Sights of Bogolyubovo

Around the Town

Intercession Church on the Nerl

  • Bogolyubsky meadow on the River Nerl

Despite its small-scale and the simplicity of its structure, the Intercession Church on the Nerl is one of the most famous churches in Russia and is often used to represent the very image of Russia churches.  The church was built during the reign of Grand Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky of Vladimir, although the exact date is not known.  Some historians believe it dates from 1158 and the founding of Bogolyubovo itself while others believe that it was built around 1165 based on… Read more »

Ss Joachim and Anne's Church

  • 48 Ulitsa Lenina

Just in case you haven't yet had your fill of Russian churches Bogolyubovo also has Ss Joachim and Anne's Church which stands on Ulitsa Lenina a few hundred metres from the monastery in the direction of Vladimir.  The large, classical-style church dates from the mid-19th century and features columns and pediments.  It is of course pale in comparison to its famous neighbours. Read more »

Svyato-Bogolyubsky Monastery

  • 47A Ulitsa Lenina

The Svyato-Bogolyubsky Monastery was originally founded by Grand Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky in 1158 when he had his residence built in Bogolyubovo.  After the murder of Andrey Bogolyubsky and then the sack of Bogolyubovo in 1177 by Grand Prince Gleb Rostislavich of Ryazan and in 1238 by the Mongol Tatars, the monastery faced hard times but remained open. It was only in the late 17th century that new construction work took place, which was followed by larger-scale construction in the… Read more »