Strelka Fountains

Strelka Fountains, Yaroslavl: Address, Phone Number, Strelka Fountains Reviews: 4.5/5

Strelka Fountains
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John L
Grand Bend, Canada1,987 contributions
Solo
Great park, gardens, fountains ... and local history! The Strelka is founded on the site where Prince Yaroslavl the Wise allegedly vaniquished a sacred bear in 1010; the prince was exploring the area with the intention of forming a settlement; the unhappy locals set the bear on him to discourage him! It didn't work .... the prince ... err., 'disposed' of the bear, and decided to form a settlement on the site to commemorate the event. Yaroslavl underwent major renovations prior to its 1000 year celebrations in 2010. A beautiful spot.
Written August 16, 2012
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Nick V
24 contributions
Friends
The fountains of Yaroslavl have always been a romantic spot in the city: a small alley with benches, located between the Volga river and the Kotorosl' river – attracts by its relaxing atmosphere and vivid attraction at the same time.

After renovations in 2010 the fountains were opened to its viewers in a new form, now with music and peculiar water tricks. During the day it's a calm location with families and children having a stroll towards the monument of 1000 years of Yaroslavl, while in the weekend it becomes a popular spot for teens, students and tourists, who gather there to watch the colourful lights of the fountains in the Summer evening.

Fountains don't work in Winter, but you can still explore the area, if you come from the Volga banking and plan to continue the tour towards the Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery further in the city centre.
Written October 31, 2016
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SvetlanaMosowRussia
Mosow Russia83 contributions
Family
The 'Strelka' (an arrow) is the name of the place where two rivers meet. So it is the mouth of the river Kotorosl where it meets the fab Volga.There is a beautiful park now with a monument to the city millenium jubilee and the location of music fountains. They are really a spectacular sight and make as great impression on you as world-famous fountains in Barcelona. You do not believe? So, come and see it with your own eyes. I am absolutely certain that you will not be disappointed.
Written July 11, 2015
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Ewalina
Portland, OR431 contributions
Friends
This park is located on a spit between the Volga River at its confluence with Kotorosl River. We viewed this park from an elevated observation point near the newly built Church of the Assumption. Although there is a stairway down to the park, we did not walk through the park.

There are flower beds, benches and fountains which lead to a monument at the end. The monument was erected in 2010 on the millennium of the founding of Yaroslavl by Prince Yaroslav the Wise. Legend has it that Yaroslav slayed a large bear with a halberd at this site. The city coat of arms and its flag depicts the bear with halberd.

The first large flower bed displays the city Coat of Arms and several benches have a bear motif on them.

The fountains were not running when we visited, but I understand at night they are lit up and music is played.
Written July 16, 2014
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Dona_Natasha
Suwon, South Korea934 contributions
Couples
It's a wide park which located in junction of the two river Bolga and Kotorosl. From Uspenskiy sobor, you can approach to this observation point and park area. Vladimir city has more than 1000 years history. You can see big cargo ships and passenger ships on Volga river. Bear is the symbol of this city.
Written June 22, 2014
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Tosca1962
Moreton-in-Marsh, UK1,393 contributions
Solo
Save yourself the walk round the formal garden and view the entire thing from an elevated position (i.e. the grounds to the rear of the Assumption Cathedral). At least from here you can see the Russian bear design in the flower border and the fountain itself. Nothing much else to see really.
Written September 29, 2013
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Andrew W
Singapore, Singapore998 contributions
Friends
I was surprised to see Strelka Fountains listed as an attraction and to even have reviews. This is a pretty basic fountain in a paved and gentrified area near the embankment. I’ve seen better fountains in shopping malls. It is surrounded by pathways and some shrubs and flowers. No big deal. You’ll come to it naturally and pass it just as easily. Don’t plan this fountain in your fun packed day in Yaroslavl, it’ll just come – not much else to do.
Written September 24, 2012
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Takarasina
951 contributions
Because here in Yaroslavl' there are numerous places much more interesting than this rather ordinary park which offers little shade by the way. You'll be lucky if fountains function which is not at all a sure thing. So better view it at a distance, from the elevated piazza at the confluence of two rivers - Volga and Kotorosl' - that locals call Strelka (an Arrow).
And meanwhile buy an ice cream. It's excellent!
Written July 30, 2020
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rachelwV7694YG
Toronto, Canada208 contributions
Beautiful scenery of this Strelka Park due to this typical temperate continental climate-
More snowy colder but dry winters, and warmer summers.The flowers and landscaping
are gorgeous
Written October 16, 2019
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Tupelo010835
Denton, TX1,962 contributions
Couples
We spent part of the day here during a stop on our Viking Riverboat cruise from Saint Petersburg to Moscow. As our guide took us on a walking tour of the city, I was particularly struck by this beautiful fountain and gardens.

He pointed out that the live flowers are changed yearly to reflect the current year. As this is 2019, I thought how comparatively easy it must have been to change from 2018 to 2019 but how challenging it’s going to be to change to 2020.
Written June 5, 2019
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