Around the City

Trading Rows

Trading Rows (July 2012)Yuriev-Polsky's central Sovetskaya Ploschad (Soviet Square) is dominated by its beautiful trading rows which were built between 1873 and 1877, replacing an earlier version dating from the reign of Catherine the Great. Unlike most trading rows there is no courtyard, but four rows of buildings constructed out of stone with wooden awnings and decorations carved into the stonework.