Top 10 Budget-friendly Things to do in , Central Russia

November 28, 2021 Jeremy Dunfee

Discover the best top things to do in , Russia including The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), Holy Assumption Cathedral, Yaroslavl Embankment, Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, Spoon Museum, Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum, Suzdal Kremlin.

1. The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra

Sergiev Posad mkr, Sergiyev Posad 141300 Russia +7 496 540-53-34 [email protected] http://www.stsl.ru/
Excellent
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5.0 based on 1,449 reviews

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra “In the land of Moscow and all over the world there is no other monastery equal to this one…” - Archdeacon Paul of Aleppa

Reviewed By israroz - Ra'anana, Israel

One of the highlights of our trip to Russia, (my wife’s and myself, her sister, and my brother in law) was without any doubt our trip to the Golden Ring and especially to The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra church in the city of Sergiev Posad which is considered to be one of the most important religious centers in Russia and a pilgrimage site especially to believers in Orthodox Christianity. Since we arrived with our “private” guide who had “pre-arranged” personal guidance for us, so we “got” a young guide from the church staff who took us under his wings and led us to all the interesting places (and they are many) throughout the site. Explained to us the history of the place from its inception to the present day. Starting from the entrance area with the arched door and the amazing frescoes on the walls and ceiling and later all the spectacular sites (and they are many). In conclusion a most amazing place NOT 2 B MISSED.

2. State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin

Petrovicheva st., 1 Rostov Kremlin, Rostov 152151 Russia +7 485 366-15-02 http://www.rostmuseum.ru
Excellent
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5.0 based on 1,032 reviews

State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin

Reviewed By Maxim-Maxims - Moscow, Russia

From my point of view, the most interesting place is in the Yaroslavl region. I would especially like to thank the guide Irina for a very interesting two-hour excursion.

3. Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)

ul. Gefsimanskie prudy, d. 1, Sergiyev Posad 141307 Russia +7 496 549-25-28 http://skit-chernigovsky.ru/ru
Excellent
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5.0 based on 237 reviews

Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)

Reviewed By Jedai79 - Singapore, Singapore

On 8 June 2018, nearing the end of our 19-day Russian trip (on a free & easy basis), my partner was really tired of seeing onion-structures, so we decided to book a cab to go to Tchaikovsky House Museum (it was a must for me!) and Sergiev Posad. Unlike the Croatian road trip we did end 2016 where we went to Plitvice Waterfall; drove past the mountainous terrain of Slovenia and some parts of Croatia; walked along the seaside promenade of Split; walked round the old city of Dubrovnik; went to the holy town of Medjugorje; walked to a castle along the seaside in Trieste (Italy); ventured up hilly cobblestone-paved roads to view the small town, Rovinj; went to lakes; Predjama Castle nestled in a cave; Postojna Cave; visited the mystical Mostar, for the 19 days in Russia, we visited almost the same kind of churches/palaces, we didn’t get a chance to see a variety of things. Not that Russia does not have the above that we mentioned for our Croatian road trip but those places were far from Moscow and St Petersburg and we can’t drive because we can’t remember the letters in Russian language. (Cyrillic, we think...) After referring to TA reviews, we decided on this place in Sergiev Posad. My partner wanted something SPECIAL and Gefsiansky Chernigovsky Skit did not disappoint him. Most tour groups would take tourists to Vladimir and Suzdal but we love Sergiev Posad. All the above are part of the Golden Ring. On 8 June 2018, it was a rainy day. The drive from Tchaikovsky’s House in Klin to Sergiev Posad plus a lunch stop was no more than 2.5 hours. Still had the onion-structure. After walking into the church, we could not find the entrance to the “caves”. We had to ask the lady who was selling candles for direction. She said 800 Rubbles, so we thought it was 800 Rubbles/pax and we were gonna pay 1600 Rubbles. She was so honest that she said it should be 800 Rubbles for two visitors. We could not see any signs there and she could have walked away with the extra money we had wanted to pay her. Thank you! She got one of the seminary student (he dressed like a friar from the Catholic religion) who was talking to her then to take us to the “caves” which were hidden by the Church. How this Church was built round the caves was something we didn’t understand. After walking into a fairly huge praying area, we thought that was the end of our tour. Then, the seminary student who was from Yugoslavia led us through another door, walked down some steps, walked through some dark narrow paths (most of them were fitted with lights, seminary student knew where all the switches were). There were small prayer rooms. Finally, he guided us to the stream. Stream water has been drawn into taps where we could get to drink the water. The religious paintings on the walls of the cave were done by seminary students quite recently. After the tour, we left church and were greeted by a nice pond with ducks swimming in it. Very peaceful and serene. If we have a chance to return to Russia, we’d like to see nature and not churches/palaces all the time.... Gefsimansky Cheenigovsky Skit was memorable. We did not have the time to visit other places of interest in Sergiev Posad. May be we should return to Sergiev Posad one day....

4. Holy Assumption Cathedral

ul. Bolshaya Moskovskaya 56/Sobornaya, Sq. 1, Vladimir 600000 Russia +7 492 232-52-01 http://eparh33.ru/
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5.0 based on 1,008 reviews

Holy Assumption Cathedral

Reviewed By danibetaliz - Moscow, Russia

The Assumption Cathedral is beautiful and a definite must see, it’s an open air museum so good to visit in nicer weather.

5. Yaroslavl Embankment

Volzhskaya Naberezhnaya, Yaroslavl Russia
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5.0 based on 1,777 reviews

Yaroslavl Embankment

Reviewed By kazaNina2015 - St. Petersburg, Russia

One of the most important Russian little charming cities , the capital of Golden ring, I recommend to stay in this city at least for 2 days , as it’s so nice to study about Russian history ( city is more 1000 years old!!!! ) and you can see this city on the Russian note ( guess which one ) Really impressed

6. Borodins' Blacksmith Shop

Georgiyevskaya St., 3G Spasskaya Stop, Vladimir 600000 Russia +7 915 760-21-77 [email protected] http://kuznica-33.ru
Excellent
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5.0 based on 325 reviews

Borodins' Blacksmith Shop

7. Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent

Tolga Settlement, 1, Yaroslavl 150027 Russia +7 485 238-00-55 http://montolga.ru
Excellent
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5.0 based on 556 reviews

Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent

8. Spoon Museum

Oktyabrskaya St., 4, Vladimir 600003 Russia +7 492 237-09-08 [email protected] http://музей-ложки.рф
Excellent
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5.0 based on 187 reviews

Spoon Museum

9. Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum

Sverdlova St., 10, Kostroma 156000 Russia +7 910 807-75-27 [email protected] http://vk.com/clubdombotnikova
Excellent
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5.0 based on 235 reviews

Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum

Wonderful muzeym,in a mansion of 1908 art nouveau

10. Suzdal Kremlin

Kremlovskaya Ulitsa, 27, Suzdal 601293 Russia +7 492 312-16-24 [email protected] http://www.vladmuseum.ru
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1,083 reviews

Suzdal Kremlin

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