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This monastery on the riverside is one of the most sacred places in Russian history. It is this place that in 1613 the Russian boyars or nobles decided to end the “Time of Troubles” by inviting a 18-year old Mikhail Romanov to be the next...More
There's a story to the monastery, back in the early 1600s, as the place for the first Romanov czar being hidden away (as a teenager before coronation) during the Polish-Lithuanian wars and... so the story goes... no one wanted to be czar -- so it...More
Beautiful monastery. You got the nicest view by making a river tour on the Volga. At the entrance, women and girls are requested to wear a scarf and a kind of long skirt (as a signe of respect), which gives a very funny touch to...More
This is a beautiful monastery overlooking the Kostroma river, near the crossing with the Volga. I was especially awed by the iconostasis in the Trinity Cathedral, with its various paintings of the figures, and the gold decorations. Catherine the Great donated the funding to build...More
One of the most beautiful and well preserved and restored old Russian churches. The place is not big so 1-2 hrs will be enough for a visit. Make sure to use a local guide - they have some good stories about this place.
Kostroma is my most northerly point on the Golden Ring. It's a nice town on the banks of Kostroma and Volga rivers. The Volga here is so blue and peaceful.
Monastery of St Ipaty is a walled complex sitting beautifully on the river bank. Very...More
We enjoyed touring this large monastery with its beautiful church and associated museums. 20 min walk from city center across the bridge over the Kostroma River. Also on bus route 14. Skirts provided for women who need them.
Cross the road at the hotel and walk to the centre where you can take a small bus from the main stops in the square near the fire tower. You pay a fixed price wherever you travel. I think it's 32 roubles. It takes you thro... More
Cross the road at the hotel and walk to the centre where you can take a small bus from the main stops in the square near the fire tower. You pay a fixed price wherever you travel. I think it's 32 roubles. It takes you thro' other parts of the city and when it goes over the bridge at the Kostroma river you'll see Ipatyev.. The stop is just over the bridge and it's a short walk to the Monastery. Buses return from other side of the road. They were frequent. I'm sorry I can't remember bus number it may have been 34 but you maybe can ask hotel staff. I hope you're enjoying Kostroma and the food in the Old Street Hotel.