Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve

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Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve

Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve
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Takarasina
584 contributions
Interesting - for foreigners
Jul 2020
I am Russian so this place is of not much interest to me especially bearing in mind that this complex is a far cry from the glorious kremlin in Rostov Veliky (Rostov the Great) just an hour drive from Yaroslavl'. The only thing I'd do there is to climb the belltower as well as listen to a bell-ringing performance in case you're lucky.
There's also a bear incarcerated there and her name is Masha. Judging by the fact that I first saw her here some twenty years ago and taking into account these animals' lifespan she's rather granny Masha. Imprisoned for life. A very sad picture. Those who put her behind bars apparently don't understand that they imprisoned a symbol of Russia. People say that once she bit off a visitor's hand but since it is not exhibited there's no point to go there. Avoid. On top of it, it smells.
On the other hand, the territory is nice and well-maintained so it may be a good idea just to sit on a bench, sip on your coffee and imagine Ivan the Terrible approaching you from behind, saying hello and then ordering his guard to skin you. Because drinking coffee those times was a deadly sin. Repent!
Written 30 July 2020
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CandE_Evans
Hunter Valley, Australia358 contributions
Very interesting
Sep 2018 • Friends
Went there as a group and found the museum very interesting and a pleasant change from visiting churches.
Written 19 September 2018
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wolf3728
Las Vegas, NV1,433 contributions
Nice museum
Sep 2017 • Friends
Visited the museum today. Had a lot of interesting artifacts. A must see and do is the dancing in the ballroom.
Written 9 September 2017
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Hoegaarden987
Brossard, Canada244 contributions
great permanent exhibit
Jul 2017 • Friends
This preserve is a collection of churches, monasteries, and towers. We first visited a permanent exhibit of the icons of Yaroslavl, which showcased beautiful icons from the 16th and 17th century. We also climbed a bell tower on site, which was fun (especially crossing people at the narrow steps), and at the top was an excellent scenery of the city and the river, also providing cool breeze in July.
Written 19 July 2017
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Moskvichka12
Moscow, Russia505 contributions
So much history!!
May 2017 • Solo
The Kremlin in itself is a lovely place to walk or sit in the sunshine (40r), but there are also lots of museums to investigate. The history of Yaroslavl region is small but interesting, and the 'Yaroslavl Food' exhibition - a display of how Russians ate in the past - is very good. You can see the bear tey saved after her mother was killed, and even feed her seeds or fruit. But the best is climbing the bell tower for a fabulous view of the town. It's quite manageable for most people to climb. Each exhibition has a separate charge so you choose what you want to do. There are other exhibitions, souvenir shops and a cafe.
Written 26 May 2017
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Bookva
Moscow9 contributions
Must see
Aug 2016 • Family
I really like being here, you got a feel of the ancient history, and you can just stroll or explore all the museums. A little tip: check out the pretty watercolor postcards in the souvenir shop - probably, the best light-weight keepsake for travelers!
Written 25 August 2016
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Elmira TZ
Baku40 contributions
Impressive views
Jul 2015 • Family
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Museum preserve is located in the very historical centure of Yaroslavl, one of the cities of the Gold Ring of Russia. The Museum complex is located within ancient walls on the bank of the river. It's a must to climb the bell tower of the historical complex to see the beauty of the city and many churches, cathedrals and monasteries. It's quite a challenge to climb to the top of the bell tower,cause the final flight of the spiral stairs leading to the top is very narrow and steep, but it'll be a rewarding experience on the top of the bell tower with the breathtaking views of the ancient city of Yaroslavl.
Written 9 August 2015
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Richard B
Horsforth, UK19 contributions
Costumes galore
May 2015 • Couples
Really nice place if the weather is good, can get a good view of the city from the bell tower and there is a café to grab a beer, or a kvas. For us the best part was the period costumes you could rent for only 150 rubles. We got some really good photos looking like Ivan the Terrible!
Written 15 May 2015
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HubbleBubbleTrouble
Warwick, UK226 contributions
'The Elephant in the room...'
Sep 2014 • Family
We went on a day when there was no distractions from the sad fact that incarcerated in a lonely mad life on the premises is a poor bear. There's no escaping the fact, as there are pictures of him , looking quite distressed proudly displayed outside his solitary confinement cell within the walls of this otherwise beautiful place.
Pay extra if you want to see his suffering at first hand. We wouldn't although it's ironic that the emblem of such a powerful nation is reduced to this.
Written 29 September 2014
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Emarie B
Paarl, South Africa709 contributions
Bell-ringing was amazing
Aug 2014 • Couples
We were fortunate - it was the festival of bell ringing on the day we were there. We watched it in action in the tower, I will never forger the performance. Our guide explained all the different buildings. There are several museums with the kremlin walls. Each has a small admission fee. Be sure to climb the watch tower for a view over the Volga river and the city.
Written 23 August 2014
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