Is Suzdal worth visiting ?
Well Suzdal is absolutely worth visiting :)The Archbishop’s Chambers has striking 15th-century icons. North, the Monastery of St. Euthymius features the white stone Transfiguration Cathedral and history exhibits
Lets see the famous places in Suzdal ,Russia
Russian wooden architecture
On a five-hour tour to Suzdal and Kideksha, you will be visiting the Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life along with an English-speaking guide. This is a private tour that includes museum ticket fee, taxes, and handling charges. In this tour you will be witnessing the stunning architecture of the the Church of Saints Boris and Gleb, which is the first white stone building of Northern Russia dating back to the 11th century.
The monastery of our saviour and St. Euthymius was built in the year 1352 by Boris Konstantinovich, the grand prince of Suzdal and Nizhegorod. The monastery gained importance during the 16th and 17th centuries. The monastery also has a prison space that was used to lock up the religious dissidents during the pre- and post-Soviet era.
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Architecture of Kremlin
Enjoy a 10-hour private tour to Vladimir and Suzdal along with an English-speaking guide. The trip begins early in the morning by hopping onto a high-speed electric train to Vladimir. You will first visit the open-air Suzdal Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life. Learn about the rural life in ancient Russia and indulge in the tingling tastes of the original Medovukha, a honey-based Russian alcoholic drink at the Suzdal Kremlin market place.
The Pokrovsky Monastery is an epitome of classic Russian architecture and was built in the 17th century. The monastery was renovated in the 19th century and holds the famous tomb of Matryona, a local saint. Although Matryona was born blind, she was blessed with incredible powers of prophecy and healing. It is believed that she even predicted her own death.
Having started as a small park exhibit of nine wax statues, the Moscow Wax Museum has come a long way in the last three decades. In the year 1990, popular sculptor named I. Brodsky created the first batch of wax statues. Today there are over 150 statues of celebrities from across the globe.
Cathedral of the Nativity
Marvel at star-studded blue domes of the the iconic Russian medieval architecture at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Theotokos in Suzdal, Russia. The cathedral was built in the 11th century with three domes by Vladimir II-Monomakh. Later in the 17th century two more domes were added and then the dilapidated building was reconstructed using white stones and bricks for the walls.
Venerable Bell Tower
Get acquainted to the history behind the building of the magnificent 72-meter (236.22-ft) tall Venerable Bell Tower of Suzdal as you climb its stairs. With giant bells at the top, the Venerable Bell Tower was built in the 19th century to celebrate victory over Napoleon.
Wooden Transfiguration Church
One of the finest and well-preserved Russian wooden architectural monuments in Suzdal is the Church of the Transfiguration that was built in the 18th century. It was built in the year 1756 at a small village situated in the Vladimir Province called Kozlyatevo.
Popularly called as the Nativity Cathedral, the Rostov-on-Don was first built in the late 17th century and was later rebuilt after a lightning strike in the year 1795. However, the masonry temple with wooden domes were once again constructed using white stones during the reign of Emperor Nicholas I between 1854 and 1860.
Russia’s traditional drink, Kvass
Kvass is a traditional Russian drink made from fermented rye bread. Rye bread, also called ‘black bread’ in some parts of Asia and Europe, contributes the the golden brown color of the drink. The drink is considered non-alcoholic as the alcohol content due to fermentation ranges between 0.5 to 1.0 percent.
Another historically significant place in Suzdal is the Rizopolozhensky nunnery and convent. Also called as the Deposition of the Robe convent, the Rizopolozhensky is seen as the first ever monastery in the town built in the year 1207. It is also believed that “miracle-worker” Euphrosyne lived in a square opposite to the convent in the 13th century.