Sights of Makariev

Around the City

Makariev-Unzhensky Monastery

  • Ploschad Revolyutsi

The city’s most famous sight was founded in 1439 by the monk Makary, who had previously founded other monasteries - the most famous being the Makariev Zheltovodsky Monastery on the Volga. This monastery was destroyed by the Tatars and Makary himself wias taken prsoner. Upon his release, when was forbidden to return to the site of his previous monastery and so he set off on pilgrimage to find a site for a new monastery. He chose this location on the River Unzha and founded his final… Read more »

Regional Museum

  • 9 Ploschad Revolyutsi
  • 09:00-18:00. Closed on Sundays.

Makariev’s Regional Museum was opened in 1959 and was previously located in St Nicholas’ Gate-Church and St Macarius’ Church of the Makariev-Unzhensky Monastery. Upon the monastery being returned to the Church, the museum relocated to a nearby, early 19th-century estate house which was once used as a public office. The museum has exhibits on the area’s nature and history and is run as a branch of the Kostroma Museum Reserve. It also has information on the Unzhlag Gulag camp which… Read more »