Murom is one of the more remote cities of the Golden Ring. It is most famous for its connection with the legendary folk hero Ilya Muromets, who as his name suggests is said to have come from Murom. The city also has several beautiful working monasteries. It is possible to visit Murom from Vladimir or from Arzamas.
Administrative centre of the Murom District of the Vladimir Region
On the left-bank of the River Oka
135km south-east of Vladimir; 310km east of Moscow
111,474 people (2014)
Golden Ring City
First Saturday in August