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Yuriev-Polsky

Essentials

Despite being close to the tourist centres of Vladimir and Suzdal, the city of Yuriev-Polsky is somewhat off the beaten track. However the city boasts an earthen mound on which a kremlin once stood, a stunning monastery and a 13th-century cathedral decorated with intricate engravings. It is easiest to visit the city by bus from Vladimir. 

Yuriev Polsky


Basic facts
Name in Russian Юрьев-Польский
Status City and administrative centre of the Yuriev-Polsky District of the Vladimir Region
Location On the River Koloksha
Distance 75km north-west of Vladimir, 180km north-east of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 19,137 people (2014)
First Mentioned 1152
Titles/Awards Golden Ring City (secondary)
Official Website http://yuriev-polskiy.ru/