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Kirillov

Essentials

The city of Kirillov was founded in 1397 when St Cyril (Kirill) of Belozero founded the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery here. Today the monastery is one of the best preserved examples of a northern Russian fortified monastery and the reason for visiting. You can combine a trip to Kirillov with Vologda and when in Kirillov you should try to also visit the nearby Goritsy Monastery and the UNESCO-protected Ferapontov Monastery.

Kirillov

 


Basic facts
Name in Russian Кириллов
Status City and administrative centre of the Kirillov District of the Vologda Region
Location On Lake Siverskoe
Distance 620km east of St Petersburg, 590km north of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 7,515 people (2014)
Founded 1397
Official Website http://www.kirillov.vologda.ru/