Monday, March 1, 2010

Historical Centre Of The City Of Yaroslavl, Russia


Russia-26, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.



Russia-26, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Yaroslavl is a city in Russia, the administrative center of Yaroslavl Oblast, located 250 kilometers (155 mi) north-east of Moscow. The historical part of the city, a World Heritage Site, is located at the confluence of the Volga and the Kotorosl Rivers.
The most ancient building in the city is the Spaso-Preobrazhensky ("Transfiguration of the Saviour") Cathedral of the Spassky (St Saviour) Monastery constructed in 1506—1516 on the foundations of the original edifice dating back to 1216—1224. Apart from the Spaso-Preobrazhensky ("Transfiguration of the Saviour") Monastery, the oldest churches in the city date back to the 17th Century and belong to the so-called Yaroslavl type (built of red brick, with bright tiled exteriors).

1 comments:

Radka May 22, 2010 at 6:36 PM  

Good day. You have a very nice blog and photos. Have a nice day Radka.

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