Zaraisk's main attraction is its simple yet impressive kremlin. It has also been named a Historical City of Russia due to the amount of surviving 18th and 19th century buildings here. Although the city does not have great transport links, you can visit as a day trip from Moscow by bus. Alternatively you can break up the trip by stopping in Kolomna.
|Name in Russian||Зарайск|
|Status||City and administrative centre of the Zaraisk District of the Moscow Region|
|Location||On the River Osyotr|
|Distance||145km south-east of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||24,142 people (2014)|
|Former names||Osyotr, Krasny, Novgorodok-na-Osetre, Nikolo-Zarazskoy-na-Osetre|
Top recommendations in Zaraisk
Walk around the Zaraisk Kremlin and admire its impressive walls and cathedrals.
Visit the Zaraisk Historical and Architectural Museum which is located in what used to be the Trinity Cathedral and the Anna Golubkina House-Museum which showcases the work of the famous sculptor who was born and died in Zaraisk.