooms after the rain. Vladimir on their background does not stand out. But if they were not in others, it is worth looking.
It is located in this pharmaceutical knowledge, in which they prepared and sold miraculous medicines from colds and heartburn since 1805.
More than 100 exhibits: Atlas Dr. Geitmann, bottles for poisons from blue moucher glass, perfume leaflets of the XVIII century and all sorts of rare pharmaceutical "things".
- Where: ul. Georgievskaya, 3.
- When: daily from 10:00 to 19:00, except Monday.
- What is the price: Excursions – 200 rubles. For adults, 100 rubles for schoolchildren, master classes – from 300 rubles.
Borodie forge: nail instead of ticket
There is a forge behind the old pharmacy. Blacksmiths here real, hereditary, charismatic – Borodins.
List of blacksmiths for adults and children:
- see how togging blacksmith horn,
- Tracing and walk in heavy mail,
- Drink tea from a real samovar,
- Put the first nail person (the workpiece will receive instead of the input ticket).
In the forge lives a cat Ryzhik, grab him a hotel and do not forget to stroke the "fire" guide.
- Where: ul. Georgievskaya, 3g.
- When: From Friday to Sunday.
- What is the price: Excursion – 250 USD for adult, 150 rubles. For children, your nail will be taught for an extra 200 USD
Retrosklad: You can touch everything
Retrosklad is a time machine in Vladimirsky. Come into the former car depot of the Vladimir station and fall into the Soviet past.
Epochs are mixed here: Near the motorcycle of military times, cassette tape recorders are adjacent, disk phones. Near the souvenir plates, on the beans’ retrostles, along the wall old skiing with fasteners on rubber bands and wire. On the shelf cameras – film shifts, zenith, fads.
All this is strictly glanced by a mosaic grandfather Lenin.
- Where: Next to the railway station (entrance through the parking lot)
- When: daily from 11:00 to 18:00.
- What is the price: 100 rubles. per person (either for free in return for old things).
Temple Museum: Crystal and Lacquer Miniature
Museum of crystal and lacquer miniatures will find in the Old Believer Red Church of the Golden Gate (I told about the very building above). Here is light and air, but there are not much exhibits as in Gus-Crystal. It’s like a reduced copy of the country’s chief museum.
In the shop windows you will see cups, decanters, decorative products. Home Value – Muratov Installation "Memories of Venice".
On the second floor, on the choir, exhibition of embroidery and lacquer boxes.
How to get to Myshkina from Moscow – there is no train, but there is a ferry
- Where: ul. Noble, 2.
- When: from 10:00 to 19:00, except Tuesday.
- What is the price: 150 rubles., beneficiaries – 100 rubles.
Spoon Museum: From Love to Coronation
The museum of a spoon in Vladimir is symbolic.
The founder of the city of Vladimir Red Solnychko first in Russia ordered to cast silver spoons for his warriors and ordered the use of cutlery during meals.
In the collection of private museum Tatiana Pikunova spoons more than 20,000. Collected all over the world – spoons from 150 countries: silver, porcelain, melchior, tin.
The most interesting – Celtic spoons of love (cut out the bride from the tree) and English coronation. There are geographical spoons, for example, with a bust of Napoleon on a cutlets.
- Where: ul. Oktyabrskaya, 4.
- When: daily from 11:00 to 19:00 without days off.
- What is the price: 200 rubles., Schoolchildren and pensioners – 100 rubles., Preschoolers for free.
Famous monuments in Vladimir
Monument in honor of the 850th anniversary of the city
Monument stands at the Cathedral Square since 1958.
It depicts three men: the architects turned towards the Assumption Cathedral, the warrior with a sword looks at the golden gate, and the worker with the tractor – on the promsion of Vladimir.
Residents of the city belong to the monument with subnings: call "three fools", and "three lazy people", and "three non-drinking" (since everyone is located back to each other).
Where: ul. Big Moscow, 35/33.
Monument to the prince Vladimir
The monument is located on the panoramic site of the Assumption Cathedral. Near Prince Vladimir Saint Fedor – First Bishop Rostov and Suzdal.
The monument was established in the year of the 850-year-old anniversary of the transfer of the capital from Kiev to Vladimir.
Where: ul. Big Moscow, 43.
Monument to Alexander Nevsky
Monument to find the Western Wall of the Virgin Mary-Christmas Monastery.
In Vladimir, Alexander Nevsky spent the last years of life. He went to his last dipmita in the Horde, here it was then buried (now power in the Alexander Nevsky Lavra).
In 2021, Russia will celebrate the 800th anniversary of Alexander Nevsky.
Where: ul. Big Moscow, next to the planetarium.
Monument to the steam locomotive
The first thing that you will see if you arrive in Vladimir on the train. He is right at the railway station. Do not come close, it fails – the locomotive is fenced with a fence. Nearby there is an oil-containing column, semaphore and a cargo car – a kind of mini-museum of railway engineering in the open sky.
Where: to the left of the railway station.
Monument to the janitor
Monument to the janitor – a rare character on Russian streets. He is far from the center of Vladimir. It’s just a monument to a simple janitor. Leaned on the broom, looks sad. According to the posty of the authors, seeing a philosopher from the streets of Gogol, Dostoevsky and Gilyarovsky. Stranger from the management of housing and communal services, which is close to him.
Where: ul. Belokonskaya, 2.
Vladimir with children: from gingerbread clouds
In Vladimir, several museums with taste. Gingerbread Museum – one of them. Vladimir Gingerbread, or rather, Pokrovsky (Pokrov – the city in the Vladimir region) differ from Tula Recipera – they are brewed. And still decoration – on sweets, a varicrete glaze is definitely applied. How to do it right, teach in the museum on a master class. In time will take a maximum of an hour.
- Where: ul. Big Moscow, 42.
- When: Daily from 10:00 to 19:00.
- What is the price: Excursion to the master class on the painting of gingerbread and tasting – from 400 rubles.
Another sweet place that is in the same house. While the fidgets will make their own chocolate candies, they will be told: how the cocoa beans grow than milk chocolate differs from Gorky and who invented sweets.
- Where: ul. Big Moscow, 42.
- When: Daily from 10:00 to 19:00.
- What is the price: from 380 rubles. on weekdays, from 430 rubles. on weekends.
In the Vladimir Planetarium will be wondering how to reoxoons (there is a program 4-6 years old) and older guys (11+).
Here they will find out why constellations were called in honor of animals and see a real piece of meteorite, and also learn to recognize the brightest stars in the sky. There are virtual travels to Mount Everest and even in Mariana Wpadin. And on the dome of the planetarium demonstrates landscapes of the jungle, the north pole and the moon.
Programs begin with group set.
- Where: ul. Big Moscow, 66a.
- When: from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00, on Saturday from 11:00 to 14:00, Sunday – day off.
- What is the price: Adult entrance – 90 rubles, for children – 70 rubles.
Ferris Wheel Sky 33
On the local ferris wheel in the city park you will get up to the clouds and see Vladimir from a 50-meter height.
"Sky 33" is included in the top 10 highest Russian wheels Friend.
With young children, you can also, because the booths are closed, you do not have to worry about safety. On adults, the type of special impression will not produce. But the wheel is new, the cabins are comfortable, children will be curious.
- Where: ul. World, 36.
- When: from 10:30 to 22:30 (on Thursday from 13:30).
- What is the price: Adults – 200 rubles., Children – 150 rubles.
Other sights of Vladimir
Vladimir Central – Museum is closed
The song was heard all, so persistently go to see the place, with Russian chanson. And there is nothing to look. The building of the prison is ordinary, excursions inside now do not spend. Museum of the Vladimir Central is closed.
Built prison by order Catherine II. Among the legendary prisoners were Mikhail Frunze, Vasily Stalin, Lydia Ruslanov.
Now it is a strict regime prison, most prisoners will hold here from 15 years indeed.
Where: Large Nizhny Novgorod, 67.
Georgievskaya Street – Little, yes Delete
Georgievskaya Street is one of the oldest in Vladimir. This is a pedestrian zone – Vladimir Arbat. Place meeting with funny monuments.
It stretches in parallel to the big Moscow, passes on the heating of high slopes.
What heroes will you meet in St. George Street:
- Pharmacist at the old pharmacy – He will spend the bronze nose (no need to select a bottle with a medicine).
- Artist on the observation platform – Sparrow flew to Easel. Make a desire and intend it.
- Sanding and Filera – You will find them near the block of flea market. Vorishka brazenly seizes the victim, and the policeman hid behind the billboard for posters.
- Brave fireman – Click on the hose lever, water (only in summer).
There is still a stylish customs booth, but it is for beauty, without meaning. And the monument to Vladimir Cherry – Next Next.
Patriarchal Garden – Charm of Vladimir Cherry
According to legend, the patriarch garden laid another prince Andrei Bogolyubsky. There is a version that the cherries for the garden he personally brought from Kiev. Officially, the garden is more than 400 years old – the archival documents of the Virgin-Christmas Monastery are talking about this.
The garden positions itself as a botanical – 130 varieties of fruit-berry trees, so the entrance is paid here. Especially beautiful here in May, in the period of cherry blossom. Works fountain, a lot of arbors, benches, easy to retire. This is a place to relax and dates.
- Where: ul. Kozlov Shaft, 4a, 5.
- When: Daily from 10:00 to 19:00.
- What is the price: Adult ticket – 150 rubles., Children’s ticket – 80 rubles.
If you arrived in Vladimir for the weekend, then inspect all 33 sights will not work. Choose what is interesting to you or see our version of the independent program on Vladimir for 2 days.
Have you ever been to the informal capital of the Golden Ring of Russia? Tell us what other sights of Vladimir are worthy of attention, and what better not to spend your time.
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