Bogolyubovo can be translated as 'God-loving'. Appropriately, it is famous for its UNESCO-protected monastery and  Intercession Church on the Nerl which is considered a masterpiece of Russian church architecture and the reason for visiting. It can easily be visited from Vladimir.


Basic facts
Name in Russian Боголюбово
Status Settlement (posyolok) in the Suzdal District of the Vladimir Region
Location On the River Nerl
Distance 2km north-east of Vladimir
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 4,494 people (2010)
Founded 1158 by Andrey Bogolyubsky
Titles/Awards Golden Ring City

Top recommendations in Bogolyubovo

  • Intercession Church on the Nerl

    Walk to the Incession Church on the Nerl, one of the most famous churches in Russia and the real reason for visiting Bogolyubovo.

  • Svyato-Bogolyubsky Monastery

    Visit the Svyato-Bogolyubsky Monastery to see the ruined remains of Grand Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky's palace.