The site of the ancient city of Galich has seen human habitation since time immemorial and was the centre of a large mediaeval principality before becoming a significant outpost in the 15th century and an important trading city in the 16th. Today though Galich is a sleepy provincial city, which has been awarded the title of a Historical City of Russia. A visit to Galich can easily be combined with a trip to nearby Soligalich.
Name in Russian
City of regional significance in the Kostroma Region
On Lake Galichskoe
130km north-east of Kostroma, 460km north-east of Moscow
16,934 people (2014)
Historical City of Russia
First Sunday in August