Apart from the surviving buildings of the Volokolamsk Kremlin, the real reason you should come to Volokolamsk is to see some of the sights located in the surrounding Volokolamsk District. Volokolamsk was named a City of Military Glory, partly due to the heroism of the Panfilovtsy Guardsmen who made their last stand just outside the city and this battle is now commemorated with giant monuments of soldiers. Also on the outskirts of the city are the famous Iosifo-Volotsky Monastery and the estates of Yaropolets and it is worth the effort to visit these. All in all, a trip around Volokolamsk and the Volokolamsk District makes a great day trip from Moscow.
|Name in Russian||Волоколамск|
|Status||City and administrative centre of the Volokolamsk District of the Moscow Region|
|Location||On the confluence of the River Gorodnya and River Lama|
|Distance||125km north-west of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||21,692 people (2014)|
|Former names||Volok na Lame|
|Titles/Awards||City of Military Glory|
Top recommendations in Volokolamsk
Go to the Volokolamsk Kremlin to see the Resurrection and St Nicholas' Cathedrals and to visit the Historical-Architectural Museum.
Visit the famous Iosifo-Volotsky Monastery in the nearby village of Terayeva.
Go to Yaropolets to visit the Goncharov and Chernyshev Estates.
Go to Dubosekovo, the scene of a fierce WWII battle and see the impressive memorial which now stands there.