Dmitrov is one of the several cities founded by Prince Yury Dolgoruky in the mid-12th century. It later became an important principality within the Moscow Principality. Today the heart of Dmitrov is its Kremlin Mound which surrounds the Dormition Cathedral. It can be easily visited as a day trip from Moscow.
City and administrative centre of the Dmitrov District of the Moscow Region
On the Moscow Canal
75km north of Moscow
64,906 people (2014)
1154 by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky
City of Military Glory
Last Sunday in August
Top recommendations in Dmitrov
Walk around the kremlin mound and admire the Dormition Cathedral and other churches and monuments nearby.
Go visit the 15th century Borisoglebsky Monastery.
Have a look at the Moscow Canal which runs next to the city.