Located on Ulitsa Vasilievskaya which runs east from Ulitsa Lenina to the bus station is the Vasilievsky Monastery and this will be the first sight you see if you walk to the centre from the bus station. It was founded in the 13th century by converting defences located on the road from Suzdal to Kideksha. Under Catherine the Great the monastery lost its status as an independent monastery and was attached to firstly the Rizopolozhensky Convent and then the Spaso-Yevfimiev Monastery. In 1923 the monastery was closed by the Bolsheviks and only reopened in 1995.
The monastery's main cathedral is St Basil the Great's Cathedral, complete with a tall bell tower, which was built between 1662 and 1669. The Meeting of the Lord Church and the Holy Gates, which both date from the late 17th century, have also survived.