Sights in Aleksandrov

Around Ulitsa Oktyabrskaya

War Memorial and Eternal Flame

  • Ulitsa OKtyabrskaya

On the small square immediately outside Aleksandrov-1 Railway Station is a nice Soviet-style war memorial which consists of statue depicting two Soviet soldiers running with their coats blowing behind them.  One of the men is holding his gun in the air.  In front of the statue is an... Read more »

St Serafim of Sarov's Church

Immediately next to the war memorial and Aleksandrov-1 Railway Station is St Serafim of Sarov's Church.  The church was completed in 1904 and became one of the first church dedicated to St Serafim who was only canonised in the previous year.  However the church was closed in 1928... Read more »

Around Ploschad Lenina

Vladimir Lenin Monument

  • Ploschad Lenina

Aleksandrov's main square is Ploschad Lenina and so of course it comes as no surprise that there is a statue of Vladimir Lenin here, standing in his usual pose in front of the local administration building.  Before Lenin the square was known as Sobornaya Ploschad (Cathedral Square) as... Read more »

Nativity of Christ Cathedral

  • Ploschad Lenina

The main cathedral of the city is the Nativity of Christ Cathedral which is situated on Ploschad Lenina, which is also known as Sobornaya Ploschad (Cathedral Square).  The first stone cathedral to stand here was built in 1696 replacing two earlier wooden churches which were part of a... Read more »

1905 Revolution Monument

  • Ploschad Lenina

Just outside the Nativity of Christ Cathedral is a Soviet-style monument dedicated to the events of the 1905 Revolution.  It depicts a worker standing on top of a pillar flying a banner in the air.  In December 1905 thousands of local workers took part in the revolution by... Read more »

Aleksandr Nevsky Monument

  • Ploschad Lenina

A new monument which stands next to the 1905 Revolution Monument is a bronze statue of the mediaeval Russian hero Aleksandr Nevsky.  The statue was unveiled outside the Nativity of Christ Cathedral in 2013 to mark the 750th anniversary of the grand prince's death.  The reason behind erecting... Read more »

Around Muzeyny Proezd

Aleksandrovskaya Sloboda

Aleksandrovskaya Sloboda, which can be translated as Aleksandr's Settlement, is also often called the Aleksandrov Kremlin and was first developed at the turn of the 16th century when Grand Prince Vasili III established a provincial residence here. Between approximately 1508 and 1513, the Intercession Cathedral, the Trinity Church... Read more »

Around Krasny Pereulok

Marina and Anastasia Tsvetaeva Literature and Art Museum

  • 6 Voenny Pereulok

The Marina and Anastasia Literature and Art Museum was opened in 1991 around the wooden house where the poet Marina Tsetaeva lived with her sister Anastasia, who was also a writer, from 1915 and 1917.  Also included in the complex are another wooden house, a two-story stone building... Read more »

Our Lady of Bogolyubovo Church

  • 2 Krasny Pereulok

Just behind the city market is the Our Lady of Bogolyubovo Church which was built in 1800 on the city's main graveyard.  However during the Soviet period the graveyard was closed down to make way for the current market.  The church was also closed and it was only... Read more »

Internationalist-Soldiers Monument

  • Ulitsa Institutskaya

The Internationalist-Soldiers Monument is dedicated to soldiers from Aleksandrov who died during the Soviet-Afghan war.  The statue depicts three soldiers and contains the names of local soldiers who fell in the war. Another plinth lists the names of local soldiers who died whilst serving during peacetime. It was... Read more »