Golden Ring is a circle of cities located to the northeast of Moscow. Previously, the region was known as Zalesye. These cities have played a key role in development of the Russian Orthodox Church and these cities chronicle the historical events of Russia.
These circles of cities are known as “open air museums” with its fine example of Russian architecture. It features churches, cathedrals, and monasteries belonging to the period of 12th-18th century. The cities in the Golden Ring are Sergiyev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Vladimir, Rostov Velikiy, Uglich, Alexandrov, Gus-Khrustalny, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Rybinsk and Suzdal.
This city was established in the 15th century and it features one of Russia’s greatest monasteries. The city has a population of about 231,158 and tourism is the main source of income for this city.
Pereslavl-Zalessky town is situated in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia. This town is located close to the Lake Pleshcheyevo and has a population of about 72,321. The town was discovered around 1152 and it features a number of historical constructions among them the notable constructions are “The Pereslavl Arboretum”, “The Museum of Steam Engines”, “Museum of Flat Irons”, “Museum–Estate” and “The Museum of Kettles”.
It is one of Russia’s oldest towns and a major tourist place. The city is famous for a number of churches, monasteries, bell-towers and towered walls.
Yaroslavl is a historical city and UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. The major constructions here are Russian Orthodox churches, Baptist churches, Lutheran Churches and Mosques belonging to the period of 12th-18th centuries.
Kostroma is a historical city with a population of about 436,502. The major landmarks here are built in between 10th century to 17th century and the major constructions here include the cathedrals, towers and walls.
Vladimir is one of Russia’s major cities with a population of about 405,392. It is a historical city and two of the cities cathedrals are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.