Kostroma - Landmarks

Kostroma - Landmarks

Kostroma - Russia 

Kostroma is the farthest from Moscow (344 kilometers) and therefore the least visited city of the Golden Ring. But in vain: merchant houses of the 19th century are well preserved in Kostroma, and one of its main treasures is several complexes of shopping malls of the 18th-19th centuries. A brisk trade flourishes in then to this day. Kostroma is located on the Volga River and offers impressive views of the Volga expanses from the high banks. It is difficult to get lost here: quiet old streets fan out from the main square with a beautiful watchtower and guardhouse of the early 19th century. According to legend, Empress catherine II dropped her fan on the map of the future city and ordered: "Build this way".

One of the iconic places of Kostroma is the lpatiev monastery. It is called "the cradle of the royal dynasty". Once it was here that the founder of the Romanov dynasty, Mikhail Romanov, was hiding from enemies, and in the Trinity Cathedral of the monastery the ceremony of his wedding to the kingdom took place. Subsequently, the royal family often visited the lpatiev Monastery and presented rich gifts. Now they can be seen in the monastery museum. Of the other religious buildings in the city, the church of the resurrection on Debra, a monument of art of the 17th century, is very interesting. Must See Sites in Moscow City Russia

Lovers of history and art will love the Romanov Museum, housed in a beautiful building of the pseudo-Russian style. Some of its rooms tells about the royal throne, clothes, old documents and books. Other expositions are devoted to the life and art of the 19th century is very good. The Museum of Theatrical Costume and the Museum of Ancient Architecture with ancient wooden churches are also noteworthy.

But the spirit of the real Kostroma is felt in other places. In a small house-museum of the mayor G. N. Botnikov, where the interiors of the early XX century are carefully recreated and it seems that the owner is about to come in and offer tea. At the Kostroma Theater named after A.N. Ostrovsky, proud of his strong troupe and quality dramatic repertoire. And in the snow-white gazebo over the Volga, also named after Ostrovsky, the great Russian playwright and native of Kostroma.

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