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If you do not know what sights of Yaroslavl every tourist should see without fail, carefully study this review. You will learn about what to see in Yaroslavl with children, the whole family or traveling alone.
What to see first in Yaroslavl?
When compiling our rating “interesting places in Yaroslavl”, we took into account the reviews and recommendations of experienced guides and guides. In our common opinion, you should definitely see in the city:
1. Volzhskaya embankment
Rotunda on Volzhskaya embankment in Yaroslavl
What to see in Yaroslavl in 1 day? This famous historical and cultural landmark. Since its creation in the 17th century, it has been one of the key strategic points – fishermen unloaded their catch here, there was a continuous trade in a wide variety of products. The improvement of the embankment began at the direction of Alexander the First. On the modern territory there are numerous recreation areas and magnificent panoramas of the Volga.
2. Park on Strelka
City park on Strelka at the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl on a sandy spit
City landscaped park complex with recreation areas and comfortable paths for leisurely walks. We recommend that you make a trip to this park, for example, to admire the statue of Yaroslav the Wise and the stele with a double-headed eagle.
3. Yaroslavl Museum-Reserve
The Yaroslavl Museum-Reserve is located on the territory of the Florstein Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior
The complex includes: a monastery, a scientific library, thematic museums and temples. The expositions of the museum-reserve store over 350,000 samples, including church utensils, household items, priceless manuscripts and icons. The object was created in 1924.
Official site: http://www.yarmp.yar.ru/
4. Transfiguration Cathedral
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral (on the right) and the Church of the Yaroslavl Wonderworkers (on the left) in the Spassky Monastery
Like many other sights of Russia, this one is truly ancient. The construction of the cathedral began in the 1500s. Over the years, the building has changed its appearance significantly. The former design has survived only at the altar part (facade on the east side) – you will see narrow window slits and apses of a recognizable semicircular shape. Inside the cathedral there used to be a tomb for the princes of Yaroslavl. Incredibly beautiful frescoes are among the valuables protected today.
Official website: http://www.yarmp.yar.ru
5. Church of Elijah Prophet
The complex of the Church of Elijah the Prophet of the 17th century on Sovietskaya Square in Yaroslavl Vakhrushev Vitaly
An architectural masterpiece of the central part of the city. Guides in Yaroslavl love to talk about how he managed to save both the internal and external appearance. The five-domed building has a luxurious exterior made of carved bricks. Services are held in the church, which everyone can attend.
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6. Church of John the Baptist in Tolchkovo
The Church of John the Baptist and the 45-meter pillar-like six-tiered bell tower in Tolchkovo
The building was created with donations from Yaroslavl residents. Those who could not contribute financially participated in the construction itself. This temple is called one of the most colorful and picturesque in the city. If you are interested in the best sights of Yaroslavl, you should definitely visit it.
Official website: http://www.yarmp.yar.ru
7. Chapel Our Lady of Kazan
Chapel of Our Lady of Kazan in front of the Holy Gates of the Transfiguration Monastery
A relatively modest stone object, equipped about 11 years ago. In its appearance, the exquisite turret resembles the dome of a hipped temple. The chapel is deservedly included on all lists of “the main modern architectural sights of Yaroslavl.”
8. Assumption Cathedral
Majestic white walls and golden domes of the Assumption Cathedral in Yaroslavl
Iconostasis of the Assumption Cathedral in Yaroslavl Mortier.Daniel
The date of construction is the 13th century. The cathedral is considered a symbol of the resilience and strength of the city itself. Over the long history of its existence, the building has repeatedly been subjected to attempts to destroy, many times fires have broken out in it. In the era of Soviet power, a park was arranged on the territory. The reconstruction was carried out only in the second millennium.
Official website: http://yar-uspenie.cerkov.ru/
9. Vlasyevskaya tower and Znamenskaya church
Vlasievskaya Tower and Znamenskaya Church on Volkov Square in Yaroslavl Florstein
The tower is an ancient stone construction of the 17th century, created to defend the city from enemies. In the early years, there were 6 turrets in it, later a chapel entered the building, which gradually became the Church of the Sign. Now the tower and the church are a combined complex, rebuilt at least 5 times.
Official website: http://yarznamenie.cerkov.ru/
10. Tolga Monastery
Panorama of the Holy Vvedensky Tolga Monastery on the left bank of the Volga in Yaroslavl
The date of construction is 1314. The monastery complex includes chapels, a cathedral and churches. Inside the local Holy Cross Church, a great Christian shrine is kept – the miraculous icon of the Mother of God. The Tolga Monastery was intended for men (and still is).
Official website: http://montolga.ru/
11. Kazansky Convent
View of the Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God and the Church of the Intercession in the Kazan Convent
Date of construction – 1314. The monastery complex includes chapels, a cathedral and churches. Inside the local Holy Cross Church, a great Christian shrine is kept – the miraculous icon of the Mother of God. The Tolga Monastery was intended for men (and still is).
Official website: http://Kazan-female-monastery
12. Metropolitan Chambers
The two-story building of the Metropolitan's Chambers of the late 17th century in Yaroslavl Yarartmuseum
Numerous icons painted centuries ago are kept inside the chambers. The date of creation of the oldest of them is the 12th century. The collections also feature cutlery and wonderful tablecloths. You should visit such excursions in Yaroslavl with a guide – he will tell the most fascinating facts about the life and way of life of the local population in former times.
Official website: http://www.museum.ru
13. Monument to Yaroslav the Wise
Monument to Yaroslav the Wise on Epiphany Square in the center of Yaroslavl
Another vivid example of what every guest of the city should visit in Yaroslavl. By the way, you can see the monument on the 1-thousand-ruble banknote. Bobovich and Komov worked on the creation of the sculptural composition in 1993. Locals often joke that Yaroslav the Wise has a cake in his hands.
14. Volkov Russian Drama Theatre
The central facade of the Russian State Academic Drama Theater named after F. Volkov
An old drama theater that opened its doors in the 18th century. Initially, the theater stage was an ordinary barn. The merchant's son began to hold performances here with the participation of friends and acquaintances. Gradually, the performances began to arouse general interest. The current building of the Drama Theater was built in 1911.
Official website: http://www.volkovteatr.ru/
15. Volga Tower
Stone fortification of the 17th century on the right bank of the Volga in Yaroslavl Leonid VlK
City defensive structure made of stone and brick, built in the 17th century. In the 19th century, a gate and a building for storing an arsenal were added to it. Currently, there is a cafe in the Volga Tower.
16. Governor's House and Garden
View of the Governor's House from the Governor's Garden in Yaroslavl Yarartmuseum
Even the best hotels in Yaroslavl cannot boast such a majestic view as the governor's mansion. The date of construction of the estate, surrounded by a wonderful garden, is the 19th century. At one time, all the emperors of Russia liked to visit here. Now the complex includes a museum of art, which exhibits icons, canvases in the style of primitivism and Russian avant-garde.
Official website: http://www.yarartmuseum.ru/
17. Museum of the History of the City of Yaroslavl
Museum of the History of the City of Yaroslavl in a two-story building of the former estate of the merchant V. Ya. Kuznetsov A.Savin
Talking briefly about the main sights of Yaroslavl, it is necessary to mention the most authentic city museum. It is located in the central part of the metropolis and occupies a historically valuable building of the 19th century.
Official website: http://mukmig.yaroslavl.ru/
18 Museum “Music and Time”
The Museum “Music and Time” in a small mansion on the Volga embankment
The collections include antiques: gramophones of the 20th century, bells and mini-bells, musical instruments, clock mechanisms, etc. Antiques have been collected for 15 years for the private museum of the illusionist and actor John Mstislavsky.
Official website: http://music and time.rf/
19. Einstein Entertaining Science Museum
Optical illusion of the Einstein Museum of Entertaining Sciences
Where to go in Yaroslavl with a child? In the museum complex dedicated to entertaining sciences. All specimens can be operated, viewed, photographed and handled.
The number of items exceeds a hundred, and all of them are somehow related to research and technical secrets.
Official website: https://muzeinauki.ru/
20. My Favorite Bear Museum
My Favorite Bear Museum in Yaroslavl Veinarde
A modest complex, in the halls of which about 7 hundred souvenir and simply toy bears are kept – from various materials and with different dimensions. There are both giant bears and miniature bears. The collection is regularly updated with new exhibits of heroes. Guests are invited to visit a local cafe and drink tea with buns and honey, learn about the history of the famous “clubfoot” – the Olympic bear, Winnie the Pooh, etc.
Yaroslavl sights: what else to visit in Yaroslavl?
If you have already seen those sights of Yaroslavl, the photo with the names and descriptions of which we have now given, pay attention to such objects as:
21. Planetarium of the Center. V. Tereshkova
Cultural and educational center named after. V.V. Tereshkova – a landmark of Yaroslavl Brateevsky
The object was opened 8 years ago in a modern and very unusual futuristic building – in the form of a spaceship. The complex includes: a hall with a Starry Sky projector, an astronomy circle, 5D attractions, a cafe, an interactive class and a museum. Scientific meetings and conferences are regularly organized. Buy a ticket to the planetarium and you can join the ranks of fans and space explorers.
Official website: http://yarplaneta.ru/
22. Yaroslavl Circus
Yaroslavl State Circus on Labor Square Brateevsky
The real pride of the city residents: exciting and incredible shows are held on the stage, interesting for visitors of all ages. Magicians, clowns and gymnasts perform in the circus. In addition to local artists, the most famous troupes from different parts of Russia and the world come here on tour.
Official website: https://circus-yaroslavl.ru/
< h3> 23. Yaroslavl Dolphinarium
Spectacular performance with the participation of unique marine animals in the Yaroslavl Dolphinarium
A spacious entertainment complex with several restaurants and cafes, including for children, a hotel, playgrounds and attractions, a wellness center (also for children) and a giant swimming pool. On the day, two performances are given here at once, in which trained dolphins and fur seals participate. Belugas are also the heroes of the show. After the performances of the “artists” come to an end, everyone can swim with tame marine life (for a fee) and take great photos.
Official site: http: //www.yardelfin.ru/
24. Yaroslavl Zoo
Entrance to the main building of the Yaroslavl Zoo Cherttod
The menagerie is located in a convenient proximity to the pine forest. Opening date – 2008. The zoo is loved not only by numerous guests of the metropolis, but also by local residents. The number of animals living on an area of 120 hectares is over 1600. Such a vast territory was not accidental. Each type of animal has a separate “living space”, equipped according to the principles of their natural habitat. Yaroslavl Zoo is one of the largest in our country.
Official website: http://yar-zoo.ru/
25. Demidov Garden< /h3>
The Demidov Pillar in the center of the Demidov Garden in Yaroslavl Ghirlandajo
City park area, where parades and processions were held in the old days. The central part of the square is decorated with a column in memory of Demidov. It should be noted that initially the territory was equipped by order and at the expense of Vakhrameev, who held the post of head of the city. But the local population began to call the complex the Demidov Garden, remembering the column located here. 13 years ago, the square underwent a complete reconstruction. A great place for a relaxing holiday and walks in the fresh air.
26. Golden Ring Ferris Wheel
Attraction Ferris wheel at dusk
The main feature of this wheel is its extraordinary size – it is one of the highest in the Russian Federation and European countries. The construction is located on the city embankment, and has a height of 22 floors or 65 meters from ground level. For VIP guests there are cabins of increased comfort, for all other visitors there are also 30 rather comfortable cabins with images of the regions of the Golden Ring. If you dream of looking at Yaroslavl from a bird's eye view and taking some breathtaking pictures, you won't find a better place to visit.
27. N.A. Nekrasov “Karabikha”
Museum-reserve of N. A. Nekrasov in the former Golitsyn estate Karabikha Sergei Sverdlov
The exhibits of the complex tell about the work and life of the great Russian writer Nekrasov. The exhibitions are located in the 18th century mansion, built at the direction of Golitsyn. At one time, the house belonged to the writer himself, after that – to the city authorities. 60 years ago, it was decided to organize a memorial museum in it, which the estate is now.
Official website: http://karabiha-museum.ru/
28. Bear places of Yaroslavl
Topiary (bush sculpture) shows the heraldic emblem of Yaroslavl Sergei Galchenkov
In the center of the landscape park is the multi-meter coat of arms of Yaroslavl Monedula
Sculpture of a bear in Yaroslavl Bashin Denis Anatolyevich
The symbol of the city is the bear, so in Yaroslavl there are several sculptures depicting a clubfoot. You can also find here the Bear's Gully and other sights bearing the name of a mighty animal.
29. Arena 2000
View of the universal cultural and entertainment complex “Arena 2000. Lokomotiv »
One of the most comfortable entertainment and sports centers in Europe is located here. The decision to create the complex was made at the end of the 20th century, when the Yaroslavl hockey players managed to win the Russian Championship, and the former arena could no longer accommodate all fans of the popular game. The sports complex is equipped with the latest technology. If you are passionate about hockey, you should definitely check it out.
Official website: http://www.arena.yar.ru/
30. Yaroslavl Children's Railway
Diesel locomotive TU10-024 with a passenger train “Severyanochka” on the Yaroslavl ChRZ Kiselyov Danya
Railway structure, which is an exact copy of conventional tracks with stations, cars and trains. The employees of the road are children of different ages. Children are invited to monitor the condition of the railway line, control the train schedule and be responsible for the technical condition of the locomotives. Here you can also visit the Museum of Unusual Journeys.
Official website: http://www.rzd.ru
Yaroslavl is a hospitable city filled with priceless works of architecture, history and culture. Every traveler should see it with their own eyes. Read also about the sights of Kazan and get inspired for your further trip around Russia.