Kostroma

In addition to being a pretty, provincial city which has preserved its regulated city plan from the era of Catherine the Great, Kostroma is especially worth visiting if you have an interest in the Romanovs. It is considered to be the cradle of the House of Romanov as Mikhail Romanov found out that he had been elected the first Romanov tsar when he was residing at the city's Ipatievsky Monastery.

Kostroma


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Кострома
Status
City-municipality and administrative centre of the Kostroma Region
Location
On the confluence of the River Kostroma and the Volga
Distance
330km north-east of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
273,382 people (2014)
First mentioned
1213
Founded
1152 by Prince Yury Dolgoruky
Titles/Awards
Historical City of Russia, Golden Ring City
City Day
Last Saturday in August
Official Website
http://www.gradkostroma.ru

Top recommendations in Kostroma

  • Susanin Square

    Susanin Square

    Go to Susanin Square, Kostroma's main square, to see the fine examples of architecture there and some of the city's most famous statues.

  • Ipatievsky Monastery

    Visit the beautiful Ipatievsky Monastery which has connections with the Romanovs.

  • Bogoyavlensko-Anastasiin Convent

    Visit the Bogoyavlensko-Anastasiin Convent which holds the reverred Our Lady of St Theodore Icon.

  • Sumarokovo Moose Farm

    Take a trip to the local Sumarokovo Moose Farm.