On your trip, you will get to make more intimate connections with Russia’s culture.
More of the white-washed charm and pastoral setting of the Golden Ring welcomes visitors in Vladimir. The city was once a medieval capital of Russia located on the banks of the Klyazma river. Today, it is home to several UNESCO-listed historical buildings. They are among the White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal and a storybook landscape. So, buckle up for a day of sightseeing in the city, away from the grandeur of the big cities.
Apart from its countryside appeal, Vladimir is a city of contrasts. In its modern center, a juxtaposition of fashionable cafes and rustic sanctuaries rule the main scene. Despite the city’s relatively modernistic feel, you will see that the cosmopolitan life of Russian metropolises is nowhere to be found. Instead, a heartfelt traditional lifestyle awaits in Vladimir. Blend with locals at the dimly lit bars to experience the best of it.
The city offers a wealth of medieval Russian architecture. Numerous golden onion-shaped domes shine among the more contemporary settlements. The Golden Gate steps forth among a bundle of cathedrals as a fortress tower. It provides an attractive photographic sight for visitors. A few minutes away, the Cathedral of Saint Demetrius dazzles with its intricate carvings on the white stone facade. But for the crown jewel, seek the most spectacular building in the town, the Dormition Cathedral. It hosts vivid murals telling centuries-old stories of Russian Patriarchs.
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