The Suzdal Kremlin

To get acquainted with the ancient city of Suzdal, it is best to start with a tour of the Kremlin, which is very well preserved as well as its buildings. Here is the reason; The Suzdal Kremlin is the oldest building in the city, and it has incorporated the whole history of Vladimir Monomakh. According to archaeologists, the Suzdal Kremlin was built in the 10th century, despite this, all its main buildings have survived, with the exception of the protective walls and towers.

Therefore, once you are in the place, you can see a well-defined wall of land stretching almost half a kilometer. But most importantly, the reason why the Suzdal Kremlin is famous is due to its religious attractions, which are The Cathedral of the Nativity, the Church of St. Nicholas and the chambers of the archbishop. Each of the objects of the Kremlin set is interesting in its own way.

The Nativity of the Mother of God, it could be said, was one of the first Christian churches that were built in Suzdal. Throughout its history (and the foundation of the temple dates back to the 12th century) the Church survived several reconstructions, but now it welcomes travelers in the best possible way. It is a majestic white cathedral like snow, and it is beautiful both outside and inside. Their main pride is the so-called “Golden Gate”, created by the best teachers of Suzdal.

The St. Nicholas church is also well preserved in the territory in the Kremlin of Suzdal, and this was transported from the Yuriev-Polsky district. A simple wooden monastery, but well built, decorates the Kremlin at the height of the Cathedral of the Nativity and the chambers of the archbishop. The last one, by the way, is a building stone (residential and agricultural), destined to the ministers of the house, including the bishop himself.

When you visit the Chambers of the Archbishops, do not forget to look at the Cross Hall, as it is important, because many centuries ago important receptions were held.

The visit to see the objects in the Suzdal Kremlin can be done any day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (except Tuesday and the last Friday of each month). Entrance tickets cost 250 RUB for adults and 100 RUB for children.

After the information point in the Suzdal Kremlinde you can have dinner at the adjacent restaurant which has a very appropriate name “Refectory” (located on the first floor of the bishops’ chambers).

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