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  • Alex J
    Melbourne, Australia2,208 contributions
    We saw this lovely city on our conducted tour around the Golden Ring, and we were here for one night and half a day. In my opinion, the BEST thing, by far, in Yaroslavl was the riverside walk along the Volga River. One of the best riverbank walks I have experienced, anywhere in the world. The river looks great, and there are some very interesting churches on the walk, apart from some other beautiful buildings. Very very photogenic. Even in bad weather! If it is a nice sunny day, you could not ask for more! Remember, this city is over a thousand years old, our guide regaled us with plenty of stories of the past. It is the biggest city between Moscow and the Arctic.
    Written August 28, 2020
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  • Fred W
    92 contributions
    We took the boat from the embankment (There is a water-taxi style boat that is extremely cheap to take the ride out to Tolga) and it was a nice cruise, followed by an absolutely beautiful church grounds.
    Keep in mind, this is an active religious site, so proper attire is required. Men should wear pants (not shorts) and women should have a headscarf over their hair and have on a modest skirt/dress (they do have wraps available for free at the entrance)
    The grounds are absolutely beautiful, and there are services to attend if you arrive early enough in the day (I believe they close around 5 or 6) There is also a little shop where you can get church make priyanik and a birch-juice drink that are unique and quite good.
    If religious history is your thing, you simply must go here.
    Written September 19, 2018
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  • Takarasina
    1,263 contributions
    But this forever young beauty is as charming as before.
    I visited it in September, on a bright golden autumn weekday. The church was open since it was rather warm. I stepped inside. Practically no-one around. Spell-binding old frescoes, icons, a magnificent iconostasis, fragrance of frankincence, soft crackling of burning candles. And silence. Enveloping silence.
    I love you, Ilya.
    It's somewhat puzzling, however, that one has to pay an entrance fee to see that splendor. They say it's a museum. Okay, it is. But first of all, it's a place of worship, a place to pray. For dough?
    Still, strongly recommended! A unique drawcard any city on earth would be proud of.
    (Parking nearby is a challenge - too many official institutions around. Try smaller streets a bit further.)
    Written November 2, 2022
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  • Jos V
    5 contributions
    Very good rabbit with porcini . Grilled veggies ok. Kind waiters and a good setting. You Can dit on a terrace
    Written July 24, 2019
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  • shaghayeghkoup
    Shiraz, Iran178 contributions
    It is worth taking public transport or a shared taxi to visit this place but I don't recommend paying to see the interior, unless you want to skip other entrances of old churches in Russia!
    Written August 23, 2019
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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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  • Takarasina
    1,263 contributions
    I was there in October. Alone.
    Well worth seeing! Two previous reviews give a fair picture of what it is like. I'd only add that the place is a tad small for such extensive an exhibit so do check if it is crowdy inside. If it is, then just go later - no worries!
    Parking may be a problem there in high season but still in Yaroslavl' it's mostly free of charge (on allocated places, otherwise beware of tow-aways).
    Ticket price is fair but please mind that international credit cards do not work in Russia these times, so take some Rouble cash with you.
    Recommended.
    ("Show-Maket Golden Ring" in this case means "the Golden Ring in miniature" in Russian, by the way.)
    Written November 1, 2022
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  • KatherineSoloviev
    Moscow, Russia134 contributions
    Do not come to this bear expecting a spectacle.
    But do come for a masterclass in Russian kitsch - the anticipation of the roar, the roar itself, the ad that follows the roar - it is breathtakingly silly.
    We have enjoyed the awkwardness of the whole experience tremendously!
    Written March 25, 2019
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  • Takarasina
    1,263 contributions
    I was in Yaroslavl' dozens of times but this first visit to its Art museum was a pleasant surprise. Nestling on the Volga river embankment among old lime trees this small XIX century mansion boasts excellent collection of Russian artists of the time. Ivan Aivazovsky, Vladimir Makovsky, Karl Bryullov, Ilya Repin, Viktor Vasnetsov, Vasily Perov, Arkhip Kuindzhi - these names may not say much to a foreigner but every Russian knows them. Anyhow, in case you're not that fond of the stuff take a look at icons collection. All in all, every visitor will find something to admire in this cozy and perfectly maintained building.
    There's also a charming garden behind where you may stroll for an additional fee.
    Very nice. Recommended.
    Written July 29, 2020
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  • Fred W
    92 contributions
    This zoo was fascinating to me, it has a mix of older style animal enclosures, but also seems to be getting updated and has a few new attractions as well. While I was not impressed with the older style cages, they did appear to have quite a few healthy species on display, and some of the animals seemed to have very nice enclosures with plenty of room and enrichment. I hope they continue to update some of their older exhibits in this way.
    If you enjoy zoos, and especially aquariums, I would recommend spending some time here.
    Written September 10, 2018
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  • Nick V
    24 contributions
    If you are a fan of old Russian movies, or simply watched the old Soviet film "Afonya", then this small monument might be of interest to you. Located in the alleys behind the Alyosha Popovich Dvor hotel (near the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery) right by the Afonya cafe, it's a dedication to the two beloved characters from the Russian film with the same name. As the story has it – the film tells us about plumber Afanasiy Boschyov, and even though it's never stated in the movie, it is known, that many places in Yaroslavl were filmed for "Afonya" in 1974.
    Written October 31, 2016
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  • CandE_Evans
    Hunter Valley, Australia377 contributions
    Went there as a group and found the museum very interesting and a pleasant change from visiting churches.
    Written September 19, 2018
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  • Thet Naing Soe
    13 contributions
    it is very beautiful city in Russia and that cathedral is also beautiful.. I had good time in Yaroslavl....
    Written June 20, 2021
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  • Danlouw
    Cape Town, South Africa65 contributions
    If you need a brake from visiting cathedral etc, this is a fun place to visit for an hour or so. Unfortunately everything is only in Russian, but it is really simple to figure out what the exhibitions are about. Will be a lot of fun for kids. Definitely worth a visit
    Written June 22, 2019
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  • Anta_Toronto
    Toronto, Canada154 contributions
    Awesome art feeling, a lot of art exhibition even before you have a show. Old Russian style with modern artist form the area... Great feeling from the old walls, magic atmosphere. Get your ticket AHEAD, we booked out tickets online a 2 months ahead as this is very famous theatre and always fully sold! Very much recommend to anybody to catch that very transparent museum-art-theater feelings
    Written December 27, 2018
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