Historical constellation: Pereslavl Zalessky and Vladimir – Day 2: Vladimir the Great

Today you will visit the city, which along with Kiev was the "mother of Russian cities". You will see the icons of Andrei Rublev and Daniel Cherny, visit the tomb of the Vladimir princesses and see the magnificent stone carving; you will learn how the medieval city looked like and through what gates the princes entered the city after their victories. And there is also a wooden merchant's manor waiting for us!
Historical constellation: Pereslavl Zalessky and Vladimir
Travel distance by car: 360 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Pereslavl'-Zalesskiy, Vladimir, Gorki, Yur'yev-Pol'skiy, Sergiyev Posad, Pokrov, Kuznetsy

Trip duration: 2 days

Maria Gorobets

Ganshin Manor Museum

This estate is unique! Above all, the material from which it is built. After all, have you seen a lot of wooden noblemen's and merchant's estates? I don't think so! After all, wood is a combustible material, and the manors burned. This estate belonged to A. A. Ganshin - one of the representatives of the famous merchant family. Here you will learn more about this merchant family and hobbies of the owners, walk along the alleys of the old park, stand under an oak tree, which is more than 200 years old. And if the weather allows, you can play croquet in the museum. Be sure to order the tour [in advance](http://museumpereslavl.ru/ru/visitor/kontakti/). Please be careful - the manor isn't open on Tuesdays.

Михайло-Архангельский монастырь

Museums


Let's visit the Michael Archangel Monastery. It was founded back in XIII century. However, only buildings of XVII-XVIII centuries have survived to our days. The main sights of the monastery are the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael and the Archimandrite's Corps with the exposition devoted to the hero of the Patriotic War of 1812, Prince Bagration. It was in this place that the estate of Princes Golitsyn - relatives of Prince Bagration - was located, and here he was brought to the wounded Borodin. In the museum you can even see the carriage on which he was taken.

Art Café Abazhour

We'll have lunch at the Art Café Abazhur. It serves Russian and European cuisine.

Holy Dormition Princess Nunnery

The monastery was founded in 1200 by Vladimir Prince Vsevolod the Big Nest at the insistence of his wife, Princess Maria Shvarnovna, daughter of the Czech prince Shvarna. In 1206, the princess even took a vow at this monastery, and lived there until her death. Therefore the monastery became a patrimonial burial vault of princesses and princesses of the Vladimir Grand-Ducal House.

Свято-Успенский кафедральный собор

Churches


At the beginning, visit Vladimir's main cathedral square and his cathedral. Dormition Cathedral was founded in 1158 and had very lush decoration. Now inside the temple there are fragments of unique frescoes of the XII century, as well as paintings of famous icon painters Andrei Rublev and Daniel the Black.

Museum Center "Chambers"

There is a picture gallery with icons, paintings by Russian painters of the XVII - early XX centuries and modern paintings, a memorial exposition of the noble estate and children's museum centers. Please be careful - the museum is open from 10 to 17 hours, on Mondays it is not open. Sanitary days in the museum: 29.10, 26.11, 24.12, 28.01. 25.02, 18.03, 29.04.

St. Cyril's Cathedral

Dmitrievsky Cathedral was built by Vsevolod the Big Nest in 1190s, it was consecrated in honor of Great Martyr Demetrius of Solunsk, The cathedral is famous for its white stone carving. Please note that the cathedral is closed on Tuesdays and 21.10, 18.11, 23.12, 20.01, 17.02, 24.03, 21.04.

Золотые ворота

History Museums


The Golden Gate was built by order of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky, similar to the gate in Kiev. It was through this gate that princes and guests of honor entered the city after their glorious victories. According to a legend, in 1767 the carriage of Empress Catherine II got stuck in a narrow arch. Now there is a military-historical exposition at the gate. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., not on Thursdays. Sanitary days in the museum: 18.09, 23.10, 20.11, 18.12, 22.01, 19.02, 19.03, 23.04.

Cafe U Oleg

This cafe is the most popular sushi bar in the Cover. The menu includes a variety of Asian dishes, and visitors can also try pizza, burgers, and specialty soup in the bread.

Gazpromneft filling station #267

There's a gas station ahead! It will be possible to make a comfortable stop, resupply fuel and drink coffee.

Sergiev Posad