Suzdal and Ivanovo - museum cities – Day 1: Open Air Museums

In this trip we will plunge into the history of Ancient Russia: visit painted cathedrals and temples, look into the Chamber of the Cross, see the Kremlin. And in the same day we will be transferred to pre-revolutionary Russia to Ivanovo where we will touch a place of origin of the first Russian working movements.
Suzdal and Ivanovo - museum cities
Travel distance by car: 230 km.Travel distance on foot: 1 km.Visiting: Ivanovo, Suzdal, Vladimir, Krasnoye Selo

Trip duration: 1 day

Yana Levchuk


The sun is up! Time to hit the road!

Gazpromneft filling station #125

Let's hit the road! To feel more confident on the road, come to the filling station "Gazpromneft" - refuel with quality fuel to full, inflate the tires, fill the washbasin and take coffee with healthy snacks! Cool emotions from the trip!

Suzdal Kremlin

In the Middle Ages, the Kremlin was the heart of the city, with temples and administrative buildings outside its walls. The fortress wall underwent numerous changes, as fires often occurred in the Kremlin. So you will see hollows in the wall, where there used to be towers or other structures. Entrance fee: full ticket - 400 rubles, discount ticket - 250 rubles.

Chamber of the Cross

Or in another way "Bishop's Chambers" - the room where the decrees of the Tsar and the Archbishop were announced, the chapels were considered and ceremonies for the guests of honor were held. The chamber is also striking in its size - 330 sq.m. and the height of the vault is 9 m. without a single pillar.

Собор Рождества Богородицы


Built back in the times of Vladimir Monomakh, the cathedral was built three times in the same place. In the north-east of the country at that time it was the only white stone cathedral.

Spaso-Efimiev Monastery

The long history of the monastery, which began in 1352, is overshadowed by the three-century location of the prison within its walls. At first, crazy wells were enclosed here, after the politicization, and during the war the monastery turned into a camp for prisoners of war.

Restaurant "Countess"

The restaurant's atmosphere and furnishings fully correspond to the city-museum Suzdal. Don't forget to try the mushroom soup that all the citizens love!

Transfiguration Cathedral

Have you ever seen stone cones? If not, the facades of this temple are completed by them. See for yourself what a cathedral with such original tops looks like.

Shchudrovskaya tent

This small house looks like a symbol of the city of Ivanovo, as it was built long before the foundation of the current administrative center of Ivanovo. For a long time there was a quarrying manufactory within these walls. The construction has no analogues either in Ivanovo or other regions.

Музей ивановского ситца

History Museums

The history of the museum tells about the development of textile production from ancient times to the present day. The museum contains unique fabrics dating back to the 19th century. The museum is open until 17:00. Monday is the day off.

Shakespeare Restaurant

Such a good day should be completed in an equally good restaurant! Cozy, original, decorated in the British style restaurant is known for its rich choice of meat dishes.


Home, sweet home... We hope the day was full of positive emotions and impressions!