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Vladimir city is a part of the Golden Ring in Russia – ancient cities. This medieval capital of Russia and tours here have a lot to offer! Vladimir city saves some UNESCO World heritage. Tour to majestic Assumption Cathedral is a MUST, because in the 13th and 14th centuries it was the main church in Russia. Exactly, it is that old! Travel to see Cathedral of St. Demetrius, explore all details and visit the museum inside the Cathedral. Vladimir travelers and locals always say that the Golden Gate is also a must! Feeling a bit hungry while touring? Have you tasted Russian pancakes? It’s the perfect time to take a break in your tour, chat with the locals and try Russian cuisine. Maybe they will tell you the secret of all delicious recipes? Travel to Art gallery, Water Tower and Church of St. Trinity. Believe us, touring here will surprise you! Let’s hear medieval stories and ancient legends! Dear traveler, are you ready to explore ancient Russia?
Visit Valmiera! Hanseatic town will travel you back to the 14th century – historical sightseeing and never ending mystery. Sounds interesting, right? So, hit the road, visit Valmiera and take a tour to St. Simon’s Church, a historical heritage from the 13th century. You can’t miss a visit to Valmiermuizas Brewery and try out the best beer in Latvia and experience Valmiera tourism activities! You will even try organic cheese from the local farm. Yummy! Believe, it’s worth travelling! You’ve missed the active lifestyle? No problem! Valmiera tourism enthusiasts will suggest you to explore the city with a bicycle or go for a hike! Valmiera travel guide knows much more than you expect… Take a boat tour in river Gauja and enjoy eye-catching views! Wait, do you want to know more about the famous Livonian order? Visit Valmiera Museum and tour to Livonian Order castle ruins, you will definitely feel the medieval atmosphere… Valmiera travel guide suggests to relax and enjoy the moment as we are touring this venerable city!
Population: 337 670 (2010)
Area: 308 km2
Postal code: 600000-600999
Area code: +74922
Rank in country: 52nd in Russia
“Old Vladimir” Museum is the unique historical place. The museum is located in the former water tower near the Golden Gate building. This water tower was built in 19th century, in the middle of the year, when it was necessary to solve the problem of water supply in the city. These famously visited place exhibits show different views of the city history. Here you will find the details of everyday life and the authors of all works tried to introduce the life of different classes: the bourgeoisie, the merchants, officials, and clergy. It is also interesting to get acquainted with Vladimir Central Prison.
Holy Assumption Cathedral was the main church of Vladimir’s town, which was the most suited for magnificent crowning ceremonies because the cathedral is abundantly decorated with gold. To this day, the Holy Assumption Cathedral is still one of the most interesting and special tourist visiting places for its impressive beauty and majesty. This unique place, like some other buildings of the 12th and 13th century, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992. For each tourist, it is worth to visit this one of the top 5 places in the city.
Patriarchal Garden is located on a high southern slope, near the Kozlov rampart, and it is the most beautiful adornment of the city. In the garden, of almost 4 hectares, you can find the richest collection of plants, that could only be created due to its unique microclimate and landscape. Now at the Patriarchal Garden, you can see about 130 different types of fruit and berry trees and shrubs and more than 110 varieties of flower-ornamental plants. This place is worth to visit in the spring-autumn season when you can enjoy the most wonderful scents and admire the brightest colors.
Museum of Crystal and Lacquer Miniatures is founded in the Old Believers Trinity Church, which was built in 1913-1916 by the Old Russian Orthodox community and now it works as a museum. This famous visited place has quite a lot of Russian crafts and folk art collections, lacquer miniatures, rock crystals and glass pieces. Some exhibits here have been created more than 250 years ago. Tourists who visit here can also see examples of contemporary works. Exhibitions in the museum consist of several parts. First and the largest is crystal and glass products. The second part of the exhibition consists of lacquered miniatures and the third is for embroidery art.
Cathedral of St Dmitry built in 1193-1197, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as a place, that represents the Russian stone carving. The exterior walls of the cathedral attract the attention of the visitors and make them admire wonderful views. It is interesting that in one of the walls of this special place you can see the image of the prince Vsevolod III with his sons. Unfortunately, this church did not quite preserve its original appearance because it was supplemented by several towers and a gallery. Be sure to visit this amazing and unique place while visiting the city of Vladimir, because the temple is open to tourists and here you can view the prepared exposition.
Oblomov is worth to visit for those, who want to taste not only European cuisine but also enjoy traditional Russian dishes. This restaurant surprises visitors with a unique aristocratic atmosphere. By entering this visitor’s recommended place, you will forget the rush and enjoy the peace and unforgettable tastes, as well as see the various pictures of everyday life decorating the Oblomov restaurant walls.
Restaurant Panorama is worthwhile to choose this place if you enjoy lunch by watching the nature and city panorama. This is a very high-quality restaurant and locals recommended place, located just a short distance from the main street. It offers a variety of salads, pasta and meat dishes. Also, here you will enjoy pleasant service, great attention to the customer and elegant environment.
Trattoria Basil is the best place for those, who decided that they would like to taste not only traditional Russian food but for a short time to relocate to Italian cuisine. In this city eatery, you will find pizzas with a variety of toppings and many other traditional Italian dishes. This place is also suitable for those who want to eat a delicious meal at a low price and enjoy lunch on the outdoor terrace.
Piteyny Dom Kuptsa Andreyeva is a good place to taste genuine Russian food. When arriving here for lunch or dinner, it is necessary to taste home-brewed beers and most popular Russian meals, including classic ones, such as cabbage soup until bliny. It is important to mention that this place will not be for visitors who are rushing, because the service is quite slow, but it only helps to better enjoy the meal and inquire into every taste.
Restaurant Monomach is a good place for those who are looking for dinner at the restaurant, which has an impressive interior and enjoyable music, that helps you forget everyday worries and enjoy your time. Restaurant Monomach has summer terrace which has an impressive view of the Klyazma River. Guests of the restaurant can also enjoy original seasonal dishes on this terrace with delightful views.
Visit the locals recommended History Museum, where you will see a wide variety of remains and reproductions of two different Vladimir’s cathedrals. All the details of these buildings are created as exhibitions, which tells the history of Vladimir city, starting with the stories about the Kyivan princes, and continuing to the 1917 revolution.
Visit Spoon Museum is one of the best things to do in Vladimir. You might be surprised to find out that there is a museum dedicated to spoons. It sounds unusual, but here you can listen to stories about spoons, distinguishing their production methods and long history. In the unusual museum, you will find the White House tableware, Windsor dynasty, love and other specially decorated spoons.
Go to the Golden Gate, which are considered one of the most important monuments of ancient Russian architecture. In 1164 builded gate was the main entrance to the city of Vladimir in the Middle Ages. Today, at the gate church tourists can visit the museum, which is dedicated to the history of Vladimir. This Golden Gate is also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.
Do not forget to go to the Gingerbread Museum because the visit to this colorful museum is one of the most unforgettable adventures in your vacation. Of course, this is a great place if you are traveling with your children. Only here you can taste the traditional Russian gingerbread and you can even decorate it by yourself. Also, after the time of your decoration, you will receive an excellent reward – a gingerbread and a cup of pleasantly hot black tea.
Look around the Monument of the 850th anniversary of Vladimir City. The monument was built in 1958 to celebrate the city founding 850 anniversary. This famous place admires the concave three-sided obelisk with a statue on all sides. The first depicts the ancient war at the Golden Gates, the second one is an architect who built the Dormition Cathedral and the last one depicts a modern-day employee in the industrial sector.
Before planning a trip to Vladimir, first make sure that you have a visa, which is required when traveling in Russia. Also, you must learn at least a few Russian phrases because most people speak Russian only, but in Moscow you can find people who speaks English. It is also important to mention that even when walking in the city, it is advised to carry a passport with you.
Though one very popular proverb states, that “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” Being sure that during your trip through Venice’s water labyrinths or visiting best Gelato café in Florence you will not stay with only wind in your pocket gives more confidence. So, it is obvious that making small research on city you plan to visit prices and the trip cost and how much you might spend overall will not get worse for you and will not take too much time and even could be done for you by others. How much you will have to spend, depends on the local food and beverage service prices as well as the trip cost. As many tour agencies provide their clients with pretty various vacation deals, it is always 100% possibility that you shall find a trip by a good price which suits you the most.
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