Yaroslavl is one of Russia's oldest cities and considered the capital of the Golden Ring, famous for its numerous examples of beautiful church architecture. It makes a perfect destination for a weekend break from Moscow and can also be combined with a visit to Rostov Veliky.
|Status||City-municipality and administrative centre of the Yaroslavl Region|
|Location||On the confluence of the River Kotorosl and the Volga|
|Distance||280km north-east of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||602,400 people (2014)|
|Titles/Awards||Golden Ring City, Historical City|
|City Day||Last Saturday in May|
Top recommendations in Yaroslavl
Visit the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery which is now the Yaroslavl Museum-Reserve with many exhibitions on the history and culture of Yaroslavl. St Elijah the Prophet's Church
Cathedrals and Churches
Walk around the city to have a look at some of the beautiful cathedrals and churches for which Yaroslavl is famous.
Not only are Yaroslavl's churches beautiful on the outside, several are decorated on the inside with stunning frescos, the best ones are now preserved as museums.
Go to the new Millennium Park on the Strelka and walk along the embankments where several museums are located.
Take a ferry to the 14th century Svyato-Vvedensky Tolgsky Convent.